Tag: art

Dec 18

Frank Loyd Wright

“The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization“. – Frank Lloyd Wright The word, Usonian was employed by Wright as a means to describe the distinctly American landscape that was notably unencumbered by preexisting architecture. More about this style of architectural design found here. …

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Dec 04

Frustration in NYC

Wednesday, December 3rd, I ventured to the Big Apple mostly because I stumbled into a discount ticket deal last month and thought I would take advantage of the low cost trip to get a couple of things done. Number one on the list was to visit the Chinese embassy and request clarification about some of …

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Nov 22

Poetry as Art.

A poem written by Archibald MacLeish, titled ARS POETICA, is useful as an example of what one poet believes poetry is. From the Latin; Ars = art + Poetica = poetry = poetry as art. Ars Poetica A poem should be palpable and mute As a globed fruit Dumb As old medallions to the thumb …

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Nov 17

Gray

GRAY / GREY There are many shades of the color gray, but is gray truly a color? And for that matter are black and white colors? Follow this link to get the details. Here’s a link to a very cool site with info about color; how certain colors affect mood. Did you know the human …

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Nov 07

November

NOVEMBER by Helen Hunt Jackson   This is the treacherous month when autumn days With summer’s voice come bearing summer’s gifts. Beguiled, the pale down-trodden aster lifts Her head and blooms again. The soft, warm haze Makes moist once more the sere and dusty ways, And, creeping through where dead leaves lie in drifts, The …

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Oct 12

Norman Rockwell

The American painter and cartoonist, Norman Rockwell had an uncanny ability to depict everyday normal events and occasions with a unique talent of inserting humor into the scene. His Saturday Evening Post covers have become famous for their quaint and charming quality. I would classify his work as Americana. Often amusing, sometimes deeply moving, occasionally …

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Oct 11

After Apple Picking

The great America poet, Robert Frost is a perennial favorite here on the blog. At this time of year I thought it would be appropriate to offer one of his harvest themes. Go here to find more Frost on my blog After Apple Picking By Robert Frost   My long two-pointed ladder’s sticking through a …

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Jul 29

Diana — goddess of hunting and wild animals.

The poem, Diana of the Hunt, was written by a somewhat obscure American poet named, Forceythe Willson. Diana of the Hunt By Forceythe Willson All can see, in the shining places, Vestiges of her classic graces; Where her footsteps, fleet and stark, Have beautifully embossed the dark. We know indeed, that the stately and golden …

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Jul 17

Three Sunsets

Three Sunsets by Kevin Neary I snapped the picture as the sun set between the buildings on West 111th Street. The light and shadow were stunning. * The next day I sat for an aeon staring at a sunset on canvas. Expansive, glowing, red-orange through that massive cloud. * That hot and humid evening in …

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Apr 07

Travel

  Travel is a theme worthy of more posts here on the blog, but resources and other constraints limit this traveler’s ability to access the world abroad. In my youth, I traveled extensively throughout the 48 contiguous (sometimes referred to as the “lower 48”) United States with a couple of brief entries into Canada and …

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