Tag: sculpture

Oct 18

Picasso Sculpture at MoMA

In previous posts here and here, I have asserted my mixed feelings about Modern Art. There are some works that I thoroughly enjoy and many others from the genre that I consider to be less than worthless…in a word – rubbish. I’ve never cared for most of Picasso’s work. For me Cubism is just eh. …

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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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Dec 31


Memory sits with her looking glass and the thought of the days passed. The reflections within a distant haze…never clear if life is dream. Beauty fades and yet, there, lingers memory. *** Sculptor, Daniel Chester French created this marble version in 1917. Perhaps French’s most famous work was that of Lincoln at the Lincoln Memorial …

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Dec 24

More Photo Sales; Art and Artifacts

Earlier posts found here and here offering subscriptions to the blog and sale of some of my photographic prints. This set of prints looks great in either size. # 004 — Lady Liberty # 005 — Shabti   # 006 — The Three Graces   Prices: 5 x 7 prints @ $20 each or 3 …

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Dec 13

Subscriptions and More Photo Sales

In addition to selling a selection of photographic prints, I had another idea to boost the travel funds. In January, I will offer a “subscription” option for those of you who wish to help support the blog. As regular readers know, I put a fair amount of time into researching and writing this blog. For …

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Dec 13


In classic art the season of winter is often portrayed as a blustering and bearded, old man. By contrast, the sculpture titled Winter, by Antoine Houdon, is a stark depiction of a woman, bare-bottomed and shoeless with nothing more than a shawl to protect her from the elements. It is shocking to the senses. One …

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Dec 07


  Perseus with the Head of Medusa. This area was very crowded at the time I took the picture. I admit this is not one of my better photographs. However, the story of Perseus as another popular character from Greek Mythology is rich in details of how places received their names and all intertwined with …

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Dec 06


  In Greek Mythology, Orpheus was recognized as the greatest musician and poet. It was said that his talent was so spectacular he could charm wild animals and cause inanimate objects to come to life! Orpheus also had a religious cult named after him, Orphism.    

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Dec 05

Alpheus and Arethusa

  Alpheus and Arethusa Another tale of love from ancient Greek Mythology. This link offers more information on the topic of love in mythology. There are also some fun exercises to test your knowledge.

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Dec 03


Andromeda and the Sea Monster is another sculpture based on Classic Greek Mythology and on exhibit at the MET. Follow this link to learn of her story. In the coming days, I will post the last of the MET sculpture pictures taken with the Pentax K30 this past summer.  

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