Jerry Lewis, Picasso, and Big Eyes Keane

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It wasn’t long ago that I saw the movie “Big Eyes,” about the life and marriage of Margaret and Walter Keane, with Margaret being the real artist behind the big-eyed children, and Walter being the fraud who took credit as being the artist himself. It was a good movie – quite interesting – and I […]

Alexander Calder: Black Flag, with multiple views

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I don’t get a chance to see large-scale Alexander Calder sculptures very often, but when I do, I appreciate the fact that they take on multiple appearances, depending on the angle at which one sees it. I’ve discussed this a bit in the past, with the feature on Calder’s large “stabile” sculpture titled “L’Homme,” which […]

Recognizing the interior in an Edward Hopper painting

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I saw this painting by Edward Hopper on my recent visit to the Whitney Museum of American Art. It’s titled “New York Interior,” circa 1921, and is described on the Whitney wall label as an “enigmatic indoor scene” with an “unconventional view of a woman sewing.” But what grabbed my attention was the interior itself, […]

Finding and photographing my own Georgia O’Keeffe

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When I was in St. John recently, there was some variety of palm tree outside of our rental house that had some blooming flowers on it. I’m not a botanist, so I’m just guessing here, but from an image search it appears this tree might have been a “bottle palm,” or for those who prefer […]

Creepy Easter Bunnies and their art history counterparts

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I noticed a wave of “creepy Easter Bunny” memes pop up around the time of the Easter holiday, and seeing some of these creepy and/or awkward Easter photos, I recognized some similarities with various figures and famous images from art history. Check out our composite image below, in a clockwise order from top left: an […]