Fashion and art similarities 400 years apart

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I really enjoyed a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art last Saturday, and as I’m looking through the pictures I took of favorite art works, I’m finding some interesting comparisons between wildly different objects, such as the painting by Hans Holbein the Younger next to a baseball card, as I noted in my last […]

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, […]