Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait’s approach might not work for me

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There’s a wooded area on the edge of our backyard, and we have semi-regular sightings of deer coming around to graze in the area. This buck, below left, came by recently, and it brought to mind the Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait painting at the Brooklyn Museum, which has the funny title “The Reprimand. Ah! You Naughty […]

Late afternoon light on architecture like a Hopper painting

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There was something about this rooftop structure and the way the late afternoon light was hitting it that brought to mind Edward Hopper’s painting “Lighthouse Hill,” from 1927 (see inset). Both structures – the rooftop apartment in NYC and the house in Hopper’s painting – are getting late afternoon light from the southwest, with dark […]

NYC construction site still life

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I was walking down 10th Avenue near 29th Street in New York City yesterday when I noticed this mess of red and orange-capped pipes and rusty residue sitting on the sidewalk. There was something about this that caught my attention – it was primarily the red caps, that reminded me of lids from Play-Doh containers […]

Assumption of the Virgin in Leatherhead, UK?

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Seeing this satellite image of Leatherhead (below left), a town in Surrey, England, the white shape caught my eye, and brought to mind an image of the Assumption of the Virgin, with an arm raised, wearing a flowing dress and robe. What do you think? Below right is The Assumption of the Virgin, 1670, by […]