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Friday, January 27, 2012

New York Impressions Four -Museums - James Rosenquist

Wow! I had a rare treat yesterday. While I was at the MOMA,  I walked into a small room filled with wall to wall paintings by  pop artist James Rosenquest. He was there being interviewed for an art magazine.  The article is suppose to be posted online next week.  I will post a link to it once I find it.  I had a wonderful opportunity to ask him some questions and he was very gracious.

"F-111" is 86 feet long and wraps around four walls and is extremely powerful to be immersed in these images.

 Some details:

The interviewer asked Mr. Rosenquest about the spaghetti, and his response was that he found "spaghetti to be very sexy."

Studies for F-111:

 To learn more about this artist,  you can visit his web-site http://www.jimrosenquist-artist.com/

New York - Impressions Four - Museums part two

 Yesterday I visited the MOMA, my favorite modern art museum.  Over the years it has gone through many expansions and changes.  It has a wonderful restaurant but I like the cafe even better!  Museum restaurants are the my favorite places to eat lunch.

Presently there is a small drawing show where I found this treasure by Mark Rothko:

Some other works that caught my eye:
Yummy brushes!

 Notice how the leather comes out of the cement.  This is a detail of a sculpture made of all natural materials:

These loose canvases by Daniel Buren are  pinned to the wall:

New York Impressions Four - Museums part one

I finally made it out this week to see some art.

This lovely drawing is in the stairwell of the Morgan Library.  I wasn't able to see who the artist was.  The Morgan library is a lovely museum in JP Morgan's home.  http://www.themorgan.org/home.asp
They have different exhibits through out the year.  He had at least three libraries in the house which you can see.  In one of them is a vault where he kept his most valuable books.   
The present exhibits include "Rembrandt's World," which consists of lovely dutch drawings done during the 17th century.  Some of them are very small with intricate detail and I spent a long time looking at the lines and marks they used.  A very enjoyable show.

My second most favorite place in New York is the Metropolitan Museum of  Art (the first being of course - 
Central Park.
I have photographed the Temple of Dendur many times as it is one of my favorite exhibits in the museum.  Jacqueline Kennedy was responsible for it coming to the met.


These statues always put a smile on my face:

An abstract reflection in the reflecting pool in front of the temple:


On the wall to the right there are some lovely fragments from Armana:

And a headless man in the Egyptian Hall:

Every time I visit the Met I find more amazing things to look at it.
I moved on to the rooms of  the 19th-20th century European Art where I saw some paintings that I had not seen here before:

Of course I was drawn to this painting "The Horse Fair;" Ms. Bonheur did a superb job of rendering many kinds of horses in different positions.  This photo is just a detail from the paining.

 There is a whole room filled with paintings by Camille Corot.  What a treat to see the originals!

The Islamic wing at the Met opened last Fall.  I found the architectural elements in the rooms stunning, especially this window: 

This ceiling was in one of the rooms - because the room was so dark, the image is slightly out of focus:

 The following images are some artifacts:
 I really like this one - almost like an abstract painting:

Only one of the elements is shown here:

Tombstone in the Form of an Archtectural Niche

New York Impressions Three - Snow in New York

It snowed last week-end - the city ghad between 2-3".
These were shot from my window:

These two photos are HDR done in the Nik HDR program.

 The snow stands out more on the fire escapes and air conditioners.

White and color:

There is nothing like black and white.  I love the patterns on these roof tops.

 First Ave at night with snow.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

More Images from New York City

 These images were shot last week but posting now:

 Some more additional images of buildings photographed through my hotel window

Many stores have lots of fresh flowers for sale out on the sidewalk - cheaper here than in California:

One of my favorite finds:

Saturday, January 14, 2012


I am house bound as I have a cold so I took these photos through the window:

I love the lights at night of the buildings.

This is the view from my bathroom window.  Not bad , eh?

This is a close in shot on some buildings (across from the UN) taken outside my bedroom window.

I played around with two additional photos of the above image but with different exposures and then made an HDR image with a program called photomatix.

You have lots of choices of styles with this program.

I liked both of these altered images.  I would be curious to know which ones you like best of all three.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

CreateArt and Photographic Art Websites

Just before I left for New York, I totally revamped my websites with the help of  Blake More who is an extraordinary web designer.

We had fun creating a new logo for the CreateArt website:

Please go to http://createart.com/ .com to see the new website. 

Also be sure to see the Photographic Art website at http://photographycreated.com/.  I not only have photos of the pintos but also some of my favorite  alternate, beaches, flower, nature and places images.

If you are looking for a fun and creative web designer get in touch with Blake via her website www.snakelyone.com

New York Impressions part one

I am in New York for most of January and I thought it would be fun to post photographic impressions of the city that I have been shooting with my point and shoot canon camera.

My favorite thing to do in New York is to walk around the city.

There are a few vistiges of Christmas left.

Walking along Lexington Ave, I came across these cute puppies in a pet store window.  These are actually registered pups with the American Kennel Assoc and not from a puppy mill -  I went inside to ask.  They are so cute.

Please take me home!

 Double Trouble!

While I am here I am taking a drawing class at the Art Students League on 57th and 7th.  Many years ago my grandmother studied there and when I was a child she was constantly talking about the place and the teachers; so it is an amazing experience for me to take a class all these years later.  At some point I will  take some photos of the school.

One night walking home from the league I photographed some store windows:

Then of course we have the glitz along 5th and Madison Aves

 How is this for a fancy cell phone - unreal!

I just love this all white piano!

 That's it for now.