Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Part Two Of My My Long Awaited Visit To The Norton Art Museum

All the photos that I took for part one were on the first floor of the museum. 
As I posted them I realized I had missed a few I wanted to show. That will be in a future post.
The Chinese exhibit was on the second floor. Very overwhelming. 
So much to look at but I will do my best. 
If you did not see it, please read part one at

The attention to detail on each piece is amazing.

This is was used to store armor. At first I was disappointed because
I wanted to see inside, lo and behold, there was a second one!
Such craftsmanship.

This screen is 12 foot long. The docent said parts could be removed
and still the picture would be uninterrupted.

The horse head carvings were amazing. The were formed from different blocks of stone.
I tried to show that with a picture of each.

A blurry picture, but I took this to show the range of years
of the exhibit and the dynasties.

I could have been there for hours trying to capture each piece
in all the many displays.

Then I went up to the third floor. 
When I was on the first floor, I thought a few times, yea, I can do that.
When I got to the third floor, I was clueless, I had trouble seeing the brush
strokes. Perfection in paint!

As you walked up the stairs to the second 
floor, a winding staircase, that had plaques with quotes
from different artists. I should have taken more.

Many of the paintings seemed to be moving as you looked at them.
This is one example of that.

The painting below was painted to please everyone.
The buildings are not really that close to each other and there
is a mix of clothing styles from different time periods.
This was pointed out by one of the docents.

The painting below is really a work of art!
The painter, who is shown at the easel with a smug "can you top this"
look on his face, had painted close to 30 different popular
paintings of the time in one painting.
One of the original paintings was hanging on the wall
to my left as I looked at this one. I am annoyed that I did
not take a picture of that one. A mystery photo for another time.

This the third woman in a painting that I fell
in love with. She was an actress and her main
roles was doing works of Shakespeare. 
I love the gray hair, she is very beautiful!

The painting below was noticeable as soon as one walked into the room.
Because even at a distance the brightness of the faces
surrounded by the darker colors shown out.

I hope you enjoyed my little mini tour. It did take some effort
on my part, but I think it was worth it. I will go back there again.

and now, you know, coffee time


Monday, November 28, 2011

All My Secrets Revealed In How To Seduce A Woman By R Jacob!

This is all based on years of accumulated  wisdom from the time of the Greek philosophers,  based on observation, reading, and the occasional website which involves a pizza delivery man.

The words below are  not an excerpt, it is the whole book!

I am clueless.

I have no f***ing idea,

There you have it!

The book reviews that have come in state "Powerful reading" and "A must read" and "An Oracle of the current times". and "Ancient secrets revealed. Mind Boggling."

All my secrets will soon be available as a PDF file and a soon to be published novel coming to a book store near you and on Kindle and Google books.

And now for a well deserved cup of coffee as I wait for the royalties to roll in.


Sunday, November 27, 2011

My Long Awaited Visit To The Norton Art Museum Part One

I know to some this may be boring and dreary but I had a great time at the gallery. I had not been to an art museum since grammar school, many, many years ago so this was long overdue. There was so much to see.
I was there for about four hours. I let tired and exhausted both mentally and physically, but it was well worth it. I took along my little camera and will apologize  ahead of time for the quality but I did the best I could. I also thought to take pictures of the little information signs as I would have no clue later on what or whom I had saw do what.
I realized as I walked around I tried to realize why I liked it and what compelled me to stop and take a snapshot.
I did take two mini tours with a couple of docents as they  gave me some information that helped explain what was going on.

Some I will comment on, some not. I will have to go back to see what I missed.
There will be a part two on this subject. I hope that I matched up everything correctly!
Thank you for stopping by.

The sculpture below I thought was fascinating. I took pictures from different angles
as I realized it was moving. As you look at it the look changes.

The following is called an installation, as I found out later.
I would guess 20-30 ft high and 40 to 60 ft long.
The room is huge and yet it fills it. Breathtaking.
They let you leave your impressions on paper and hung them up for all to 
see. Quite different to me. There was a video playing that showed
the artist giving an interview.

The following is a landscape but at first it seems like ocean waves.
But there is no blue! A very windy day contributed to the look.
As you look at it, you may start to feel dizzy and queasy. I know I did.

The following, as I looked at it, I thought 
that I could draw it!

This is one of three women in a painting that I was 
attracted to. The beauty and style that was captured 
was lovely.

The following is very popular as it appears on bookmarks 
and calenders in the gift shop.
When you first see it, you would swear it is a photo.
She appears to be singing.

This is the second woman that caught my eye. At the end of the second tour
I asked the docent to come over to explain it to me.
The woman was a model around the 1920's, very popular.
One notices the darker colors all around until you get to the face.
Her eyes followed you around the room. I wondered
how that was achieved, something I have to look into.
I now can see how one can fall in love with a painting!

That is all for today.
I hope you enjoyed it.
It gave me I think, a long lasting inspiration.
much needed.
And now, of course a large coffee!


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