While in Amsterdam last April, I saw an installation by French artist Christian Boltanski at the Oude Kerk (“old church”), Amsterdam’s oldest building and oldest parish church which also functions as a venue for art events. I confess I was bit divided between admiring the message and somber beauty of the exhibition and feeling a bit creeped out by the dark setting, the whispers, and the “statues” that would ask questions when you walked by them. The first time I passed by one it asked me: “Tell me, what is death like?” Scared the hell out of me! So, what do you think?
Photos taken at the Fin-de-Siecle Museum, Brussels, Belgium.
Last Saturday I saw a musical about young Marc Chagall and his first wife Bella Rosenfeld. A love story that ended with her premature death. “Flying Lovers of Vitebsk” is a small and unpretentious British production, that didn’t quite live up to my expectations –I was hoping for something more visually stimulating because…Chagall!– but it was still quite enchanting. It made me think of a couple of his paintings among the many I’ve photographed: “I and the Village,” 1911 (MoMA) and “Cow with Parasol,” 1946 (NY Met). Chagall’s paintings are so full of details and stories, I like to break them into several scenes.
And here’s a glimpse at “Flying Lovers.” https://youtu.be/VJ4K3mIP9dA.
Doors of The National Gallery of Art, West Building. Washington, D.C. – The Gallery’s campus includes the original neoclassical West Building designed by John Russell Pope, and the modern East Building. This post is about the West Building.
The theme of this week’s photo challenge is Satisfaction. What brings me satisfaction?
Witnessing and capturing a dramatic sunset over the Pacific
Stepping into the cool waters of the Pacific Ocean
Art! Colors! Chagall’s Blues!
Sipping iced coffee on a summer afternoon, listening to music and browsing though photos