It’s been a bit of a difficult summer for me, mainly because of ongoing back problems and health issues with my mother-in-law. As a result, I’ve not produced much artwork, nor have I taken on new clients or done much by the way of “work.” However, I am trying to keep myself focused by doing small things for myself, such as photography, short trips, and a recent Blurb book project that I’ll write about in another post.
Yesterday was a perfect weather day, and I thought a good time to go to Princeton. I live close by, yet I hardly take advantage of it. My mom came over, and I took her with me. The hour plus we spent at the museum, even with the bat that was flying around (and not part of any exhibits!) was a lovely diversion.
This a small sampling of photographs is from an exhibit called Bernice Abbott: Changing New York. The photos were taken during the Great Depression and “became a chronicle of New York city during this period of architectural and cultural metamorphosis.”
Another view, mainly to show the many pieces of this collection on display.
The exhibit called Encounters Conflict, Dialogue, Discovery is on view through September 23rd. It’s a collection of work in which every piece “embodies an encounter.” The 18th century marble statues in the front are attributed to the Flemish Jan Claudius De Cock.
The works above are by Yinka Shonibare, a British born artist, and the pieces are called The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters.
The piece above is by Liu Guosong, a Chinese born artist, and called Full Moon. It’s made up of five hanging scrolls of ink and color on paper.
The piece on the left is by Claes Oldenburg, American, born in Sweden, and called B Tree (For Alfred Barr). It’s graphite with blue pencil and white gouache on white wove paper. The photographs on the right by American born Lee Friedlander and called Lake Park, Milwaukee, Tarrytown, NY, Middlesex Falls, MA, and Central Park, NYC.
These are works from part of the Museum’s modern art collection. The white plaster figure is called Woman on White Wicker Rocker by American artist George Segal. The collection of work on the wall is by American artist Jim Dine and is called The Art of Painting, No. 2. Yes, those are various tool suspended from the paintings.
Another view in the same room. The work on the back right wall is by Joseph Albers.
This is from the Japanese, Edo Period, 1600-1868, and the piece is titled Tigers and Bamboo. It’s a six-fold screen with ink and gold on paper.
For Derry, who is a big Roy Lichtenstein fan.
This oil and enamel painting is by American artist (born in the Netherlands) Willem De Kooning and is called Black Friday.
A close up of Lee Friedlander’s work.
A close up of a sculpture attributed to Jan Claudius de Cock.
I love the pose and expression of this Chinese piece from the Southern Song dynasty, 1127-1279, called Guanyin Seated in Royal-ease Pose. It’s part of the Museum’s collection of Asian art.
This Telsa wasn’t in the Museum, but parked nearby. It immediately caught my eye. Pretty!