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Thursday, December 31, 2009

MOTION THURSDAY - EARLY SNOWY MORNING!



8 am:   New Year's Eve:      Today's forecast is that it will turn to rain this afternoon            





A view of Union Square, NY                            And a cab moving towards Union Square on 4th Avenue






A glimpse of the Mimosa Tree on 13th Street




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Let's keep this meme going in 2010!



Monday, December 28, 2009

RUBY TUESDAY- EMPIRE STATE BUILDING, NEW YORK, USA




View from my 10th floor studio window:  of course, I have zoomed in on this, one of a number of
illuminated buildings to be seen from this window.  It is rare for such a clear shot, weather permitting, as
well as clear windows following light rain that has cleaned them!   My location is two blocks south of Union Square, New York.    Hooray, too, for my enabling Canon G7!


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                   Wishing you all a very HAPPY NEW YEAR and lots more of Ruby Tuesday events!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY - TWO SNOWMEN


                    Snow in the suburbs - Long Island - still to be enjoyed in backyards on December 25th 2009.  The two unusual looking snowmen, the work of humorous, eleven years old, Tina!                    





                The sun, blue skies and cold air keeping the snow just right for fun and games




                                                         and SHADOWS galore!




                         Wishing everyone a HAPPY AND PRODUCTIVE New Year



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Saturday, December 19, 2009

RUBY TUESDAY - HOLIDAY GREETINGS



    WISHING FELLOW BLOGGERS  HAPPY HOLIDAYS and a PRODUCTIVE NEW YEAR!





 A collaborative photograph with printmaker Mary Westring, whose mini Christmas tree on the end of the kitchen table below is reflected in the nearby refrigerator.    




  
  


               Thank you Followers and Helpers for all your supportive comments in my first year of blogging!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

SKYWATCH FRIDAY - DAWN BREAKS, SUN RISES

  

    New York about 7.15 am  Wednesday.



    This is the first time I have seen the clouds so touched by the sun not yet seen




     When the clouds unblock the sun I cannot look anymore it is so blinding!



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Sunday, December 13, 2009

MONOCHROME MONDAY - BETWEEN THE BUILDINGS




A VIEW - looking sideways and up








AND THE ONLY VIEW LEFT.   When the neighbors do the wash, then it changes!




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Saturday, December 12, 2009

SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY - MATISSE ON ART


"...the retina demands surprises..."













From a poster:  From the Blue Nude series of cutouts (1952)   Gouache on paper,  cut and pasted on paper.






Matisse in a wheelchair, working on a cutout, Hotel Regina, Nice, 1952.   From MATISSE ON ART (Revised Edition) by Jack Flam (1995) University of California Press Berkely and L.A. California.

In an interview with Andre Verdet  (p. 212 paper back) Matisse explained that scissors can acquire more feeling for line than pencil or charcoal.  To him sensitivity often lies in the instantaneousness of gesture;  a freshness always carefully protected from what might elegantly sink into routine.

Thus, the gesture of the sun's rays has instantly changed, temporarily, the carefully protected elegance of a Blue Nude from sinking into its routinely accepted familiar shape.  That is what SSS is all about!


  "MATISSE ON ART" is a fascinating discussion on the painter's thoughts about his creative process as Jack Flam documents the growth of early modernism of twentieth-century art. 




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               PS   MATISSE As Printmaker -  is currently on exhibit at the Baltimore Museum of Art.




Thursday, December 10, 2009

SKYWATCH FRIDAY - PS

    Friday 7.15 AM  - This today!






     Thursday AM - from the kitchen window






  
    Very chilly today in NYC - like in the 40s!

                  
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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

MOTION THURSDAY - THE HIGH-WIRE ACT and a protest

  OOPSY DAISY!








        Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus at the Nassau Veterans Memorial  Coliseum, Long Island, early 2009


    YIKES.....but, all is well.    Their antics were more scary and funny than the sad display of tyrannized lions!   






Surely it is time to retire these beautiful cats and employ people who can make us laugh? 




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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

RUBY TUESDAY - LIP SHAPED SOFA


Seen at the NEW MUSEUM in NEW YORK earlier this year on an open press day.





 Adriana Lara's Dali lip/sofa with Friedberg chair hand and cigarette



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Saturday, December 5, 2009

SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY - TICTOC









 The French clock                        

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Thursday, December 3, 2009

SKYWATCH FRIDAY - DAWN AND SUNRISE

I wake up to this unusual chilly looking dawn in NYC - clouds on the move



Then the horizon begins to warm up



Finally, the sun rises and I have to wear sunglasses to photograph



Then turn my back on it and look at it this way!  



And make some coffee!


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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Sunday, November 29, 2009

MONOCHROME MONDAY - THE WORKPLACE









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SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY - 'ART' IN THE SHADOW - TALLY


Detail of Still Life with Milk Can and Apples by Cezanne


After looking at a lot of painting, not everyone sees or remembers a particular artist's work.  Whatever field of art is most interesting to us - be it music, literature, dance - a recurring theme may make memorable a particular form but the name of the artist is often forgotten. Yet, when we come to know it once again, then better for the second and third time around, the work becomes a part of us.  Still, the name of the artist is but on the tip of the tongue.  The melody, the story line, the leap, the shape and colour of the work remains with us in abstract.

  The first shape to emerge from the camera, number 3, reminded me of a Marcel Duchamp Readymade, the shadow suggesting a urinal.   Before shooting,  image number 1 was prearranged,  including three motifs of Cezanne - the apple, the knife and the sculptural arrangement of a white napkin, reminiscent of the profile of Cezanne's beloved mountain, Sainte-Victoire (above). which he painted over and over again.   Number 4, the halved red cabbage, suggested an early abstraction of Georgia O'Keeffe.  Number 5 is a parody on Giorgio Morandi's life-long obsession with space and forms that penetrate each other as in painting small uninteresting bottles.  (Mine was arranged and photographed in five minutes!)
As for the 'exception', fellow blogger Ralphe was right about the vertical knife on the breadboard:
while cooking a la Julia recently, the knife was photographed for its shadow - ergo, a motif of the culinary arts.   Hot Fudge and Elizabeth both mentioned Morandi whose work has recently been exhibited at major museums in this country and in Italy.  Memorable imagery, but a name I tend to forget!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY - 'ART' IN THE SHADOW

'ART' - AS SUGGESTED BY THE SHADOW is everywhere - even in the kitchen!    Some examples here -




                                            1                                             2                                            3
  



                                                     4






                                           5






All except one image is inspired by known artists - do any of these ring a bell for you?



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At the end of the day, it will be interesting to see what the tally is!  Put a name to the number 
identifying the image.   





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