Category Archives: A PHOTO FEATURE
Yes, I know, if you want to get a detailed view of the very top of the St. Louis Museum Of Fine Art from the middle of Fine Arts Drive you’re going to end up with a very stiff neck or get run over by a car! So I’ve decided to make photographing the entire upper reaches of the classic building my summer photo project.
I took a quick shot of the center section last Friday. It was the perfect day for shooting photos … bright, but totally overcast so I was able to capture the details of the building without any shadows.
Hopefully, I’ll have more days like this throughout the summer. So drop in occasionally to see how my project is advancing.
Why do they put the Little Debbie Pumpkin Delights at the end cap leading to the checkout lane?
Oh, well, I had to buy something to go with them.
This very dark work invites you to think you see many different images. I thought I saw cars on a rutted road, a steam locomotive and a forest. But then again maybe I didn’t. The painting reflects the aftereffects of nuclear disaster.
The only bit of reality is the broken shard of a white china cup in the center of the far right panel.
Ten paintings … but is there a common theme that ties them together?
Orange and Black?
I like this, but I have no idea what it is.
I really didn’t get a good look at the St. Louis Art Museum’s new East Building on opening day. Far too many people were in the way. So two weeks ago Mr. Bill and I returned for an in-depth unrushed visit.
Thought the first photo blurred the art. It didn’t. For some reason contemporary art all seems to be super-sized. So the design of the building works well with the art work. It will be interesting to see how the new galleries will work with a special show of more traditional sized paintings.
Tell me you weren’t visited by an earworm of M – I – C – K – E – Y M – O – U – S – E while watching this work.
For some reason, I really like this painting. And if I owned it, I would call it SAD CLOWN.
This work had to be reassembled on the gallery wall piece by piece. My question is, who would know if the curators put it together correctly?
(detail of above work)
And one Rothko for Becky.
That’s the end of Part One. Part Two will take a look at the special exhibit for the East Building opening … Contemporary German Art After The Second World War.
In case you’re wondering over 90,000 people visited the museum during the first month the East Building was open.
The other week I captured close-ups of some of my favorite members of the entourage sculpture piece.
And if you click on the top photo, you’ll get an enlarged version where you’ll discover tons of other animals ranging from alligators to zebras. What’s your favorite?
I belatedly realized I forgot to credit the sculptor of this colossal work. The sculptor is Albert Paley and the title of his 100-ton sculpture is ANIMAL’S ALWAYS which is also the motto of the zoo. It is the world’s largest public zoo sculpture and it contains more that 60 animals. It was unveiled on May 25, 2006.
Last weekend’s celebration on Art Hill wasn’t limited to the grand opening of the new East Building of the Art Museum …it was a day dedicated to all forms of art and expression from across the entire metropolitan area. The park grounds around the museum were a midway of tents and attractions. And it started with the park rangers astride their noble steeds. Guess some city dwellers have never seen a horse before?Almost every cultural group in the city was represented.Naturally, there was plenty of food and refreshment sites, too!
Forest Park is a great place for walking … running … skating … and biking, too!
And if you look closely, you’ll notice that Mother Nature also occasionally tries her hand with a little artwork.
And as I left the park, look at the crowds trying to get into it.
When I was a kid, it was the winter sledding hill. Today, it is the easement for an interstate highway and allowed to grow in its natural state. And it makes a very impressive photo study. The Hollywood clouds help, too.
On occasion, after I’ve posted a photo to the Weekly Photo Challenge, I will occasionally supply a little background on the photo I’ve submitted or about the other photos I was considering submitting. Today I would like to submit the entire ESCAPE photo. You might want to click on it to see the larger size.
THE TOTAL PICTURE — GOOSE ON THE LOOSE!