Category Archives: PHOTO COMMENTARIES
One of the advantages of having more gallery space available in the Saint Louis Art Museum’s historic 1904 original building is the ability to use multi-directional lighting to dramatically illuminate the sculpture pieces.
This Reclining Pan was carved in the early 16th century from a reused marble fragment that had been part of a larger relief work from the Roman Imperial period. Some of the details from the earlier artist’s work can be seen on the back of the sculpture. (Which I forgot to photograph.)
This new sculpture piece always gives me pause whenever I walk into the museum. I call it Busted Balls, but one of these times I going to have to stop and read the story behind it.
The rainbow of free newsstands lining the streets … and from there I went on to ….
In case you’re wondering, the basic white photo does have a title …
REQUIEM FOR A FALLEN URINAL
Sometime in the late 60s my mother planted six gladiola bulbs along the front fence. They have returned every year since. This year the individual leaves and flower stems are about 5-feet tall. Two of the tallest stems where so tall and heavy they were leaning horizontal. So I cut them off and brought them into the house. Hopefully all 20 flowers on the stem will open.
As I mentioned in today’s Weekly Photo Challenge, I bought a new camera and to become fully acquainted with all of its many functions and features I decided to spend the afternoon sitting the backyard under the shady trees just clicking away.
Here’s what I saw and photographed … if you run the cursor over the individual picture frames you’ll be able to read the captions. Click on the individual pictures for a bigger view.
And that’s how a spent the entire afternoon in back yard. Never did get to read my book. Hope you enjoyed the picture show though.