Category: photographs

It’s a Sunday for the birds

It’s a perfect Sunday morning here in West Philadelphia. I tried to get some work done on my laptop while sitting on our balcony overlooking the alley that runs between Osage and Larchwood Avenues from 46th to 47th Streets, but the birds kept calling me.

Goldfinches on a sunflower

This morning I went walking in my West Philadelphia neighborhood, masked and carrying my Nikon with new Vivitar telephoto lens. I found some birds in the sun: goldfinches in a neighbor’s sunflower and some house sparrows way up in a Sycamore.

Paris—June 2

Paris today (June 2): did much, but two highlights—a long intense visit to the powerful & in some ways heartening “Young Artists of Europe” show at the amazing Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain; and a briefer but pleasurable visit to the Picasso Museum, which featured a Picasso/Calder show. Nika Kutateladze...

Paris—June 1 (part 1 of 2)

Paris today (June 1), part 2 of 2: an astonishing show at the Musée du quai Branly about Félix Fénéon who was an anarchist and art critic (first identified the neo-Impressionists as such and supported them intellectually, critically & as himself a collector) and also strongly advocated for the inclusion...

Paris—May 31

Visits to the Shoah Memorial, Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation, Place des Vosges—and, later, with Spanish-Parisian poet Irene Torra Mohendano, to the Le104 public/open art center, Canal de l’Ourcq, and a squatter-style poets’ pop-up where we hung out with Colombia poet Jorge Torres Medina.

Paris—May 30, 2019 (Versailles)

Yes, we spent a long day at Versailles. Crazy gilded excess in combo neo-classical and baroque. I took a hundred photos, most of them awful. Here are a few that pretty well convey my overwhelmed response to the experience.

Paris—May 29, 2019

Today in Paris: sunny cool day and a Metro ride to the Musée d’art Moderne da la Ville de Paris, where we were stunned by the beauty of the courtyard, notwithstanding some construction underway in the building. We saw a number of works of Etienne-Martin including a fabulous wire drawing...

Paris — May 28, 2019

Today we walked across the Seine to the Musse d’Orsay and saw the magnificent collection of Impressionists and Post-Impressionists, including a number of painting I had never seen. The Renoirs I can do without. But there were some Cezannes and Monets that blew me away. I spent some time watching...

Paris — May 27, 2019

We spent some hours at the Pompidou Center, and then took a long walk into the Left Bank and ended up in Luxembourg Gardens before walking back.