November 2013 Archives

Picture of the Day

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Wall along Ramsey Hill. (click to enlarge)

Steep Perspectives

On Ramsey Hill in Saint Paul. Click photos to enlarge them.

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Picture of the Day

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Stairway in Saint Paul Cathedral basement. (click to enlarge)

Over the Fireplace

Items in the basement of the Saint Paul Cathedral. Click photos to enlarge them.

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Picture of the Day

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Odds and ends in the basement of Saint Paul Cathedral. (click to enlarge)

Cathedral Storeroom

Plaster casts in the storeroom of the Saint Paul Cathedral. Click photos to enlarge them.

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Picture of the Day

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Organ and rose window of Saint Paul Cathedral. (click to enlarge)

Tourist Photos at Home

When we travel, the churches, temples, and mosques are prime photographic subjects. Just a few blocks from our home in Saint Paul is a pretty impressive cathedral - though not as ornate as the baroque ones in Italy. So I thought I'd pretend I was a tourist. Click photos to enlarge them.

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Picture of the Day

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Portion of complex but simple split bamboo sculpture in "The Audacious Eye" exhibit. (click to enlarge)

Audacious Elegance

The Audacious Eye exhibit had, in the last room, some elegant modern sculptures quite different from the paintings whose grotesque details I've been featuring for the past few days. Click photos to enlarge them.

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Picture of the Day

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To conclude, a calm and gracious face. (click to enlarge)

Poignant Grotesques

A couple more from "The Audacious Eye" exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Click photos to enlarge them.

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Picture of the Day

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A deity from "The Audacious Eye" exhibit. (click to enlarge)

Fierce!

Details from paintings in "The Audacious Eye" exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Click photos to enlarge them.

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Picture of the Day

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Detail from the "Audacious Eye" exhibit. (click to enlarge)

Ogres

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts has a wonderful exhibit called "The Audacious Eye", featuring works from a collector of Japanese art. I was struck with the horrific faces in many of the paintings and scrolls, and made a little collection of them. More to come. Click photos to enlarge them.

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Picture of the Day

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A busy miscellany in the studio of a productive artist. (click to enlarge)

Sculptor's Studio

Perci Chester's studio at the Traffic Zone Studios open house. Click photos to enlarge them.

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Picture of the Day

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Studio open house. (click to enlarge)

Painter's Studio

The studio was cleaned up for the open house, but the mess of an active studio can't be disguised. Click photos to enlarge them.

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Picture of the Day

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Traffic Zone Studios open house. (click to enlarge)

Studio Open House

Traffic Zone Studios, a converted warehouse building with lots of interesting art being produced and viewed inside. Click photos to enlarge them.

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Picture of the Day

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Studio open house. (click to enlarge)

Studio Open House

Scenes from the open house at the Traffic Zone Studios in Minneapolis's North Loop. Click photos to enlarge them.

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Picture of the Day

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Oregon Holocaust Memorial, Portland. (click to enlarge)

Holocaust Memorial Castoffs

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Picture of the Day

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Casting of a castaway doll, Oregon Holocaust Memorial. (click to enlarge)

Left Behind

On the paths leading to the wall of the Oregon Holocaust Memorial are bronze castings of things left behind by (or torn from the grasp of) holocaust victims being sent off to their deaths. Startling and moving. Click photos to enlarge them.

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Picture of the Day

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Oregon Holocaust Memorial. (click to enlarge)

Oregon Holocaust Memorial

In Portland's Washington Park. A beautiful, moving memorial. More images to come. See information here.

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Picture of the Day

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Portland Walls

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Picture of the Day

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Piece from 2013 Contemporary Northwest Art Awards at Portland Art Museum. (click to enlarge)

Outdoor Sculpture

Sculptures outside the Portland Art Museum. Click photos to enlarge them.

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Picture of the Day

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From a show of selected Northwest artists at the Portland Art Museum. (click to enlarge)

Gift Shop Treasures

More artifacts from the Portland Art Museum gift shop. Click photos to enlarge them.

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Picture of the Day

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Portland Art Museum gift shop. (click to enlarge)

Museum Shop

The gift shop at the Portland Art Museum displayed some attractively (dis)arrayed piles of artsy objects - a nice opportunity for some still life photos. Click photos to enlarge them.

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Picture of the Day

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The last of the samurai. (click to enlarge)

Open-Mouthed

Samurai armor exhibit at the Portland Art Museum. One can almost hear the terrifying war cries. Click photos to enlarge them.

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Picture of the Day

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The original color version of the monochrome picture posted earlier today. Not nearly as imposing, though more decorative perhaps. (click to enlarge)

Samurai in Black and White

Samurai armor is both fierce and colorful. Sometimes the color dilutes the fierceness, so I converted a couple of photos to black and white. Much more fearsome! Click photos to enlarge them.

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Picture of the Day

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Another samurai warrior. (click to enlarge)

Samurai Armor

A spectacular exhibit at the Portland Art Museum of Samurai armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection in Dallas. As something I read recently said, this makes western armor look like a bunch of articulated tin cans. Click photos to enlarge them.

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Picture of the Day

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Elegance in the wine country. (click to enlarge)

Willamette Valley Vineyards

Impressively neat and well-tended. Click photos to enlarge them.

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Picture of the Day

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Berry bush in Washington Park, Portland. (click to enlarge)

Willamette Valley

Oregon's prime wine country, in early fall. Click photos to enlarge them.

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Picture of the Day

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Variation 3. (click to enlarge)

Halloween Leftovers

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Picture of the Day

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Fall colors in Portland, Oregon - while the leaves were still on the trees. (click to enlarge)

Fall(en) Leaves

If Jackson Pollock used leaves instead of paint. Click photos to enlarge them.

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Picture of the Day

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Even the stern Victorian lady on Summit Avenue in Saint Paul has a blush on her face in the bright Fall sunshine. (click to enlarge)

Oregon Wine Country

We were in Portland several weeks ago, and took a day trip to the Willamette Valley wine country. Good looking territory! (Click photos to expand them.)

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Picture of the Day

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(click to enlarge) Passenger ferry unloading in Portofino Mare marina. We took this boat back to Santa Margherita Ligure. This concludes my series of photos from our trip to Liguria.

Portofino Mare Scenes

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Picture of the Day

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Weathered wall in Santa Margherita Ligure - Variation 2. (click to enlarge)

Portofino Mare

Wall ornaments. Click photos to enlarge them.

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Church by the steps coming down into Portofino Mare. (click to enlarge)

First Glimpses of Portofino Mare

High on the path from Nozarego in the Portofino Regional Park. Click photos to enlarge them.

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