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Category Archives: Museums

The Elephant

We were in a natural history museum and I asked my wife to back up and pose between the enormous tusks of an elephant whose stunning head and elevated trunk protruded from the wall. “How long’s this magnificent beast been dead?” I asked the docent. “At least fifty years,” he said, smiling as he passed. […]

Also posted in Africa, Asia, Elephants, Marriage

Colossal Head and the Mesoamerican Ballgame

I know it’s not right by your standards but I don’t care about them or you, so my relentless almond eyes and flat ears, open and acute below the helmet on my Colossal Head 5, carved six-feet high into three tons of basalt, are aimed at viewers in museums who surround me on three sides. […]

Also posted in Art, LACMA, Mexico, Sculptors

The Flowers of Seraphine Louis

This story is part of the collection “Paint it Blue”

Also posted in Art, France, Germany, Mental Health, Movies, Painters, Paris, Seraphine Louis

David Alfaro Siqueiros Rides Again

This story is part of the collection “Paint it Blue” To see The New Democracy, please click here To see The Tough Colonel, please click here To see Our Present Image, please click here To see From the Dictatorship of Porfirio Diaz to the Revolution, please click here Other Sources – Murals under the Stars […]

Also posted in Art, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Diego Rivera, Leon Trotsky, Los Angeles, Mexico, Mexico City, Murals, Painters, Porfirio Diaz

Van Goghs Argue

This story is part of the collection “Paint it Blue” To see Portrait of a Peasant (Patience Escalier), 1888, please click here

Also posted in Art, Depression, Mental Health, Norton Simon Museum, Painters, Pasadena, Vincent Van Gogh

George Luks Knocked Out

This story is from the collection “Paint it Blue”

Also posted in Alcohol, Art, Ashcan School, Boxing, George Luks, Jim Jefferies, New York City, Painters

Romancing Women

This story is part of the collection “Paint it Blue”

Also posted in Art, Edouard Manet, Impressionism, James McNeill Whistler, Painters, San Francisco, Sex

Thomas Eakins Gets Physical

This story is from the collection “Paint it Blue” To see Swimming, please click here To see Taking the Count, please click here To see Wrestlers, please click here

Also posted in Art, Education, Homosexuals, LACMA, Painters, Philadelphia, Realism, Sex, Thomas Eakins

Pollock Assists Lee Krasner

This story is part of the collection “Paint it Blue”

Also posted in Abstract Expressionism, Alcohol, Art, Jackson Pollock, Lee Krasner, Mental Health, Painters

Calling Winslow Homer

This story is from the collection “Paint it Blue” To view Winslow Homer’s “The Gulf Stream,” please click here

Also posted in Art, LACMA, Painters, Realism, Winslow Homer

Twentieth Century Revealed through two Paintings

This story is part of the collection “Paint it Blue”

Also posted in Art, Expressionism, LACMA, Ludwig Meidner, Magnus Zeller, Painters

Disaster at Norton Simon Museum

This story is part of the collection “Paint it Blue”

Also posted in Art, Norton Simon Museum, Painters

Who was Abraham Angel?

This story is part of the collection “Paint it Blue”

Also posted in Abraham Angel, Art, George Thomas Clark, Mexico City, Painters

Is that Matt Damon

This story is part of the collection “Paint it Blue” Self-Portrait with Small Statue

Also posted in Art, Henry Varnum Poor, Painters, Stanford University

Frida Celebrates Centennial

This story is part of the collection “Paint it Blue”

Also posted in Art, Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Mexico, Mexico City, Murals, Painters

Diego Denies his Art Naïve

This story is part of the collection “Paint it Blue”

Also posted in Art, Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Mexico, Mexico City, Murals, Nelson Rockefeller, Painters