Category Archives: LACMA

Picasso and Rivera Talk

Really, this is quite unusual, self-portraits talking to each other from a wall on either side of a gallery door. The man on the left, a short muscular brute standing bare-chested, says, “Get out of that frame.” “Okay, as long as you do, too.” Pablo Picasso, cocky at age twenty-five in 1906, steps naked, it […]

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Entreating “The Two Fridas”

This story is part of the collection “Paint it Blue” To see “The Two Fridas,” please click here

Also posted in Art, Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Health, Marriage, Mental Health, Mexico, Mexico City, Painters, Surrealism

Protecting Women Surrealist Painters

This story is from the collection “Paint it Blue” To see “Birthday” by Dorothea Tanning, please click here To see “Self Portrait 1937-38” by Leonora Carrington, please click here

Also posted in Art, Birds, Dorothea Tanning, Families, Hollywood, Marriage, Mental Health, Painters, Surrealism, World War II

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, Mexico, Museums, Sculptors

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, Museums, Painters, Philadelphia, Realism, Sex, Thomas Eakins

Renoir Rebukes

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

Also posted in Art, Impressionism, Painters, Pierre-Auguste Renoir

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, Museums, 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, Ludwig Meidner, Magnus Zeller, Museums, Painters