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My, and your, photos of museum goers

 
 
sullyfish6
 
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Reply Thu 24 Dec, 2009 02:17 pm
Featured was James Whistler (of Whistler's Mother fame) did some outstanding portraits of people, includng children, family groups in relaxed settings, people in taverns, etc. but this one, The White Girl was stunning. Underappreciated artist and we constantly see his one most famous work, not his best IMO.


http://i47.tinypic.com/t5n5oj.jpg
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 24 Dec, 2009 04:09 pm
Tangent - while I'm off looking for more of my photos -

one of Whistler's that I like is this, at the Tate Britain:
http://www.tate.org.uk/adventcalendar/2006/artworks/T01571_Whistler.jpg
Here's a link about it - Nocturne: Blue and Silver - Chelsea 1871
http://www.tate.org.uk/adventcalendar/2006/artist.htm?16
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 24 Dec, 2009 04:45 pm
Found the photos of the 'art and cars' show at the Temporary Contemporary in Los Angeles (now called the Geffen Contemporary or something like that) - but no humans in the photos.

Did find this one, taken mid 1984 of the Contemporary from inside -

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v722/ossobuco/temporarycontemporary054.jpg?t=1261694451
ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 24 Dec, 2009 05:01 pm
and Osso outside the Temporary Contemporary, fondling the art. Or, the signage. Whatever. That was just before the '84 Olympics were in town.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v722/ossobuco/joattemp057.jpg?t=1261695538
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 24 Dec, 2009 06:56 pm
@ossobuco,
The overabundance of pastel colors date the public art installation to the 1980's. Laughing
ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 24 Dec, 2009 07:00 pm
@tsarstepan,
Still, it was an inventive time in some ways, with colorful flags getting to be seen all around and all weather proof..

We had flags at our gallery some time later too, but made from the cheapest shiny thing available at Joann's fabric, sewn up by my business partner every few months.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 6 Feb, 2010 11:30 pm
http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/images/photo/2010/01/28/0129-masters/32934325.JPG
Quote:
"At the Didier Aaron gallery, you'd almost have to be blind not to be intrigued by Jean-Pierre Norblin de la Gourdaine's drawing, at left. The work dates from around 1805 but feels awfully prescient: The set-up is a precise precursor of Thomas Struth's photographs of people looking at prominent artworks in museums and churches. "
Photo: Didier Aaron

http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2010/01/29/arts/0129-masters_2.html
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sullyfish6
 
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Reply Sun 7 Feb, 2010 10:02 am
Bought a book while on vacation;
Picasso's Picassos by David Duncan
Inside are 146 removeable plates of Picasso's "lost" art that he had stored in a side room.
I can't believe that i am going to be able to frame these!!
They are all about 8" x 10" and the colors are unbelieveable.
Going to cost me a fortune . . . but I will do them in sets.

ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 12 Feb, 2010 01:53 pm
@sullyfish6,
Nice, Sully!

Just saw your link, Tsar. Will check out the article.

There's a Roberta Smith article in the New York Times today about art's Bad Boys, accompanied by a slide show. The slide show turns out to have, along with the art of the Bad Boys, people looking at the art...
I liked the slide show myself.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/12/arts/design/12boys.html?pagewanted=all
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djjd62
 
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Reply Fri 12 Feb, 2010 02:12 pm
not a picture, but i've always loved the museum scene from Ferris Bueller's Day Off



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ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 21 Dec, 2010 12:50 pm
Ran across an old favorite photo I took of Uccello's Battle of San Romano - a favorite painting, re the movement in it - at the Uffizi - with tour guide.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v722/ossobuco/BattleofSanRomano50-1.jpg?t=1292957232

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ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 5 Mar, 2012 05:10 pm
I'm back with more photos - found the original very fat art-I-like binder (I'm still going through all my saved stuff, which is too much by far but I hate to just toss some of it).

at the then new Getty -
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v722/ossobuco/gettyart1336.jpg


another at the Getty** -
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v722/ossobuco/gettyart3337.jpg


a post card I bought, likely at the NY Met, of an oil painting of a woman looking at art at the first location of the Met:
Interior View of the Metropolitan Museum of Art when in Fourteenth Street
Franz Waller, American, 1843-1923, oil on canvas, 1881.
(I brightened the postcard a bit)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v722/ossobuco/earlyMetphoto338.jpg

** which brings up the Getty chairs. I don't know who designed them, but they were good looking and comfortable. Clean lined as is the architecture holding the older art. Only recently did I toss a better photo of them.

More in a few minutes.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 24 Apr, 2012 11:16 am
That few minutes took me a while -

here are some more photos I've taken of people in museums - I think this one was the Santa Barbara Museum of Art

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v722/ossobuco/SBmus3334.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v722/ossobuco/sbmus4.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v722/ossobuco/sbmuseo2.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v722/ossobuco/sbmuseum1.jpg

and here are some photos from today's Slate series on Magnum photos, in this case about the art world of the 1950's and '60's
the slide show - http://todayspictures.slate.com/20120424/

from that, some photos of people looking at/being around art -
http://todayspictures.slate.com/20120424/images/NYC25264.jpg

NEW YORK CITY—Painters Joan Mitchell (left), Helen Frankenthaler (center), and Grace Hartigan (right) at the opening of an exhibition of Frankenthaler’s paintings, 1957.
© Burt Glinn / Magnum Photos

http://todayspictures.slate.com/20120424/images/PAR157492.jpg

NEW YORK CITY—A man in front of a Jackson Pollock painting at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1969.
© Richard Kalvar / Magnum Photos

http://todayspictures.slate.com/20120424/images/NYC93368.jpg
NEW YORK CITY—An Ad Reinhardt painting at the Museum of Modern Art, 1964.
© Burt Glinn / Magnum Photos

http://todayspictures.slate.com/20120424/images/NYC2102.jpg
NEW YORK CITY—Two nuns viewing an Ad Reinhardt painting at the Museum of Modern Art, 1964.
© Burt Glinn / Magnum Photos

http://todayspictures.slate.com/20120424/images/NYC3852.jpg
NEW YORK CITY—A 57th Street gallery, 1963.
© Elliott Erwitt / Magnum Photos


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ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 14 Aug, 2012 09:20 am
from a series in The Guardian, "The Story of British Art"


Looking at Bacon:
Francis Bacon's Study after Velazquez's Portrait of Pope Innocent X, painted in 1953, on display at Tate Britain.
Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2012/8/13/1344873578368/Francis-Bacons-Study-afte-014.jpg

from the same series:

David Hockney's A Bigger Splash from 1967, on display at Nottingham Contemporary.
Photograph: David Sillitoe for the Guardian

http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2012/8/13/1344871518746/David-Hockneys-A-Bigger-S-010.jpg
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 13 Mar, 2015 07:01 pm
@ossobuco,
er, taken by me, not that that matters.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 13 Mar, 2015 07:21 pm
@ossobuco,
Oh, nevermind, that one was now long ago.
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