Yeah, and they were out E-A-R-L-Y.
I visited Atlanta’s High Museum of Art this weekend to see the Picasso to Warhol exhibit, and though I didn’t “get” many of these works, I was inspired. How does one know that squiggles and blots of paint make one a “great master” like the 14 artists in this exhibit? Is it the ability to express one’s vision verbally, defending it as one defends a doctoral dissertion? Is it the purposeful breaking away from tradition? Is it the ability, as my son says, to get others to see an ordinary object in a new light, as Marcel Duchamp did with a snow shovel? Read the rest of this entry »
A fellow blogger Miguel Solorzano recently posted images of New Orleans, including the French Quarter, and that inspired me to round up my SquareS of French Quarter doorways I took in April 2006. Now you may remember this was only months after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, but the French Quarter was mostly unscathed by the flooding.
I find doorways and windows to be fascinating vignettes of a house. Like human faces, they have a character all their own. Few places have so many charming doorways in a particular neighborhood than does the French Quarter. The colors are especially inviting and cheerful.