Category Archives: Paintings

Fear Not!

Yesterday the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico netted a cool $44.4 million at auction for one of their masterpieces, O’Keeffe’s Jimson Weed. That more than doubled the amount ever paid for a work by a female artist, and … Continue reading

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Riddle-Me-This

When Oedipus (yes, that Oedipus, the one who was so devoted to his mother) was a young man, he won a kingdom by answering a riddle. (Prizes on Jeopardy aren’t nearly so lavish.) The question was posed by the Sphinx, … Continue reading

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There are Two Kinds of People?

“There are, it has been said, two types of people in the world. There are those who say: this glass is half full. And then there are those who say: this glass is half empty. The world belongs, however, to … Continue reading

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Another DON’T: Don’t Leap to Conclusions!

In a previous post, Unlocking the Gate of Dreams, I showcased a striking painting at the Yale University Art Gallery that was titled — UNTITLED: And this is what I said about it:  Another painting, by a painter of whom I’d … Continue reading

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Unlocking the Gate of Dreams —

Our recent trip to the newly expanded and renovated art gallery at Yale University proved a treasure trove of images and impressions, and they haven’t quit yet. A dear friend who combined dual professions of artist and monk once said, … Continue reading

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Beyond Shock and Awe at Yale —

Entering the newly renovated Yale Art Gallery, we were stopped dead in our tracks by a sculpture called Shock and Awe (see previous post). Eventually, though, we tore ourselves away and began to explore other wonders of the gallery, which … Continue reading

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FREEDOM FROM WANT

This has been the iconic American Thanksgiving feast since the painting first appeared on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post in 1943. Painter Norman Rockwell was inspired by President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s State of the Union address in 1941 about the … Continue reading

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