Thursday, September 15, 2011

Le regard d'un artiste

Here's my cousin Mark checking out paintings in one of the galleries in the Place des Vosges. I took the picture from outside, through the window, which accounts for the glare. He looks so serious. I wonder what he was thinking?

I think the paintings were scenes of New York City.

Here are my guesses:

A. I can do that. Heck, I can do better than that.

B. I can't believe they're asking that much for this crap.

C. I'm really diggin' the surreal post-abstract neo-expressionism of this piece.

D. I want a hamburger.

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  1. E. I wish I could do that.

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  2. F. Why aren't there curtains at this window?
    m.

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  3. Another Walt masterpiece photo. Great colors abound.

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  4. Those paintings weren't too bad if I remember correctly. They're mounted in a funny way though with a wood board painted black behind the stretched canvas. Go figure I'm drawn to the landscapes...some of which were of NYC.
    Mg

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  5. Maybe: 'If I had done this work I would have tried it from a different angle.'
    In any case, from here they look pretty good to me. Like the photo through the window from outside Walt.

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  6. I really like this shot - there's a lot going on in it.
    BTW - the answer to my question to you in your previous post was Jim Morrison from the Doors and they buried him in that old cemetary up there in the 11th.

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  7. Most likely, he was thinking, "How would I have painted this?"

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  8. He was thinking, "Now I can write off my entire honeymoon on my income tax!"

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  9. Love it! Amazingly enough, it reminds me of the art of his you have posted -- I guess the color pallette is similar. But what strikes me about this one is that the telephone wires are missing. I was impressed with that detail in Mark's paintings.

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  10. lesley, except that Mark wouldn't say that... he's an accomplished artist!

    mark, hehehe!

    judy, :)

    mg, I didn't remember (or even notice in the photo) that mounting until you mentioned it.

    jim, could be...

    leon, I didn't know that JM lived in the Place des Vosges. I did know that he's buried in the Père Lachaise (which is in the 20th).

    starman, maybe...

    cynthia, hahaha!

    cheryl, interesting. An artful comment! ;)

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