Sunday, April 10, 2011

All and nothing.

Most of these have already been posted. I added some words and the rest of the photos which I think are failures. They run in the order that I took them in.

I tend to do things on a large scale because it's exciting, I like to push things in new and different ways - Chihuly

There are 2,342 individual pieces.

This guy looks alone and like he has been through a lot. Or maybe his wife just kicked him out. I don't know.

This painting is rather small and I took a blurry picture. I think it's harder to paint small paintings.

It's a nice piece of furniture but I was just trying to shot an interesting angle.

One of the things I like about this painting is that the artist painted the ropes on the sails. The lines are very very thin. It took great skill.

This is a close up of the lower left hand corner, showing the ropes. He must have painted the ropes with one or two hairs of a brush.

Sunlight on priceless paintings and they won't even let me use a flash. I made sure there was a guy in this photo to show the magnitude of the hall.

I had to wait for the solitude to return to this photo because authorized personnel walked through that black door. It's a great area.

A stone box with stuff carved on the back of it, which can be seen through the window.

I didn't post this before because there was too much glare.

Out of focus and too much glare.

Too much glare and focus is on the wrong thing.

This is better in real life.

A ceramic flounder. I'm pretty certain my grandmother had one of these.

I just like the subject matter. Good job Charles Barque.

 I was trying to take a picture of this guy looking at the Van Gogh's but then he turned and I liked the photo even better because he looks like he doesn't give a shit about Van Gogh, Monet or Gauguin.

Van Gogh

Snow at Argenteuil, Claude Monet

Landscape with Two Breton Women, Paul Gauguin

Water Lilies, Claude Monet


Man made bug.

Nature Unveiling Herself before Science, Louise-Ernest Barrias
This piece was uneventful to me until I read the write-up. I would not have guessed at it in a million years.

There is another dog at the foot of the bed. It's an angle thing, I was going for.

Saint Augustine, Joseph Chinard
I thought he got good expression on his face. Too much glare.

They look so life like in their manor.

These guys are in the painting below, in the lower left hand corner. 

Church of Saint Odulphus, Assendelft, Pieter Jansz. Saenredam
Good perception.

I thought it would look neat.

Man Turning Over the Soil, Millet
It reminds me of those Russian propaganda posters which I think are artful.

The guy in the jacket with the stripe just would not shut the fuck up. That's a Picasso that his buddy is not getting a chance to look at.

Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? Paul Gauguin
This is a famous painting that I could shoot better with my DSLR than my little point and shoot camera.

I liked the rows of pedestals.

It's a depth of field thing.

This guy looks evil.

I like how you can see the length of the room.

I moved the camera too soon.

Too much glare.

Too close to the nose.


This looks just like the monument in D.C. and this is one of the only things that the Museum of Fine arts actually encourages you to touch. I tried to line up the shot so Lincoln is looking right at you.

They have these mirror tables so that you can see the ceiling and the top of my head at the bottom of the frame.

The mirror table.

It's a squeezebox in the museum.

Depth of field thing.

This is a harp

Great inlay work

Little ancient stone things for embossing paper.

Ancient Reindeer. I didn't see any ancient Santa's.

This is a tiny money, or at least very small. I thought it had pretty good detail.

See it's small.

This is next to the monkey. It is also small with good detail.

This is the loin that the little girl was taking a photo of when I was taking a photo of her.

I would love to know this guy's story. I guess I should have read the write-up.

I just love the look of this guy. I think he's a stoner.

It's a leg cup.

Just me goofing around with the camera.

I like the guy's expression, although I'm not certain what it is. They have a whole lot of bust and most of them are entitled like: Portrait of an old man. This was some emperor or something but I guess the old man was kind of important in his day.

I love the lines.

Here too.

I liked how the light was shining through. You can see the John Hancock Tower through the window.

Too much light shining off of the Prudential Tower.

Floor to ceiling. It's impressive just not in a photo.

Who ever sits in that chair?

Still Life - Fish, William Merritt Chase
I bet those fish stunk by the time Chase was finished painting them.

I didn't like how the people were.

I moved the camera too soon. I was afraid of getting caught.

1 comment:

Melissa said...

It seems like such a bad decision to let the sun shine on the art. I guess they know what they are doing, but it doesn't seem right to me.