Pot-pourri (when I’m) 64

“I was a rich man’s plaything.” Mid 40’s maybe? A Coke was worth 3 cents… The blue man. Polanco, Mexico city. February 2020. The gate to Angkor Thom, Cambodia. 2018. The light was divine. Denmark street, Mexico city. 2020. The prayer, Cluny museum, Paris. I would say the statue dates back to the 13th-14th century,…

Picasso-Trotsky, the unlikely connection

Leon Trotsky, aka Lev Davidovitch Bronstein (above) and Pablo Ruiz Picasso (below) never met. One was born in Russia and assassinated in Mexico in 1940. The other, born in Spain, spent most of his adult life in France, where he died in 1973. They never met, yet there is an uncanny connection. Picasso by Dora…

Art as representation

Monet’s workshop at Giverny. 2016. Bué the warrior. Polanco, Mexico city, 2020. Bué, aka Dave de Rop, is a Belgian artist living in Mexico. The lady with the coat, 1927. Ernesto ” the monkey” Cabral (1890-1968) was a Mexican artist and illustrator in the major Mexican media of that time. 1927? Almost a century ago.…

Roots

Square root. Cubic root. We were roots once… Sunbathing root. Root procession. “We shall overcome…” “Michael row the boat ashore…” Root control. The root of the problem. Speechless roots. “I’m filling a crack where the rain gets in…” (Lennon/McCartney) The root of success. Yes. That is a tree in the middle of the street. “Our…

Travellers 21

Traveller 60. The eagle. Mexico city, Day of the Dead. For better or for worse. Montmartre. 2019. Travellers 61 and 62. Bravery. Traveller 63. Wearing a kippa (yarmulke) in the Paris metro has become dangerous. (I’ve been wanting to buy one and see what happens but they won’t let me…) Love your costume, can I…