I could start with a small Renoir. Emil Bührle collection at the Maillol museum. 2019.
Claude Monet in his workshop at Giverny. The workshop has remained very much the same. The paintings have been replaced by – very good – copies. Most of the originals are at Orsay I believe.
“Love your world”. Latin quarter, Paris, 2019. To the right is a portrait of Tintin as an old gentleman.
I wouldn’t mind a little Rodin.
Baroness D. c. 1930, by Kees Van Dongen (1877-1968). Van Dongen was a Dutch painter who came to Montmartre in the early 20th century, experimenting with the “new crowd”. He later made a good living painting celebrities such as the Baroness D. or eventually, Brigitte Bardot. I wonder why the heirs of the Baroness felt necessary to dispose of her portrait? Short on cash maybe?
A Paris interior by Willy Ronis in the 50’s. Most see Paris as glamour and glitter. It was – is – not always like that. I remember the dark sooty buildings in the late 50’s and early 60’s. You want another “eye”? Try François Truffaut’s first movie “Les 400 coups”, the 400 blows. See the flat where Antoine lives before being sent away.
Back to “my” museum. A Cézanne perhaps? The boy with the red vest. Bührle collection, Maillol museum last year.
Van Gogh? Tempting, but a tad expensive. Atelier des lumières, Paris, 2019. I hope they will be able to open their new show this summer.
Stay young, stay slim, October 1936, by Dora Maar. Most certainly wouldn’t mind a Dora Maar piece.
Wouldn’t take this one. Soldiers at war by “Mr.” Musée Guimet last year. It was a collaboration with Pharrell Williams. Enough war and violence on the streets anywhere.
Definitely would take a Japanese wood-block. Utagawa I think. (Really need to take notes) Musée Guimet.
Banksy would be most welcome to “tag” anywhere in the house. (Bansky expo, Paris, 2019)
A Maillol statue would fit nicely in the garden. This is part of an ample collection in the garden of Tuileries and the Louvre.
Horses. China. Period? Damned if I know. 12th to 16th century if I recall. Looong time ago. Anybody can read the Chinese characters please help. Maybe it’s a grocery list.
Little Napo, by Erik Rivera, a contemporary Mexican artist. This one would be fun on the wall.
“Frozen assets”, by Diego Rivera, 1931. Painted during the “Great depression”. Millions went out of jobs in a whiff. Begging for food in the streets of America, Paris, London, Madrid. 100% hindsight is always easy, right? But, where does that put us today? I understand 30 to 40 million Americans are “on the dole” now? (Dolores Olmedo museum, Mexico city)
“Those who always forget”, by Santiago Aguilar, 2019. I guess I could buy one of his. He does many expos nearby. Never thought to ask. (No walls left either TBH). Are we sentenced to always forget? “Folly and ignorance” and all that?
Fashion week. Catrinas at the Dolores Olmedo museum. See the Diego Rivera mural at the back?
“Sueño de una tarde Dominical en la Alameda central”, 1947. By Diego Rivera. Loosely translated: “A mid-afternoon’s (night) dream” (In the central park of Alameda) This is a copy at Dolores Olmedo Museum. The original is at at the Diego Rivera Mural Museum in Mexico city, a few yards away from the Alameda park.
How should one finish a post? Something strong? Something memorable? The above qualifies. Something unexpected? Opt for the latter. There you go:
Emperor Ming: “Is it really necessary that I should be disturbed by this rebellious scum?”
Dale (aka Camille in French): “I believe your Majesty will find my proposal of some interest. You see, Flash Gordon and I don’t see eye to eye anymore.”
Art by Alex Raymond.
Thank you for visiting Equinoxio’s virtual Art museum. (Don’t forget to tip the guide.) Until we can all go back to museums or take a simple peaceful walk in the streets of our choice… Stay safe…🙏🏻