Shanghai Li, member of the Red Lanterns triad. By Hugo Pratt (c). In “Corto Maltese in Siberia”.
“Tercera llamada” (“Third call”). Ernesto Cabral. 1926. A talemnted Mexican artist, Cabral sketched those daring young ladies who threw away their mothers’ long dresses and long hair by the window. Quite “osé” in 1926.
De Gaulle. By the same Cabral, c. 1964. (at the Trotsky museum, Mexico city) At a later stage in his life, Cabral was a cartoonist in Novedades, a Mexican newspaper. The likeness is impeccable. I can almost hear de Gaulle’s voice.
The Simpsons. On the way up to Montmartre.
“The little Parisian”. Willy Ronis. 1952. A time when you could still send your little kid alone in the street to buy bread. Ronis was a wonderful photographer of Parisian life in the 50’s.
“The two young girls”. Aristide Maillol. 1891. Maillol is better known for his sculpture, but I’ve come to love his painting too. (Musée Maillol, Paris)
“Air”. 1932. By the same Maillol. Tuileries garden. One can see the Arc de triomphe du Carrousel and the Louvre in the background.
Van Gogh at the Atelier des Lumières, Paris. The audience shadows become a part of the painting.
Japanese woodblock. By Hiroshige I believe. Or is it Utagawa? Given the Asian custom of putting the surname first I’m not sure we have it right in the west. If I’m not confused this is one of the 53 stations of the Tokaido. Musée Guimet, Paris. I’ve said it again and again. Guimet is probably one of the best muesums of Asian art in the West.
As a note, when Japan opened up in 1853, their hand just a bit forced by Commodore Perry, traditional Japanese woodblock prints started reaching Europe with a strong impact on European painters from the Impressionists to Gauguin to van Gogh. Japanese art changed perspective in the West.
Rasputin, (not the Russian monk), by Hugo Pratt in The ballad of the salty sea, 1967.
Dr Sigmund I presume? By Erik Rivera, a contemporary Mexican artist who paints well-known figures as children. Of sorts. (Hence the lollypop)
Buddha Maravijaya. Laos, 1792. Musée Guimet. (There is a room in Siem Reap, Cambodia, near the ruins of Angkor, that is called the room of the thousand Buddhas. No photos allowed… one can only use one’s eyes. Amazing)
Do you like my hat? (Untitled) by Francisco Icaza, 1969. MUAC, Mexico city.
“Step sister’s hen”, or “Marigold, Marigold, tell me your answers do”. Leonora Carrington, 1952. By then Carrington was already settled in Mexico consolidating her reputation as one of the major surrealist artists in the world. (FEMSA collection, Mexico). I did some research, it would seem most of her work is in a museum in San Luis Potosi. Not in Mexico city. Darn.
“Fable de Venise”, by Hugo Pratt. 1977. Seen at a unique expo of Pratt’s work, a wealth of originals, in Lyon, a few years back.
Thank you for visiting Equinoxio’s on-line museum. Don’t forget to tip the guide…
100 thoughts on “My virtual museum, cont’d…”
Que maravilha de post, a fotografia do menino é magnífica. Abraço fraterno, Brian. ( os exames de controle continuam negativos. Estou bem. )
Bacano Fer. Que bom… Aqueles exames tem q ser un pouco de agustia até chegar os resultados… Que bom!!!
O menino é um clásico Francés… Jà parte da historia…
Abraço grande irmão…
A few years ago in Paris, before the pandemic, I went to an exhibition of photos by Willy Ronis: https://operasandcycling.com/willy-ronis-photography-exhibition/
You don’t say? Was it the same? Lemme hop there…
Yes, it must have been the same exhibition. I was there in May or June of 2018.
Have you had a chance to experience the Van Gogh exhibit https://vangoghexpo.com ? Also available before the pandemic 🙃
I did. At the Atelier des Lumières. Not sure it was the same…
No, I haven’t been to this one yet.
It’s touching in a way I did not expect. Worth it!
Hugo Pratt, Cabral (excellent, je ne connaissais pas !), Hiroshige, Carrington … le top du top des musées virtuels ! Je m’incline avec déférence, Brieuc. Un bel après-midi à toi.
Que le meilleur cher ami… 😉 (L’expo de Pratt à Lyon au musée de confluence était génial. Il y a qqs années. Je ne sais pas si elle a circulé.)
Bonne nuit Gilles
A very interesting selection that you have curated for us today! Thank you for the quality and the breadth of subject and style here!
Thank you. It’s always a pleasure to find the “right” material. “Right” in the sense that it appeals to many…
Agreed but I think you manage to always strike that balance! 🙏😉
Remember the Impostor Syndrome. I’ve made it so far, but I’m gonna screw the next post up. Like totally.
Haha …. nobody is perfect! 😉
Ben non hein.
Even as a child I believe sigmoid would have had squinty eyes lol 😋
Haha! I couldn’t agree more… Though I studied him for two years in College. Practically know the “Introducition à la psychanalyse” by heart.
Great to see you! How have you been? (I’m terribela t keeping track. Hopping to “your place” right now…
That was a wide range of art! Funny to find the Simpsons in Paris. They may be lost… 😉 Have you seen my recent museum foray post?
You know I like wide ranges…
I haven’t but will hop there right now…
(Scotty! Engines at full warp please!)
Cool, we’re Trekkies at our house too.
Good. I’m probably half Vulcan in many ways… LOL.
(Chuckles) Live long and prosper!
Didn’t find it. Scotty! Turn around.
Whatsoever is Lovely – day and a half ago. 🙂
Hmmm. Scotty! beam me back!
You found it.
Encore une belle visite 🙂
Merci à toi Mélie… Bonne nuit… 🌙
Grazie mille Luisa… 🙏🏻
Un caro abbraccio ❣️🤗❣️
Lo stesso Luisa…💕🤗
My time-money was well spend again in this exibition. Highlights for me are the orange woman from Cabral, Willy Ronis’ picture of the boy with a baguette almost longer then the kid himself, the Japanese woodblock by Hiroshige ( I realy should go visit Musée Gumet), The hat-lady of Icaza and Pratts Fable de Venise. If I were to visit a real museum and was presented with only these five works, I would be a happy man. Gracias Brian, et tot ziens.
Those are great pieces of art indeed. It’s a good thing they put alarms in museums. I would easily walk out with one or the other under my coat… 😉
I had a truly wonderful time. Can’t thank you enough.
You’re only too king Gigi. So glad you did…
While all the images are compelling, each in its own way, I’m most drawn to the little boy with the bread.
That’s a classic. He’s a bit older than I am. But I was dressed a bit like that a few years later…
Always enjoyable to tour with you. And always such an eclectic selection.
Merci pour la visite!
Avec grand plaisr. Thak YOU for visiting Dale…
Toujours un plaisir, mon Brieuc
Unique pieces ! & that baguette 🥖 is picture perfect! 😉
Ronis was a great photographer. Not as well known internationally as others maybe, but I would top 3 French. (Dare I say top 5 worldwide?) 😉
That could be hard. Let’s say top ten.
I simply that little Parisian😊
Everybody does… So alert and shining… By my calculations he would be about 76. My brother’s age… (I have a photo of my brother at that age with his school blouse…)
Oh sorry, I meant I simply love it. There I go again, forgetting things. Have you read that our WordPress blog would eventually be handled by Jetpack? You better install it now.
I’ve seen announcements about jetpack… TBH, I’ve barely digested the “New editor”, I’ll try to install Jetpack, whatever it is, as late as possible… LOL
Magnificent collection, thoroughly enjoyed the experience. 🙂
Tak… Glad you did. It’s always fun for me to put together “distant” objects, art… Keeps me on my toes…
Take care. A bientôt.
Be on our toes and an eye on each finger – then we are ready for learning experiences. 😀 🙂
Absolutely. And I must say that – part of the blogging experience – I learn on almost every post I see…
Agree, prefere following much more here on WP than such as “slave following” television. 😀
Totally. I practically don’t watch TV anymore. once every six months? Once a year or less?
Same way here.
Arte con mayúsculas.
Gracias. Arte siempre debería de llevar mayúscula no? 😉
I wonderful collection
Thank you Derrick. Your drawing hand must be intrigued by Hugo Pratt, if you haven’t seen his work before…
Indeed. Especially as my hand is not so steady now 🙂
I’ve heard that happens. You know Uderzo? The artist who drew Asterix and Obelix? There was an interview where he showed how he had had to gradually change the way he held his pencil…
(I need to sketch more, while the hand is still steady)
Take care Derrick.
Thanks very much, Brian
Another eclectic mix Brian!
Love the boy with the bread photo – a vivacious photo! Wonder if he’s still around…
That was a hit. A classic photo. Could be a Doisneau… I hope he’s still around. By my calculations he would have been 6 0r 7 in 1953? 1946? My brother’s age. Who’s still kicking and in good shape… (Knock on wood!)
Love the classic candid photos!
Sorry for the delay, started travelling and haven’t had a chance to catch up with anything yet! Osaka tomorrow. 😉
Senza problema… I hope Singapore was good. Enjoy Japan.
Yes, Singapore was good and arrived in Osaka tonight – long travel day and maybe take a rest take tomorrow. 😉
Remember to take it one day at a time… LOL.
I loved the tour, most all I loved the woodblock, they always captivate me.
They are fascinating aren’t they?
The most certainly are 🙂
These pictures and the sculpture are all excellent and thought provoking. The little boy with the huge French loaf is very poignant. My childhood was quite free like this and a far cry from my children’s childhoods. They couldn’t even ride bicycles to the local park alone because of the risk of their being mugged and their bicycles stolen.
Yes it is a very powerful photo. And indeed, all our childhoods have been safer. I tend to think that in the balance of stupid mankind, violence has to grow and grow and grow, until peace comes back. In other words, Peace is not the opposite of War, it is the consequence of War…
Yes, that could be correct. A consequence that comes about when we become completely fatigued with the loss and death.
I often think of my parents, my parents’ close freinds who’d been in the war, my uncle, my grandfather… All were very peaceful people. As if they’d seen (or done?) enough to cultivate peace. But as they die away, new generations come who think war is a piece pf cake. It ain’t.
That is true. Young people are inexperienced and passionate.
But the world needs that passion to move things… (How’s your husband? Better?)
Yes, most of the time this passion is great but sometimes kids get carried away and it can lead them into destructive behavior. My hubby is starting back at work today. He has recovered very well. Thanks for asking.
All things human must be exercised with measure. 😉 There must be a dozen Chinese philosophers who’ve written on the subject. (I still vouch for Passion!)
Great news… very glad for y’all (As they say in the South)
I like the variety today in your set. My fav is “Step sister’s hen”, or “Marigold, Marigold, tell me your answers do”. Leonora Carrington, 1952. Surrealism fascinates me.
Carrington is my “hero”. 😉 When she died, in Mexico, a few years, the city put up an outside expo of her sculptures in one of the main avenues here. It was fabulou…
An exciting tour as usual, thanks for letting me join.
Always a pleasure… Alles gut?
Ja, danke! Und dir und deiner Familie?
Alles gut. Viel dank…
Before noticing the artist, I picked first and last as my favorites!
First and last. A classical “writing” trick… Pratt is fabulous. A shame he died “young”. Relatively. He still could have given us more magic…
We have talked about him before haven’t we?
Yes we have but I don’t think I’ve read any of his books, just admired the art from afar.
I recommend La ballade de la mer salée. His first graphic novel of Corto Maltese. I don’t know whether you can find it in French. The French translation is very good. Otherwise I’m sure the English version is okay… Try it.
Wonderful ones, Brian. There’s so much story in the image itself and your captions are charming add-ons. Love how those shadows seem like they belong there. I suppose art is open to so much variation and interpretation. Great post as always. Bahut khoob! Shabaash! 🙂
Dhanyavaad Terveen. Each image inspires a caption. Fun.