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Art and Technology at the National Gallery

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Meeting at Leonardo’s “Ginevra de’ Benci”

Richard Danzig has some very interesting insights into technology and art. A Wednesday tour of the National Gallery of Art was just what the doctor ordered.

Context provided by Monet

Back in time.

Of note: lack of perspective, colors, religious theme, little man Jesus, non-human nature of beings, fill

Click to fill

Of note: lack of perspective, colors, economics of materials, religious theme, little man Jesus, human nature of beings, fill, fingers

Mary’s face shows emotion and internal dialog.

What is she thinking?

Of note: improving perspective (not that great though), bright colors, economics of materials, religious theme, little man Jesus, human nature of beings, background on earth, intrigue

what cho lookin at?

side channel

Of note: shape, focus, improving perspective, bright colors, economics of materials, religious theme, baby Jesus, human nature of beings, social scene, background on earth, many side stories, materials constrain work, fill

which way is the donkey looking now?

retouched, adjusted visage

Pile em in

Of note: humanity/intelligence, focus, detail of cloth, bright, religious theme, human nature of subject

towards impressionism in the brushwork

hey look, it’s a detailed human

lights. camera. action. Our tour guide talks Titian

Of note: myth allows humanism, symbolism of dogs, domesticity/afterglow and hunting, focus, light burst, human nature of subject

Back to Leonardo

Of note: humanity, blue background distance, impressionism, oil, technique, symbolism, real subject, colors, math, science

landscape

Fast forward in a time warp.

Context provided by Monet

Of note: humanity, cloud, impressionism, oil, technique, motion, real subjects, colors, light source, faces obscured, models are family

And then lunch by the waterfall

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Stuttgart Art

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Turns out that the Staatsgalerie in Stuttgart is an amazing place. Just a bit off the beaten path and by the big giant construction hole, the museum has a vast collection of great stuff.

By far the highlight of this visit was the special installation of Manifesto by Julian Rosefeldt. I am not a big fan of video art installations, but this one grabbed me by the attention and did not let go. Go see it if you can.

The official trailer here does not do it justice at all

But that’s not all. The museum has an extensive collection of great stuff from obscure things that you wish you had seen before to things you’ve seen 100 times but not in real life yet.

Here is my set of things to remember seeing.

So, just go visit. You owe yourself that.

Nancy Polo at Tin Top

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Turns out that visiting the Tin Top is a good enough reason to head into Winchester all by itself most anytime. But throw in an opening and some very interesting art by Nancy Polo, and you can make an evening of it.

We’ll leave it up to you to read up on bunny.

Tin Top co-owner Neil’s cool things

Study in Ivanka

Watching this one evolve on twitter was interesting. Bell Ringer is now part of the collection.

When in Winchester, try out Em.

Kitchen at Em

Tater Tot Waffles

Fire House Gallery Thanksgiving Homage

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The Fire House Gallery is all decked out for turkey day with an exhibit featuring pottery by Aurlélie Schmid and Nina Jhaveri along with watercolors by Danny Mulvena.

Does it feel like Fall to you? It does to me.

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Thanksgiving place setting.

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Dining table.

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The turkey himself.

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Downtown Berryville, VA.

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Neil and Kerry at Duvall’s

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On an overcast hurricane day, we went to see a delightful collection of Neil and Kerry Stavely’s art in Millwood. Duvall Design in Millwood, VA is a great location for this kind of show. Artistic and artisan combined in perfect balance.

Duval Design Art Opening

Duval Design Art Opening

Neil and Kerry own Horse and Hare and operate a shop on the mall in downtown Winchester, VA.

Neil and Kerry Stavely

Neil and Kerry Stavely

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The show will be up for a few weeks. Make sure to go take a look.

Sweetly. moistly nestled.

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“Peace is Fragile” (AB Art of Nature #1)

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