I took one to work, B. took three to work, so that makes 34 prints up in our 700 sq. ft. apartment.
Not enough art, really...
Nolde (1867-1956) painted the two painting on the one wall, the one above the red cutting board is by August Macke, painted in 1913.
Hofman, the artist who painted the yellow and orange picture near the end of the wall. That painting "Exaltment" was painted in 1947. He had a very interesting life, beginning his artistic works under the teaching of Picasso and Monet.
Studying a picture, saying what you think about it and what it might be doing/meaning, and then looking up the artist is a very pleasant way to spend an evening.
Beside our bathroom sink is this print by Bertha Morisot, one of only two women Impressionist painters.
The little girl and her doll is such a sweet picture, and Bernie says it reminds him of when Laura was a little girl and would sit on the lid of the toilet and watch him shave in the morning.
The sunflower picture was on the wall of an empty office across the room. I "pillaged and plundered" and got a touch of color in my room on Monday.
While the walls may be gray and colorless, the people I work around are bright and sunny all day long. I hear laughter often, and it is a happy place to come to each morning. I usually cross the street as the church across the street chimes the hour. It is a different church from the one we hear at the apartment. This morning we had our windows open, and I was charmed to realize that at 8 am as I was putting on my make up hymns were being chimed, and I knew exactly what time it was.
Such a nice way to keep track of time!
No more fretfully checking the clock for me!
I get a kick out of the coloring books that have been published to help with the study of anatomy.sooo much work to be done, I haven't had a chance to yet.
Classifying five other library collections at the same time takes a lot of time! And it all must be done by Oct. 1st. for accreditation purposes.
Suddenly the spirals started to look like stitching to me.
Maybe weavings...some of kind of textile design. I grabbed my camera and took a few pictures. I am hoping to print some of them out and use them on the black boxes around the labels.We'll see how that goes....at least they are on the shelves and in order now.
I beat B. home today. He called from the parking lot to say he needed help bringing in some shopping.
"Shopping" turned out to be a cat tree!
Our make peace offering to our much put upon cats
They both were climbing on it before B. had even let go of it.
Paul Klee's "The Rose Garden" suited Tiggie quite well.
Tuxie cat too.
Tiggie spent a bit of time contemplating the assortment of prints.
(Pop quiz: What was the name of the artist who painted the sunflower picture at the bottom? I mentioned him at the beginning of this post!)
Except for having to blog late at night instead of in the morning, everything is just great.
The weather is warm, the sky is beautiful, and we are enjoying our Urban Apartment life.
Yes, life here is good.