Happy Day after Thanksgiving. Art is underrated until you must go without....
Thank you for sharing!
Those are cool sculptures.. Thanks for sharing them.. I am visiting my friends today before we leave for another adventure when Jeff comes home from work tonight. We are going to Indianapolis Indianna..
Yes, your father did live out that dream, and I think it's wonderful that you could see things from the vision that he had. Some children would not be as understanding! He certainly achieved a lot in life. I have enjoyed these sculpture posts!! Your life has been so interesting!!
I do hope you and Sweetie had a wonderful happy Thanksgiving!!
Love and hugs,
Marvelous memories and photos. As always, thanks for sharing.
I trust your T-day went well, dear.
*sigh* the art, the photos, your stories...let's drink tea and chat all day, shall we? :) hope you had a lovely thanksgiving! :)
It is really special that you grew up surrounded by art (even though you didn't live in Greenwich.) It is a most impressive collection.
If that was his house, he really did come a long way. Awesome house and grounds.
Hearing about his rather bleak early years explains his deep love for art and beauty. Glad he passed it on to you.
That Rodin is amazing! I love when you tell stories about your family. That calendar story is really great. The stuff that dreams are made of...
Fantastic post, Naomi!
What a wonderful sculptures! Your Father was really a remarkable person.
Love always seeing your beautiful house in Greenwich and the amazing garden with many peaces of art.
Thanks for sharing your family's memories.
Have a nice Sunday!
The Madonna with Baby is so vivid and sharp, very very moving I must say Naomi. It's great to have you sharing all these precious photos with us Naomi.
This is totally off topic but I had to ask since I just now saw the commercial. Is that Lee Merriweather in the new Wii commercial? It's the one where the grandparents come to visit, she's playing grandma, and the grandparents don't want to go out shopping or caroling with the parents, because they're too busy playing the Wii with the grandkids.
I think it's neat how it seems your father's art "spark" started with calendar artwork. I read that article about the fire - holy cow! Those poor people were locked in?!
And I'm realizing I used the phrase "spark" in a comment talking about a horrible fire. Totally unintentional. Sheesh.
My dad raised us to recognize the importance of art. He never had an apartment in NYC but he was the first one to take me to the museums there. Great post!
I love the sculptures and that they have been shared with the world. Thanks, Naomi.
Lucky you who has been surrounded by culture most of your life.
Art and Culture are utterly important for mankind.
Need I say more?
Hats off to Daddy Joe!
My God - Rodin AND Giocometti (both of which I recognised, I'm happy to say. What riches to have had in your environment and legacy and - of course I am not talking monetary values.
Hats off indeed to your Daddy Naomi. Imagine all that art - hard to envisage really. I have enjoyed reading about your father and your life. Much love to you.
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