More To Come.............
Insert my comments to your prior "sculpture" posts here.
I am awe-struck by the number of art pieces and your Father certainly had a heart of gold to donate all these for all to see, appreciate and enjoy.
This is a wonderful legacy Noami :D
It is incredible just how many pieces your father had. Just an amazing collection. I was really drawn to the plaques and the girl sitting.
I guess he was like two men to you. The dad and the collector.
You say it boggles the mind re: your father, the father and your father the art collector, but at least you are an artist and an art lover. Can you imagine how weird the disconnection would be if you had zero interest in art?
Love your photo at "Opening Night at The Hirshhorn".
I am enchanted with that serie of posts! Just remarkable and amazing collection of art! Thanks for sharing, dear Naomi!
I think I will make a special effort to see that museum when I go to DC next. There has never been enough time - or the people I was with didn't want to go - but next time I will press to see it, regardless of what others want to do!!
Another lovely post - with such beautiful photos of the sculptures. Thank you for making it possible for me to see them.
Nancy in Iowa
Hi, just wanted to let you know I've been here, looking at the photos various times but haven't commented because I could only pop in and out as time allowed. I can't wait to go back to the museum now that I've seen all your pictures.
Another riveting post. And a glimpse at the extraordinary man who was your father. Has anyone written a book about him? He certainly is worthy of one. To have amassed such a collection in one lifetime boggles the imagination.
I can't help feeling proud that he so favoured Henry Moore. I once was driven in a taxi past his house in London, and to my delight he was standing in the doorway. Unmistakeable!
On a more flippant note the beautiful model of the young girl makes me sigh for the days before one's bosom started the long descent:)
it's true.. the more posts like these have been and it's easy to understand where your love (and talent) of Art came from!...
i love the photos of the art (because it makes me feel just a bit more cultured) and the photos of you and your dad (because they make me feel just a bit more connected)! thank you (for both), lady! xo
You know I've never really been into sculptures so this is fascinating to me. I do love seeing them all surrounded by greenery rather than the walls.
I love the fact that art touches you so deeply. :)
I was away on trips again and am slowly getting caught up. I read your post on Lillian Gish and had no idea about her racism. Maybe in her time it was more common and if she had been a girl from the 2000s she would not hold such ideas – one just hopes anyway.
Naomi I looked at all these beautiful art pieces your father donated and now I really would like to go and see them. That will be on my list of trips to make. One of the problems though is that in so many galleries they forbid taking photographs, but I’ll inquire before flying to DC.
These posts are incredible – such wealth of art. Your portrait is stunning. I am totally spell bound by your posts. The picture of you next to the Manzu plaque is gorgeous. You certainly have art in your veins, Naomi, which you inherited from your dad. Thanks so much to share all of this with us. Your posts are really a treat to read.
It must have been nourishing to be around so much art. But maybe you would have rather been nourished by your father. I know what you mean about the feeling art can give without an ability to put it into words. I just love that. Was your father pleased to have his collection donated and responded to?
You are right, it is mind boggling!! An amazing amount of artwork that your father had and donated!! Such large numbers! He was truly an amazing person! I can see why you love art so much. You have always been surrounded by it in many forms!
Hope you are well dear lady, and Sweetie too!! :)
What a collection.
From his immigrant roots, your late dad's world certainly expanded, and he had an admirable taste in his choice of fine art.
For you to have been surrounded by such masterpieces indeed must have influenced your own artistic eye.
Thanks for sharing the stories/visuals of the pieces.
I have loved looking at your photos!
I just ordered that book to prowl through. :)
Oooo...thanks to the ease of Amazon.com, I got them both! I've been on a book spree lately.
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