Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Some Hodge – Some Podge

This post is made up of a few oddments that don’t neatly fit any other postings – and are only loosely related to each other. In the future I will probably use it as a catch-all for photos that interest me.

The first few images are somewhat related because the subjects were found in museums and galleries, mostly in Paris. Yes – there is the art, and, there are those that love the art. The Henri Cartier-Bresson Exhibit at the Pompidou Centre in Paris was perfect for its mix.

The Decisive Moment at the Pompidou Centre Bresson Exhibit – Paris 2014

Henri Cartier-Bresson Exhibit at the Pompidou Centre – Paris 2014

Henri Cartier-Bresson Exhibit at the Pompidou Centre – Paris 2014 

The Ramp at Musee du Quai Branly – Paris 2014 – Rivers of the World

In Edinburgh there is a fine Francis Bacon currently being shown. It is considered fairly unusual because, unlike most of his paintings, there is no figure represented. But the painting is not that unusual. He often painted human’s passing presence in our spaces, capturing the fleeting influence on a more permanent material reality. And in that way, the overcoat is actually a more solid (and more fixed in time) image of man than many of his other painted images. But,I could be totally wrong. I think though, that Francis Bacon would get a big kick about people discussing motives for his choice of images. I apologize for the poor quality of the photo. Bacon typically specified that his paintings, even his very large ones, were to be hung behind glass. Consequently, reflections and surface imperfections were expected to be part of the common viewing experience. He wanted it that way. Who am I to complain?

The Francis Bacon at the Scottish Museum of Modern Art
This next image was also taken at the Scottish Museum of Modern Art.

Scottish National Museum of Modern Art – Edinburgh 2015
Now, a return to Paris for this typical view, seen by most everyone who has ever gone into Ste Chapelle during the height of the tourist season.

Ste Chapelle - Paris 2014
Back to the present in Buxton, England.

Solomon's Temple - Buxton England - August 2015
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