Sunday, January 29, 2012

2012 Weekly Wrap #3

Detail of Tiny Demons (2011) by Jon Flack, on view at the Torrance Art Museum

Similar to Week #2, this week had a modest rate of production, but good things are in the works. ;-)

The topics were again clustered into Art, with five of the eleven posts. Music had two. And, because of our "long weeks", we double dipped our Friday Flowers. Yeah, I need to slightly up my rate and throw in some variety. With so many interesting topics to consider, it seems a shame to overly focus on just one or two.

However, I'm happy with the overall feel of this blog. Certainly, Paideia can get seriously artsy from time to time, but, in the general outlook, the mix is good. Most importantly, I'm having fun.

Detail of Vase with Dragon (c.1890s) by Adachi Kinjiro

Let's look at the eleven posts.

We had five art posts. Birthday celebrations were given for Jeff Koons and Claes Oldenburg. I attended two Opening Night events, the Torrance Art Museum's "To Live and Paint in LA" and the Norton Simon Museum's "Hans Memling: Portrait of a Man". Finally, I gave an update on my recent activities in regards to the Pacific Standard Time activities.

For music, there were two posts. We had a bittersweet birth date celebration for the recently departed Etta James. Then we threw a Mozart-fest, in celebration of the great composer's birth date.

Two Friday Flowers graced our "week". Rhododendrons were matched with the poetry of Edward Hirsch. Later, the poetic nonsense of Lewis Carroll paired up with some colorful Snapdragons. ;-)

Our one dedicated literature post celebrated the birth date of Edgar Allan Poe with images and videos regarding his poem, "Annabel Lee".

Finally, the Year of the Dragon has begun!!!

And that's the Weekly Wrap.

The art of Jeff Koons on display at the Broad Contemporary at LACMA


No comments:

Post a Comment