Tuesday, October 11, 2011
I have been to Moscow and Red Square but not recently. I was there in 1979. Lenin was on display in a coffin. I wonder if he still is?
Fejes must have painted this painting like the others, from a black and white picture postcard that he got somehow.
Posted by BBat50 at 5:52 PM
Monday, October 10, 2011
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Notice that it spells Emeric's first name with a C, not a K. There seems to be some disagreement about this.
I have no view and switch back and forth.
Posted by BBat50 at 5:36 PM
Saturday, October 8, 2011
I visited Venice this past spring and the spot was instantly familiar to me.
Oddly, Emerik might have gotten some of the colors right. I wish I had taken a photo at the same angle to compare with the painting. Of course, I would have had to photoshop out all the people.
Posted by BBat50 at 5:19 AM
Friday, October 7, 2011
I've never really warmed up to his abstract paintings like this one.
Maybe if I saw the original and it was the right size, it might speak to me but like so many things that I never really learned about, I'm not in any position to really appreciate non-representational art.
It's funny since just like music, I tend to like things that I like. I grew up with Fejes paintings, I like them. The music that I grew up with, I like. I also grew up with a great deal of discussion of education, particularly science education, so I'm really comfortable with science. I attribute much of my interest in technology due to the time that I spent learning about science in first grade science, second grade science, and kindergarten science class. One fun fact about early science is that mothers and teachers tend towards teaching about the natural (ie biology) world whereas the core curriculum concept is much more focused on physics and technology.