Beetle Cats, Wiannos, and Schooners oh my.
Visited the International Yacht Restoration School in Newport R.I.
It’s been a summer for visiting eclectic homes.
Beauport aka The Sleeper-McCann House and Henry Davis Sleeper’s summer-retreat-cum-bachelor-pad is a ‘trip’ to visit with its kooky space planning and decorative motifs.
His creative ways of finding light within the house remind me of Gaudi’s Casa Batllo and Casa Mila not to mention his chimneys, albeit on a much smaller scale and in a different cultural venacular. Wondering if Sleeper ever visited Spain or read/heard about Gaudi’s work. The Casa Batllo was finished in 1906 just as Sleeper was getting started.
Some interior images to come in my next post…
Frederic Church’s eclectic home Olana overlooking the Hudson River Valley is a font of color and texture inspiration. Despite the raining day it was a trip to photograph the melee of materials and decorative motifs. Must return and enjoy the beautiful landscape on a sunny day.
We have a wealth of art in the western region of the state. The Clark Museum just added a new Tadao Ando building to its grounds but it’s the folly in the woods that caught my interest. A simple wood and metal clad gem. It’s set out in the very ‘british pastoral’ setting behind the Museum, just at the edge of the woods. It’s called the crystal and it was created by Thomas Schütte.
Jenny Holzer bench by the reflecting pool.
And even with all the art around I am mostly distracted by nature and this awesome birch tree dancing at the top of the hill.
The Clark Museum.
Who’d have thunk it. I have a soft spot for Medieval Romanesque and Gothic Art… the color, the patterning, the stripes! and the flatness of the work. It’s just beautiful, and surprisingly contemporary. These works are from the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya in Barcelona.
check out the hairdos…
beautiful table patterning and love the flat goblets and dinner ware
nice blanket, not so nice visitor.
flowers in the sky… too bad about the lousy fishing
these ladies have lovely striped frocks and how about that wall fabric… nice.
love the clouds that the angels are sitting in and the spareness of line for this fellow’s head and face
Left: Hilma af Klint, The Ten Largest, No. 7, Adulthood, Group IV, 1907. Right: Hilma af Klint, Altarpiece, No. 1, Group X, Altarpieces, 1915. © Stiftelsen Hilma af Klints Verk.
© Photo: Åsa Lundén/ Moderna Museet
Enter Hilma af Klint an artist I had never heard of until today. More here at the Stockholm Moderna Museet site.
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