Sunday, December 9, 2012
"Speeding By"
9:42pm

Time is speeding by. I should be doing the Christmas cards, but I'm feeling distracted. I did manage to do a few minor things this morning. A posting of a painting whose location was unknown on the I Require Art community got me searching. I'd seen it before at the Met Museum, and happily found it in my files:


Woman in Profile, 1901
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, Malaga 18811973 Mougins, France)
Oil on paper board mounted on particle board, 20 1/2 x 13 1/4 in. (52.1 x 33.7 cm)
Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection, MMA 1999.363.58
© 2011 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Info card...

While searching for this photo, I came across some others I hadn't shared. The Picasso painting must have been near this Boccioni sculpture which I like to dub "Sir Speedy". I like that name better than what Boccioni called it:


Unique Forms of Continuity in Space, 1913
Umberto Boccioni (Italian, Reggio 18821916 Sorte)
Bronze, H. 48, W. 15-1/2, D. 36 inches (121.9 x 39.4 x 91.4 cm.)
Bequest of Lydia Winston Malbin, 1989, MMA 1990.38.3
The painting right behind it is also by Boccioni, "The Street Pavers"

MOMA also has a "Sir Speedy":


Unique Forms of Continuity in Space, 1913, cast 1931
Umberto Boccioni (Italian, Reggio 18821916 Sorte)
Bronze, H. 48, W. 15-1/2, D. 36 inches (121.9 x 39.4 x 91.4 cm.)
MOMA "Acquired through the Lillie P. Bliss Bequest, 1948, Accession #231.1948

Another view...

While its surroundings are plain, at least they had the sense to not have him face the window. The feng shui would be all wrong!

Sunday, December 16, 2012
"Pendant Idea"
8:56pm

I made a sketch for a winged scarab pendant:


And then I worked it up into a design...
Design without the pendant top, smaller pendant version, and larger version

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