Posts tagged: art

2/28/22 Around the World in 80 Days

2/28/22  Around the World in 80 Days
My husband and I just finished the watching BBC's remake of the Jules Verne classic,  Around the World in 80 Days.   The German actress Leonie Benesch was particularly enchanting in the role of fledgling journalist Abigail Fix (above), and the lavish sets did not disappoint this devoted Masterpiece fan - see them in Architectural Digest here.   Read more here

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11/08/21 My Blue Heaven

11/08/21 My Blue Heaven
John Singer Sargent never fails to enchant, and his portrait of Lady Agnew - in her languid pose and all of her elegant assurance - was a triumph at its debut in 1893, and thus launched Sargent's meteoric career.  Has there ever lived a better master of loose brushwork or the mixing of cerulean shades of blue than Sargent?   But what may set him most apart is his mastery at capturing an expression which conveys the soul of the sitter.

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8/16/21 - August Postcard from Maine

8/16/21 - August Postcard from Maine

Greetings from glorious "Vacationland" (the Maine license plates actually say Vacationland).   We have enjoyed our beautiful first two weeks in my idea of paradise, but the last two days have been full of fog, to the point where the sea salt in my little salt dish is all clumped together.   A perfect opportunity to pick up the proverbial pen, or keyboard, as it were.

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7/12/21 - Put on your sailing shoes

7/12/21 - Put on your sailing shoes
Do you remember Little Feat and "Put on your Sailing Shoes"?   I'm feeling a little nostalgic this week, thank you in advance for indulging me.   Above is my friend Steve's Swan 48, Dreamcatcher, moored in Katama harbor on Martha's Vineyard.   I took this photo a few summers ago, on the way out to his boat to race in the Round the Island Race.     His regular crew included a lot of our old Dartmouth college sailing teammates from the 1980s, but all of them continue to race a lot more than I do.  I got invited to this regatta for several years running, I think because I could get good restaurant reservations in Edgartown, and because I had wonderful friends in town who'd let the whole crew use their shower.

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