if only I were rich!!!...
My tastes can be quite eclectic
and I'll prove it today.
Here's what I would put on my wish list:
"The Throne Room [Dorian Fitzgerald, 2009]"
This is a very large painting that graces the whole back wall of a gallery at the museum
and it makes quite the [favorable] impact [on me].
"Bust [Guglielmo Della Porta, 1550-70]"
I would gladly pair this sculpture with the previous painting.
This mix of bronze and marble is remarkable
and I find it has an almost modern aspect
even though it dates back to the 16th century.
Some might think I consider this my role model
for the lack of hair on his/my head
and the great beard as well,
of which I am extremely fond of...
His and mine!!
"Sky Cathedral [Louise Nevelson, 1977]"
Seeing this here gives me the giggle,
because it reminds me of a time when life had me face a panel of people
who declined any knowledge of Ms Nevelson.
While her works sits [proudly] in museums,
those people will remain unknown or obscure artists [at best],
remembered only for the mediocrity of their minds.
those are the same people who didn't know who David Hockney or Franco Zeffirelli.
I just can't suffer small minded people.
they couldn't suffer my ignorance of the local scene...
I guess it was fair,
even if I didn't like the outcome of that interview.
"Satyr [Pietro Tacca, 1577-1640]"
A lovely piece
and I'd chose this not without some cynicism
as some might expect me to turn into one at my age...
But, alas, no!!
I do not yearn for fresh young flesh...
Just some middle-aged guy would do just fine!!
"Austria III [Jean-Paul Riopelle, 1954]"
As I've mentioned before,
Riopelle would be a must!!!
"Blue Drops [Paul-Emile Borduas, 1955]"
And that ain't bad either,
wouldn't you agree?!?
"Jason Charming the Dragon [Salvator Rosa, 1665-70]"
Being an avowed Arthurian for as long as I can remember,
anything related to medieval mythology at large connects with my own affinities,
as attested by the painting above,
and the one below.
"St George and The Dragon [Briton Riviere, 1908-09]"
"Crown of Flowers [William Bouguereau, 1884]"
I'm a total sap for Bouguereau!!
Since I'm not rich,
my last resort would be to sleep at the museum to be permanently surrounded by such beauty.
But my only [logical] option remains to renew annually my subscription
to get free access to all of these.
I do try to be sensible about these things,
but one can still dream...