Contemporaneous Extension


HIGHESTLIGHTS
November 20, 2011, 8:23 pm
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Um….well, this is awkward…hi.

I realize it has been quite some time since I’ve written, but I have an excuse! I swear! A relentless work sched (blahblahblah) combined with a sabbatical to the Iberian Peninsula for the month of October has had me out in the world rather than reflecting in physical form. Until now! I have returned with a lust for life and so much visual stimulation stocked in my neurons I could almost topple over. And now…THE  INTERNATIONAL WONDERS!

"Clothing the Naked," Maestro de la Vista Santa Gudule, ca. 1470, Oil on panel, 63.5 x 41.5 cm (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid)

"Clothing the Naked," Maestro de la Vista Santa Gudule, ca. 1470, Oil on panel, 63.5 x 41.5 cm (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid)

"Clothing the Naked," (DETAIL) Maestro de la Vista Santa Gudule, ca. 1470, Oil on panel, 63.5 x 41.5 cm (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid)

"Clothing the Naked," (DETAIL) Maestro de la Vista Santa Gudule, ca. 1470, Oil on panel, 63.5 x 41.5 cm (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid)

"Clothing the Naked," (DETAIL) Maestro de la Vista Santa Gudule, ca. 1470, Oil on panel, 63.5 x 41.5 cm (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid)

"Clothing the Naked," (DETAIL) Maestro de la Vista Santa Gudule, ca. 1470, Oil on panel, 63.5 x 41.5 cm (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid)

"The Virgin and Child Enthroned," Rogier van der Weyden, ca. 1433, Oil on panel, 15.8 x 11.4 cm (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid)

"The Virgin and Child Enthroned," Rogier van der Weyden, ca. 1433, Oil on panel, 15.8 x 11.4 cm (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid)

"The Annunciation Diptych," Jan van Eyck, ca. 1433-1435, Oil on panel. Left wing (The Archangel Gabriel): 38.8 x 23.2 cm. Right wing (The Virgin Mary): 39 x 24 cm (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid)

"The Annunciation Diptych," Jan van Eyck, ca. 1433-1435, Oil on panel. Left wing (The Archangel Gabriel): 38.8 x 23.2 cm. Right wing (The Virgin Mary): 39 x 24 cm (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid)

"Portrait of a Young Woman known as "La Bella"," Palma Vecchio, ca. 1518-20, Oil on canvas, 95 x 80 cm (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid)

"Portrait of a Young Woman known as "La Bella"," Palma Vecchio, ca. 1518-20, Oil on canvas, 95 x 80 cm (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid)

"The Immaculate Conception," El Greco and Jorge Manuel Theotokópoulos, ca. 1608-14, Oil on canvas, 108 x 82 cm (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid)

"The Immaculate Conception," El Greco and Jorge Manuel Theotokópoulos, ca. 1608-14, Oil on canvas, 108 x 82 cm (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid)

"Young Peasant with a Flask," Tommaso Salini, ca. 1610, Oil on canvas, 99 x 73 cm (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid)

"Young Peasant with a Flask," Tommaso Salini, ca. 1610, Oil on canvas, 99 x 73 cm (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid)

"Night: Mediterranean Coast Scene with Fishermen and Boats," Claude-Joseph Vernet, 1753, Oil on canvas, 96.5 x 134.6 cm (Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection on deposit at Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza)

"Night: Mediterranean Coast Scene with Fishermen and Boats," Claude-Joseph Vernet, 1753, Oil on canvas, 96.5 x 134.6 cm (Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection on deposit at Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza)

"Portrait of Max Schmidt," Oskar Kokoschka, 1914, Oil on canvas,  90 x 57.5 cm (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid)

"Portrait of Max Schmidt," Oskar Kokoschka, 1914, Oil on canvas, 90 x 57.5 cm (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid)

"The Yellow Flowers," Henri Matisse, 1902, Oil on canvas, 46 x 54.5 cm (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid)

"The Yellow Flowers," Henri Matisse, 1902, Oil on canvas, 46 x 54.5 cm (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid)

"Bottle, Carafe, Jug and Lemons," Paul Cézanne, 1902-6, Watercolour on paper, 44.5 x 60 cm, (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid)

"Bottle, Carafe, Jug and Lemons," Paul Cézanne, 1902-6, Watercolour on paper, 44.5 x 60 cm, (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid)

"Portrait of George Washington's Cook," Gilbert Stuart , ca. 1795-97, Oil on canvas, 76 x 63.5 cm (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid)

"Portrait of George Washington's Cook," Gilbert Stuart , ca. 1795-97, Oil on canvas, 76 x 63.5 cm (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid)

"Proun 5 A" El Lissitzky , 1919, 22 x 17.5 cm (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid)

"Proun 5 A" El Lissitzky , 1919, 22 x 17.5 cm (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid)

"Untitled (Geometrical Drawing)," Alexander Vesnin, ca. 1920-21, Ink on paper, 33.5 x 24.5 cm (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid)

"Untitled (Geometrical Drawing)," Alexander Vesnin, ca. 1920-21, Ink on paper, 33.5 x 24.5 cm (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid)

"Merzbild Kijkduin," Kurt Schwitters, 1923, Oil, pencil and wood assemblage on cardboard, 74.3 x 60.3 cm (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid)

"Merzbild Kijkduin," Kurt Schwitters, 1923, Oil, pencil and wood assemblage on cardboard, 74.3 x 60.3 cm (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid)

"Juan Gris Cockatoo No. 4," Joseph Cornell, ca. 1953-54, Construction, 50 x 30 x 11.5 cm (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid)

"Juan Gris Cockatoo No. 4," Joseph Cornell, ca. 1953-54, Construction, 50 x 30 x 11.5 cm (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid)

"Imaginary Numbers," Yves Tanguy ," 1954, Oil on canvas, 99 x 80 cm (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid)

"Imaginary Numbers," Yves Tanguy ," 1954, Oil on canvas, 99 x 80 cm (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid)

"Untitled," Clyfford Still, 1965, Oil on canvas, 254 x 176.5 cm (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid)

"Untitled," Clyfford Still, 1965, Oil on canvas, 254 x 176.5 cm (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid)

"Portrait of a Woman," Alberto Giacometti, 1965, Oil on canvas, 86 x 65 cm (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid)

"Portrait of a Woman," Alberto Giacometti, 1965, Oil on canvas, 86 x 65 cm (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid)

"Express," Robert Rauschenberg, 1963, Oil, silkscreen and collage on canvas, 184.2 x 305.2 cm (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid)

"Express," Robert Rauschenberg, 1963, Oil, silkscreen and collage on canvas, 184.2 x 305.2 cm (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid)

"L´Acrobate à la Boule," Pablo Picasso, 1905, Oil on canvas, 147 x 95 cm. ©The State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow. © Pablo Picasso Estate. VEGAP. Madrid, 2011

"L´Acrobate à la Boule," Pablo Picasso, 1905, Oil on canvas, 147 x 95 cm. ©The State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow. © Pablo Picasso Estate. VEGAP. Madrid, 2011

"The Archduke Francis of Austria," Anton Rafael Mengs, 1700, oil on canvas. (Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid)

"The Archduke Francis of Austria," Anton Rafael Mengs, 1700, oil on canvas. (Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid)

"Christ Crucified," Diego Rodríguez de Silva Velazquez, ca. 1632, oil on linen, 248 cm x 169 cm (Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid)

"Christ Crucified," Diego Rodríguez de Silva Velazquez, ca. 1632, oil on linen, 248 cm x 169 cm (Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid)

"Saint Gregory," Juan de Nalda, ca. 1505, tempera and oil on panel, 76 x 60 cm (Museo Nacional del Prado)

"Saint Gregory," Juan de Nalda, ca. 1505, tempera and oil on panel, 76 x 60 cm (Museo Nacional del Prado)

"Before the Wedding," Antonio Munoz Degrain, 1884, oil on canvas (Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid)

"Before the Wedding," Antonio Munoz Degrain, 1884, oil on canvas (Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid)

Pilgrimage to the Well of San Isidro, Francisco Goya, 1821-1823, mixed techniques on reclaimed canvas (Museo Nacional del Prado)

Pilgrimage to the Well of San Isidro, Francisco Goya, 1821-1823, mixed techniques on reclaimed canvas (Museo Nacional del Prado)

"Sexto Mes," Rafa Macarron, 2011, Técnica mixta sobre lienzo con urna de metacrilato, 162 x 130 x 4cm (Distrito 4, Madrid)

"Sexto Mes," Rafa Macarron, 2011, Técnica mixta sobre lienzo con urna de metacrilato, 162 x 130 x 4cm (Distrito 4, Madrid)

Rafa Macarron, 'Que Fria,' 2011, Técnica mixta sobre lienzo con urna de metacrilato, 146 x 114 x 4 cm. (Distrito 4, Madrid)

Rafa Macarron, 'Que Fria,' 2011, Técnica mixta sobre lienzo con urna de metacrilato, 146 x 114 x 4 cm. (Distrito 4, Madrid)

"Operación Limpieza," Rafa Macarron, 2011, Técnica mixta sobre lienzo con urna de metacrilato, 140 x 240 x 4 cm (Distrito 4, Madrid)

"Operación Limpieza," Rafa Macarron, 2011, Técnica mixta sobre lienzo con urna de metacrilato, 140 x 240 x 4 cm (Distrito 4, Madrid)

"Quedada en el patio sur," Rafa Macarron, 2011, Técnica mixta sobre lienzo y madera, 183 x 297 x 43 cm (Distrito 4, Madrid)

"Quedada en el patio sur," Rafa Macarron, 2011, Técnica mixta sobre lienzo y madera, 183 x 297 x 43 cm (Distrito 4, Madrid)

"Woman and Dog Beneath the Moon," Joan Miro, 1936, oil on canvas

"Woman and Dog Beneath the Moon," Joan Miro, 1936, oil on canvas

"Head of Crying Woman with Handkerchief (III)," Pablo Picasso, 1937 (Museo Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid)

"Head of Crying Woman with Handkerchief (III)," Pablo Picasso, 1937 (Museo Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid)

"Painting (Man with a Pipe)," Joan Miro, 1925 (Museo Nacional del Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid)

"Painting (Man with a Pipe)," Joan Miro, 1925 (Museo Nacional del Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid)

"Broken Plate," Andre Kertesz, 1929, gelatin silver print (Nacional Museo del Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid)

"Broken Plate," Andre Kertesz, 1929, gelatin silver print (Nacional Museo del Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid)

"1951-D," Clyfford Still, 1951, oil on canvas (Nacional Museo del Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid)

"1951-D," Clyfford Still, 1951, oil on canvas (Nacional Museo del Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid)

"Mascotas por la diagonal, Barcelona," Francesc Catala Roca, 1950, gelatin silver print (Nacional Museo del Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid)

"Mascotas por la diagonal, Barcelona," Francesc Catala Roca, 1950, gelatin silver print (Nacional Museo del Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid)

"Musician's Table," Juan Gris, 1926, oil on canvas (Nacional Museo del Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid)

"Musician's Table," Juan Gris, 1926, oil on canvas (Nacional Museo del Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid)

" Nudes on the Beach," Jose de Togares, 1922, oil on canvas (Nacional Museo del Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid)

" Nudes on the Beach," Jose de Togares, 1922, oil on canvas (Nacional Museo del Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid)

"Liberation," M.C. Escher, 1956, lithograph (Museum of the Alhambra, Granada)

"Liberation," M.C. Escher, 1956, lithograph (Museum of the Alhambra, Granada)

"Covered Alley in Atrani," M.C Escher, 1931, xylograph (Museum of the Alhambra, Granada)

"Covered Alley in Atrani," M.C Escher, 1931, xylograph (Museum of the Alhambra, Granada)

"Sunflowers," M.C. Escher, 1918, linoleum cut (Museum of the Alhambra, Granada)

"Sunflowers," M.C. Escher, 1918, linoleum cut (Museum of the Alhambra, Granada)

"Head of a Woman," Pablo Picasso, 1946, oil on canvas (Museo Picasso Malaga, Malaga)

"Head of a Woman," Pablo Picasso, 1946, oil on canvas (Museo Picasso Malaga, Malaga)

"Bust of a Woman on Brown and White Ground," Pablo Picasso, 1928, oil and charcoal on canvas (Museo Picasso Malaga, Malaga)

"Bust of a Woman on Brown and White Ground," Pablo Picasso, 1928, oil and charcoal on canvas (Museo Picasso Malaga, Malaga)

"Male Watching his Sleeping Female Companion," Pablo Picasso, 1922, oil and pencil on panel (Museo Picasso Malaga, Malaga)

"Male Watching his Sleeping Female Companion," Pablo Picasso, 1922, oil and pencil on panel (Museo Picasso Malaga, Malaga)

"Head of a Man with Pink and Green ZigZags," Pablo Picasso, 1965, oil on canvas (Museo Picasso Malaga, Malaga)

"Head of a Man with Pink and Green ZigZags," Pablo Picasso, 1965, oil on canvas (Museo Picasso Malaga, Malaga)

"Woman with a Green Collar," Pablo Picasso, 1938, oil on canvas (Museo Picasso Malaga, Malaga)

"Woman with a Green Collar," Pablo Picasso, 1938, oil on canvas (Museo Picasso Malaga, Malaga)

"Female Acrobat," Pablo Picasso, 1930, oil on panel (Museo Picasso Malaga, Malaga)

"Female Acrobat," Pablo Picasso, 1930, oil on panel (Museo Picasso Malaga, Malaga)

 

Readers, be enticed: the blog will be back in full force after December 1st, the day of my reckoning that will optimally culminate in finding a roof over my head. Wish me luck!


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1. What a wonderful and eclectic gathering of images, I am enjoying them a lot
2. Good luck

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