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Modern Art Monday Presents: Georgia O’Keeffe, Pelvis II

pelvis by georgia okeeffe photo by gail worley
Photo By Gail

From 1943 to 1947, Georgia O’Keeffe painted a series that explored the intricate shapes and surfaces of animal bones. The bones were pictured in their entirety or in magnified detail. In this abstract variation, Pelvis II (1944) O’Keeffe draws attention to the blue sky seen through the empty socks. The work demonstrates her ability to present what the writer Jean Toomer described as “the universe through the portal of a bone.”

Photographed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan.

Modern Art Monday Presents: Yves Tanguy, My Life, Black and White

yves tanguy my life black and white photo by gail worley
Photo By Gail

Interlocking organic shapes of dull and sharp appendages support one another like a monument in the characteristic space of Yves Tanguy’s  My Life, Black and White (1944).  Having met the poet Andre Breton in 1925, Tanguy remained true to the Surrealist movement throughout his work, borrowing shapes and motifs from Jean Arp and Joan Miro.

Photographed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC.

Eye On Design: Inflatable Chair By William H. Miller Jr.

Inflatable Chair
All Photos By Gail

Composed of Vinylite and manufactured by a chemical company (Gallowhur Chemical Corp. of Windsor, VT) this Inflatable Chair (1944) typifies the application of innovative materials and production techniques — heightened during wartime — to domestic products. Designer William H. Miller was an employee of Gallowhur Chemical. Continue reading Eye On Design: Inflatable Chair By William H. Miller Jr.

Jimmy Page is 70!

Jimmy Page Double Neck
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Led Zeppelin Guitarist Jimmy Page celebrates Seventy (70, Wow!) years on the planet today, January 9th, having been born in the year 1944. Happy Birthday Jimmy, You Are the Best!

Happy 68th Birthday, Jimmy Page!

Robert Plant and Jimmy Page on the Cover of Rolling Stone Magazine

Led Zeppelin Guitarist Jimmy Page turns 68 years old today, having been born on January 9th, 1944. Happy Birthday, Jimmy! You still rock harder than all the rest!