This is certainly not the first time I’ve posted a photo of Frank, by Chuck Close. One of the more interested illicit uses of one of my photos from this blog involved Frank (click here to read a tale of theft and Creative Commons copyright misdeeds).
Finally, this is not the first art gallery photo. In fact art galleries are one of my favorite places to take pictures. Why not take a few minutes to look at a few of my gallery interiors? Just click here.
And, as long as I’ve gone overboard with links in this post, here’s the one art gallery post in this blog that I like the most.
This isn’t the first time I’ve posted Frank, by the artist Chuck Close. Frank resides in the Minneapolis Institute of Art and I’ve observed that he seems to get around since this is at least the 4th different gallery I remember seeing him in. Frank, incidentally, is a photo-realistic painting done from a photo of someone named Frank.
If you follow this blog and click on the “art museum” tag, you’ll see that I like to take shots of galleries in art museums. I especially like quiet moments like the one pictured here. It is rare to get a whole gallery (or two) to myself. Though I guess Frank is here with me, isn’t he?
I took my Photo/Media students to the Twin Cities last week and one of the stops was the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. While they were wandering on their own, I wandered, too.
This glass display case has been part of the Design collection for many years and I have photographed the beautiful glass before. But I’ve never posted anything to this blog.
As you can see, I used a large aperture (f4) to blur the background. The dark purple jar stands out because of the color but the blur does even more to emphasize this specimen. What I like about the display case that the glass is sitting in is that everything else is pure white. It’s as if the glassware is floating in space.
I’m sorry to say this, but I don’t know what specific dome I am picturing here. I do know that it is one of the art museums in Berlin, Germany. The structure was beautiful and the art was even better.
I think I’ve mentioned that I enjoy taking candid photos in art museums. This photo was taken in Tacoma, Washington, at The Museum of Glass. This art lover seems exhausted by the experience of seeing all that glass. He’s sitting on a glass, leather and chrome bench.
Canon 5D 1/30s f/4.0 ISO640 60mm
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So here’s the second of my “Museum Interiors” theme. The Kunsthisoriches Museum is one my favorites, largely because of the Brueghel Room, which is not the room we are seeing here. Another thing I like about this museum is the fact that there are the large, welcoming sofas – very user friendly. Incidentally, my wife, Deb, is in this picture. She looks likes she’s enjoying art though I think she is enjoying the rest, as well.
Canon 5D f1.2 1/60 Canon 50mm 1.2L iso400
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