It is hard to reconcile sometimes the exigence of faith and the beauty of the world. I is something mankind has wrestled with since the beginning of civilization. The first image is a sixteenth century sculpture and of course the others are art nouveau. They could not be further apart in their styles.
I have seen so many wonderful things in recent weeks. Each time I think it would not be possible to see something more beautiful and each time I am wrong.
After a week in Holland seeing some of the best of the Dutch Masters I believed I had seen the best the Art world had to offer and then today “Le Perugin” at the Jacquemart Andre.
Photographs were not allowed in the exhibit much to my regret.
The last two photos are about howFOOD IS SERVED AT THE MUSEUM. There is a furious battle in Newport. The Preservation Society Of Newport County would like to build a Visitor’s Center; on the grounds of the Breakers; and serve food. The food would be sandwiches in saran wrap and soda in a can or coffee in a styrofoam cup.
This has been a divisive battle in the small town of Newport. Having visited many many museums in the United States and in the rest of the world; none have the small vision that the Preservation Society has exhibited; against it’s very mission statement no less. I am dismayed at the small mindedness of the administration in this matter. I am saddened by these events.
After a day at Mauritshuis I am at a loss for words.
I am working on a book of photographs of the Newport Waterfront from the 60’s and 70’s. Today I walked the waterfront to the extent I could and took photographs from as close as I could to the spot where I had taken images all those years ago.
THE PHOTOGRAPHS WERE TAKEN OVER A 45 YEAR PERIOD. THE DECISION OF WHICH TO INCLUDE AND WHICH TO LEAVE OUT WAS A DIFFICULT ONE. EACH PHOTOGRAPH REPRESENTS A STORY AND A MEMORY FROM THAT 45 YEAR JOURNEY.