08.10.2015 Van Gogh no-show

We went to the show at The Clark Art Institute today, but no cameras allowed in the exhibit.  So I have none to show, thus the title.  But photography is allowed in the main museum, albeit without flash, so I do have some to share.

I thought for starters I’d post these two walls which I think Linda might like.  The four larger pictures are the Four Seasons painted by Alfred Stevens.

Four-Seasons-by-Alfred-Stevens-081015Since I am going wide on this post, I’ll also share this view we had while eating lunch at The Golden Eagle by the famous hairpin (180° at 15 mph) turn in Clarksburg, MA.  Guess I should have got the whole turn but I never think beyond as much nature as I can cram into a picture.  It’s called “hairpin” for good reason.

View-from-Golden-Eagle-081015-500WebIn both cases they get bigger if you click them.

The Van Gogh exhibit was nice, but very crowded and people were not mindful of others viewing the artwork.  Kind of tough though. We’re glad we went.

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About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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19 Responses to 08.10.2015 Van Gogh no-show

  1. Jim in IA says:

    When I see two nearly identical images side by side, I try to view them as tho they’re 3-D. I got a strange 4-D effect this time.

    Nice panoramic shot.

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    • I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to do with the room, Jim. I decided on half and half, Maybe I should have done a video walking around the room instead. There is a cast statue in the center.

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  2. I’m glad that you went to the art show. Appears to have been good one. And that hairpin curve pretty much gives me the willies. I’m not much for mountains; I’ll stick to looking at them from afar.

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    • It was good, Yvonne. But we found it too crowded in a relatively small space. The exhibit was hung in several rooms making a fragmented corridor which was nice, but each space was rather small for as many people was were walking through.
      The hairpin curve is well-known for several accidents.

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  3. I can well imagine there have been accidents there~hate to admit it but it gave me the willies, too!
    Years ago I went to a Van Gogh exhibit at the Art Institute. I had just read a wonderful biography of him and found the exhibit very moving. It was pretty crowded, too. Seems everything is these days.

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    • The speed limit there is 15, but I am sure more than a few hotshots think it’s cool to challenge the road. I am not sure in my wildest years I’d go much over the limit here:

      Everything in the exhibit, including a few pieces by other artists, was behind non-reflective glass…I think. It might have been poly-something or another.

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      • If you just looked at it and clicked the link through the email, I have corrected the text so it now shows in the comment box. Also, the restaurant we had lunch at is in the upper right corner.

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      • I was all excited the week Top Gear was going to tape from America’s best highway. I though, “Ah-hah, now it is our turn to show how it is done. They were disappointed by the speed limits, and were not shy about criticizing us and our highway. So much for our moment of fame. Nevertheless, it looks like an amazing road that I would love to see sometime. I would also like to visit that museum. It looks splendid. Thank you for sharing it.

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      • I am not sure that this road would make the grade as a top highway, but it is quite a nice ride through the upper Berkshires and the entire length from Greenfield to Williamstown is called the Mohawk Trail (after the Native American tribe) and is a destination in the autumn when the colors are magnificent.

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      • I can well imagine. Aren’t big swatches of it preserved? I hope so.

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      • Yes and not entirely, Melissa. 🙂 Some is state forest, some is unbuildable mountainous land…although we all know human builders like a challenge… and some is privately held but having no plans for development.

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      • This reminds me of some of the sharp turns I encountered in the mountains of New Zealand. A few were close to the base of overhanging rocks, which added to the concern (in addition to my having to drive on the “wrong” side of the road).

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      • Or the beginning of “The Shining:.

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    • I suddenly wondered who the guys named Willy were that originally gave people the willies. It turns out that the origin is unknown, but Wiktionary offers a hypothesis: “The meaning ‘spell of nervousness,”‘recorded since 1896, stems perhaps from the woollies, a dialectal term for ‘nervous uneasiness,’ probably in reference to the physical itchiness of wool garments.”

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  4. shoreacres says:

    I do like the selection you posted. For one thing, I always enjoy series that portray seasonal changes, or that portray the seasons symbolically. As a matter of fact, I’m pretty fond of Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons.”

    I suppose crowds at exhibits like this are inevitable. On the other hand, crowds are the good news. It would be sad if they offered an exhibit of Van Gogh’s paintings, and no one came.

    There’s a great road in the Hill Country known as the Three Sisters, that has some impressive curves. The bikers who make runs through the area call it the Twisted Sisters. 🙂

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    • I am a fan of The Four Seasons also. I do like Vivaldi although I tend to agree with Stravinsky (not that he would care about my opinion) that Vivaldi wrote one concerto 400 times. I guess one must be a fan of subtlety. 🙂

      Yes, crowds are to be expected. We tried going the first thing on Monday morning…but we weren’t the only strategists that day.

      I thought you would enjoy the period clothing. The different seasons was a bonus.

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