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Klimt’s Protégé Egon Schiele, Featured In Boston, Also Making News In New York City With His Nudes.

by Anura Guruge


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His work, i.e., that of Egon Schiele, is being glorified in in Boston, at the MAGNIFICENT Museum of Fine Arts, alongside that of his mentor and compatriot Gustav Klimt.

But, the Austrian Tourist Board using his nudes to promote travel to Austria and that is not going down well in certain puritanical quarters.

While it would be crass to call his nudes controversial, they sure are provocative — and that is both good and bad. They definitely attract attention, which is beneficial but it also means that some  folks will take umbrage to them.

That the Austrians got the necessary permissions and permits from NYC is a miracle in its own right. Even if they are now forced to take the ads. down, Austria shure would have got their monies worth, if not more from the added publicity they managed to garner. It is very possible that they actually bargained that they might be able to provoke a controversy and with that lost of media coverage. Well they succeeded.


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Klimt’s Protégé Egon Schiele’s Drawings — Boston Museum Of Fine Arts (April 24, 2018).

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This was a joint ‘Klimt – Schiele‘ exhibition at the MAGNIFICENT Boston Museum of Fine Arts which we visited on Tuesday.

While I was very familiar with Klimt, I had never heard of Egon Schiele. They were contemporaries and compatriots and Egon is said to Klimt’s protégé. I looked him up. Hhhmmm! Seems he was a bit of an unsavory character with an unhealthy interest in children! Kind of interesting that he would be featured alongside Klimt by a museum in Boston. Interesting. You should look jim up.

Interesting work. He sure could draw. Of that there is no doubt or debate.

He died the same year as Klimt, 1918. So it the centenary of their deaths. Egon, who died of the ‘Spanish Flu’ was 28, Klimt, who also died of the ‘flu’, was 55.


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Lesser Known Klimt — Boston Museum Of Fine Arts (April 24, 2018).

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Went to the MAGNIFICENT Boston Museum of Fine Arts yesterday. Though I used to be a regular visitor I had not been there in 20-years! Had forgotten what an absolute GEM it is.

They were having the above Exhibition. I had seen it on their Website the night before, and it was very high on my lists of things I wanted to see given that I am a huge fan of Gustav Klimt. As it happened we did see it very early on.

A side of Klimt that I was not familiar with and Egon Schiele was totally new to I. Very enticing exhibition.

Thoroughly, thoroughly enjoyed the Museum. Kicking myself that I had forsaken it for so long — albeit I did visit art museums in New York (x4), Albany, San Francisco and Philadelphia during the hiatus.

What I said about Gustav Klimt in my 2008 “Teischan’s ABC Book Of Great Artists“:


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The AMAZING “Creative Tablescapes” Show In Wolfeboro, NH This Weekend.

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Beyond brilliant!

Some just outright breathtaking.

My pictures do NOT do this exhibition the justice it deserves. I was in a hurry and there were other milling around and some of you know I like to take pictures such as this without people cluttering the scene.

I lucked out. Total serendipity. Though it was supposedly in the paper, I had not heard of it. I had a breakfast meeting at the ‘Wolfeboro Inn‘ on Friday. This exhibition was downstairs and they talked about it at our meeting — partly because the exhibition had usurped our normal room.

I kind of had a hunch that this would be a good place to get some pictures and handed over my $5 once I was assured that I can take as many pictures as I wanted — provided I did not touch. I am used to those instructions.

I am so glad I went — though I was supposed to meet some other folks straight after the meeting.

To say that I HIGHLY recommend this show would be the understatement of the day.

If you are within 35-miles of Wolfeboro (NH) this weekend you should make a point of going to see this wonderful show. It will be the best $5 you spend all weekend.


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2018 Chinese New Year Woodblock Exhibition At ‘Confucius Institute’, UNH (Durham, NH) — Part II.

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Please refer to ‘Part I‘ of this ‘post’ for details — especially about the 14-wood block, 14-step process required to create one of these full-color Chinese wood blocks.


Three of the four wood blocks used to create this 4-color print.




Enjoy.

Pictures in Part I were taken with my Google Pixel 2 phone. These were with my full frame Sony a7 II.


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2018 Chinese New Year Woodblock Exhibition At ‘Confucius Institute’, UNH (Durham, NH) — Part I.

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This extensive woodblock exhibition and workshop was the 2018 Chinese New Year event presented by my friends at the UNH ‘Confucius Institute‘.

UNH ‘Confucius Institute‘ always comes up with an original, EDUCATIONAL and entertaining event to celebrate the Chinese New Year and share their cultural treats and treasures with the rest of us.

I wasn’t sure what to expect. I was blown away by HOW MANY exquisite full-color (i.e., 14-color) woodblock prints they had.

I was lucky. I was given a number of personal, one-on-one tutorials in that these are indeed my friends and we collaborated, very successfully, for last year’s Concord Multicultural day. To produce a full-color print it takes 14 separate, delicately carved wood blocks. One for each color. Just think how long that takes.

The Chinese came up with such full-color printing way ahead of anybody else.

At the hands-on workshop they were doing 3- and 4-color prints. Still impressive.

It was GOOD. Very good. I enjoyed myself. Took a lot of pictures. These were with my Google Pixel 2. I have yet to download the pictures I took with full-frame Sony a7 II. That is next.

This woodblock show continues into tomorrow, Wednesday, February 14, 2018.


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The Beatles “Magical History Tour” Exhibition At Foxwoods, CT — Impressive & Educational.

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We went to ‘Foxwoods‘ (just 25 minutes away) on the second day of our 5-day stay at ‘Mohegan Sun’ post-Christmas. The main goal was to check out the ‘new’ Indian Museum, but that was closed. So we got to explore the ‘resort’ earlier than we had hoped. We had stayed there a few years ago and wanted to see how it was no vis-à-vis Mohegan Sun. [Teischan and I had had gone to the buffet there in August during our trip to Mystic, but we hadn’t spent much time there because it was late.]

I saw the signs to this Beatles exhibition as soon as we left the parking garage. It looked interesting. I also was planning to get tickets for the ‘Legends in Concert‘, at Foxwoods, for New Year’s Eve while we were there. So we proceeded to the ‘Theater District’. There was no problem getting the tickets. And they had a combo deal that included the Beatles exhibition for something like $10/ticket extra. So that was a no brainer.

We went to the exhibition as soon as we got the tickets. It wasn’t crowded.

Very well done. Some amazing exhibits. Well presented. Very slick.

Though I am a great (lifelong) fan, I, alas, am not an expert on the Beatles. I was in Ceylon during their meteoric early days, e.g., 1964. Ceylon did not get TV till 1985 so I never got to see the beatles on TV during the 60s. So, there was a lot I did not know. Like the market for the hotel bedsheets, carpets and ashtrays when the Beatles visited the U.S.

The grey album cover, autographed, on John kissing Yoko was fascinating. It was the actual album that John had autographed for David Chapman — his assassin! They had found it at the murder site and had served as police evidence. You can see the police markings on it.

I could have spent much more time there. But, the kids wanted to check out the shops.

I was very impressed. Highly recommended. If you get a chance to see this exhibit, do NOT hesitate. It will be well worth paying $25 or $30. Very good.


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Philadelphia Museum of Art, ‘Audubon to Warhol: The Art of American Still Life’ — Breathtakingly Stunning.

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One of the many absolutely stunning paintings.

“Flower Still Life with Bird’s Nest” by Severin Rosen.

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Just a FEW of my favorites (which they happened to have as postcards).

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This still life exhibition which runs till this Sunday, January 10, 2016, was sublime. The BEST $5 I spent all Christmas — and that says a lot. Yes, $5 is what it costs to see this special exhibit on top of the $20 general admission to the very fine, very regal ‘Philadelphia Museum of Art’. One of the ‘receptionists’ (who did confess that she had not seen the exhibit) did tell Deanna that it wasn’t worth the extra $5 and that there were only two Andy Warhols — one of them his iconic Brillo Pad boxes. She was dead wrong. This exhibit was worth $25 on its own.

Awesome. The level of detail. The color, the composition. I was in awe. Immaculately presented with some fine writeups. Loved it. Being familiar with the ‘Hudson River School’ paintings I knew that there were some exceptional American painters from the 18th and 19th century. And that sure was the case. I learnt a LOT. The book that went with the exhibition was a huge coffee table production priced at $40. It was too big to be practical use to me. So I gave it a miss. But I plan to learn about some of these artists, example the amazing Peale family.

The museum does provide some excellent videos of the exhibit. Check them out.

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This is also worth checking out.


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Saad Hindal’s Reception At The New Durham Library, Friday, Jan. 24, In Conjunction With His Exhibition Was A Success.



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 —Nov. 23, 2013.
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A fair number of people came. They really liked Saad’s and Hassan’s work. The food was good and very little was left at the end. He even sold one of his big pictures — the one depicting Concord, with the golden State House dome! Always the mark of a successful reception. 



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Saad Hindal’s New Durham Exhibition & Reception Gets More Press.



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The paintings will be at the library till
February 14, 2014 — Valentine’s Day.

5 p.m. reception on Friday,
January 24, 2014.

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