falling in love….with arts

“The viewers complete the art.” Marcel Duchamp

How David Hockney, sees the world, with the use of technology

Originally posted on My Notebook:
David Hockney, Bigger Trees Nearer Warter, Winter 2008. Oil on nine canvases (36 x 48 in. each) 108 x 144 in. http://hockney.famsf.org/exhibition-preview-and-ecards © 2013 David Hockney.…

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Year End With Christina

This is my friend Rebecca’s recording of her own reading of this poem: winter, My Secret by Christina Rossetti. It is so beautiful that I don’t want to lose it. … Continue reading

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Picasso’s Three Paintings of Women in MOMA

This was my fourth visit to MOMA, on October 7, 2013.  I went with my family to Eastern Europe for two weeks and then ended in New York City where … Continue reading

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The Tales of Hoffmann – San Francisco Opera – Jacques Offenbach – from “Barcarolle” to “Can Can”

The Summer Opera season has just started in  SF Opera.   Tonight we watched The Tales of Hoffmann.  The music, the singing, the costume, the set, were all beautiful.  This … Continue reading

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Weekly Writing Challenge: 1,000 words – “Who is coming for dinner tonight?” and “Who is cooking for dinner tonight?”

Photo Credit Courtesy of Michelle Weber In response to the Weekly Writing Challenge: 1,000 words, this is a story about a man and a woman.  The title of the story is: … Continue reading

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Girl with a Pearl Earring – Last week in de Young Museum, San Francisco

 We finally got to see this famous painting at de Young Museum today.  I have delayed this visit due to many reasons:  too busy at work and at home; had … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary to my “Initiation” into the Blogging World – my 100th post on “My Notebook”, and my 259th post on my 6 Blogs

Originally posted on My Notebook:
Happy Anniversary! Today, there are reasons to celebrate.  It is the first anniversary of my first blog which is from “curiosita to…” As I was…

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China’s First Emperor’s Warriors are going home! Last week to visit them at Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, Part IV – the Waterbirds

As I mentioned in my last post, I am taking a few of my colleagues at lunchtime to see the Terracotta Warriors as it is the last week of the … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Pattern (3) – Terracotta Warriors and Patterns – Exhibition at Asian Art Museum, San Francisco (Part III)

This is my third post  in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge – Pattern.  This is also Part III of my post – the Terracotta Warriors. If you have not seen my … Continue reading

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China’s First Emperor’s Warriors are going home! Last two weeks to visit them at Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, Part II

In my last post on the same subject, I did not include the artifacts being exhibited.  On this post, I have included some of the artifacts excavated from the tomb. … Continue reading

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China’s First Emperor’s Warriors are going home! Last two weeks to visit them at Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, Part I

I mentioned several times on my blogs about Asian Art Museum (AAM) in San Francisco.  I have been a Chartered member for many years, but due to workload, I did … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Pattern – Dali Catholic Church, a Beautiful Combination of Western and Eastern Architecture – My Yunnan Trip # 11

This post is in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge – Pattern During my recent Yunnan trip, one of the most impressive architectural structures was the Catholic Church in Dali, Yunnan. … Continue reading

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Weekly Travel Theme – Dance – Cinderella, San Francisco Ballet – Wonderful Opening Night!

This is in response to the Weekly Travel Theme – Dance I like this theme very much because I do have lots to share.  I have many dance pictures or videos … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture #2 – My Yunnan Trip #9: What is the Totem Pole in Yunnan?

Originally posted on My Notebook:
This post is in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture. This is my second posting on this Challenge which is very interesting to me. I…

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Beautiful Art Design in the Lufeng World Dinosaur Valley – My Yunnan Trip # 6

What a beautiful wet day!  These pictures were taken at the Dinosaur Valley which I posted in my other blog: My Notebook. The patterns on these huge columns are dinosaurs. The … Continue reading

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“Dynamic Yunnan” – a beautiful ethnic minorities dance show in Kunming – My Yunnan Trip #1

I just came back from a 9 days’ trip to Yunnan.  The first post I would like to share with my readers is this beautiful ethnic minorities dance show in … Continue reading

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A Word A Week Challenge: Music

This is in response to A Word A Week Challenge: Music When I saw this Challenge, I became excited. Music is a very important part of my life. I did not … Continue reading

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The Yellow River Civilization and the Yellow River Piano Concerto

This is a follow-up post on my last one in relation to the Yellow River Mother Sculpture in Lanzhou, as some of my readers are interested in knowing more about … Continue reading

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The Yellow River Mother Sculpture in Lanzhou, China, and Picasso’s Mother and Child Painting in the Art Institute of Chicago

Next week, I should be making a business trip to Chicago.  I thought that I can visit one of my favorite museums,  the Art Institute of Chicago again.  Unfortunately, due … Continue reading

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Celebrating Gustav Klimt: The Kiss, for my sister Alice

Today, I received a gift in the mail from my dear sister Alice in Canada.  It is a beautiful gift with the image of Gustav Klimt‘s The Kiss.  She noticed … Continue reading

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Art Nouveau in Prague – In the new tiled galleries

This is a re-post of my first few posts on this Blog in a slide show presentation, and gallery with carousel view.  Prague was one of my favorite places to … Continue reading

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Art Jeopardy — I was #1

I am writing this post for all my friends who have recently participated in the discussion or presentation of Art Nouveau and/ or Art Deco. I just came back from … Continue reading

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San Francisco Palace Hotel – is this door Art Nouveau?

I just posted on my other blog ” My Notebook” about the historic tour at the San Francisco Palace Hotel. http://speakingabouttravel2.wordpress.com/2012/08/27/san-francisco-palace-hotel-historic-tour-and-lunch-my-favorite-program-for-out-of-town-guests/ I am recently very interested in looking at doors … Continue reading

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What is Art Deco? Is it the same as Art Nouveau?

Today, I took my brother and sister-in-law who came from Australia, to visit San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA).  After the museum visit, when we were on our way … Continue reading

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An Interview with Guo Gan, the Erhu Artist

This is a follow-up post of my previous one Violin Concerto Butterfly Lovers and Erhu Concerto Butterfly Lovers. You have already seen his performance of the Butterfly Lovers. Here’s another beautiful … Continue reading

March 24, 2013 · 2 Comments

Violin Concerto Butterfly Lovers, and Erhu Concerto Butterfly Lovers

My last few posts on the Yellow River and the art and music related to the Mother River of the Chinese people, have stimulated me to search for more…more contributions … Continue reading

March 24, 2013 · 13 Comments

The Yellow River Cantata, the Yellow River Piano Concerto and the Waterfall Hukou of the Yellow River

This is a follow up of my previous post The Yellow River Civilization and the Yellow River Piano Concerto. Here I posted three other music videos.  The first one is the … Continue reading

March 23, 2013 · 2 Comments

The Mourners: Tomb Sculptures from the Court of Burgundy

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por. galeria Żałobnicy z Dijon[gallery ids="9864,9859,9856,9858,9860,9863,9857,9862,9861"]   The Mourners: Tomb Sculptures from the Court of Burgundy - 02.03.2010-23.05.2010 – The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Nowy Jork / New…

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National Romanticism

Originally posted on Art Nouveau:
Just for a change, I planned to show you a building today that is not located in my hometown Dordrecht. I picked one of my favorite…

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Art Nouveau from a historical perspective

Originally posted on Art Nouveau:
Being confused all the time about whether a building actually is Art Nouveau or not, made me decide to get my facts straight and learn to recognise the characteristics…

September 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

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