Monday, December 28, 2009

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Lee Miller, 1930
Man Ray

Balcony View, Paris, 1931
Ilse Bing

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Première Neige au Jardin du Luxembourg, 1955
Edouard Boubat

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

1/4 Manilla Curved Area, 1966

Distorted Circle within a Polygon I, 1972

Circle In and Out of a Polygon 2, 1973
Robert Mangold

Friday, December 18, 2009

Siberiade (1979)
Andrei Konchalovsky

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Hibbs Cove, 1969

Mexico City with Chev, 1963
Fred Herzog

Friday, December 4, 2009

The Bowl of Milk, 1919
Pierre Bonnard

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Seamstress with Mannequins, n.d.
Anton Bruehl

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Filmstrips with Kiki, 1922
Man Ray

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Le jour se lève (1939)
Marcel Carné

Friday, November 20, 2009

The Rising Tide, 1913
Félix Vallotton

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Fitzcarraldo (1982)
Werner Herzog

Lotte (eye), c. 1928
Max Burchartz

Friday, November 13, 2009

Dana and the Apple, New York, 1922
Edward Steichen

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

You didn't yet use chanel. . .

You didn't yet use chanel
you used avon still
it was that afternoon below the trees
afternoon of such wind and rain clouds
you wore your green dress
with stripes green and greener and greener
so slight
and I brought three pesos and huarache sandals and a book I believe
that east slope
we kissed clear and the leaves on the tree stirred themselves
and the dry leaves on the ground of dry leaves too stirred
and the dry leaves crunched beneath our hugging bodies. . .

Ricardo Yanez
tr. by Krista Ingebretson

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Ballerina and Company, ca. 1930s
Emmanuel Sougez

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Greyhound Bus, 1947
Esther Bubley

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Hands of Marionette Player, Mexico, 1926
Tina Modotti

Trapeze Artists, 1954
Fernand Léger

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Emmy G., ca. 1900-08
Frank Eugene

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Hilde Billigheimer, 1934
Liselotte Grschebina

Portrait of Giovanna Tornabuoni, 1488
Domenico Ghirlandaio

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Monday, October 5, 2009

Seven Strophes

I was but what you'd brush
with your palm, what your leaning
brow would hunch to in evening's
raven-black hush.

I was but what your gaze
in that dark could distinguish:
a dim shape to begin with,
later--features, a face.

It was you, on my right,
on my left, with your heated
sighs, who molded my helix,
whispering at my side.

It was you by that black
window's trembling tulle pattern
who laid in my raw cavern
a voice calling you back.

I was practically blind.
You, appearing, then hiding,
gave me my sight and heightened
it. Thus some leave behind

a trace. Thus they make worlds.
Thus, having done so, at random
wastefully they abandon
their work to its whirls.

Thus, prey to speeds
of light, heat, cold, or darkness,
a sphere in space without markers
spins and spins.

A Song

I wish you were here, dear,
I wish you were here.
I wish you sat on the sofa
and I sat near.
The handkerchief could be yours,
the tear could be mine, chin-bound.
Though it could be, of course,
the other way around.

I wish you were here, dear,
I wish you were here.
I wish we were in my car,
and you'd shift the gear.
We'd find ourselves elsewhere,
on an unknown shore.
Or else we'd repair
to where we've been before.

I wish you were here, dear,
I wish you were here.
I wish I knew no astronomy
when stars appear,
when the moon skims the water
that sighs and shifts in its slumber.
I wish it were still a quarter
to dial your number.

I wish you were here, dear,
in this hemisphere,
as I sit on the porch
sipping a beer.
It's evening, the sun is setting;
boys shout and gulls are crying.
What's the point of forgetting
if it's followed by dying?

Joseph Brodsky

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Landscape with Yellow Birds
Paul Klee

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Classroom in the Emerson School for Girls, ca. 1850
Albert Sands Southworth
Josiah Johnson Hawes

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Her Lips Are Copper Wire

whisper of yellow globes
gleaming on lamp-posts that sway
like bootleg licker drinkers in the fog

and let your breath be moist against me
like bright beads on yellow globes

telephone the power-house
that the main wires are insulate

(her words play softly up and down
dewy corridors of billboards)

then with your tongue remove the tape
and press your lips to mine
till they are incandescent

Jean Toomer

Study for Raphael and the Fornarina, ca. 1814
Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Denise Levertov

Friday, September 25, 2009

Found photo
Dated May 19, 1933

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Study of a Model, 1934
Henri Matisse

Friday, September 11, 2009

Le Chignon, ca. 1865-70
Eva Gonzalès

I.G. (Isa Genzken), 1993
Gerhard Richter

Woman Standing in Front of a Mirror, 1841
Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

A Game of Patience, 1937
Meredith Frampton

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Mrs. Thomas B. Sherman, 1931
Joe Jones

Friday, September 4, 2009

Three Women in Bonnets on Bench, New York City, ca. 1928-30
Walker Evans

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Amour - Nos âmes en des gestes lents, 1898
Maurice Denis

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Portrait of Leonilla, Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn, 1843
Franz Xaver Winterhalter

Friday, August 28, 2009

Intimacy, 1898
Félix Vallotton

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Study for "Young Lady in a Boat", ca. 1869-70
James Tissot

Friday, August 21, 2009

Carol Kalker, Right Profile, Greenwich, Connecticut, June 1929

Peggy Robson Packard Babcock, 1929-31

Anne Harvey on Roof of 441 East 92nd St. Apartment Building, New York City, Nov. 1937

Sage Fuller, June 1940

Self-Portrait, c. 1930-31

Self-Portrait, c. 1930-34

Self-Portrait, c. 1930-34
Walker Evans