Monthly Archives: October 2010

Edward Ruscha Standard Station, 10¢ Western Being Torn In Half

The first thing you notice when you encounter this painting is how enormous it is. Over five feet high and nearly twice as long, it gets its own wall at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth in Texas. The … Continue reading

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August Macke

Large, Bright Shop Window, 1912 This painting makes me think about my mother. I have almost no memories of my mother and me out in the world together. Isn’t that curious? Surely we must have shopped together sometime, but I … Continue reading

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Edward Hopper

  My desktop wallpaper is a copy of Edward Hopper’s Automat from 1927.  Despite the painting’s title, we see no evidence of an automat at all. A woman, alone, sits at a large round white table before a wall of … Continue reading

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