Tuesday, October 17, 2017

A bit more in the world of Dali


As promised more photos of the Dalí Theatre-Museum in Figueres, Spain. The Museum was built in 1974. The museum houses Dali's work from 1905 - 1989

From the Website:
The embryo of the Theatre-Museum project started at the beginning of the 'sixties. Ramon Guardiola, mayor of Figueres at the time, asked Salvador Dalí to donate a work for the Museu de l'Empordà. Dalí's reply came quickly: he would donate to Figueres not just a single work, but an entire museum:

"Where, if not in my own town, should the most extravagant and solid of my work endure, where if not here? The Municipal Theatre, or what remained of it, struck me as very appropriate, and for three reasons: first, because I am an eminently theatrical painter; second, because the theatre stands right opposite the church where I was baptised; and third, because it was precisely in the hall of the vestibule of the theatre where I hosted my first exhibition."








Saturday, October 14, 2017

a trip to Figueres and a bit of Dali


We took a train trip to Figueres, Spain from Barcelona to go to the Salvador Dali Museum. 
Figueres is the birthplace of Salvador Dali and home to the Dali Museum, one of the most-visited Spanish museums.

We decided to walk from then train, We wanted a snack and we had a bit of time. I would recommend taking the bus or a cab from the train station to the center of the city. The walk was through some areas that were a bit bedraggled. Although, for me that is good for photographing!

I do recommend the Museum!  Dalí Theatre-Museum. It is an easy train ride from Barcelona and is a fascinating place. All the art and just the design of the museum will delight you. I did order tickets early online and I would try to see when an off time is. Very big crowds.

Dali was a prolific and inventive artist. He created many sulptures as well as paintings. There are a few artworks that work like moving sculptures. They cost a euro to make them run and are worth parting with a euro

A few more photos soon


Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Doors and Windows, our facination


II think it is funny that many photographers including my self-are fascinated with windows and doors. Remember all those "Doors of posters"? These are taken in Spain. I took these pics on a trip in August. Maybe it the reflections, the balconies, the shutters, not sure why I tend to photograph windows and doors.

What is your favorite thing to photograph?

If you are in the Dedham Area, please visit the Dedham Guild's show "Windows and Doors" show at Dedham Community theatre in Dedham Square. Make a day of it




Friday, September 29, 2017

Notice the little things, Barcelona


Try to notice the little things when photographing places you travel to. You never know what you can find that make the place you visit special. We all photograph landmarks and that is great but take a look and see the details.

I took a workshop last year and part of the workshop was an photo exercise. Pick a spot and only photograph within 5 feet around you. You would be surprised what is around you and how you can creatively capture what you see.

The photos here are from my trip to Barcelona. The cactus what at the home where friends of our were staying. this cactus was Big, tall, imposing and beautiful.




Thursday, September 21, 2017

Ship in Miniature, and two local events



We visited the The Museu Marítim (Maritime Museum) in Barcelona on our trip to Spain. My husband is a boat lover and I decided to tag along. He is introduced me to ship models quite 
awhile ago.  

I love things in miniature and fascinated by all the work that goes into these models. Ship models have been made since people took to the water. Love seeing all those tiny details. I can't imagine how long they take to make and perfect the craft of model making. I have to admit I didn't appreciate ship models but have come to love them

Read this for more history



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Join local artists Cat Tucker and Marietta Apollonio 
for the next Create Night at the Dedham Square Artist Guild. 

8pm to 10pm (9:30pm clean up)

Bring your paper and favorite dry mediums (pencils, crayons, pens, etc) 
and hang out with local artists. Open theme.

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Also the Dedham Guild will be participating in the Dedham Square Sidewalk sale on Saturday
Marietta Apollonio's books will be 20% off and hand selected art will be 10% Off. stop by and see us


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