At the Chicago Botanic Garden orchid show.
On Monday, in addition to Robert Salmon’s South Sea Whale Fishing II (1831), the Barry Moser-illustrated Moby Dick put me in a “Hast seen?” mood.
On Wednesday, I watched the activity in the penguin exhibit on the main level of the New England Aquarium through the skeleton of a North American right whale.
A few more photos captured on my recent trip to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
■ Morning Sunlight on the Snow, Éragny-sur-Epte; Camille Pissarro, 1895
■ Seacoast at Trouville; Claude Monet, 1881
■ Seascape II; Hyman Bloom, 1974
■ Endlessly Repeating Twentieth Century Modernism; Josiah McElheny, 2007
■ Olmec mask; 900–600 BC
■ South Sea Whale Fishing II; Robert Salmon, 1831
The above are some of the images I captured today at Hyman Bloom: Matters of Life and Death, an exhibit I first saw last summer.
■ Boxer in His Corner, 1930
■ Old Woman Climbing, undated
■ Detail from The Bride, 1943-45
■ Detail from The Bride, 1941
■ Detail from Rocks and Autumn Leaves, 1949-51
That gives new meaning to “pressed into my commonplace book,” eh? I get hook-hand while writing thank-you notes, so it’s hard for me to imagine copying an entire book.
The image was taken at the Lost Valley Visitor Center’s “19th Century Scientists” exhibit.