B is for Bunker

Today is day two of the Blogging A to Z Challenge

I thought I would take this opportunity to learn a little more about art/artists/painters/paintings and master works than I do know, which is sorta skimpy.

B

The Pool, Medfield  1889

Dennis Miller BUNKER  (1861-1890)

Painting is of the Charles River 15 miles outside of Boston in 1889. Bet it looks nothing like that today!

PERIWINKLE


fallen fairy dust
leave periwinkle sprinkles
soothing the landscape

PR

4/02/15

Painter Dennis Miller Bunker (1861-1890) was born in New York City, studied in US and in Paris, graduating in 1885. He taught in Boston  at the Cowles Art School. That same year Bunker had his first one-man exhibition. In 1888 he spent the summer in England painting landscapes. That summer he became greatly influenced by impressionism. His new style of painting was a hit in Boston. He met his wife in 1889 Eleanor Heady, married in october of 1890. He got sick and died that Christmas. He was 29 years old. (http://www.aaa.si.edu/) Wow! A bit of a tragedy. But it’s all about what he did during that dash (-), you know the dash that comes between your arrival and expiration. In Bunker’s case 1861-1890. Looks like he made it count. 

http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/p/a-to-z-challenge-sign-uplist-2015.html

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Also linked to NaPoWriMo
http://www.napowrimo.net/participants-sites/?pageNum=2&ipp=24

A is for Adams

Today is day one of the Blogging A to Z Challenge

I thought I would take this opportunity to learn a little more about art/artists/painters/paintings and master works than I do know.

Ottis Adams was an American impressionist painter and member of the Hoosier Group of Indiana painters. He spent his youth in Franklin, Shelbyville, and Martinsville, Indiana and attended Wabash College for two years. Born: July 8, 1851, Johnson County, IN  Wikipedia

Impressionism and American painters – I did not necessarily put the two together.

Beautiful trees with a quiet river  -  John Ottis Adams

River Landscape

BY JOHN OTIS ADAMS  1851-1927

An American Impressionist from Indiana

LIGHTING

 cloud free day

reflecting heaven on earth

luminous lighting

 

winding light – a blend

heaven gently kissing earth

PR

4/01/15

 http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/p/a-to-z-challenge-sign-uplist-2015.html

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Ice Skating

Ice Skating

ice skating king queen

rebel swans owning the ice

Brits Torvill and Dean

PR

12/17/14

Below is a link to the  performance of Torvill and Dean at the 1984 Winter Olympics. They skated to Ravel’s Balero. At the time, I had heard this before but had no idea what the name was, or I had heard the name but hadn’t put the two together.

Their performance was amazing to watch, boy was it different all the way down to their costume. The entire arena was on their feet afterward. Even the announcers had shut up, they too were mesmerized.

http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Torvill+and+Dean+1994+Olympics&FORM=RESTAB#view=detail&mid=B5A661F4B451AABE6E74B5A661F4B451AABE6E74