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Damn, if I could just get an idea …


Re: windows essay.

OK, OK … as long as this is just laying here doing nothing …

BIG CONTEST (will he never stop his dreadful promotions?)

The first person to ID the artists and pictures above will win a fantastic prize! NO, not the usual crappy windsurfer souvenir of Hood River, OR that gets passed off as a recognition. I’m not sure what it will be, but it will be fantastic. Or maybe good. Or maybe …

But it won’t have a windsurfer on it!

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#1 Comment By Parent ’12 On April 20, 2009 @ 1:01 pm

And, here I was going to ask for a crib sheet.

Your response to the Williams application begs the question of how many supplements were visual. Following HWC’s advice, an applicant could create a collage from images on WCMA or the Clark websites to show concrete interest in Williams.

Until I know the prize I’ll only provide one answer.

The upper left corner looks like a Bonnard. It brings to mind a show that recently closed (at the other MET) of his late interiors. When my son & I took a cursory look because it was extremely crowded, he hadn’t realized that they were done toward the end of Bonnard’s career because they look very much like his earlier work. I went back to look for changes. They’re subtle, but there.

Prize suggestion for the 12 painting contest is a bottle from the EB Red Wine Corner.

#2 Comment By Parent ’12 On April 20, 2009 @ 1:15 pm

For those curious about the Bonnard show. Here are some images.


#3 Comment By Dick Swart On April 20, 2009 @ 1:16 pm

Yes, what I should have done was to use only artists represented in the WCMA collection for a more purple outlook from the window.

Bonnard? …… hmmmm.

#4 Comment By Ronit On April 20, 2009 @ 1:24 pm


#5 Comment By sophmom On April 20, 2009 @ 1:34 pm

I love this. Let me see what I can do here:

Van Gogh-The Butcher’s Shop
Rembrandt- Girl at Window
???- have you cropped this from the original?
Da Vinci- M. Litta
Picasso- Open Window
Vermeer-Girl Reading Letter By Window
????-looks like Kandinsky??
J. Gris- Open Window?
???- Can’t see this, need stronger glasses
Magritte-the Human Condition
Dali-Girl at Window
Hopper! (Of course!!)- Night Window

#6 Comment By Dick Swart On April 20, 2009 @ 1:44 pm

Sophmom –

(tick tock tick tock tick tock)

Are those your final answers or would you like to use your lifeline?


#3 is as is

#7 follow the colour and the pattern

#8 #9 granted tough! It has two pieces to it

#7 Comment By sophmom On April 20, 2009 @ 1:50 pm

Is # 7 Jasper Johns? (Damn, I do need stronger glasses…or a bigger screen)

Give me a minute on #3. I know it, I know it…

…and for #9, I am heading to the desktop to see it better….another minute….

#8 Comment By Parent ’12 On April 20, 2009 @ 1:57 pm

G-o- Soph!Mom!

You deserve a bottle of wine, regardless of the outcome.

#9 Comment By sophmom On April 20, 2009 @ 2:14 pm

You rascal… #9 is a Rauschenberg!

Now, one left, and it’s there…in the recesses of my befuddled brain cells….two more minutes…

#10 Comment By Dick Swart On April 20, 2009 @ 2:51 pm

Sophmom –

I wonder if I should wrap that gift quite yet?

#11 Comment By sophmom On April 20, 2009 @ 3:13 pm


Christo! Geez, I thought of him right off the bat and then threw that idea ‘out the window’ because of the scale…

What’s my prize?

#12 Comment By sophmom On April 20, 2009 @ 8:41 pm

So, do I get to hear what I won or is it a surprise?

(BTW, I loved my Hood River pen and magnet!)

#13 Comment By Soph Mom On April 20, 2009 @ 9:15 pm

Then again, some of those Oregon pinots are yummy…

#14 Comment By Suz On April 21, 2009 @ 3:06 am

Sure, the one day I should be paying attention to EphBlog I go and actually *do* art historical research at the library for class. :p

Congrats, SophMom, that’s impressive. I have to say I am ashamed *ashamed* that I didn’t ID the Rembrandt as such. Also SophMom, spend some more time in NY museums like MoMA and the Guggenheim and you’ll definitely learn all the post-1950 stuff. I personally really like Rauschenburg’s silkscreened stuff, and the strong visual impact of Jasper John’s map of the US with encaustic (ie, pigment-laden wax) painting at MoMA.

That said, does anyone need an art librarian/small database administrator/visual resources curator/person to organize your stuff? This overqualified Eph unfortunately decided to graduate from grad school this semester. :-(

#15 Comment By sophmom On April 21, 2009 @ 9:24 am


It was an interesting exercise. I love contemporary art, but at less than an inch by inch on my screen, I found it difficult to recognize the hallmarks. The numbers on the Johns, looked like slashy strokes, the collage mixed media of the Rauschenberg was too small for me to pick up on it, etc. And the Christo! I thought it might be a photograph, and thus a ‘wrap’, but discounted it because I didn’t know he had worked that small. News to me, and, I have never seen his work up close.

As for graduating early, kudos to you. I envy you your degree and know it will serve you well. Hang in there and keep us posted here on EB. You never know who might be reading. ;-)