Thursday, September 20, 2007

One of the three bears

I just love this picture.

The lady was a well known American, the first American lady to setup an Art Museum.
"The Whitney Museum Of American Art"

The Museum was founded in 1931 with a core group of 700 art objects, many of them from the personal collection of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney herself.

She was an accomplished sculptress.

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Blogger chris miller said...

Much as I hate to be ornery....

but that woman's legacy is a disaster -- both as a sculptor and as the founder of an art museum --
so she pretty much exemplifies what befell American visual culture in the last century.

(and, curiously, I think that photo you've shown tells it all)

7:40 pm  
Blogger Robert said...

The picture as you say says it all, clean manicured fingernails etc. The camera doesn’t lie but it can be made to bend light a lot!

Like most of us there is “the good” and quite a lot of “the mediocre”, but she didn't have to earn her living from it so I will excuse her a little. There was no real incentive. This was at a time of the “depression” too.

I was very disappointed with the Museum's website so there I just might agree; but then we can't blame her for that. I would be interested to see what she as a sculptor had collected. Of course The Whitney is revealing little online of their collection, so I did not bother to add a link.

10:01 pm  
Blogger Susanna said...

this is a great picture. I bet she was a lot of fun.

9:20 pm  

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