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Old 07-13-2013, 05:31 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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Inspired by the last picture I decided to visit McNay Art Museum again, and here was much more action

Serene beauty of the inner grounds and architecture:


The Courtyard by elnina999, on Flickr


The Courtyard by elnina999


Pierre-Auguste Renoir - The Washerwoman 1917 (Bronze) by elnina999


Charles Umlauf - War Mothers 1939 (Cast stone) by elnina999


Beautiful door by elnina999


Stairs with beautiful Spanish tiles by elnina999


Mural with peacocks by elnina999


Lobby details by elnina999


Don Quixote by elnina999
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Old 07-13-2013, 05:45 PM
 
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Spanish Colonial Revival-style mansion by elnina999


Spanish Colonial Revival-style mansion by elnina999


The courtyard - architectural details by elnina999


Interior stairs by elnina999


McNay Museum interior stairs by elnina999


McNay Museum interior lamp detail by elnina999


McNay Lobby by elnina999


McNay Museum Spanish tilework by elnina999


Pat and Tom Frost Octagon by elnina999


Interior lobby by elnina999
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Old 07-13-2013, 05:53 PM
 
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And then the art:


Lesley Dill Vision Catcher 1995 by elnina999, on Flickr


Whitfield Lovell Cake Walk 2008


Ed Kienholz, Nancy Reddin Kienholz - Elle Monoseries #23 1989 (Found objects with wallpaper, paint, and chocolate)


Roger Shimomura - Him a hero


Tom Otterness - Happy Snake 1999 (Bronze)


Anna Hyatt Huntington, Abraham Lincoln in the Prairie


Pierre-Jules Mene Mounted Hunstman and Hounds 1869


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2013-07-11Pensive Satan by Jean-Jacques Feuchere 1833-5282
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Old 07-13-2013, 06:00 PM
 
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Old masters:


El Greco - Head of Christ ca 1579-86


Master of Parrot, Flemish, ca. 1530 - Mary Magdalene (Oil on panel)


Jan Gossaert, called Mabuse, Flemish ca. 1530 - Portrait of Anna de Bergh, Marquise de Veere (Oil on panel)


Paul Cezanne, French - Portrait of Henri Gsquet ca 1896-97 (Oil on Canvas)


Pierre-Auguste Renoir The Serenade 1919


Edouard Manet, French - Convolvulus and Nasturtiums 1881


Pablo Picasso, Spanish - Woman with a Plumet Hat 1901 (Oil on canvas)
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Old 07-13-2013, 06:12 PM
 
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... and Medieval & Renaissance Art:


Flanders, St. John the Baptist late 1400 (Tempera on panel)


Southern Germany - St. George late 1400's (Wood with polychrome and gold)


Southern Germany, Virgin and Child with a Pomegranate mid 1400's (Wood with polychrome)


Upper Bavaria, Southern Germany - St. Anne, the Virgin, and Two Attendant Saints, ca. 1520 (Wood with polychrome and gold)


Medieval and Renaissance sculptures


Bavaria/Germany - Coronation of the Virgin Early 16th Century


Utrecht/Netherlands - St. Martin and the Beggar ca. 1500-ca. 1510 (Wood)

And many more...


Carl Rice Embrey - Confederate Jasmine 1979


Joseph H. Sharp - Old War Drummer


Karl Zerbe - Penny-Gaff 1946 (Encaustic on canvas)


Desk and chair


Old trunk


Sacred Planet: The Myth of Human Superiority - Jane Dunnewold


The future ain’t what it used to be - Lisa Hoke

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Old 07-14-2013, 11:17 PM
 
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Great shots Elnina. Call me what you will, but I liked the architectural detail pics better than any others.

Cute dog, Mud.
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Old 07-15-2013, 08:09 PM
 
Location: the 50s and the 60s
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Inspired by the last picture I decided to visit McNay Art Museum again, and here was much more action
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nice work on the McNay pix......
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Old 07-21-2013, 05:42 AM
 
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Spotted in my backyard:


Writing spider (Argiope aurantia) by elnina999, on Flickr


Spinybacked orb weaver spider by elnina999, on Flickr
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Old 08-14-2013, 09:15 PM
 
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first a photo from 1947
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funny (to me), for many years I tried to get up close to this for snapshots.

Westside San Antonio location.

so this year I went back and got lucky, the landowner/grandson of the sculptor,
was standing at the end of the long driveway.

I hollered in to him a question - "mind if I snap a few pix??".

go ahead but hurry up.

I ask who the artist was, and the reply was something to the effect of -
"I don't want to tell you."

so I went on in and started snapping from all angles quick as I could.

after about 5 minutes his wife came out and told me I needed to leave.

private property - and all that.

I ask again - who is the sculptor??

again - "none of your business".

as she escorted me back to the gate, she's interrogating me.

are you a professional photographer??

why do you want pix??

etc etc.

I tell her I'm snapping for my own amusement *and* I also work in cement.

so, she asks if I have a card, and I give her my bCard.

which of course has my email address.

3-4 daze later I get an email (from them) asking if I wanted a photo of the Village.

of course I replied - yes.

so they gave the image above to me..

shame that now the 1/8 scale replica of the village Lindenthal in Germany
has gone to such a state of disrepair.

Lindenthal was the hometown of the sculptor.

13th century castles, drawbridges, towers, roads, terraces, turrets, moats,
dungeons, 200 trees, 46 buildings, a school where he was spanked,
left the village at the age of 20. immigrated to Minneapolis,
then in 1924 moved to San Antonio establishing his medical device business here.

his wife, his father, and his daughters were all sculptors.
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here are a few of the pix I snapped in Jan 2013

first is the same angle as the 1947 pic above -
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in bad need of restoration/preservation.
not gone yet and not forgotten.............
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Old 08-19-2013, 09:39 PM
 
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Wow Mud, that's an amazing work. Interesting story too, sure be nice if it was restored properly. It would be a crime to see it slowly fall apart. Did they seem interested in bringing it back to life? Did they mention how long it took to complete? At least they were nicer when they phoned you. Thanks all for sharing your pics.
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