I don’t know if I like the idea of Rigoletto being put into the 1950s and Las Vegas, with a …Read the Rest
The world is up in arms, dealing with Tuesday’s announcement that Instagram is basically going to attempt one of the …Read the Rest
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The Pink Flamingo is an archaeological buff. In another life, were things perfect, I would have become an archaeologist. One …Read the Rest
The Pink Flamingo is a frustrated archaeologist. I’ve been fascinated by Egyptology since I was a little kid. The events …Read the Rest
Revisionist historians are at the top of the list of things that frosts The Pink Flamingo’s cookies, even more so than Democrats.
The Pink Flamingo owes King Hal and St. Crispin an apology. I forgot. St. Crispin’s Day is October 25. I blew it.
I always try to remember St. Crispin’s Day because I had an Clements ancestor (I share with Sam, Mannen, Jep, and Wes Hardin) who was knighted that day, by Henry, for saving his life!
The usual Henry Haters are at it again. Anne Curry, who has made a career out of damning Henry V, says the French did not have all that many troops, and the lopsided battle was all a lie.
Fortunately, cooler heads prevail.
The last thing The Pink Flamingo wants to do is defend the Obamas. But, fair is fair.
To The Pink Flamingo, the best part of being the occupant in the White House is getting to go on a “shopping” spree of the nation’s artistic treasures. If I were in Michelle Obama’s shoes, I would go with the Maria Martinez and Lucy Lewis pot. I would some Harrison Begay Navajo pieces. Then, I would go on a spree in the National Air and Space Museum and just plain loot it! I love space, astronomical, science fiction, and NASA art. (I just bought a new piece from Doug Chaffee, who, in my humble estimation, is one of the great artists of the last 50 years). [P. S. When I can afford it, I want Lightships].
I’d then get a half dozen of Michael Hurd‘s wonderful New Mexico watercolors. Next to Doug, he’s one of great artists. (Trust me)
I would hit Charles Russell’s, then go for a take out of Frederic Remington. Then I would corner the market on Florida Highwaymen. Between my mother and I we have a half dozen original Florida Highwaymen.
Much is being made by misc. conservative art “experts” doing all sorts of psycho-babble about the Obama’s taste in art. As much as The Pink Flamingo likes to delve into psycho-babble, to go after the Obama’s over their taste in art is – well – tasteless.
Granted, The Pink Flamingo thinks that Michelle may be trying to make a statement, but then again, her choice may reflect her personal taste, which, is in The Pink Flamingo’s opinion, rather courageous. She is not afraid to step out of the mainstream of traditional representational art. Her choices may also suggest that the woman knows something about art.
Maybe someone can explain the problem with Winslow Homer’s Sunset.
From what The Pink Flamingo can tell, the Obamas have very eclectic taste in art. There is nothing wrong with eclectic taste in art. There is NOTHING wrong with modern art. I know it is very u conservative of me, but I like abstract art.
Edward Corbett’s “Washington, D.C. November 1963 III” is considered “Folk Art”. It is a beautiful piece. To make fun of this genre is to display abject ignorance about art.
From what I can tell, Michelle Obama’s taste is similiar to that of my sister, only a little more sophisticated. I am green with envy over her use of a Maria Martinez pot. I have one by Lucy Lewis, Frogwoman, but cannot afford one of Maria’s. Then there is the awe inspiring work by George Catlin, depicting Native American life.
Sorry, but Michelle’s choice of a Lucy Lewis pot shows she knows her stuff. I am impressed. I am also FINALLY quite pleased with something Michelle Obama has done. She has dramatically increased the value of my humble collection of Acoma pottery by putting it in the Oval Office. If I were in her shoes, I’d be doing the very same thing!