30 syyskuuta 2019

My September in Collages

I made two collages, this above shows my garden & nature impressions.
I have been out a lot, working in the garden and walking in the neighbourhood.

In September I posted about art exhibitions Ars Fennica and Michael Jackson On the Wall;
 told you about futuristic Futuro, Pumpkin Festival & Children’s fun;
and wanted to share with you also some Finnish literature news & grandson's confirmation.

RAIN, RAIN by Sergey Grischuk, paintings Alexander Bolotov

All in all September was a good month. Welcome October!
I wish you all a good start to October!

29 syyskuuta 2019

Color Collage

Aino has given us four colors this week. We can use all of them
or choose the ones we like best. - I left the red out.

28 syyskuuta 2019

The Weekend Roundup M

1) Starts with M: 
Minimalist Museum cafe at Espoo Museum of Modern Art

2) Starts with M:
Michael Jackson exhibition at Espoo Museum of Modern Art
See my post here.

3) Mini:
Many Mini Monograms

A favourite: Misty Morning

27 syyskuuta 2019

EMMA - Michael Jackson On the Wall

Paul McCarthy - Michael Jackson and Bubbles 

The exhibition Michael Jackson On the Wall was planned and put together before the documentary Leaving Neverland was released in the spring 2019. This exhibition was first presented in National Portrait Gallery, London (2018), followed by Grand Palais, Paris and Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn. Espoo Museum of Modern Art, EMMA says lamenting the situation and being against all kind of abuse, but canceling the most expensive exhibition in the museum’s history was not an option. I don’t read celebrity gossips, nor have seen the documentary; so I don’t have a personal opinion on the matter, just saw this as an art exhibition.  The space was a bit shadowy, but in spite of that some impressions.

Since Andy Warhol first used his image in 1982, Jackson has become the most depicted cultural figure in visual art by an extraordinary array of leading contemporary artists. On the Wall brings together the works of over forty of these artists, drawn from public and private collections around the world, including new works made especially for the exhibition.

Mark Ryden - Dangerous

Kehinde Wiley - Equestrian Portrait of King Philip II. 
Jackson's own commissioned work, which was not completed until after his death.

Lorraine O'Grady's exciting set of four photo collages featuring the artist
compares Charles Baudelaire and Jackson at different stages of their careers.

Faith Ringgold textile work Who's Bad? is painted on canvas.
The central part of the painting is surrounded by a quilting border.

The featured artists are: Rita Ackermann, Emma Amos, Lyle Ashton Harris, Dara Birnbaum, Appau Junior Boakye-Yiadom, Candice Breitz, Monster Chetwynd, Michael Craig-Martin, Dexter Dalwood, Graham Dolphin, Mark Flood, Isa Genzken, Michael Gittes, Todd Gray, Kai Guetta, Maggi Hambling, Jonathan Horowitz, Rashid Johnson, Isaac Julien, Johannes Kahrs, KAWS, David LaChapelle, Louise Lawler, Klara Lidén, Glenn Ligon, Sam Lipp, Isaac Lythgoe, Paul McCarthy, Rodney McMillian, Dawn Mellor, Dan Mihaltianu, Mr. Brainwash, Lorraine O’Grady, Catherine Opie, Yan Pei-Ming, Grayson Perry, Paul Pfeiffer, Faith Ringgold, Michael Robinson, Pamela Rosenkrantz, Mark Ryden, Susan Smith-Pinelo, Donald Urquhart, Andy Warhol, Kehinde Wiley, Hank Willis Thomas, Jordan Wolfson and Rose Wylie.

About the exhibition, in French 

Friday Bliss #55 - Summer Plantings

Some public plantings seen in the neighbourhood in the summer.

Wishing you a pleasant weekend!
- riitta

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26 syyskuuta 2019

Seen During a Hike

This mushroom is poisonous Amanita muscaria. Read more from Wikipedia.
Thank you mano for the link ❤︎

Ein paar Impressionen von meiner Wanderroute.
Noch keine leuchtenden Herbstfarben - ich hoffe, sie erscheinen bald.

I’ll share a few impressions from my walking route last week. 
Not yet any bright autumn colors - hope they’ll appear soon.

24 syyskuuta 2019

It’s Time to Party!

La Pedrera is a magnificient house designed by Antonio Gaudí in Barcelona.
I attended there a fantastic light show on the roof in the middle of those imaginary chimneys.
The attic was stunning and there were a few pieces of furniture by Gaudí.

Für Juttas Digital Art Dienstag habe ich ein Geburtstagsparty
mit Miros lustige Characteren ins Leben gerufen!

For Jutta’s Digital Art Tuesday I created Miro’s Odd Creatures’ birthday party! 

HERE my post about Miro Museum from October 2017.

22 syyskuuta 2019

UFO has landed!

Futuro, designed by architect Matti Suuronen (1933–2013), was first shown to television and press in 1968. The Futuro is a vision of its time that continues to fascinate the people. A Futuro house is a round, prefabricated house of which fewer than 100 were built during the late 1960s and early 1970s. The shape, reminiscent of a flying saucer, and the structure's airplane hatch entrance have made the houses sought after by collectors. The Futuro is composed of fiberglass-reinforced polyester plastic, polyester-polyurethane, and poly(methylmethacrylate), measuring 4 metres (13 feet) high and 8 metres (26 feet) in diameter.

Photo: Heidi-Hanna Karhu

The Futuro's 50th anniversary exhibition presents the Futuro House and its worldwide distribution with photographs, captions and map graphics. The exhibition includes pictures of 50 Futuro's from around the world. It was not possible to see the Fururo more closely during my visit, it opens its doors only in the summertime. But the small Fururo-windows and the interactive system were fascinating to see. The Futuro has spread all over the world! Read more from London.

Photo: Wikipedia

Futuro is one example of the endless imagination of the Finnish architects.
Every design just can’t be a great success.

A charming song by Ella Fitzgerald from 1951 - Two Little Men in a Flying Saucer