#45. Stan Getz and Charlie Bird, Desafinado.
J.S. Bach, Partita No. 5 in G major, BWV 829 (Glenn Gould).
The Skatalites, Live.
Monday, 2016 December 26
Tuesday, 2016 December 27
‘I talk about going to his [George W. Bush’s] Inauguration and crying when he took the oath, ’cause I was so afraid he was going to “wreck the economy and muck up the drinking water”…. The failure of my pessimistic imagination at that moment boggles my mind now.’–Sarah Vowell.
chloe came over and made me supper. we chatted about her midwifery studies.
Wednesday, 2016 December 28
‘When [Monet’s paintings of the Gare Saint-Lazare train station are] presented beside one another … an overarching movement emerges, which combines changing perspectives and times of day, inside and outside, the swarm of travellers, and the rhythm of the locomotives into an atmospheric overall image of the railway station.’ Monet And The Birth Of Impressionism, 194.
Thursday, 2016 December 29
susan is back. oscar is happy. watched art of china.
Friday, 2016 December 30
watched canadian rockies by rail.
Saturday, 2016 December 31
Monet And The Birth Of Impressionism concludes: ‘The Signal [by Monet of signal signs at the Gare Saint-Lazare train station, pictured] makes reference to the role of the viewer and through time to painting per se. It obscures seeing in order to prompt a new seeing: a view of movement, of constant change, of the ephemeral nature of things.’ Monet And The Birth Of Impressionism, 197.
Sunday, 2017 January 1
‘When Henri Bergson (1859-1941) spoke of élan vital, of the fact that all reality is becoming and movement more than it is fixed, then he too … was going back to ideas of fluidity. And … are not [Monet’s] The Water Lilies in the Paris Orangerie a sublimely subtle and serene expression of this’? Monet And The Birth Of Impressionism, 209.