Sept. 29, 2014: From the master’s hand.
September 29, 2014 by kblumenau
I find myself without words this week, and last week’s post leads nicely into a further discussion of the art of Bill Blumenau.
So — with the help of my dad, who took the pix — I’ll devote this week’s installment to a display of some of my grandfather’s paintings and drawings.
It’s possible that some of these were displayed in the 1975 art exhibit I wrote about last week. They might also have been shown in other exhibits in Stamford-area public places in the 1970s and ’80s.
Nowadays, they stay at home. But you can come into the gallery. You can even click the pictures to see ’em bigger, if you want.
Allegedly, the two kids are modeled on my brother and I, dropped into an unfamiliar setting. If you read this blog regularly, you’ve seen that red tuque before.
No backstory on this one. Looks like something my grandfather might have photographed in Maine.
I wonder where the inspiration for this came from. Personal travels in Stamford or Springfield, Mass., or maybe someone else’s photo of New York City?
I enjoy the mundanity of this moment in time. I also love the tiny red splash of the handkerchief in his pocket.
Always liked this one, myself.
This is based on one of the Keuka Lake pix taken around 1983 and mentioned, but not included, in this post.
This appears to me to be drawn, rather than painted, so I’ll put it in for variety’s sake.
One last from the coast. The ocean has probably claimed this place by now, wherever it was.