IMG_0103-XLOK, so it’s Sunday morning here and I really don’t care for the colour of the skies out there.  What I could even care less about is the weather forecast for today.  Ugh!  No, you don’t want to know what it is.  I don’t want to know what it is.  I have resigned myself to the fact that I’m further up on the snow belt than I care to be but I’ll just kinda sorta figure out a way to deal with it.

Regardless, I’m sitting here sipping on a cup of coffee trying to gather my thoughts and figure out what all I want to get done today if anything.  I definitely have to make a run to my store of dreams for some light bulbs so I may illuminate my kitchen once again.  I can, if I want, start to work on my cage for my new strawberry bed; but that requires some materials and my slush fund is running kinda low.  It’s not like I’m dead broke and having to resort to panhandling or anything like that.  I just don’t like my little zipper bag of “running around money” to be too low.  We’ll figure it all out somehow.

In the meanwhile, it’s back to also looking at a lenses for my camera.  Do I get a macro or a new telephoto lens?  Decisions, decision.

Art Sunday #18: Edgar Degas – Place de la Concorde

Edgar_Degas_Place_de_la_ConcordePlace de la Concorde or Viscount Lepic and his Daughters Crossing the Place de la Concorde or Ludovic Lepic and his Daughters is an 1875 oil by Edgar Degas.  It depicts the cigar smoking Vicomte Ludovic-Napoleon Lepic, his daughters, and his dog, and a solitary man on the left in Place de la Concorde in Paris.  The Tuileries Gardens can be seen in the background behind a stone wall. Many art historians believe that the large amount of negative space, the cropping and the way in which the figures are facing in random directions was influenced by photography.

The painting was considered lost for four decades following World War II, until the Russian authorities put it on exhibition at the Hermitage Museum, where it remains to this day. During Soviet occupation of Germany the work was moved from the collection of Otto Gerstenberg to the Hermitage.