Smooth Jazz Sunday Evening #137: Norman Brown – Holding You

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Art Sunday #145: Amrita Sher-Gil – Village Scene


Amrita Sher-Gil (Punjabi: 30 January 1913 – 5 December 1941) was an eminent Hungarian-Indian painter. She has been called “one of the greatest avant-garde women artists of the early 20th century” and a “pioneer” in modern Indian art. Drawn to painting at a young age, Sher-Gil started getting formal lessons in the art, at the age of eight. Sher-Gil first gained recognition at the age of 19, for her oil painting entitled Young Girls (1932).

Sher-Gil traveled throughout her life to countries including Turkey, France, and India, deriving heavily from their art styles and cultures. Sher-Gil is considered an important woman painter of 20th-century India, whose legacy stands on a level with that of the pioneers of Bengal Renaissance. She was also an avid reader and a pianist. Sher-Gil’s paintings are among the most expensive by Indian women painters today, although few acknowledged her work when she was alive.


Five for Friday (Fem för fredag)


So it’s that time of week once again where I fight with my brain to keep from being assimilated into the Borg collective.  Let’s see …

1. I’m really disappointed in yesterday’s email about a business opportunity.  Here I was ready to take advantage of it and take a companion on a world tour only to find out that my responding email was rejected.  Ugh!  Someone beat me to this and I’m left to fend for myself.  Rats!  I bet it was someone with shifty eyes and a untrusting nature who got there before me.

2. It’s another beautiful day in central Minnesota and I’m loving it.  Back to our regular programming come next week tho.  Ugh!

3. I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to get this posted.  I have been one busy cat with work this morning.  I need a vacation soon.

4. I got my little ghost guy out of storage along with a couple other light up thingees.  We’ll get them all set up over the weekend.  I really like Halloween.  Too bad the weather gets so nasty around this neck of the Hundred Acre Wood after Halloween.

5. I have to get some pics sometime today of my Burning Bushes.  They are a brilliant crimson and the sun washed out their brilliance in some pics this morning.

OK.  That does it for this week.  Feel free to comment or wave a friendly “Howdy Do!” while on your way thru if’n you want.   🙂