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NYC Days 1-2: Wine, Women and Song

I am in New York for a few days as the guest of a member of the Constantian Order of St George for their investiture, to see an opera, and have some R&R in the galleries of the Met. I’ll … Continue reading

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NYC – Day 2: Of Sargent and Sabarsky and Shakespeare

Day 2 was marvelous.  It was sunny and not too hot, with a good breeze I went back to the Met and throughly explored the John Singer Sargent exhibit. Th day before I had walked through quickly, tailing a curator … Continue reading

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Christological well… not quite… Edulcorated Goldfinch Alert!

Long time readers here have seen my shots of Christological Goldfinches from Medieval and Renaissance paintings and statues snapped during my museum visits. Here is a detail from one I shot in the Louvre a while back by the Master of … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: Chicago Edition

This morning took me to the Chicago Art Institute. I was especially keep to see some Impressionists, but I started in chronological order in European paintings. This is interesting. Here is something by Matteo di Giovanni (+1495), part of a … Continue reading

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Day 17 – NYC: Finch and Cardinal and Borscht and Beer

Thus begins my last full day on the road. Yesterday we were at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Here is a nice little Sienese Madonna and Child by a favorite of mine, Sano di Pietro (+1481).  I’m thinking his workshop … Continue reading

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Rome: Day 2 – Un pò di ‘relax’

I am just hanging out without controversy swamp fever. Sometimes I just need to breathe. Coffee at Sant’Eustachio with some folks who wanted to go. I stepped outside to let them finish and ran into Card. Zen. A great man. … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: Old Chasuble Edition

I’m enjoying some time at The Cloisters with a friend. In honor of a priest who has disparaged my posts about birds, I add this edition. Behold a priests chasuble from Venice of the late 15th to early 16th century. … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: Strigine Edition

I have written of owls before.  I once shared a winter encounter I had with a Great Gray, seared into my mind’s eye.  I also shared photos of the old “Owl Room”, the guest room, at the legendary Sabine Farm … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: Motor City Edition

I am in Detroit! I just finished giving talks on sacred art at the Detroit Institute of Arts, a great museum. Now that I can visit a gallery, I noticed a splendid Christological Goldfinch! Here is a painting by Benozzo … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: Newly discovered ancient Byzantine edition

A reader sent me a link to an article at The Mail about a newly discovered mosaic floor of a 1500 year-old Byzantine church some 30 miles south of Tel Aviv, Israel. There are lots of photos available, but here is … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: Of cardinals and pigs and … grilling….

A reader asked about “Ray”.  “Ray” is every Cardinal (the member of the finch family) who has occasionally appeared on these electronic pages. Since I moved from the Sabine Farm to the Steam Pipe Trunk Distribution Venue, I have not … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: Yes, another XPGF and The Eyes have it

At the Met in NYC you will see a Madonna and Child with Sts Philip and Agnes. Herein is our little Savior with His Christological Goldfinch. Those of you who are new here may wonder what in creation I am … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: Of Storks and Self-absorbed Promethean Neopelagians

Do you remember the fable by Aesop about the Fox and the Stork?  Sometimes it is the Fox and the Crane. The fox invited the stork to supper.  Fox serves a bowl of soup. Fox can lap from the bowl, … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: Christological Goldfinch Sighting!

I am at the Detroit Institute of Art for the day. After the court decision, some of the art here will surely be sold off. Ah the fruit of the decades long efforts of liberal democrats! In any event… This … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: cabinet edition

At the Met there is a marvelous cabinet that belonged to Card. Barbarini who became Urban VIII. Don’t worry about the number of tassels. The varied. There are some whimsical depictions of birds, including a reversal of fortune! Sometime in … Continue reading

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