Monday, March 29, 2010

Passover: at 285 Riverside Drive, apt 2B, George Rosen and Ernest Gruenberg Family

George Rosen at head of table, to left, Lillian Gruenberg, Matthew Gruenberg, Ernest Gruenberg, Rose Rosen, my grandmother, and Nick Gruenberg
George Rosen at head of table, Lillian, Matthew, and Ernest Gruenberg on left side of table and Roberta (Bert) Newton Rosen, wife of Paul Peter Rosen, MD, on right side of table

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Friday, March 26, 2010

George Rosen Memorial Lecture: Anne-Marie Logan How Rubens Taught Himself Anatomy-
A Look at his Anatomical Drawings

The Beaumont Medical Club of Connecticut


Anne-Marie Logan

How Rubens Taught Himself Anatomy-
A Look at his Anatomical Drawings

FRIDAY, March 26, 2010, 5:00—6:00 PM

Anne-Marie Logan received her PhD. from the University of Zurich and moved to Connecticut shortly thereafter. She was first introduced to the study of drawings during her work on the Catalogue of European Drawings and Watercolors 1500-1900 in the Yale University Art Gallery (Yale University Press, 1970) in collaboration with Professor E. Haverkamp-Begemann. A 5-year grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities to begin a catalogue raisonné of all the drawings by Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) followed. Her work at Yale continued in the British Art Center, where she was the head of the Art Reference Library, Photo Archive, and Computerized Index of British Art. Following her retirement George Goldner, Drue Heinz Chairman, Department of Drawings and Prints, invited her in 2000-01 to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York as the J. Clawson Mills Fellow. Soon after her arrival he suggested she organize an exhibition of about one hundred of the best Rubens drawings from collections worldwide to be shown at the Albertina in Vienna (2004, in German) and at the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Peter Paul Rubens: The Drawings (2005, in collaboration with Michiel Plomp; published by Yale University Press). Her manuscript of the Rubens drawings is scheduled to be published by Brepols in Belgium in 2012 as part of the Pictura Nova series.

In 1987 ten, previously unknown anatomical drawings by Rubens came up for sale at Christie’s in London (July 6, lots 57-67). The present lecture will discuss how these and other Rubens drawings allow us to see how he learned and absorbed human anatomy.

Click here for Directions to the Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library, Yale School of Medicine

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Protecting Art: forget about architectural aesthetics

What's wrong here? Why has the National Gallery installed two "cheesy" entrances with "spiderman" webs for entrances and exits? And why have fences been put in place on the staircases? Will these measures stop a Tea Party fascist from destroying art in the nation's premier art museum? What do these "protective" measures tell us about ourselves? Bunkers are the next big thing. Sad, very sad, said by one who was born when the bombs fell on Pear Harbor. Shame on us.

An Illusion: All the News that is Fit to Print

Free Trade: money for ivory; black and white in USA

We the People

Friday, March 12, 2010

one of Emma's pads

a pup's pad is soft and black, but more than a decade of walking roughens the surface: a sign of age and use. Emma ran and walked great distances for such a small dog and during the years her feet served her well. only when she was approaching the end did her pads begin to lose their functionality. she began to feel the cold and the sharpness of frost and snow. but no less beautiful is this foot; a lifetime is recorded in the fissures and callouses and in her nails too. photographed on the day of Emma's death, 9 March, 2010

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Emma: in memoriam. December 16, 1998-March 9, 2010

today, sunshine, blue sky and ethereal white clouds
Emma's favorite sleeping corner, now unoccupied. silent
Emma, weak , and before she was euthanized
Emma at home a few days ago
Emma at Tallman State Park, NY, this weekend

Emma died today after suffering numerous illnesses. We grieve four our lovely little Scottish terrier. Silence.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Emma: March 8, 2010, sunny and warm. blue sky

and I even ran, well just a short distance. how nice it was to be out-of-doors in The Commons, walking along well trod paths, and when I tired I was put in Aesop's chariot
. a good day, considering how bad my health is

Friday, March 5, 2010

Emma: when the time has come to end her suffering

material sensate existence and the ephemerality of life