Feininger, Edge of the World, Detail


The Fifer

Manet's The Fifer

Georges Rouault
Heads of two Clowns

Rouault, Heads of two Clowns
Time goes, you say?
      Ah, no.
Time stays. We  go.
Henry Austin Dobson
 The Paradox of Time

Picasso The Acrobat detail


Another way of seeing

Why is it that the title of the Picasso immediately above these words is always some variation of The Acrobat?  Yes, she's enchanting as she balances expertly on the ball which I've had to crop, but the entire painting is dominated by the figure in the foreground, aware of the female figure but entirely absorbed by the necessities of his own upcoming perforance.  

This painting is one of my oft-visited treasures at Expo 67;  it's unique, and so is Seinfeld, watched at an interval of almost forty years.  And yet the two in my mind are inextricably linked, and any further analysis will only cloud the issue.  Too much information is always worse than not enough.


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The small strip from Feininger's The Edge of the World (taken from the website of the New York Times) was chosen for this page's Masthead partly because an exhibition of Feininger's works is coming to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts from January 21 to May 13, 2012, and I intend to see the originals.  Every picture without exception on these Sandsifter Five pages will benefit (as will its viewer) by a closer inspection on the website from which the uncropped original has been copied.   Arranging to live in a city that has exhibitions of the works of unexpected artists will also help.

Rouault's Heads of Two Clowns, once seen in The Meaning and Magic of Art by Fred Gettings, Paul Hamlyn Ltd. 1963, Page 50,  had to be included on this Page.   Author Gettings includes this Picture with an Egyptian wall-painting and works by Braque, Lautrec and Sutherland under the heading black lines and circuses, the cryptic notation copyright S.P.A.D.E.M. PARIS 1963, and the information that the work forms part of the Norbert Schimmel Collection, but finding out the date of creation, measurements, and location of the original work seems to be impossible.

Thumbnail, Lyonel Feininger Edge of the World Lyonel Feininger, The Edge of the World
Lyonel Feininger, 1909
Oil on canvas? Measurements? to be verified
Location: Where does this painting live when it's not on exhibition? 
Thumbnail, Edouard Manet's The Fifer Edouard Manet, Musée d'Orsay Online
Edouard Manet, Le Fifre, 1866
Oil on canvas 160 x 97 cm, 63 x 38 inches
Musée d'Orsay 
Thumbnail, Georges Rouault's Heads of Two Clowns Georges Rouault, Heads of two Clowns, www.barewalls.com,
Georges Rouault, 1920
Measurements of barewalls.com Poster:—
Paper 22.0 by 28.0 inches, Image 18.0 x 24.0 inches

Thumbnail, Picasso's Acrobat on Ball Pablo Picasso, Acrobat on a ball,
Pablo Picasso, 1905
Oil on canvas, 147 x 95 cm
The Pushkin Museum of Fine Art, Moscow, Russia


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