Of course, the interpretation of modern art is subjective and is often influenced by what the viewer wants to see in it. As well, unconscious factors likely affect our individual interpretations of works of art.
We present here some pictures from our visit yesterday to the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco.
Students of military history try to glean lessons from past wars and the major campaigns and battles within those wars. With all the hoopla over the new movie, Dunkirk, we thought we would share our thoughts from a military history perspective on Germany’s efforts in the Second World War.
These are some of the relevant books we have read that are on our bookshelves (placed on the carpet for purposes of these images). German generals featured here: Franz Halder, Erich von Manstien, and Heinz Guderian (the “father” of Blitzkrieg).
A low angle sun can produce some interesting effects in photography. For example, when on holiday in the desert, regardless of the season, the colors of the landscape are more alive, the various shades and subtle hues are accentuated in the early morning and again late in the day.
We present the following images in the order these were captured a few nights ago while on an evening walk in our neighborhood. The summer sun is low in the western sky and its less intense light seems to soften the pastel colors of the stucco and wood houses. Subjectively for us, there is an eerie, mysterious appeal to these scenes.
Life goes on. As humans fail to solve the thorny problems they themselves have created in this age of discord (aka Kali-Yuga), other life forms continue the struggle which is life. And, some flourish despite man.
Here on the city streets (which if you recall the words from a song by Joe Walsh, “don’t have much pity”), we see flowers in full bloom on a July evening in the northern hemisphere summer.