If you never have had the chance to peer through the plate glass windows of the iconic Eames House in Pacific Palisades, don’t miss your chance. The living room has been recreated inside the museum as it was left after Ray’s death in 1988.
What I have always loved about Southern California Modernism is its optimism. How can you not be happy, as the morning sun streams through sliding glass windows.
I’m fascinated with the chameleon quality of bronze statuary. They begin life strong and bronze standing starkly defiant against sky and foliage alike.
Soon, their defiance gently begins to soften. With each season, they gradually melt into their surroundings with the creeping patina of almost every conceivable shade of green – blue green, brown green gray green. As time marches on, so do their hues down the color chart.
This archer silhouetted against the stormy Dresden sky is a grey as the impending storm.
Known as “David of the North”, this is not the ripped and flexed Michelangelo’s David that we have all come to love.
Kings and conquerors are a great choice for patinated bronze. For some reason the military always look good in olive drab.
Joan Miro’s modern sculpture at the Louisiana Museum has the patina of time, but the polish of decades of vigorous rubbing!