Sunday, November 30, 2008

No photos allowed

Andy Warhol

On Saturday we went to the Andy Warhol museum in Pittsburgh. We saw quite a few of his famous portraits, including Elvis, Marilyn, and Jackie; not to mention Campbell's soup. But we did not see any of his Mona Lisa works, to my disappointment. No photography allowed. This is what I could find on the Web.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Birthday Party

A joint 50th for Mary and Marty!

The refreshments were really delicious: many kinds of roasted vegetables (peppers, asparagus, beets), olives, rolled pastry with various meat, vegetables, and cheese, and the very delicious cake. I'm not sure which bakery made the cake.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Turkey Time

Happy Thanksgiving from Mona Lisa Turkey!

Mona Lisa Visits New York -- and Washington D.C.

Google has made Life magazine photos available. At last, I found the iconic images of Mona Lisa's visit with President and Mrs. Kennedy. For more about her trip see A Mona Lisa Banquet at Sea.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

New Lens

Whenever there's a new piece of camera equipment to test, we go to the Botanical Garden. The recent photos on the food blog were also taken with the new lens.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Mona Lisa From Above

I've seen Mona Lisa depicted in profile, and from the back, but now here's an interpretation of what she looks like from above.

The weird thing: this is an ad for dandruff shampoo!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Art and Music

Music: Mona Lisa Overdrive. Also from random websurfing:

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Household Objects

Mona Lisa Light Switch
Mona Lisa Soap Dispenser
Mona Lisa Apron
Mona Lisa Notebook

Friday, November 07, 2008

T-Shirt Wrap Up

First, above, my only shirt not made of ordinary cotton: this is from a designer and made of stretch nylon. Mona Lisa wraps around from front to back. Not easy to wear!

And the rest follow. The last shirt commemorates "The Mona Lisa of the Galilee" which is a Greco-Roman mosaic in Israel that reminded the discoverers of Mona Lisa's face. Ironically, a video about the mosaic (playing in an exhibit I saw once) seemed to think it was a complete coincidence that Roman art would resemble Renaissance art. The script writers seem to have forgotten that Renaissance means rebirth, and the Renaissance painters thought they were giving a new life to Classical art -- that would be Roman and Greek. Not exactly a coincidence. But it's a lovely mosaic, and a nice shirt to end this series.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

You Guessed It!

Here's the next group from my Mona Lisa T-shirt collection.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

T-Shirts Yet Again

Every Mona Lisa tee is different, and all are precious.

In My Neighborhood

Today is a great day. My neighbors and I are very happy to be in the REAL America.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Not My Tee

Just so you know: googling "Mona Lisa Tee Shirt" gets a vast selection. Here's one of the first that comes up. Maybe I'll buy some more.

And T-Shirts

It's voting day, but I can't think of a single vote-themed Mona Lisa item in my collection. Oh well, here's the next installment of Mona Tees.