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Fooling the Eye

A new exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum, Cubism and the Trompe l’Oeil Tradition, prompted a bit of fooling around. Above, you’ll find a bit of a Braque grafted onto a 17th century still life by Adriaen van der Spelt and Frans van Mieris. Below, you’ll find, first, a bit of a Gris onto which is grafted a fine half-peeled lemon by J. S. Bernard, and below that a bit of The Attributes of the Painter by Cornelius Norbertus Gijsbrechts, into the violin of which are tucked two bits of Picasso.

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Way to go, Antonio!!!

Antonio Delgado on the campaign trail, August, 2018

Today, Antonio Delgado, my Congressperson when I lived in the Hudson Valley, was introduced as the next Lieutenant Governor of New York State. There could not be a better person for this position. Antonio is a person of profound decency and compassion, secure in his moral compass, and tireless in his dedication to working on behalf of his constituents. Yes, I know it’s been a very bad news day on other fronts, but, to quote Cory Booker, “No one’s stealing my joy.”

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