Woman In Gold, Gold, and More Gold

What an amazing painting featured in the movie, Woman In Gold.


The painting is called the Portrait of Adele Block-Bauer I and was commissioned by her adoring husband. 


That face! And surrounded by everything in gold yet you can still clearly make out her stunning dress. 


I’ve never seen anything like this: the vividness and the majesty of it. 

Honestly, I think there is a resemblance to my beautiful mother, Gerda Blumenthal who was also from Germany. 


The interesting history on this is that it was stolen by the Nazis from the Jewish owners in the Holocaust, but was finally returned to their family in America that succeeded in suing Austria for it back.


This is truly one of the greats! 😉


(Credit Photo: Gustav Klimt [Public domain])

Graffiti Art

I really love Graffiti Art!


Went to Wynwood Walls in Miami. 


The art is just fantastic. 


Better than the typical museum.


So creative. 


So big.


So colorful. 


So full of life. 


They took a whole rundown neighborhood and made it cool and great. 


On December 5, they will be opening  the Museum of Graffiti.


Can’t wait to go back and immerse myself in it! 😉


(Credit Photo: Dannielle Blumenthal)

Where Are We Going

Just thought this was an awesome provoking painting. 


To me, it begs the question of where are we going in our lives. 


The terrestrial landscape combined with the light at the end of the tunnel effect as the sky is provocative and at the same time almost hypnotic. 


It also makes me feel the enormity of the universe versus the smallness of just a man.


I see myself standing on the red hilltop looking into that big sky and wondering about so many things. 


In the end, believing that we don’t have all the answers, but that we are in G-d’s good hands. 😉


(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Magnificent Room Divider

Wow, this is a completely amazing room divider. 


The brilliant colors and the vibrant circular swirls make this outstanding to take in. 


So simple in a way, yet it brings so much magnificence to any space. 


Staring into this has an almost heavenly effect of traveling through that final tunnel before reaching the heavenly essence of light at the end of it all. 😉


(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)