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Entries in Morning in the Museum (363)

Sunday
Sep222013

Worrisome Trend

Once again, an unseen attendant has set out the works of art scheduled for display this morning, today's pieces by the lovely Ukranian artist,  Zinaida  Yevgenyevna Serebriakova  (1884 -1967). The staff is beginning to grow nervous about it--will Clovis let them go for lack of work?

 

Sunday
Sep152013

Unseen Hands

Clovis had to let the staff have the day off;  what else could he do? When he arose this morning and stepped into the main gallery,  he found today's artworks, by the French painter, Nicolas Lancret (1690-1743), already set out on display.

 

Sunday
Sep082013

Ladies Day

Roger has a Parisian lady friend visiting the museum today, so he arranges to have the artwork of the French Fauvist painter, Georgette Agutte (1867-1922), laid out in the main gallery, hoping to impress the woman:

 

 

Sunday
Sep012013

Not Actually Open

The museum is closed for the holidays and the staff has been given the weekend off, but artwork is still being set out in the gallery by unseen hands...

Today's art was created by the Russian artist, Isaac Levitan (1860-1900).

Sunday
Aug252013

Woman's Touch

Roger is entertaining a lady friend this weekend, so hoping to gain her favor, he sets out the art works from her favorite artist, Marguerite Gerard (1761-1837), this morning:

 

Sunday
Aug182013

Back to Work

Now that the museum has returned to  its customary location,  it is business as usual once again for the staff, although Gaius the Archivist, seemingly stressed from overwork, has been given the day off. Today's artwork was created by the Italian painter, Agostino Carracci (1557-1602):

 

Sunday
Aug042013

Back In Its Normal Place

After its short hiatus, the museum returns, almost landing on top of Roger. The staff rushes into the building to find that this week's artwork, from the French artist and scupltor, Jean Philippe Arthur Dubuffet (1901-1985), has already been set out on display:

Gaius  the archivist,  who was the last of the staff to enter the now-returned museum, shook his head muttering. "There is something odd about this place," he said to himself as he followed the others inside.

Sunday
Jul282013

Like a Rolling Stone

Well, perhaps 'rolling' is not the appropriate term,  as the museum floats through the continuum of time and space,  but maintains its sense of balance and form.  That said, it is beginning to miss the curator and his staff and chooses to return home. It will take some time to get back, however, so in the interim, the works of the Russian artist, Vladimir Borovikovsky (1757-1825), are set out on display:

 

Sunday
Jul212013

On Temporary Leave

The museum is currently missing,  its occupants standing aimlessly upon a grassy hill where it normally resides,  awaiting its return.  But, despite the building's absence, artwork is still being put out for display within its confines...

Today's art was created by the French painter, Nicolas de Largillière (1656-1746).

 

Sunday
Jul142013

While You Were Out

After a brief vacation, Clovis and his staff return to site of the museum this morning, only to find that the museum building itself is no longer present. Art works are still being displayed, however, somewhere...the featured artist today being the Italian painter, Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1527-1593), who was said to be mad:

 

Sunday
Jul072013

Not Quite Empty 

Having to leave town for a week, Clovis has given the staff the day off. Yet somehow the works of the German painter, Johann Friedrich Overbeck (1789-1869), are set out neatly for display, arranged by unseen hands for unseen eyes (as the museum is closed this morning)...

 

Sunday
Jun302013

Bohemian Renderings

The museum staff busies itself this morning, setting out the works of the German artist, Anton Raphael Mengs (1728-1779), an almost neo-classical painter:

 

Sunday
Jun232013

Embracing Various Styles

The museum is showcasing the German artist, Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948), who spent his later years in exile for producing artwork seen as decadent by the Nazi party.  Schwitters embraced a number of styles, including dadaism, constructivism, and surrealism. He also wrote poetry.

  

Sunday
Jun162013

Unusual Display

Clovis, the museum curator,  and his assistant,  Marco,  were out of town on this Father's Day, so Roger, feeling slightly contrary this morning, decided that the focus of this week's art would be on women and children instead,  and ordered the museum staff to set out the artwork from a female American artist, Mary Cassatt (1844-1926):

 

Sunday
Jun092013

Under the Weather

Clovis was feeling a bit indisposed this morning and left Marco in charge of the museum. Marco, who sensed that Clovis was not ill in the normal sense, had the staff arrange the paintings of the Spanish artist, Diego Velazquez (1599-1660) and then went upstairs to check on his boss...

 

Sunday
Jun022013

Missing Something

(continued from last Sunday)

Much to Marco's relief, Clovis returned a few minutes later, but his relief turned to consertation when he saw the old curator's face.

"I couldn't catch her," Clovis said forlornly as he rejoined his assistant.

"Who?" asked Marco.

Clovis shot Marco a strange look. "You didn't see her?"

"I didn't see anyone--just you rushing outside." Marco looked at his boss, who suddenly seemed much older. 

"I see," Clovis said, looking more than a touch confused. He scratched his head and then walked away without saying more, leaving Marco wondering.

Today's art was created by the Russian painter and art critic, Ivan Kramskoi (1837-1887).

Sunday
May262013

A Question

(continued from last Sunday)

"Where is he going?" Roger asked as he and Marco watched Clovis leave the museum in pursuit of the mystery woman.

"I have no idea,"  Marco replied as he turned back towards  the gallery.  "Come, we need to get today's artwork mounted for display."

"Aren't you even curious?"

"Of course I am, but we have work to do," Marco said quietly, secretly fearing that Clovis might not return again for some time.

Roger shrugged and followed Marco, his thoughts following similar lines.

Today's works are from the Venetian painter, Pietro Longhi (1701-1785).

 

Sunday
May122013

Alexandrian Artist

Moving its focus back into modern times, the museum showcases the artwork of the Greek and Italian painter, Konstantinos Parthenis (1878-1967), who often added religious themes into his paintings:

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Sunday
May052013

Remembering a Genius

Having acquired some of his artwork for a brief time, Clovis, the museum curator has the staff set out the works of Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519),  who passed away close to 500 years ago this week.

 

Sunday
Apr282013

Lay of the Land

Looking out the window and surveying the wide valley leading to the sea, Clovis, the old museum curator, gains a touch of inspiration this morning, instructing his staff to lay out the works of the Dutch landscape painter, Jan van Goyen (1596-1656) for display: