An encounter, a sailor, and a dream / Un encuentro, un marinero, y un sueño

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Let’s pay another visit to the Center for Contemporary Art Málaga. Here is some of the art I saw two weeks ago in addition to what I saw of Julian Schnabel (click here).

I still have last week’s visit to Málaga and the Carmen Thyssen Museum to tell you about. I hope to do that before I go to the next museum. And I can’t forget the food and fashion. And the random photos. And the San Geraldo stories. And The Kid Brother. I’m dancing as fast as I can.

I woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning thanks to the Moose alarm clock yowling for treats at 7:30. I hit snooze twice (not literally); San Geraldo distracted him. He returned a half hour later and then got bored, only to return at 9. That’s when I gave up. Dudo simply sat and stared — silently. He’s currently my favorite cat.

Nutrition and Fitness Report
Stretching: Once a day.
Walking: 7 km / 4.5 miles Sunday.
Gym: On my way for chest, back, and legs workout.


Hagamos otra visita al Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Málaga. Estas son algunas de las obras de arte que vi hace dos semanas además de lo que vi de Julian Schnabel (haz clic aquí).

Todavía me queda por contaros la visita de la semana pasada a Málaga y al Museo Carmen Thyssen. Espero hacerlo antes de ir al próximo museo. Y no puedo olvidar la comida y la moda. Y las fotos aleatorias. Y las historias de San Geraldo. Y El Hermanito. Estoy bailando tan rápido como puedo.

Me desperté en el lado equivocado de la cama esta mañana gracias al despertador Moose que aullaba pidiendo golosinas a las 7:30. Presioné posponer dos veces (no literalmente); San Geraldo lo distrajo. Regresó media hora después y luego se aburrió, solo para regresar a las 9. Fue entonces cuando me di por vencido. Dudo simplemente se sentó y miró — en silencio. Actualmente es mi gato favorito.

Informe de Nutrición y Estado Físico
Estiramiento: Una vez al día.
Caminando: 7 km / 4,5 millas domingo.
Gimnasio: En camino para pecho, espalda, y piernas.

Part of a special exhibition of works by Ben Sledsens.
Parte de una exposición especial de obras de Ben Sledsens.
• Girl in the Hammock, 2019.
• Chica en la hamaca.
Ben Sledsens. Morning Encounter, 2019–2020. The large works were decorative but didn’t do it for me.
• Encuentro matutino. Las obras grandes eran decorativas pero no lo hacían por mí.
Matthew Ritchie. The Sailor Who Fell From Grace with the Sea, 2004–2005.
• El marinero que perdió la gracia del mar.
Eve Sussman. The Collapse of Hydra, 2005.
• El desmoronamiento de Hydra.
Michel François. 190 blown glass globes. 2006.
• 190 globos de cristal soplado.
Juan Muñoz. Seven figures on the balcony, 1987.
• Siete figuras en el balcón.
Mónica Vázquez Ayala. Rousseau’s Dream, 2016.
• El sueño de Rousseau.
Juan Manuel Rodríguez. S/T 2016.
· Multimedia and kinetic. The fly is not an original component of the painting.
· Multimedia y cinética. La mosca no es un componente original de la pintura.
• The author as art. Here I reflect on what I’ve seen in a piece from the permanent collection.
• El autor como arte. Aquí reflexiono sobre lo que he visto en una pieza de la colección permanente.

Click the thumbnails. The Twizy will be almost actual size..
Haz clic en las miniaturas. El Twizy será casi de tamaño real.

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

24 thoughts on “An encounter, a sailor, and a dream / Un encuentro, un marinero, y un sueño”

  1. Oh dear…looks like that painting suffered the same fate as Pence during the debate!!!!!!!

    This museum is so cool. I love the selection of different art they have.

    1. Mistress Borghese:
      Happily, I hadn’t thought about Pencilhead when I saw the fly. I’ll be going back to the museum in a few weeks. My cousin, a young, cool, art professor and gallery director will be here. It’s a blast to explore these places with him. He has stories to tell and knows many of these artists.

  2. Some wonderful pieces but it’s The Girl With The Fly In Her Hair–as she will now and forever be known–that I found most intriguing … even before learning of the Pence Fly.

    Also, Tuxedo is like Dudo, sitting and staring quietly, and perhaps dangerously, for treats.

    1. Bob:
      Good the painting now has a name, since I’ve seen it and photographed it twice and have yet to note the artist and title! I’ll be back in a few weeks and will definitely note it.

    1. Debra:
      Yes it has. And I immediately thought of Rousseau as I approached the painting. Well done.

    1. sillygirl:
      That’s applied and painted directly on the wall. I wonder why the title. Did you see the movie? The painting doesn’t look anything like Kris Kristofferson. (Man, did he look good in that movie.)

  3. I actually like most of these. I agree with sillygirl on that sailor one. I saw gears until I read her comment. Wrecked bicycles it is! Now I sound like Yoda.
    Who got bored, Moose or SG? 🙂

    1. Deedles:
      Hee hee. Moose got bored. I see barbed wire and no sailor. I was hoping for a naked Kris Kristofferson. (Did you see that movie?)

      1. Never saw the movie, but I’ve been a Kris Kristofferson fan since I was a tween in the sixties. Love his gravelly voice. I love hearing his versions of his own songs more than the covers. They’re more heartfelt.

      2. Deedles:
        The movie was quite strange (and explicit) but it was interesting and Kris Kristofferson was surprisingly pleasant to look at.

  4. Some of these I would purchase; some I do not like – and that’s good. I wouldn’t ever want just art that I like. When I dislike it, I have to pause and think ‘why”. This is a good lesson, from art.

    1. Urspo:
      I would love to have some of these works. The 190 glass globes for example. The cats would really enjoy that.

    1. Walt the Fourth:
      I think maybe one of her descendants. I’ll find out for certain the next time I’m there. I keep forgetting to read the info.

  5. I like the Sledsens, particularly the first one, but I’m not sure I’d want them in my house! So that fly is on the glass, is what you’re saying? (It seems to have moved from one photo to the next, so I’m assuming so.) Her hair LOOKS like it might attract a fly. LOL

    1. Steve:
      I found the Sledsens pleasantly decorative but I didn’t like his style of painting faces. For me there was something bland and uninteresting about them. Yes, the fly was bouncing all over that hair.

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