Art Notes of Taba Dale

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What’s Lace Got to Do With It? – Part 1

What’s Lace Got to Do With It? Maybe it’s because I picked up My Love Story by Tina Turner at an airport bookstore after attending Art Basel Miami last week, and it made me think of her most successful single, What’s Love Got to Do With It. Of course it was also the...

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What’s Lace Got to Do With It? – Part 2

Monumental Last Supper and melting watches Dalí, flamboyant and controversial, considered himself to be a genius. Others might have believed him to be a lunatic. But his outrageous and masterfully rendered paintings that often delved into the world of the subconscious...

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Aberdonian Treasure – Part 1

Mary Queen of Scots She stopped me dead in my tracks. Mary Queen of Scots, that is. Her stirring monumental painting hung before me at Blairs Museum and my guide, Danielle Jones, dressed comfortably in an off-white V-neck sweater, with her long brown hair tied back,...

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Aberdonian Treasure – Part 2

Exiled and hidden before returning home So having no idea what the collections of Blairs Museum included, I was experiencing a wave of culture shock when I understood all the many layers of significance embedded in this work of art. The canvas, painted by an unknown...

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Aberdonian Treasure – Part 3

The Stuart menWhile a diminutive painting of Prince Charles Edward Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie) at age 12, presented a cheerful and exuberant youth, the pièce de résistance of this other grouping was the sizable portrait of a man with a powdered wig, wearing a blue...

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Hollywood Comes to Waterville

Waterville has it all Beauty, history, character, charm, quirk - Waterville has it all. Both the town and the world-class golf course, that is. I am more familiar with the course than I am with town, but on one visit during the month of July, it was my good fortune to...

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