Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Window Views and doors too




Young Walt Whitman Singing
Alexander Calder, c. 1935

Plaster model submitted by Alexander Calder to a competition held in New York City.


The sculpture is placed in front of the window of the Walt Whitman birthplace on Long Island. The window has the impression of a very well-known daguerreotype of the young Walt Whitman in carpenter's garb which was used for the first edition of "Leaves of Grass."

I added a little texture to my photo...
Waiting to see your Window Views for this week. Please sign Mr. Linky, leave a comment and visit your fellow bloggers. :)



Our thoughts go out to the Haitian people and the devastating earthquake that hit their country yesterday. Help is on the way according to President Obama.

Nous sommes avec vous!



14 comments:

The Good Life in Virginia said...

a good wednesday mary.
nice capture :)

am i missing the linky thingie?

Mojo said...

How funny... Sandy and I were just discussing Whitman this very morning. What a coincidence, yeah?

Carolyn Ford said...

Nice capture, Mary...and I like that added texture. Nice.

ewok1993 said...

nice capture indeed and your sculpture finds are the best.

Carol said...

Nice shot of a beautiful sculpture..the impression on the window is so good!

Greyscale Territory said...

Such an artistic photo! A beautiful capture!

Stine in Ontario said...

Very nice, Mary. Whitman's poems are still loved and read.

Pagan Sphinx said...

Oh, that is beautiful! I love Whitman. One of the great American romantics.

Lew said...

Interesting juxtaposition of the two images of Whitman! Great shot for a window theme!

lakeviewer said...

What a clever idea. I'm now going back to my blog to link.

Gattina said...

Very special photo !
Belgium has sent already doctors and medical material, tents etc yesterday to Haiti, I think all western countries are participating to help these poor people, who are already so poor !

VioletSky said...

The daguerrotype on the window is a great idea and goes well with the bronze sculpture.

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