Some interesting stuff I saw at the Museum of Art in Zurich today. I didn't have much time so I didn't get a good sense of the collection, but here are a few paintings that really spoke to me.
Today I went to the Museum of Art in Zurich to look at the famously hideous portrait of Fred Astaire's sister Adele that Austrian expressionist painter Oskar Kokoschka did in 1926, and I tell a little anecdote surrounding this artwork.
On the first Sunday of the month, the Museum of Art in Basel opens its doors for free, so today I went. It's the biggest art collection in Switzerland, and one of the most impressive museums in the world, and I had a good time and came out inspired. Here are a few paintings that had a particularly strong effect on me.
A personal review of the book "The Making of The African Queen, or how I went to Africa with Bogart, Bacall and Huston and almost lost my mind" by Katharine Hepburn.
A personal review of the book "The Astaires" by Kathleen Riley, focusing on Fred Astaire and his first dancing partner, his sister Adele. It explores their personal as well as professional relationship and tells of their early days in Vaudeville and later on on Broadway and in London's West End.
A personal review of the book "Clark Gable", written by Warren G. Harris.