The Blog of John Walford, British-born, but long resident in The United States. I am an art historian, currently studying satire in Netherlandish art, an amateur photographer, and occasional writer, who writes here about art, photography, and the human condition--some of it ekphratic poetry, responding to works of art. This is to be a site for words and images, interacting on one another, as vehicles of human expression.

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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Night wish - the beginning


Night wish - the beginning, originally uploaded by Idea-Listic.

For Robi Marinkovic:

Wishing Waters, drown my fears,
Wash away my sorrows,
And may your reflections,
Portend a brighter future.
--JW, for Robi, May 31, 2009.

in response to Robi "Idea-Listic's" "Night-wish - the beginning," as first uploaded to Flickr, 20 March 2009.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Helen Ojha/Rongzoni's "Storage innvention"


Storage innvention, originally uploaded by Rongzoni.

When Helen of Marin went for a stroll,
She found something so utterly droll,
In a tree in the wood, this is far too good,
Squirrels with idea of canned goods.
--JW, 05/29/08

(First uploaded by Rongzoni to Flickr, , 05/29/09, see:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rongzoni/3576076386/ )

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I am a British-born, art historian, teaching in the USA; I studied law, in England,1964-68; worked part-time in the art world, 1968-69; then studied art history at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, 1969-76; completed my Ph.D. diss. at the University of Cambridge, 1981; moved to the States in 1981, and have since written, or co-authored, other books. I am currently studying satire in Netherlandish art. My wife, Maria, was born in Milan, Italy, where she worked as an interpreter, in business; she spent seven years in Switzerland, at the University of Lausanne, 1963-70. She came to Amsterdam in 1971, and we soon married. She is a wife, mother, literary critic, of Italian (and French) literature, and completed her Ph. D. diss. in 2002, at the University of Chicago, on Cesare Pavese and His Critics. We have three married children, and eight grandchildren, all of whom we excessively adore! I welcome dialog about art, photography, human behavior, beliefs, and motivation from all comers, regardless of race, color, gender, orientation, values, or beliefs. This is to be a site for words and images, as vehicles of human expression, around topics of mutual interest.

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