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Feeding the Ducks

Mary Cassatt (American, 1844-1926), Feeding the Ducks, c. 1895, Drypoint and aquatint, with monotype inking, in color on cream laid paper

Spring finally reared its head in Milwaukee this weekend, and the city was out in fully force. The new apartment is steps away from both Milwaukee’s RiverWalk, which runs along Downtown’s Milwaukee River, and the Hank Aaron State Trail, which though 10 miles in total, is also a perfect shortcut from our apartment to the city’s Lakefront. I love that despite the fact that we’re in the middle of the city, we can still catch a glimpse of our agrarian neighbors. This week’s sighting, the most delicate, Cassatt-worthy duck’s nest, right on the river boardwalk.

Milwaukee RiverWalk | Good Old Modern

Duck's Nest | Good Old Modern


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Happy Thanksgiving!

Pablo Picasso
Turkey, from Picasso: Original Etchings for the Texts of Buffon, 1936, printed 1942
Sugar-lift aquatint and drypoint

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Art Should Comfort

Mary Cassatt
Mother’s Kiss, 1890–91
Aquatint and drypoint, from two plates, in blue, blue-green, black, olive and sanguine on ivory laid paper

Willem de Kooning
Woman, I, 1950-52
Oil on canvas

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