Monday, February 8, 2010

Steel and Art

I love everything about New Orleans: the oysters, the po' boys, the architecture, the music; the walking tours, so I'm glad they won the Super Bowl whee! But I feel sorry that Pittsburgh lost, so I thought I would lead us on a tour of the losing city just for "equal time."
The "Bridge of Sorrows" goes between the courthouse and the jailhouse.

Frederick Osterling's Union Arcade originally had four levels of shopping. Love the dormers. He built it for Henry Clay Frick one of the most horrible human beings of all time and an art collector. Frick purchased Ingres' Comtesse d'Haussonville that might just be the inspiration of the portrait of Carlotta and subsequently Midge's self-portrait in Vertigo. There's a Frick Art and Historical Center in Pittsburgh. The Frick Collection in New York City where the Ingres is housed is not-to-be-missed. It's Frick's formerNew York mansion and takes up an entire city block. Other works include Vermeers.


willow said...

The beautiful Carlotta...the sad Carlotta.

Great post.

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Bryce Digdug said...

The mad Carlotta, the bad Carlotta, the rad Carlotta