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orange vhs cassette

orange vhs cassette

The Wheaton Public Library was selling this old VHS tape a few weeks ago. It’s the orangeyiest orange I’ve ever seen on a video cassette. I kinda wish I bought it, tore it apart and used it as a canvas for a drawing/painting.

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social impact of Surrealism

social impact of Surrealism

“What surrealism represented to us above all was the leap into the unknown”-Paul Laraque We commonly associate Surrealism with non sequitur (pure craziness) paintings which are adventures into the unknown. However, Laraque is not referencing this in his quote. He’s speaking to how Surrealism had a hand in history of Haiti. Andr Breton’s December 20, […]

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pollock barn

pollock barn

This photo of Jackson Pollock’s barn in East Hampton, New York reminds me of my dumpy garage. Not that I need more to do, but I think it’d be cool to do some vintage Abstract Expressionist action paintings and hang them in my garage.

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De Stijl in today's world

De Stijl in today’s world

It’s the final weeks of “Van Doesburg and the International Avant-Garde: Constructing a New World” at Tate Modern and I’m really wishing I’m in London right now. The De Stijl movement (flat planes of painted color with intersecting lines) has a completely different look and feel in today’s been-there-done-that world than it did when it […]

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we need more creativity, not less

Recently Alex Garcia, Chicago Tribune photographer, posted a photo of city workers painting dead trees. I praise truly creative endeavors sponsored by our government. We need more such activity. Below is the comment I left on his post: Our nation’s economic woes pale in comparison to our nation’s lack of culture. Creative efforts are like […]

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smaller plates

smaller plates

On Tuesday, researchers announced their observation that the size of the plates shown in a collection of 50 Last Supper paintings has grown larger and larger through time from the year 1000 to present. About a year ago, I started eating some of my meals on salad plates. My logic was that it would look […]

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interesting art book for $5

interesting art book for $5

You like art books? I mean good art books. The bargain book section at Borders is usually no place to find such books. Besides featuring the same 6 or so artists over and over again, the quality of editing, layout, and printing is usually incredibly poor. Well, I found a little gem yesterday. Actually it’s […]

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amazing clouds

amazing clouds

I’ve never seen clouds painted in such an intriguing fashion. Sylvain Louis-Seize is represented by Gallery Jones in Vancouver. That’s the same place that reps the neighbor post about James Nizam. CV statement from galleryjones.com (I had to re-keystroke the statement, so I apologize for any typos): My recent body of work explores three landscape […]

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Merry Christmas! 2008

Merry Christmas! 2008

The NativityTheophanes the Cretan1546egg tempera paintingStavronikita Monastery, Mt. Athos (where it still resides) The Birth of Jesus Christ (ESV, English Standard Version)Luke 2:1-20 2:1 In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2 This was the first registration when [1] Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 […]

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