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THE EFFECT OF GEOGRAPHY ON THE IMPRESSIONISTS.

THE EFFECT OF GEOGRAPHY ON THE IMPRESSIONISTS. Christie Davies, in a review on the New Criterion website of EUROPEAN ART: A NEUROARTHISTORY by John Onian, provides a lot of observations about the effect of geography on painters that had never … Continue reading

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THE HISTORICAL RESEARCH BEHIND MONTY PYTHON’S ATTACK BUNNY.

THE HISTORICAL RESEARCH BEHIND MONTY PYTHON’S ATTACK BUNNY. The dangerousminds post also mentions the killer bunny in Monty Python and the Holy Grail. It occurs to me that Terry Jones, one of the Pythons, is a medieval scholar (the author … Continue reading

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GIANT MEDIEVAL ATTACK RABBITS.

GIANT MEDIEVAL ATTACK RABBITS. I posted here at the end of 2016 about medieval knights fighting snails. Here at the dangerousminds website is a collection of illustrations from medieval manuscripts of giant attack bunnies wreaking havoc. (link via instant pundit). … Continue reading

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KNIGHTS FIGHTING SNAILS REVISITED.

KNIGHTS FIGHTING SNAILS REVISITED. I am finishing 2016 with the same question with which I started the year. In response to a link Annalisa sent me, I started 2016 with this post about the large number of drawings of knights … Continue reading

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RESTORING ROTHKO PAINTINGS WITH LIGHT.

RESTORING ROTHKO PAINTINGS WITH LIGHT.This article in the New Yorker by Louis Menand (April 1, 2015) tells how Harvard has found a way to restore/recreate the Rothko paintings by lighting them. Further, the time when the lights are turned off … Continue reading

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PAINTING WITH UNSTABLE PAINT.

PAINTING WITH UNSTABLE PAINT. This article by Barbara Haislip at the Barron’s website deals with the economic problems for art collectors presented by the use by contemporary artists of unstable paint. It is entitled: “How Stable is Your Rothko?” Haislip … Continue reading

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SUGGESTIONS FOR ARTISTS WHO WANT TO DESTROY SOME OF THEIR ART.

SUGGESTIONS FOR ARTISTS WHO WANT TO DESTROY SOME OF THEIR ART. Annalisa sent me a link to this post on James Gurney’s website, Gurney Journey. Gurney discusses a general problem that artists have: “In the back of every artist’s closet … Continue reading

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WHEN ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG DESTROYED HIS OWN ART.

WHEN ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG DESTROYED HIS OWN ART. In a comment here on my post about Annalisa taking a sledgehammer to one of her sculptures, Jane called attention to a work of art by Robert Rauschenberg entitled “Erased de Kooning Drawing”. … Continue reading

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CONCEPTUAL ART—DESTROYING THE GIANT HEAD.

CONCEPTUAL ART—DESTROYING THE GIANT HEAD. Annalisa had long wanted to get rid of the giant head sculpture, but it was too heavy to lift by anyone other than a pair of Muscleman Movers. A couple days ago, Annalisa bought a … Continue reading

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CONCEPTUAL ART—THE GIANT HEAD.

CONCEPTUAL ART—THE GIANT HEAD. When Annalisa was in college, she took a required sculpture course. Annalisa had done a lot of painting, but very little sculpture. One of the assignments was to sculpt a life size head of themselves—a self … Continue reading

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