Category Archives: art

Eliot Never Too Common to Quote

Now that I live in the desert, The Hollow Men resonates with me more and more. Eliot was of course writing about a dryness of spirit. Still, connections hold. This vital poem by Thomas Stearns Eliot is widely quoted and analyzed. … Continue reading

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Some Shape of Beauty Moves Away The Pall

A poorly worded ad caught my attention. See below. It meant to capture Keats but he is not easily seized. Yesterday’s post by Shelley was from 1820. This excerpt is from 1818. I understand they were not friends. “A thing … Continue reading

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The Cloud By Percy Bysshe Shelley

Unnoticed, my last post was my 500th. I meant to celebrate that event with poetry. Better late than never. A cenotaph, by the way, is a tomb honoring a person or persons whose remains lie elsewhere. There is a wonderful … Continue reading

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Scissor Drawings by Ella Richards

Another artist coming to the Sausalito Arts Festival in Marin County on Labor Day weekend. Scissor drawings by Ella Richards. Amazing. Click here to go to her site. (external link) In late life, Henri Marisse drew with scissors, completely neglecting paint. … Continue reading

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The Mid-Century Remembered Through Images Familiar and Vague

Time out for art. I wish I could meet this pair. They are appearing at the Sausalito Art Festival on Labor Day. The following images are from Signe & Genna Grushovenko’s website. Please visit. “Partners in both life and art… Signe … Continue reading

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Joseph Conrad Would Agree

“Life is short and art is long and success is very far off.” Joseph Conrad American Public television recently interviewed a glass blower, an artist who works in glass. In an exasperated tone she told the interviewer, “For me, there … Continue reading

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A Bot’s Answer to Pretentious Artist Statements

The online Oxford Living Dictionaries defines bollocks in this way: Plural Noun British vulgar slang 1. The testicles. 2. (treated as singular ) Nonsense; rubbish (used to express contempt or disagreement, or as an exclamation of annoyance). Solidy in keeping … Continue reading

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