Category Archives: art

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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More on Ranier Maria Rilke

“God is man’s greatest idea.” Camille Paglia Rilke is a favorite poet of mine and I’ve quoted Poems From The Book of Hours before (internal link). His mysterious writing lends itself to many interpretations, however, a chief translator of his, Babette Deutsch, … Continue reading

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The Cult of The Machine at the De Young In San Francisco

I’ve always been fascinated with photographs of factories and infrastructure. I remember vividly a photography magazine my Dad had, containing incredibly sharp images of a German refinery, all gleaming chrome plated tanks and steel ladders and overhead metal ductwork. On … Continue reading

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The Remarkable reMarkable

My first fleshed out scribble with the reMarkable drawing tablet. (external link) This is a 1,488 wide by 1,455 high pixel size image at 300 dpi. Images are exported as .png or .pdf files. I transferred this image by e-mail … Continue reading

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Back From Esmeralda County, Nevada and Elsewhere

The Last Supper. By Poland-born Belgian sculptor Albert Szukalski, in the ghost town of Rhyolite, on the road to Death Valley. Ghost Rider by Szukalski.

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Typewriter Art?

AIGA is the professional association for design. It first stood for the American Institute of Graphic Arts, and is now known simply as AIGA. At this link is a fascinating article (external link) on people who have rendered graphic art … Continue reading

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