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Spenser’s Ireland by Marianne Moore

Fantastic wordplay inspired in part by a National Geographic article? “[L]ike enchanted Earl Gerald who changed himself into a stag, to a great green-eyed cat of the mountain.” Much controversy and discussion surrounds this poem, as with much of modern poetry. Here’s one … Continue reading

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Tyger Tyger, Burning Bright!

Tyger Tyger, Burning Bright! William Blake was a poet and an artist. He was one of the first in Britain (or anywhere else in Europe) to see a tiger in person when he saw one in London. As an artist … Continue reading

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Three Good Paragraphs

I’m happy if I can write three good paragraphs in a row. In my now dead book project of 60,000 words, I probably had 11 or 12 instances in which I produced a set of three good paragraphs. I still … Continue reading

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Conceptual Art is Still With Us!

You didn’t miss it! That Thing From The Nineties is still here, still throwing out nonsense to justify something easy to make. In the Belgian city of Ghent this month, conceptual artist Kris Martin is having a retrospective entitled Exit. … Continue reading

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Expert in a Single Color?

A recent Wallpaper* post (external link) made me remember a design niche so small I think few ever contemplate it: designers and artists skilled in a single color. First, a dip into the world of Chanel Beauty. Yes, I am … Continue reading

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Sotheby’s Introduces Art Better Than Your Old Professor

Art isn’t boring but that’s how its usually presented. More people could be brought in if their introduction was moving, colorful, and captivating. Soetheby’s does this with their videos. I know nothing about Fernard Léger or his work which appears … Continue reading

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Writing for Free

I recently corresponded with a friend who is an authority in the rock, gem and mineral trade. He laments that he has never been paid for his writing, even for a newspaper that he contributes to. His writing mainly sits … Continue reading

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Going Bow-Wow For Bauhaus

It’s the one hundredth anniversary of the Bauhaus School (internal link) and *Wallpaper Magazine continues to be a fine resource for discovering more about this historic event. They review a Berlin Bauhaus exhibit at this URL: https://www.wallpaper.com/design/original-bauhaus-berlin-exhibition-review This is just … Continue reading

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Remington and Maynard Dixon

Maynard Dixon (internal link) is my favorite western artist. Many consider Remington the best. Perhaps. No one, however, created a better sense of place than Dixon. When asked about Remington’s view of the West, Dixon answered that Remington understood horses. … Continue reading

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“The Magical Universe of Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne”

Another good article by Wallpaper* Magazine linking to an upcoming auction of pieces produced by the French artists Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne. I have not heard about them but I am not an art guy. This couple seem to be … Continue reading

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