Monthly Archives: December 2014

Edwardian fashion

Although I usually like to write about art, I’ve been thinking about fashion lately because I’m interested in millinery projects. At any rate, I came across some beautiful Edwardian clothes (or maybe from the Gatsby era, but I think closer … Continue reading

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Volcanic Wind

Leonardo Nierman, Volcanic Wind, 1968

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Iele, Faeries, and Matisse

Although I usually like to write about art, I’m also very interested in folklore, particularly that of Ireland and Eastern Europe. This post is about the legend of the Iele, from Moldavia, who are akin to faeries, except that they … Continue reading

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This photo shows children dressed in ethnic costumes from the Csango population. This is a minority group of Roman Catholic Hungarians living in Moldavia who speak a very old form of Hungarian.

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The criminal commercialization of art

The reason we have trouble enjoying so many art works and the artists who made them is the saturation of  forgeries and replicas. Klimt, Munch, Monet, Van Gogh, Degas, and on and on. These copies are to sell us things, draw … Continue reading

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Happy holidays!

Wishing you all an excellent year.  Goddess of Origami, by Kiyo Murakami, fine fashion and art photographer.

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Wreaking havoc: Chaim Soutine

Chaim Soutine, a Belorusian Jewish painter was a predecessor of Abstract Expressionism. Afflicted by rejection from his family and village and by rabid anti-semitism in Europe, Soutine took out his rage on his artworks. See more below. Chaim Soutine by Tekkamakki … Continue reading

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Chaim Soutine: Background

Chaim Soutine (1893-1943) was a Belorusian Jewish painter. He is classified as an Expressionist who led the way to Abstract Expressionism and was an important influence on that movement. See more below. Chaim Soutine, Bellboy, 1925 Soutine was born into a highly … Continue reading

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Murat Palta’s film miniatures

Star Wars depicted as an Ottoman Miniature. Fun art work by Murat Palta, Turkish graphic designer.

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1905 feminine ideal

University of Michigan, Department of physical education for women, 1905. The feminine ideal was then: healthy, modestly clothed.

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