Monthly Archives: August 2015

Odilon Redon or The Eye Like a Strange Balloon Mounts Toward Infinity (Guy Maddin, 1995)

This is Guy Maddin’s interpretation of Odilon Redon. It’s so expressionistic and surreal, that at first I wondered if it might have been an early film like Bunuel’s. Very Dali-esque. The basic plot is competition between father and son for … Continue reading

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Elms (dark, short film–video poetry) by Evan Johnson and Guy Maddin

Watch here.

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Ruth Sobotka, ballet dancer, from Stanley Kubrick’s Killer’s Kiss

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Eyes Wide Shut, Requiem for Stanley Kubrick’s daughter, Vivian

Read the article here. I really understand Scientology better now after reading the book by Jenna Miscaviage Hill, and now I need to review EWS, which was a masterpiece, with a greater understanding. Scientology separates families and Kubrick lost his … Continue reading

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Dan Beard, UK artist, untitled, 2013

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“Moebius” (Jean Giraud), famous fantasy artist, cartoonist, creator of Tron, others.

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Bill Sienkiewicz, Angel

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John Brophy, US, the Mantra Waterfall, (Self-taught fine artist)

View his website. Conceives his projects through digital media then completes in oil using 15th-century techniques. So inspirational for those of us who can’t go to art school. In his medieval influences I find something actually original, unlike some other … Continue reading

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John Brophy, US, Let the Power Fall

Visit his website. Fantastic, self-taught artist who grew up with NASA and Japan and brings these influences to his art along with the Medieval masters.

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Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, (1836-1912), Joseph the Overseer

My favorite by him. I am less a fan of Academicism than the Symbolism movement. This is a gorgeous work.

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