Monthly Archives: March 2016

Alien nightmare

It’s not unusual for me to have vivid dreams and nightmares but last night was one of its kind. I was on the iPad or computer messing around, and seeing a man with deformed hands like flippers, I clicked to … Continue reading

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Baltimore riot, 1968

“Kerosene Fire Burns Along Lombard Street” – April 8, 1968

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Theodor Kittelson, Norwegian artist 1857-1914

Famous for his art of fairy tales, legends and trolls. Here the princess looks like she is delousing a troll. Kittelson’s art looks a bit like it influenced the trolls of Maurice Sendak.  

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Nath Planas

The model conveys ultimate eroticism, the image carrying you away to another dimension. The environment plays strongly-the model is angled in the trees, her arms parallel the branches. Her hair flows like a water of thistles.  The surrounding raw beauty of the fir … Continue reading

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Nath Planas, Araceli y Giovana

Stunning and reminds me of the Victorian photography of Margaret Cameron.

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Nath Planas, Lo Insostenible

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Charles Amable-Lenoir, Reverie (Dream), 1893

I’m going to make this last post tonight unapologetic schmaltz. Academic painter Lenoir’s lighting is beautiful here, something straight out of Peter Pan.

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Francis Bacon in his studio by Carlos Freire

No, we can’t compare ourselves to a genius like Bacon. On the other hand, now that I see what a slob he was, maybe this validates those of us with some creativity who are incapable of organization. Maybe there is … Continue reading

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Marie-Sophie Wilson-Carr

Very strange. A contemporary model but whose face reminds me of a World War II Jewish partisan in this image. It’s the photographer, the shot, but still feels like reincarnation.

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Franz Gertsch, Marina schminkt Luciano, 1975

Raw and powerful. Reminds me of Weimar, German Expressionism, and the films of Rainier Fassbinder.  

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