Monthly Archives: April 2016

How to be English

I don’t think anyone is really missing this blog, (except one person and you know who you are, in Ireland), but in any case sorry for my absence.  I’ve been preoccupied. Here is a comic for you all with explanation … Continue reading

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Pamela Colman Smith (1878-1951), from her Tarot Card series

Beautiful image which must have some recall of Japonica, Japanese art, especially for example, Hiroshige.  

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Ferenc Helbing (Hungary, 1870-1958), The Garden of Eden

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Edward Weston, from his Nude Series, Sand Dunes at Oceana, 1936

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Trees and Clouds by Dr. William F. Makk, Los Angeles, 1920

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Landscape by Eleanor C. Erving, Albany, N. Y.

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Jan Toorop, Fatalism

Dutch-Indonesian painter, here during his Art Nouveau phase. Klimt-like but darker.

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High School Confession Part II

High School did not have to be a cesspool. It was a mistake my parents had made by moving us from a university town, where I fit in somewhat, to a suburb where most of the kids were Whiskey Tango. … Continue reading

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High School Confession Part 1

High School, for me, was an arbitrary hell that someone had dumped me in. This is not to say that middle school was better, or even elementary. It was all awful. The strange thing is there was no one obvious … Continue reading

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Robert Doisneau, La Fille du Flipper (pinball), 1953

Wow, so sexy.

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