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We’ve discussed before the long and honorable history of the phone doodle, that marvelous school of art practiced by practically everyone in the days when there was always a pad of paper (or a conveniently placed painted wall) near the … Continue reading
Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary 1926-1938 Art Institute of Chicago This post about an Art with a big A exhibit is moderately long, and it also contains some very mild, art museum-style nudity, so I am putting it behind … Continue reading
As our British friends say this is “exactly what it it says on the tin”: a drawing of a shark in a swimsuit. A Certain Person says it does not look very much like a shark, but more like a … Continue reading
Spent way too much time today trying to organize the article/essay/post I am writing for you about the Magritte exhibit– then when I sat down to write it, it fell totally flat. As always when a project stalls, I took … Continue reading
Several people sent me links to “dog philosophy”, this great comic about the nature of dogs from threepanelsoul.com. It seems to be taking the world of great comics about nature of dogs by storm, as well it should. I’d never … Continue reading
Just when you thought the drawing of the day could not get any sillier, have a sculptor and a small figure with a very big attitude. For something so ridiculous, this drawing is actually quite formal, inked very strictly in … Continue reading
Where have I been all day? I went to to the home of Anish Kapoor’s iconic public sculpture “Cloud Gate”, to visit it and some other fine pieces of art. The Bean was precisely as usual: epic in scale, colossally … Continue reading
It’s always reassuring to see a couple of actual comics turn up in one week of drawings of the day. For those who aren’t lucky enough to live in this part of the world, at this time of year, the … Continue reading
Pretty much the whole six weeks before Halloween. Halloween itself, fine. But all the buildup, and all the little decorating ideas from tumblr and Pinterest …(from the Noakes Library tumblr, mostly curated by Iowa Ginsberg, but other people have posting … Continue reading