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This blog’s complex relationship with the works of JRR Tolkien is well known (search “Tolkien” for assorted links), but there’s no denying that Middle Earth is a complex setting that lends itself to the best in fantasy cartography. And if … Continue reading
Two visits to the Art Institute two weeks apart enabled me to discover a secret passage leading to a mystery. The secret passage is the one connecting the second floor of the new Modern Wing to the Impressionist galleries on … Continue reading
We seem to be on a fine art kick here on the old blog recently, and I say if we can catch a trend we should saddle it up and ride it off into the sunset. So when I was … Continue reading
It’s my own interpretation, but I sincerely hope this pulp science fiction cover by the great Frank R. Paul was inspired by a story where tourists come to Venus and are carried on swamp and jungle tours by a flotilla … Continue reading
I could resist the human figures, the stag, the camel, even the giraffe, but I snuck my phone out of my pocket to take two illicit photographs of the Byzantine mosaic with the little dog. Can you blame me, really? … Continue reading
More Magritte photographs– not photos of his work, but photographs of the man himself, all connected with his famous painting “Attempting the Impossible”. (See previous post.) There is a famous photograph of Magritte posed in front of an early version … 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 I get my notes organized to write about the Magritte early works I saw at the Art Institute last week, here’s a favorite later work of his that hangs in the regular galleries where photography is allowed. “The Banquet” … 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