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This little Chinese dragon from the Tang Dynasty is frolicking like nobody’s business. But he still looks pretty fierce while he’s doing it. Dragon frolics are serious business. (Frolic is an odd word. Google and my blogging software’s spellcheck both … Continue reading
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