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Today is the birthday of the painter Wassily Kandinsky, and he’s been honored by a well deserved Google Doodle. I thought I’d join in the celebration with a black and white portrait photograph of the artist from my tumblr collection, … Continue reading
Awesome Steampunk Iron Man image by Jason Kang! But really, isn’t Tony Stark really pretty darn steampunk already? It’s a short step, but one we’re glad that Mr Kang chose to take. I couldn’t find any commentary from the artist … Continue reading
Or rather the collector of lists of all possible stories. That’d be me. There’s lists of 25 or 28, and my favorite is the list of two.* Today I found a list of four I’d never seen before. The quote … Continue reading
The goldenrod endpapers of Wild Animals at Home by Ernest Thompson Seton. 1913. Via tumblr Seton was an extremely popular and successful wildlife artist and woodcraft writer in his day, and one of the founders of the Boy Scout movement. … Continue reading
In this latest addition to my tumblr collection of black and white photographs of famous artists, we discover that Balthus, that master of enigmatic and sexually charged figure drawing, was kind of hot himself. In 1948. Through the lens of … Continue reading
Money can be exchanged for goods and services. And the selling prices of goods and services are determined, in the broadest sense, by the forces of the marketplace. Material things are worth what people are prepared to pay for them. … 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
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
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