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minicomics??, post 27: late night brontosauruses

Late night, as in Charles Knight,  the late great scientific illustrator whose paintings will always be “the way dinosaurs look” to the the children of the 50s, 60s  and 70s.  I looked at a lot of modern illustrations that are … Continue reading

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minicomics ??, post 16: an art reference

The internet may be fixed.  Or it may not.  Anyway, I’m taking advantage of the opportunity to go out and collect some photo references for brontosauruses.  Of course, that really means art references, since, nobody seems to have a photograph … Continue reading

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the accidental renaissance

Everything old is new again and some people who are wise and observant and love art have been finding interesting (and probably really not so accidental parallels) between some excellent modern photographs and Old Master paintings.   If you want … Continue reading

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terry pratchett

This has been a bad month for the great artists of my heart. Terry Pratchett was one of my all time favorite writers, the least fantastic of the great fantasists, a great creator of characters, a worldbuilder beyond compare, and … Continue reading

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unearthed at the antique show– the drawings of heinrich kley

Went to an antique and vintage objects show today, and saw this sitting on top of a stack of pages from a disassembled reprint art book.  Man, that’s a drawing.  Tons of power in the technique, and of course I’m … Continue reading

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leonard nimoy

Leonard Nimoy is gone, but Spock lives on.  There’s a lot to say about Mr. Spock and his place on the list of oddly immortal characters to come out of the “good junk” range of low-to-middlebrow genre media.  Most of … Continue reading

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all over the country

and around the world, kids are thanking Leonard Nimoy for the gift of Mr. Spock.  Grownups too.

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tumblr sunday: we do not have

a dinosaur. Or the pictures from the Auto Show (although they are out of the camera and there are some good ones). Or the pictures from yesterday’s photo trip to Wrestling at the Moose Lodge (still in the cameras).  Or … Continue reading

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transcendent notes

(I don’t know whether these are pages from a notebook or part of a letter.  But since the person in question wrote endless letters to a certain other person and those letters constitute a very vividly detailed journal, the difference … Continue reading

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tumblr sunday on monday: evolution in silhouette

Because it’s Auto Show Week,  because we love cars and we love images and we love art and we love history and we love trivia, here is a gorgeous artistic image of cars that is also a clever infographic.  Yep, … Continue reading

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