I can’t swim

28 02 2013

I’ve got flooding…

The Dissolving Personality





Sarah Eisenlohr

28 02 2013

Sarah Eisenlohr. There is something so marvellous in Ms Eisenlohr. The mix of small and large. A very Gulliver type of experience. And always fascinating.

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And now for something completely different.





27 02 2013

this is a great little flick… very funny

Tonight’s film is the 2008 short The Black Hole by Phil Sansom and Olly Williams.  This clever tale of an office worker’s irresistible discovery took the grand prize in Virgin Media’s inaugural short film competition and, although it might skirt the edge of what some would consider horror, the rapid fire one-two punch of temptation and consequence was enough to raise my hair a bit, kittens.  Enjoy!

Short Film "The Black Hole"

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Mario Sanchez Nevado

27 02 2013

“I’m moved by the surreal and oniric world. My leitmotif is to find the colors in grotesque visuals, and tint them with irony. I’m attached to the human emotion and that’s what I try to portray.” Mario Sanchez Nevado

His work is lovely. If I have one reservation it is that I have many of the same ideas elsewhere. Still, I do love to look at them.

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Margaret Brundage

26 02 2013

I’ll bet when I was a pre-teener that I gawked at her covers thousands of times. Interesting artist and article.

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Margaret Brundage circa 1930 Kittens, February is Women in Horror Month, and I’d like to kick things off here at The Year of Halloween with a gallery of vintage horror art by artist Margaret Brundage, one of the few female cover artists of the pulp era. Struggling to support a family during the Great Depression, Margaret, a freelance fashion illustrator in the 1920’s, became the principle cover artist for Weird Tales between 1933 and 1938, translating the look and feel of contemporary women’s magazines to the lurid pulp magazine covers of the era.

Cover of Weird Tales (November 1935), feature story is Robert E. Howard's Shadows in Zamboula. Cover art M Brundage

Originally signing her work with only her first initial, the controversy of Ms. Brundage’s provocative covers skyrocketed when she was revealed to be a woman in 1934. Although some contemporary authors dismissed her art as “trash” – even spreading rumors that Margaret used her teen-aged daughter as a model (in reality, she only had one child – a son) – the…

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Roy Lichtenstein

24 02 2013

I had a huge comic book collection when I was a kid. Over a thousand. A couple dozen, I later learned, were worth considerable money. My mother threw them all out. Perhaps I was traumatized but I have never had a warm feeling for Lichtenstein’s work. Lichtenstein did receive considerable criticism. Many said he was parodying modern pop culture. If this is the case why would you create so many different paintings in this style.

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George Hugnet

24 02 2013

First of all let me be the first to apologize for Mr. Hugnet’s name. It sounds like some sort of apparatus. His work is exciting. Especially to those of us with a(n) historical bend. (Like Richard III)

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Hugnet was part of the surrealist movement in the 30s. He was later expelled from the group. In a lot of his work he seems preoccupied with females. But he does little with the form. Like a lot of early collages, his work appears frantic, slapped down in a  hurry to give an impression of a lack of concentrated thought. As if the images did not come from intelligence but impulse.

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