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Most of us no longer reach others by way of greeting cards, attached as we are to online communications.
The recent catastrophe in Connecticut has driven all thoughtful people to reconsider the issue of violence.
Were we prone to cynicism and gloom, our thoughts at this time of exposure to visitors to design and retail giant, Fossil’s, website might run along lines of “15 Minutes of Fame.” + = FOSSIL FINDS
Today I want to take a look at how Albert Marquet (1875-1947), a close friend of Henri Matisse and generally regarded as a second-rate practitioner of post-Impressionist painting, found his way to harmonics that still speak to us.
We’re going to look at several of the movies produced in the past year, with a view to what they tell us about where we are and where we’re going. Not long ago we touched upon Holy Motors, divulging very … Continue reading
Not that long ago, if you were contemplating a trip—say, at Christmastime—you wouldn’t Google destinations and then take a virtual tour through a prospective hotel room. No, you’d go to a travel agency where there would be walls full of … Continue reading
For many centuries, books were the virtually sole way to find out what others in other places were thinking about. Since the dawn of printing, artisans of book design and artisans of discursive design have found indescribable gratification in being … Continue reading
Diego Rivera could be termed a happy chef, mixing many gifts of nature and history into revealing and joyous adventures of taste and travel (hard or otherwise). His far less happy partner, Frida Kahlo, was something else. And yet, you … Continue reading
© 2010 James Clark I’ve introduced this piece, before dealing with “The Elephant Man” and “The Straight Story,” because it provides a look at someone else, besides Lynch, who has become haunted by the energies of French Surrealist artists. Moreover, … Continue reading