Eye Candy for Today: Julian Onderdonk landscape

Late Afternoon, Julian Onderdonk The link is to the image page on WikiArt, which unfortunately doesn’t have much information about the size or location of the original. If you click on “View all sizes” under the image on their page, you can access a reasonably . Presumably, this is oil on canvas. Texas painter Robert Julian Onderdonk, who was active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, is considered an “American Impressionist”, and in known in particular for his landscapes featuring fie...
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On Putting Down Pretenses and Getting Real

This post is a bit of a manifesto and announcement. It all started because I’m rereading my Guerrilla Marketing for Artists: How 100 Collectors Can Bulletproof Your Career book. On the market... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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The Terminator Pipe

Wooden pipe carved and painted to resemble Arnold Schwarzenegger’s head from The Terminator movie. The Terminator Pipe made by talented pipe carver Max as creative birthday gift for Arnold Schwarzenegger. Also check out: Arnold Schwarzenegger Stool
Tags: Design, Inspiration, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Max

The Art of Self-Expression on a Steel Pot: Vintage Photos Showing Graffiti on Soldiers’ Helmets During the Vietnam War

A lot of the soldiers wrote graffiti on their helmets with inscriptions of their attitudes about where they were and why they were there. The military called it the M- I helmet, the troops called it a “steel pot”. The damn thing felt like it weighed half a ton when you first put it on your newly shaved head in basic training or boot camp. It’s a sure bet that not long after the U.S. Source
Tags: Photography, Design, Military, Soldiers, Vietnam, Graffiti, Helmets, POTS, 1960s

Hilarious Finalists of Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2020

The annual Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards highlight the funniest photos of animals taken in the wild. Keen-eyed photographers from around the world capture moments where animals seem to be experiencing very human emotions or dilemmas. This expert photobomb is a finalist in the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards. Brigitte Alcalay Marcon/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020 Founders Tom Sullam and... Source
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Life in New Hampshire.

The Merrimack Police Department in New Hampshire is asking for residents to look out for a missing forty pound, four year old African Serval named Spartacus that is a family pet and legally owned and permitted.— Only In Boston (@OnlyInBOS) September 11, 2020 Note: The serval has been found.For more on servals, here's the Wikipedia article. I see: "The association of servals with human beings dates to the time of Ancient Egypt. Servals are depicted as gifts or traded o...
Tags: Art, Cats, Law, Wikipedia, Boston, Egypt, New Hampshire, Nubia, Ann Althouse, Merrimack Police Department, African Serval

Gospel at Colonus

I just found this video of Bob Telson's personal performance of the Gospel at Colonus. Yes, fan boy stuff, but I was extremely fortunate to see this play in Los Angeles in 1985. I am especially grateful in Telson's...
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“Of War And Peace”: Spanish Artist Shows His Vision of Protests and War in Syria

Meet Haitz de Diego, a contemporary artist born in Ondarroa, in the Basque Country. According to an Haitz de Diego: “I was born in 1979 in a little coastal town called Ondarroa, in the Basque Country. I was raised and immersed myself in the world of painting and illustration an early stage, spending hours drawing In my grandpa’s lap while my parents continued their studies. However... Source
Tags: Design, Syria, War, Protests, Paintings, Contemporary, Inspirations, Basque Country, Ondarroa, Watercolors, Haitz de Diego

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Volcanic eruptions, futuristic vehicles and open education in our look around the web Slow Factory’s Open Education Fall Calendar Founded in 2012 by Céline Semaan, Slow Factory continues its quest to increase “sustainability literacy” in fashion and all that it entails. Once such endeavor is through free, open education—and they have just announced their upcoming class calendar. With courses including Cultural Appropriation and North Indigenous …
Tags: Drinks, Design, News, Education, Cars, Sustainability, Cannabis, Electric Vehicles, Transport, Online Courses, Survival, EVs, Electric Cars, Online Learning, Linkaboutit, Link About It

Terence Conran, designer, retailer and restaurateur, dies aged 88

Founder of Habitat ‘passed away peacefully’ at home on Saturday, his family saidSir Terence Conran – the designer, retailer and restaurateur who “revolutionised the way we live in Britain” – has died.Conran, who was 88, “passed away peacefully” on Saturday in his Barton Court home, his family announced. Continue reading...
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The Art of Anish Kapoor Meets the Stately Grandeur of Houghton Hall

Something interesting seems to emerge every time contemporary art is displayed in a classical context. The encounter unavoidably produces a series of aesthetic and formalistic juxtapositions but it also initiates, if the match is clever, a dialogue that can draw unexpected connections and reveal alternative interpretations.
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