Friday, January 15, 2010

The Friday Evening Nudes



Figure in the Sunroom


To meet Mary's request for tonight, something from Modigliani









 

Marc Chagall


Russian
Venus


Kees Van Dongen


John Kock


Jean Beauduin
Lady Holding a Fan




John Collier
English Classical painter

An eleventh-hour request for Anders Zorn from my very own WP






 Good night to be nude by the fire, don't you think?  ;-)




Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Radio On

I didn't realize quite how misunderstood Atheists were. Almost as much so as African-Americans with no "black dialect".

This report on a recent American poll from this morning's NPR broadcast reveals some good news and also revealed some really stubborn American societal quirks. Hmmm...I know some people who may even refer to it as fascist sentiment.

Window Views and Doors


 The Green Door
October, 2009


Behind the Green Door? I didn't venture in, I'm not lying! In the tiny town of Rowe in the Massachusetts Berkshires, the only action behind that green door probaby has way too much to do with mice for my liking! This is the basement door of a former church now housing a non-profit. I liked the shadow-play and

I like windows and doors as a theme, so for Thursday fun, I like to play Mary the Teache's photo game:



Tuesday, January 12, 2010

A Letter from Vincent

Excerpt from a Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Theo van Gogh
The Hague, c. 2 or 3 November 1882

Up to Millet and Jules Breton, however, there was always in my opinion progress, but to surpass these two - don't even mention it.  Read th entire letter here


unabridged and annotated 



Women Miners
November, 1882





Jean-François Millet

1814-1875




Jean Breton
  1827-1906
                         

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Surrealistic Sunday









Pinacle


Michael Bridges
a print of this image is for sale on the artist's webpage
(click above)


Nicoletta Ceccoli
children's book illustrator
(I don't think she's an actual surrealist but this work certainly holds the influence of surrealism)



Jane Graverol

an excellent article on the women surrealists at CreativeTourist.com


Meret Oppenheim
Nurse




Valentine Hugo



Pierre Roy

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