Category Archives: Arts

The faceless men

Interesting piece on a censored war artist by a war correspondent. But it is an old man’s sentiment. The young are strangers to its undercurrent of regret and loss. In 1915, when the poet Rupert Brooke enlisted, he wrote to a friend that soldiering “is the only life for me now. The training is a […]

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Panini Cheapskates

It’s World Cup time, which for many European kids means a time to fail to collect an entire book of stickers commemorating the event.  This couple have decided to draw the full set rather than pay for them, and the results are hilarious. Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Here we go then! Brazil versus Croatia will kick things off this […]

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Chalk Art

Wonderful story, wonderful illustration, wonderful quotes. A Couple Of Anonymous Students Sneak Into a Classroom Every Week And Blow Everyone’s Mind – The Meta Picture.

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How to paint Easter eggs

A link to creating natural dyes for Easter eggs like these. How to paint Easter eggs | Russia Beyond The Headlines.

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Art is Everywhere

This lovely Matisse-like image is actually an electron micrograph of the ebola virus.  Something awful can be surprisingly beautiful. File:Ebola virus virion.jpg – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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Bodies drawn on Normandy beach

  This art tribute to International Peace Day is fantastic. A visual commemoration of the destruction of war, on a Beach that symbolizes that awful reality. Bodies drawn on Normandy beach to commemorate D-Day deaths on International Peace Day.

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The Lives They Lived: Maurice Sendak

I can’t embed this lovely video, but it’s worth a trip through the paywall (or the 10 free articles per month wall) at the New York Times to see it.  Christoph Niemann brings his usual sensitivity to an already-sensitive subject: Maurice Sendak’s emotional interview on Fresh Air. Go. Now. And bring a hankie. The Lives […]

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Vue de toits, effet de neige

Another Caillebotte. So pretty! File:G. Caillebotte – Vue de toits, effet de neige.jpg – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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Rue Halévy, vue d’un sixième étage

Gustave Caillebotte’s paintings are always eyecatching. I particularly love this one. File:Gustave Caillebotte – Rue Halévy, vue d’un sixième étage.jpg – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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Shintaro Ohata Sculptures

I mistook the closeup images here for paintings, and thought them nice but twee.  Seeing the sculpture as separate somehow elevates them to emotionally-moving art. Shintaro Ohata combines sculpture and canvas in his art – Imgur.

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