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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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Eight Bells

A history and simple analysis of a beautiful Winslow Homer painting.  I love the idea from the last line: “The American artist N.C. Wyeth named his Port Clyde, Maine, home Eight Bells in honor of Homer’s painting. He installed a reproduction of the work in his living room.” The painting’s title is a reference to nautical time, computed as one […]

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“Blow Job”

This photographer’s artwork – totally SFW despite the title – involves slamming his portrait subjects with a high powered fan.  The results are terrific and slightly terrifying. Tadao Cern’s wind-in-the-face blow-job series (PHOTOS)..

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Man Walks All Day to Create Spectacular Snow Patterns

Artist Simon Beck must really love the cold weather! Along the frozen lakes of Savoie, France, he spends days plodding through the snow in raquettes (snowshoes), creating these sensational patterns of snow art. Working for 5-9 hours a day, each final piece is typically the size of three soccer fields! The geometric forms range in […]

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Don Valley Parkway Rainbow

Growing up, the rainbow tunnel was the most recognisable “almost home” landmark en route from downtown. I always wondered how it had come to be there, and where it actually was. Walking through a city nature preserve near my home last year, I stumbled across it and was giddy at the realisation. Hooray for small […]

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Artichoke + MRI = Awesomeness

About two years ago, Andy Ellison needed to test one of the MRI machines he works with at his job at Boston University Medical School. He reached for an orange. The result was stunning: An artichoke explosions. These are all great but this one’s my favourite. via Artichoke + MRI + GIF = Awesomeness – […]

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Watson And The Shark

Was telling a friend about my Stendhal Syndrome in front of Copley’s Watson and the Shark, and went to look for it online. For reference,   I found this delightful Hamptons version instead.  Amity Island, anyone?   Watson And The Shark #1.

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