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Art, College, And Philanthropy

A round peg in a square hole – have you ever thought of yourself this way? Most artists and creative people are “different,” to put it politely. 769 more words


The Art Institute

So, it turns out that the Art Institute is free for Illinois residents for three hours every Thursday night (!). Now, since it’s art, it is not like a normal museum-you can pretty much see what you need to see in three hours (though keep in mind no special exhibits are included).   79 more words

"It Is in Vain That We Say What We See"

French philosopher Michel Foucault published a book using René Magritte’s famous The Treachery of Images, on view in “Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926-1938,” as a starting point. 1,068 more words


Escape Artist

Pt. I

“You can tell me to shut up, you know”
“…but if you stop talking, I’ll stop laughing.”

Pt. II

(suddenly, without warning):
“you’re one of a kind.” 117 more words

US Holiday - Week 1

I went to the US for two weeks recently, and as I haven’t written a blog post for a while, I thought I would be a little self-indulgent (although what about this blog  858 more words

Josef Koudelka: Nationality Doubtful

Czechoslovakia (Kadaň), from the series Gypsies, 1963

Poland, 1958.

Slovakia (Rakúsy), from the series Gypsies, 1966

Italy, 1962.

Romania… 24 more words


Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary

Clairvoyance (La Clairvoyance), 1936.   

The Future of Statues (L’Avenir des statues), c. 1931.

Attempting the Impossible (Tentative de l’impossible), 1928.

The Portrait (Le Portrait) 47 more words