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Study Break?

What should I be doing? Studying for my 20th Century Music History midterm.
What am I doing? Learning to write rondel poetry.

But, if I use the poetry (below) as a way to discuss the artistic philosophies in this class, does it count as studying? 83 more words


Kehinde Wiley and "An Economy of Grace"

Kehinde Wiley’s “An Economy of Grace” (http://www.pbs.org/video/kehinde-wiley-economy-grace-full-episode/ ) was about African American women being posed in the same way as old Classical European portraits such as during the time of the Renaissance in England or France along with a different background of flowers. 1,761 more words


On the Rhetoric of Painting

As an emergent feature of the Sun’s energy economy, organic life is subject to entropic necessity. Life as a manifestation of necrogenic vitality is inherently entwined with death. 832 more words



Portrait of Baldassare Castiglioni. Raphael. 1514-15.

In Ireland, someone who is quiet, kind, and considerate to others, but not necessarily endowed with wealth or position, is commonly accorded the title “one of Nature’s gentlemen”. 223 more words

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“(…) from the poising of the planets to the gravitation of a grain of dust, the power and glory of all creatures, and all matter, consists in their obedience, not in their freedom.” 220 more words

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Snow Storm – Steam-Boat off a Harbour’s Mouth. Joseph Mallord William Turner.

A cold rain starting

And no hat –


          – Matsuo Bashō

As we approach midwinter, and in this part of the world the nights grow longer and colder, it is not hard to imagine why ancient cultures celebrated the darkest time of the year, and the turn towards spring. 1,087 more words

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DCD Thanks! OR Turkey!

There is a choice of themes this week at Die Cuttin’ Divas — Thanks or Turkey.  I chose turkey – roast turkey, that is!  YUM!  I can’t wait for my very favorite meal! 146 more words

Paper Crafting