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‘I’ve had photographs taken for portraits because I very much prefer working from the photographs than from models…I couldn’t attempt to do a portrait from photographs of somebody I didn’t know…’

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"Rear Window Treatment"

Like Miss Hearing Aid, who was observed carving large Brancusi-like sculptures on a pedestal on the front steps of her apartment building in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1954 film Rear Window, the artists in “Rear Window Treatment” are both marks for and perpetrators of voyeuristic leanings. 358 more words

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37: Mr. Turner


A couple of weekends ago, my wife, Jenn Morris, and I were lucky enough to have a few days in New York, a city which we discovered to be only marginally warmer than the frigid Upstate New York town where we usually draw our winter breaths. 2,182 more words


Tamar Ettun: Living Sculpture

It wasn’t clear just what, exactly, Tamar Ettun and a group of performers were building toward during an hour-long event last June in the small theater at the Abrons Arts Center on New York’s Lower East Side, but all six of them moved between tasks onstage with such determination that most of the audience, though able to enter and exit the space freely, stayed put for the entire duration. 809 more words

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#Monday, Monday... Let's begin anew... or continue strongly!

 “Power will accomplish much, but perseverance more.”  —William Scott Downey

Radio Lab Story of Perseverence: http://www.radiolab.org/story/runners/ 


Studio Art 360 – Sadly – A day to CLEAN and REORGANIZE! 380 more words


J.M.W. TURNER: Pictures of Nothing

J.M.W.Turner, Modern Italy – The Pifferari, 1838, Glasgow Museums

J.M.W. Turner, Norham Castle, Sunrise, c. 1845, London, Tate Britain, Turner Bequest.

.M.W. Turner, Keelmen Heaving in Coals by Moonlight, 1835, Washington DC, National Gallery of Art. 261 more words


Shady, Sensuous Figures: Alex Becerra at LTD Los Angeles

Suspect women finally relax in Alex Becerra’s recent works: Letting down their guard, dubious — shady, even — figures recline, reveling in the opportunity to inspect themselves from uncomfortable, unflattering angles in the same ways that others observe them whenever they step out. 267 more words

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