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101: Aurora's Gift


It took me some time to decide which passage to use for this, the first of our second hundred of Mr. Ruskin’s wisdoms. The choice was difficult for the perhaps not very surprising reason, at least to those of you who have been following this site for some time, that, even though a hundred (and more) of Ruskin’s thoughts have made their way onto the web via the vehicle of this blog (I still quite dislike this odd word!), there remain hundreds more which are eminently worthy of a place in cyberspace and, more importantly, in your reading. 2,348 more words

John Ruskin

Does Becoming Need You?

The modern painters were all about painting as evocation: the activity of painting since modernity has been the formation of visions where the intellect is sruntinized and what is primary is the vision positioned out of the imagination.  1,325 more words


Sharjah Biennial 2017: Tamawuj

A seed was planted in Piraeus two millennia ago and germinates near Rub’ al Khali, the empty quarter of the Arabian Desert. The Greek philosopher Plato illustrated how the parameters of one’s reality are drawn by sensory knowledge, using a simple metaphor of prisoners trapped in a cave. 786 more words


An American Adventuress


Anna Walinska's life and
body of work feels adventurous
because it's so diverse. 

Ms. Walinska's who would be 
111 years old today, came to my
attention through an announcement for an 
all female graffiti show currently
running in New York at Pen and Brush
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Sailor's Journal Indexed, Part 3: Writers and Publications

More like a half a droplet in the seas than the tip of the proverbial iceberg, here we have the few authors and works mentioned in the brief… 489 more words


Paris: Reviews in Brief

Max Hooper Schneider
High Art // October 22–November 28

Slithering along the line between radiant and radioactive, Hooper Schneider’s glowing sculptures suggest an overhanging menace here, buoys swimming in total darkness. 250 more words