PostArctica: Triptych #2 – Richter, McLaughlin, and Rauschenberg (with corners erased)

PostArctica: Fake Fake Art by Andreas Schmidt

 

PostArctica: Today’s Walk

Went to the Point today, not a long walk but a good one. Marguerite Bourgeoys Park. “The Site of this park was once part of the farm acquired by Marguerite Bourgeoys from Sieur Francois Leber in 1668” Random telephoto shot of sculpture in the park. Further up Wellington. Les Filles du Roi. Much better shot than ...

PostArctica: Great Paintings – Las Meninas

Las Meninas[1] (Spanish for The Maids of Honour) is a 1656 painting by Diego Velázquez, the leading artist of the Spanish Golden Age, in the Museo del Prado in Madrid. The work’s complex and enigmatic composition raises questions about reality and illusion, and creates an uncertain relationship between the viewer and the figures depicted. Because ...

PostArctica: Great Paintings – Las Meninas

Las Meninas[1] (Spanish for The Maids of Honour) is a 1656 painting by Diego Velázquez, the leading artist of the Spanish Golden Age, in the Museo del Prado in Madrid. The work’s complex and enigmatic composition raises questions about reality and illusion, and creates an uncertain relationship between the viewer and the figures depicted. Because ...

mark a rayner: Why the 30 Years War lasted so long

It wasn’t just because all the players had such deeply held religious beliefs. It was also because they had a virtual parity in robots and x-wing fighters. Just a little tip of balance, and it would have been over in weeks. Alltop tips the balance towards funny. Excellent photoshoppery by David Blackwell.

LeDaro: Chimp – the artist: Wins $10,000 for his paintings

Brent, a chimpanzee at Chimp Haven in Keithville, La., outpolled chimps across the United States to win the $10,000 prize for his art work, right. (AP photos courtesy of Chimp Haven) “Brent, 37, a retired laboratory animal, was the top vote-getter in an online chimp art contest organized by the Humane Society of the United ...