Tag Archives: Art

Art: silly v. interesting.

I am not an artist, nor an art historian, but I do have my opinions. Among them: Jeff Koons annoys me. More accurately, the art of Jeff Koons annoys me. It seems to have an arrogance, a brattiness. It isn’t … Continue reading

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If you have seen the movie The Monuments Men (which I loved, although the critics didn’t), you know that the Nazis seized the Ghent altarpiece from St. Bavo’s Cathedral in Ghent, Belgium. The movie showed this as evidence of the evil … Continue reading

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The Hermitage, Louvre, and Orsay: 1997. The Metropolitan (NYC): 2003. The Prado* and the Getty: 2004. The Art Institute of Chicago: 2006. The Uffizi and the Vatican: 2012. The Tate Modern: 2015. This was my list of the Top Ten … Continue reading

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For those who like art…

http://www.humo.be/filmpjes/235279/flashmob-brengt-de-nachtwacht-tot-leven This is freaking brilliant.

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Google Tour of the White House.

Google Tour of the White House. I have been known to be snarky about the things Google does, but this is really wonderful. (Okay, so I do also use Google street views, although they make me uncomfortable, which I guess … Continue reading

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Closing in.

Many people have “bucket lists” with numerous items on them.  Go skydiving, visit every state in the Union, run with the bulls at Pamplona, that sort of thing. I have one item on my list.  One, that’s it. I want … Continue reading

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