Remedios Varo was the queen of Spanish surrealist painters. She is depicted in her studio in the year 1957. The photographer was Duncan Mitchell.
“The position of the artist is humble. He is essentially a channel.” Piet Mondrian, painter
Whether it was discussing Caravaggio or nudes in paintings, Sister Wendy always did so with authority and a good laugh. She was a jovial presence in my younger days, when PBS really offered wonderful educational programming.
May the good Sister rest in the Bosom of Abraham now, and I, along with many others, thank her for proving that one could be devout and still have not only no fear, but a passionate love for art and culture.
PBS offers a short biography of her life here.
Zdzisław Beksiński was a Polish multimedia artist whose utopian realist works stood in stark contrast to his rather jovial personal demeanor. He may have been an artists whose work could scare the hell out of you, but he was also quite a decent man who had a fondness for classical music, as well as some rock (his son, Tomasz, was a noted DJ who committed suicide in 1999).
Once again, the brilliant folks at Eighth Tower Records, a subgroup of Unexplained Sounds, have released a compilation whose subject inspired some of the most brutally dark ambient music artists active to come up with some bleak aural monstrosities.
Photographer Khozga Hasan has been documenting Kurdish Peshmerga fighters who have been battling the Islamic State in Iraq. Erbil, Iraq-based Rudaw News’ website has the article here for your perusal.
A collection of articles I've found on art & design, data, education, technology & the web
Digging records and vinyl culture
Learner at Love
Living in the Physical World
“ Art is a form of consciousness.” Susan Sontag
Articles on Chennai, its heritage, history and culture
A Saint Vincent College Online Course
Musings on Movies, and Other Stuff...
Record Producer & Composer for Hire
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musings about music and hi-fi
Zumwalt Poems Online
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