31 03 2012

David Halliday:

I started listening to this music. Don’t understand Portuguese but is this ever so lovely. Nice for a Saturday afternoon.

Originally posted on World Music - the Music Journey:

Portuguese Music is so damn good, like the language and the relaxing sounds! Here’s another great Portuguese band from Porto called Os Azeitonas. Here’s their nice song “Anda Comigo ver os Aviões“:

And please let your friends know our blog. We work a lot for you and it’s not motivating working on a base of less than 800 visits per day, so we want many people listening to the music. Please….

Where do you all come from? Please tell me, because I want to honor it, thanks!

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Giuseppe Mastromatteo

31 03 2012

Giuseppe Mastromatteo had a clever idea. He worked it out on a few pieces. And it is amusing. But. He went further. Maybe it looks good on the news. Or it had some curiosity level in the newspaper. Someone might have pointed out to him that he’d never gotten this much attention before. But boy, has he milked it. Its fun. But its not the Mona Lisa. Leave it alone.

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Serge Lutens

30 03 2012

David Halliday:

I keep thinking that I’ve reblogged this blog before. I hope I haven’t. But I love this guy Serge Lutens work. It is just beautiful.

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John Clowder

30 03 2012

John Clowder’s work reminds me of the first collages that I saw. They were inventive, funny, and at times puzzling. I wondered if they weren’t in fact drawn. Because that seemed the easiest way to create them. Actually using scraps of images that worked so well together seemed unlikely. The whimsical quality and purposelessness is wonderful. Hell, I’m going fishing tomorrow. Even though I don’t have a fishing license. Don’t have a rod and reel. Don’t like catching fish. Still…

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Juan Carlos Bravo

29 03 2012

Juan Carlos Bravo. Its like the surreal gone soft porno. The characters are stuck in a world where everything is plump. Sexual but with baby fat. I get the feeling that the art is something of a combination of Porky Pig and Dali. Some characters look like they’re sleeping. Others are hiding. Behind masks. The works look impulsive. Like someone stuffing themselves with Twinkies. After drinking a case of beer.

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Metamorphosis

28 03 2012

Metamorphosis. I’m not sure if that’s his last name. Or if its two names. Or both. But his work is very interesting. Creepy. Certainly in the horror genre. And that is the risk that this artist is taking. Do the images have any more import than their initial impact? (Suddenly I feel like I’m doing a car commercial.)

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Pakayla Biehn

28 03 2012

Odd these double images. Everyone has seen them. Sometimes accidents. Sometimes manufactured. But they always tell a story. Or make one want to investigate. In these pieces the artist, Pakayla Biehn,  has pretty well left the pics as they appeared on the film. Or perhaps on photoshop. But she has not pushed the envelope on them. Made something new out of the ideas. They verge on the surreal but never cross over. There is something appealing about both sides of the border.

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Vanessa Dakinsky

27 03 2012

I hate art reviews. All this talk about robust colours, and painterly brush strokes. And boldness. And audacity. But I do like this artist’s work. I’m sure she’s heard all the cliche reviews. But I think one of her pieces would give any wall pleasure. Maybe even the wall in the adjacent apartment.

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Frantisek Drtikol

26 03 2012

Try typing his name. Drtikol was a Czech artist/photographer. Who focused on the nude. The female. Not considered an odd obsession, I find his multiple twisting of the female form an attempt at some kind of resignation. Perhaps he sees her as an iconic figure. They are certainly arresting figures. (Groucho Marx remark here.) I would like to know how someone who has no knowledge or exposure to Christian art and symbolism would relate to these pics. Perverted perhaps. Or macabre.

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Kate Domina

26 03 2012

They all have the same vacant stare. Like Vikings. Before the battle. At sea. Looking for land. And they all have oversized heads. Like Stewy. And me. And for reasons that are inexplicable I find them entreating. Suggestive of things to come. Isn’t that what adolescence is all about?

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