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Art o’ the Day: Eugene Von Bruenchenhein, Title Unknown (1955), Paired with Whitman’s “Continuities”

November 30th, 2010


       Eugene Von Bruenchenhein, Title Unknown, 1955

 
 

 


 
 
 
 
More Eugene Von Bruenchenhein at www.vonbruenchenhein.com
 
 

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Art of the Day: Toyen, Abandoned Burrow / The Abandoned Corset (Opuštěné doupé), 1937

November 29th, 2010

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       Toyen, Abandoned Burrow / The Abandoned Corset (Opuštěné doupé), 1937

 
 

 
I remember first encountering Toyen’s art — her blighted terrains, drought-cracked shooting ranges, erotic cartoons, and the vague menace & haunted presence of works like “Opuštěné doupé” above. I like the resonances of meaning: the corset left alone as something triumphantly liberated from — or, like a vampire’s coffin, a habitat into which the dweller will creep to come nightfall. Or as carapace unwisely, even suicidally sloughed off: some vital armor without which the owner must perish, like a hermit crab abandoning its shell in the middle of an underwater dream.

 
 
 
 
Toyen Art & Bio at www.spaightwoodgalleries.com
 
 
 
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Art(s) of the Day — Bonus Weekend Edition: Kay Sage and Berlinde de Bruyckere

November 28th, 2010

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       Kay Sage, Too Soon for Thunder, 1943

 
 

       Berlinde de Bruyckere, In Doubt, 2007-8

 
 

 
No poems today.
Just want to let these two works exist side by side,
In their tangle, nakedness. Both exposing so much, too much,
Both keeping secrets hidden,
Both fixed in desolate chrysalis.
 
 
 
 
More of Kay Sage’s art at the National Museum of Women in the Arts
 
 
More of Berlinde de Bruyckere’s art at Hauser & Wirth
 
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Art o’ the Day: Cézanne, ‘Boy with Skull (Jeune homme a la tete de mort)’, 1896-1898

November 26th, 2010


       Paul Cézanne, Boy with Skull (Jeune homme a la tete de mort) (1896-1898)

 
 

 

 
 
 
 
More Cézanne at the fabulous (if a bit ad-riddled) Artchive
 
 
More of Kreymbourg’s poetry at the PIP (Project for Innovative Poetry) Blog
 
 

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Artlet o’ the Day: Widgit Software, Humpty Dumpty Mystery (1984)

November 24th, 2010

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       Artists unknown, screenshot from Humpty Dumpty Mystery, 1984 (Commmodore 64 game)

 
 
 
 
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