Post #951 • February 2, 2007, 10:57 AM • 25 Comments
"The works span more than 400 years, from the 16th to the early 20th century, and include drawings in ink and pencil, watercolor, chalk and gouache. Rather than being divided into national schools, drawings from Italy, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Britain are arranged by century. The strongest concentration is in Italian drawings."
"English-speaking anthropologists affectionately squish 'green' and "blue" together to call Welsh an example of a 'grue' language. A few of them think
groo grue languages are spoken by societies that live up mountains or near the equator because ultraviolet radiation, which is stronger in such places, causes a progressive yellowing of the lens. ... The ultraviolet theory, however, is just one idea among many in the debate about the psychology of colour. Like many debates in psychology, this one pits congenital, fundamentally genetic, explanations against explanations that rely on environmental determinism."
My relation of formal disconnect to art market commercialization gets picked up by JT.
Department of Feisty MassArt Grads: "At a news conference after the hearing, Stevens and Berdovsky stepped to the microphones and said they were taking questions only about 1970s hairstyles." More at Reason. Still more at the blog of security demigod Bruce Scheiner. Boston: Never forget.
The blogroll, after some heavy editing, is approaching utility.
Post #1000 is a couple months away. We should celebrate, right? But how?
Department of Skills: One camera take, one serious badass. In other Tony Jaa news, The Protector is now out on DVD. (The bit with the helicopter is probably not real. Much of the rest of it, including the flying 540° roundhouse kick, is.)