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Post #1033 • August 13, 2007, 5:15 PM • 11 Comments

Russian bookjackets, 1917-1942. (DT)

Quiltsrÿche. (ALS)

JL on Wayne Koestenbaum on Joseph Cornell: "That is as silly a piece of pseudo-profundity as I've seen put forward in some time."

Royksopp: Remind Me.

When I read Tyler Green, I oft wonder... Nah, too easy. I do wonder which work by Vermeer was "socio-politically engaged" and when I follow his link forward, I find this: "Weschler observes that while Vermeer painted his peaceful works, 'all of Europe was Bosnia,' filled with violence and atrocities." Sounds disengaged to me. This particular Roger Kimball essay produced phantasms in the mind of another otherwise astute guy as well, leading me to believe that it's largely correct.

Bricksmith: virtual Lego modeling for your Macintosh. (DB)

Our Creed and Our Character by the redoubtable Terry Teachout.

Art History Today reports on the De la Tour show at Compton Verney.

Last year I applied for this. Perhaps I shouldn't have. I mean, look at these people.

I almost drew Nancy. See also: Five-Card Nancy.

Department of Skills: James Brown. We picked up a greatest hits CD at a Wal-Mart somewhere in Ohio on the way over. Maybe the best driving music ever.

Department of Skillz: EL and my newly acquired sister-in-law are a couple, so I'm spreading the word that he has a new video. On the MySpace page, I recommend "G'd up Bitch" on the standalone player. NSFW.

The title: Because I went surfing for the first time today. At Doheny.

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1.

Jayem

August 13, 2007, 8:38 PM

"Last year I applied for this. Perhaps I shouldn't have. I mean, look at these people."
Stupid me, I thought that Cahan was a model - looks like you need to touch up on your makup application, and...and touch up on your social commentary vocab.

2.

Marc Country

August 13, 2007, 8:44 PM

Tyler Green's baffled by Kimball. Oh dear. Poor fellow...

I can't wait to check out that virtual lego...

3.

opie

August 13, 2007, 9:21 PM

Glad to know you STILL live.

Look at these people, indeed! We need a reincarnation of MAD comics for this kind of self-parody. And the Cornell blather was a nice wedge of nonsense. Like fashion victims, these people need each other. You have to understand: in that world, you are the weirdo.

The Beach Boys and James brown were fun. Problem with driving with James Brown is you start tapping your feet.

Teachout looks like one of the good guys. I had a brief email exchange with him and he comes off normal, sharp and enthusuastic, so far, at least. I think I would choke on all that culture he devours

4.

oil painting Techniques blog

August 14, 2007, 2:23 AM

Good site,i like it very much,would you like exchange link? [Sadly, cleaning up the nightly barrage of crap has become a morning routine. - F.]

5.

wwc

August 14, 2007, 9:38 AM

Surfing is the best. Well. after drawing. Glad to see you're adapting well.

6.

jordan

August 14, 2007, 10:23 AM

Thanks for the mint Klimt downloads (10 pages...) prior. Watch out for SoCal sharks !

7.

JL

August 14, 2007, 11:27 AM

Thanks for the link.

I mean, look at these people.

I tried, but that website hurts my eyes. Small, light-colored text on a white background? Ugh. Not to mention the light blues, the general washed-out look of the whole page. Very bad design.

8.

jordan

August 14, 2007, 12:05 PM

Sorry all, but please read as this relates to all Modernist endeavors:


[Link provided to content, redacted for length. - F.]

CHEERS from Jordan...!

9.

jordan

August 14, 2007, 12:18 PM

Just to add, regarding the above patent, abstraction has been rendered moot; as the process of translating perceptual phenomenon regarding form, space, light, color, images, and content, etc. is more vast than a technical process worthy of a patent.

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jordan

August 14, 2007, 12:22 PM

George can only hope to be suied !

11.

jordan

August 14, 2007, 12:26 PM

...sorry, my French Canadian/Spanglish came up, I meant to say sued,

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