Category Archives: Art

A Week With Ned Corman: Day One

Paleo Retiree writes: When I was a 14 year old student in Penfield, New York, my school’s music teacher and bandleader died unexpectedly midway through the year. The young hotshot who was brought in to fill the post faced numerous … Continue reading

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Art Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: “Egyptian Queen” by Frank Frazetta, 1969. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Virtual Art Gallery Du Jour: Dan DeCarlo

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Artist Dan DeCarlo is most known for modernizing the look and developing the house style of Archie comics, as well being the creator of Josie and Pussycats and Sabrina the Teenage Witch. During his freelance years in the … Continue reading

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Eyesore Du Jour: National Museum of Australia

Eddie Pensier writes: Last weekend, frequent UR commenter Tex and I decided to hit two iconic Canberra museums: The National Museum of Australia and the National Gallery of Australia. The latter is a traditional museum, with paintings and sculptures and … Continue reading

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“Finding Vivian Maier” (2014)

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Out on DVD this week is this documentary (which I was lucky enough to catch with Paleo Retiree at the IFC Center) about the photographer and Internet phenom that I thought was enjoyable if unsatisfying. For those who don’t … Continue reading

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Art Du Jour

Eddie Pensier writes: “Strength” from the Visconti-Sforza tarot, c.1442-1447.

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Virtual Art Gallery Du Jour: Steve Ditko

Blowhard, Esq. writes: I’ve been enjoying this biography of Steve Ditko which also contains a healthy survey of his work. Check out this trippy, psychedelic sampling of some of his comic covers and art from the late 50s and 60s. Fabrizio … Continue reading

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