Category Archives: Art

Art Du Jour (Anzac Day 2015 Edition)

Eddie Pensier writes: Peter Wegner, Dog With Gas Mask, 2013 Related Previous ANZAC-themed ADJ here and here.

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Art Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Bernardo Bellotto, “View of the Grand Canal and the Dogana,” 1743. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Art Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Jan Brueghel the Elder and Hieronymus Francken II, “The Archdukes Albert and Isabella Visiting a Collector’s Cabinet,” 1621-1623. More here. Click on the image to enlarge.

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A Walk Down Bedford Ave.

Fenster writes: I wrote here about a walk down Moody Street in Waltham, Massachusetts, a half-mile slice of interesting grit and glamour–mostly grit–in the otherwise upscale suburbs west of Boston.  It was night time at 5 PM near the shortest … Continue reading

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A Night on the Town in Manhattan: November 1963

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Quite a list of choices. Although, as someone pointed out, this occurred the week after Kennedy’s assassination, so I’m sure some of these events were cancelled.

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Starbucks Goes Kitsch

Glynn Marshes writes: Okay, I’m going to say it: when Starbucks worked, as a cultural phenom, it worked because the experience was something close to art. Yes, we sophisticates quickly wearied of the Starbucks experience. The damn franchise has been … Continue reading

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Art Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Claude Joseph Vernet, “Storm on a Mediterranean Coast,” 1767. Download a super hi-res copy here. Click on the image to enlarge.

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