Category Archives: Art

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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Naked Lady of the Week: Dita Von Teese

Blowhard, Esq. writes: As this post alluded to, I recently saw the documentary BETTIE PAGE REVEALS ALL, so I’ve been in a pin-up mood recently. (OK, so I’m always in a pin-up mood.) The documentary made me appreciate how, in this … Continue reading

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NYC Notes, Part 3: The Cloisters at Fort Tryon Park

Blowhard, Esq. writes: One of my favorite places during my New York City trip last month was The Cloisters, a medieval art museum run by the The Met located in northern Manhattan. Nestled in a sprawling park that abuts Washington Heights … Continue reading

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Today’s Lunchtime Reading: Christopher Alexander v. Peter Eisenman

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Via Paleo Retiree, a legendary debate between Christopher Alexander (pictured above, left) and Peter Eisenman (right) from 1982 at the Harvard Graduate School of Design on traditional v. postmodern architecture. CHRISTOPHER ALEXANDER: The thing that strikes me about … Continue reading

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Elvgren Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Happy Fourth of July, everyone. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Art Du Jour (Independence Day Edition)

Eddie Pensier writes: William T. Ranney, Washington Rallying the Americans at the Battle of Princeton (1848) Wishing all UR readers and bloggers a happy, festive and pleasant Fourth of July.

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Art Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Saint Michael, Northern Spain, ca. 1460-1490. Original here. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Swings

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes:

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Eddie’s Tea Chronicles: Vintage Tea Ads, Five Ways

Eddie Pensier writes: “Vintage” is really superfluous: there’s no doubt these are from a very, very different era.    

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Elvgren Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Click on the image to enlarge.

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