Category Archives: Art

Merry Christmas

Blowhard, Esq. writes: “Mystic Nativity” by Sandro Botticelli, 1500. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Our Favorite Things in 2016

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Aging crank that I am, like the others in this group I gave up following whatever’s current a long time ago. Why bother when 90% will be forgotten in a few years anyway? So, as my selections show, … Continue reading

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The Meme War and its Victors

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: One thing Hillary didn’t tell you about the Deplorables: they produced a whole lot of fascinating political art. And it’s all the more fascinating for being so off-the-cuff, so anonymous, so — uh — dank. In … Continue reading

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Art Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: “The Oreads” by William Bouguereau, 1902. More here.

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Handmade Hipsterism v. Glass-and-Steel Globalism

Blowhard, Esq. writes: I was wandering in the East 40s yesterday when I came across a hipster coffee joint. As I looked at the wooden sign in the window advertising their goods, I had to suppress a snicker: an unfinished wooden … Continue reading

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The Advertising Art of Paramount Records

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Juxtaposin’: The Erotic David

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: I’ve always preferred Donatello’s twink David to Michelangelo’s angry, rough-trade interpretation.

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