Month: May 2010

barbed wire and a tree

Call me crazy, but if you really don’t want people trespassing on your property, then it’s probably not a good idea to put your barbed wire fence right next to a tree. I saw just this site driving down Finley Road in Lombard at Ken-Loch Golf Links. I suppose the barbed wire serves as a …

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orange vhs cassette

The Wheaton Public Library was selling this old VHS tape a few weeks ago. It’s the orangeyiest orange I’ve ever seen on a video cassette. I kinda wish I bought it, tore it apart and used it as a canvas for a drawing/painting.

Stuart Davis and Marxism

Abstraction was “the result of a revolutionary struggle relative to the bourgeois academic traditions of the immediate past and even the present”-Stuart Davis This quote appears in Pam Meecham’s essay, “Realism and modernism”, found in “Varieties of Modernism (Art of the Twentieth Century)” edited by Paul Wood. Published in 2004 by Yale University Press. I …

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Magnus Wassborg

This Macintosh Classic II’s purpose is to recognize itself. From the artist, Magnus Wassborg: “This Macobject is a a standard classic II.You can read the text: you are listen to the fan of this classic II recorded with a typical macintosh microphone.The computer plays Its own fan noise.”

word of the day: indefatigable

indefatigable[in-di-fat-i-guh-buhl] adjectiveincapable of being tired out; not yielding to fatigue; untiring.(; audio also available) and’s entry; audio also available:Main Entry: indefatigablePronunciation: \ˌin-di-ˈfa-ti-gə-bəl\Function: adjectiveEtymology: Middle French, from Latin indefatigabilis, from in- + defatigare to fatigue, from de- + fatigare to fatigueDate: 1608: incapable of being fatigued : untiring

social impact of Surrealism

“What surrealism represented to us above all was the leap into the unknown”-Paul Laraque We commonly associate Surrealism with non sequitur (pure craziness) paintings which are adventures into the unknown. However, Laraque is not referencing this in his quote. He’s speaking to how Surrealism had a hand in history of Haiti. Andr Breton’s December 20, …

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Moderna Museet Malmö

Here’s the new art museum in the city center of Malmö, Sweden. It is Moderna Museet Malmö.more cool photos at dezeen. architecture by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter. good contrasts of the old and new structures. Though the scrawling text on the ground level is completely unnecessary. It becomes trite and distracting from the rest of …

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pollock barn

This photo of Jackson Pollock’s barn in East Hampton, New York reminds me of my dumpy garage. Not that I need more to do, but I think it’d be cool to do some vintage Abstract Expressionist action paintings and hang them in my garage.