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Bleeding Silently

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Do you remember when we met? You sat on a bench by the waterside looking out into the distance, so poised and dreamy I could not help but notice you. So I stopped and asked for a light. The lamest opening line, I know, but my mind just went blank. This was the first indication things were about to change, but I was unaware of it at the time. You had a book of matches, […]

La Nascita di Venere

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Thinking of beauty today, I remembered being lucky enough to see Botticelli’s Birth of Venus at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. Even in print the image is mesmerizing; gloriously unapologetical, celebrating beauty. To be eye to eye with the superstar painting that I had seen in art books countless of times, it felt like meeting a very famous person. Seeing the touch of the artist in the wave of her hair, her alabaster skin and […]

The Daily Life of Gods

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Kiev based artist Alexey Kondakov had a great idea: why not photoshop characters from classical paintings in photos of everyday day situations? The series is called The Daily Life Of Gods. I really like how these figures fit into their new environment. There something poetic, even fragile about their presence in these ordinary settings and not just because they have no clothes on. ᔥ Song for today: Luscious Jackson – Naked Eye

Food for Thought

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The artist is the creator of beautiful things. To reveal art and conceal the artist is art’s aim. The critic is he who can translate into another manner or a new material his impression of beautiful things. The highest as the lowest form of criticism is a mode of autobiography. Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things […]

“The trouble seems…

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…rooted in the nature of beauty itself, a surprisingly elusive quality and rarely one you can buy outright. It flees in the face of too much effort. It rewards casualness, and most of all it deigns to arrive by whim, by accident.” From: We Need to Talk about Kevin – Lionel Shriver, p. 157 Song for today: Satie – Gnossiennes No. 1 (Reinbert De Leeuw)