Saturday, November 17, 2018


Culture is the habit of being pleased with the best and knowing why.
~Henry van Dyke

You know how it is when you're reading a book and falling asleep, you're reading, reading... And all of a sudden you notice your eyes are closed? I'm like that all the time

Pauline Kael Gets the Last Word in 'What She Said'
I think that Kael, like most reviewers is right sometimes and wrong other times. I walked out of Nashville and thought Carrie was ridiculous. On the other hand, Blow-Up was the first Antonioni movie I liked. All of which proves nothing except that my taste and Kael’s were not always in sync. Reviewing is not a science 

Missing from the Warhol Retrospective

The historic Warhol retrospective at the Whitney Museum is “the biggest in almost 30 years.” And it is being swooned over with raves like Peter Schjeldahl’sin the current New Yorker, or as the headline ... read more

The Artists Who Focus On The Aboriginal Men And Women Who Served Australia

One of the artists says, "A lot of young Aboriginal men fought for this country, travelled overseas and never came home. Even those who did weren’t treated with dignity and respect in Australia at the time. Their stories remain hidden, camouflaged in history." He and other Aboriginal artists are trying to change that. … [Read More]
“The Art Institute of Chicago has placed high-definition images of 52,438 public-domain artworks onto its website (with magnification tools) under a CC0 license (no rights reserved), including The Great Wave, A Sunday on La Grand Jette (unfortunately not magnifiable to this extent), Nighthawks, Van Gogh’s Self-Portrait, Warhol’s Mao, and Two Sisters on the Terrace…”