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January 04, 2003

Pic of the Day


As I wander about the Internet, I keep coming across JPEGs that just knock me out. Naturally, I want to squirrel them away until I can do loads and loads of research and then say something at least modestly serious about them, but it has begun to dawn on me that between work, family and doing a little painting of my own, I’m never going to get around to writing up all this stuff. So, what the heck, I thought—why hoard ‘em? I’m a Blowhard, I can just post some of these terrific images from time to time, and maybe somebody else will take up the cause of writing a good essay on them. Here’s one:

S. Macdonald-Wright, Raigo,1955

In case you're wondering, this is a thumbnail and enlarges quite nicely when clicked on. For anybody who wants to learn more about Stan, this is a good place to start. You can check out some more of his stuff below, from (left to right) 1919, 1920, 1930 and 1950:



P.S. Who knew that Stan was still busily at work in the Fifties! You just can't trust standard art history: too thematic, not sufficiently chronologic.

posted by Friedrich at January 4, 2003


Wow, our very own ... our very own... What? Delaunay meets Kandinsky? Snazzy stuff, thanks.

I notice that abstraction and mysticism keep cropping up, if in oblique and occasional ways, in your tastes and your postings. You wouldn't be a closet Theosophist, would you? Readers want to know.

Posted by: Michael Blowhard on January 4, 2003 7:46 PM

Thanks for posting those. Exciting stuff.

Posted by: Lynn on January 5, 2003 10:00 PM

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