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June 10, 2009

Visual Arts Linkage

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

* Anarchist and novelist Stewart Home -- I liked his crazy book "Blow Job" -- wonders how long London's Tate Museum (CORRECTION: thanks to dearieme for pointing out that I should have written "London's Tate Modern Museum") is going to last. Funny line: "The art world is part and parcel of the financial world. When high finance catches a cold, local art scenes react as if they’ve got the plague."

* "Della Robbia blue" is one of those terms you'll hear in and around the visual arts. Learn a lot about the Renaissance-era, terra-cotta-sculpture-making Della Robbia dynasty in this good article by Roderick Conway Morris. (Link thanks to Charlton Griffin)

* Jonathan Glancey praises the Starship Enterprise as a piece of visual design.

* Hard not to love a collection of amazing photos of animals.

* All in a day's work for a mountain goat. (Link thanks to Charlton Griffin)

* David Pogue takes part in one of those Improv Everywhere events.

* 78 photography mistakes you should try to avoid making. A very droll -- and useful -- visual posting.

* MBlowhard Rewind: I mused briefly about symmetry and beauty.



UPDATE: Roissy reacts to a D.C. art show.

posted by Michael at June 10, 2009


Speaking of art, check out Roissy's latest.

Posted by: LS on June 10, 2009 4:58 PM

I think the 'deck' of the Enterprise in the new StarTrek Movie looks like a cable news set.

Posted by: onparkstreet on June 10, 2009 5:04 PM

The link is about The Tate Modern, not The Tate. You can take a pleasant boat trip between the two. Disappointingly, the trip is advertised as "Tate to Tate", an obvious example of moral cowardice.

Posted by: dearieme on June 11, 2009 9:14 AM

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