Tuesday, October 7

Pentangle


Wikipedia - "Pentangle is British folk rock (or folk-jazz) band. The original band was active in the late 1960s and early 1970s; its successor has been active since the early 1980s."
Wikipedia, MySpace, YouTube, (1), (2), (3)

Akhetaten


Dynasty XVIII
"Descending the Nile, as we follow its flow from south to north, we leave Thebes behind. After adimiring the Temple of Hathor at Dendera, the sanctuaries of Osiris at Abydos, the Coptic monasteries at Sohag, we arrive at Tell el Amarna, on the east bank of the Nile."
Tell El-Amarna, Capital of the Disk, MFA, The Lost City of the Pharaohs

Pearl Primus


The Negro Speaks of Rivers, 1944
flickr - "American dancer, choreographer, anthropologist, and teached whose performance work drew on the African American experience and on her research in Africa and the Caribbean."
flickr, Wikipedia, PBS

Monday, October 6

Alfred Sisley


Lane near a Small Town, 1864
WebMuseum - "By the time, however, he had started to frequent the Cafe Guerbois, and was becoming more deeply influenced by the notions which were creating Impressionism."
WebMuseum, Wikipedia, Sisley

Jean Tinguely


Baluba III
Wikipedia - "He is best known for his sculptural machines or kinetic art, in the Dada tradition; known officially as metamechanics."
Wikipedia, Museum Tinguely, YouTube, (1), (2)

FC Barcelona


Wikipedia - "There is often a fierce rivalry between the two strongest teams in a national league, and this is particularly the case in La Liga, where the game beween FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF is known El Clasico. From the start the clubs were seen as representatives of two rival countries in Spain, Catalonia and Castile, as well as of the two cities themselves."
Wikipedia, FC Barcelona

Sunday, October 5

L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E


Arthur Tress
Wikipedia - "The Language poets (or L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E poets, after the magazine that bears that name) are an avant garde group or tendency in United States poetry that emerged in the late 1960s and early 1970s."
Wikipedia, L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E Magazine

Eric Aho


White Turn in the River
Peter Campion - "Aho dwells in the borderland between self and world, and he attends to its shifting weather with a fierce subtlety."
Eric Aho, Tory Folliard Gallery, artnet

Saturday, October 4

David Lynch


Wikipedia - "David Keith Lynch (born January 20, 1946) is an American director, screenwriter, producer, painter, cartoonist, composer, video and performance artist."
Wikipedia, David Lynch, YouTube, (1)

Friday, October 3

Mike & Doug Starn


Structure of Thought 15, 2001-2004
"Mike and Doug Starn, American artists and identical twins, were born in New Jersey in 1961. Working collaboratively in photography since age thirteen, they continue to defy categorization by effectively combining traditionally separate disciplines such as sculpture, painting, video, and installation."
mike + doug starn, artnet

Susan Weil


Wooden Tree, 2005
Wikipedia - "Susan Weil (born in New York, 1930) is American artist best known for experimental three-dimensional paintings, which combine figurative illustration with explorations of movement and space."
Wikipedia, ARTINFO

Thursday, October 2

World Chess Championship 1972


Wikipedia - "The World Chess Championship 1972 match between challenger Bobby Fischer and defending champion Boris Spassky in Laugardalsholl, Reykjavik, Iceland, has been dubbed the Match of the Century."
Wikipedia, chessgames.com, YouTube, (1)

Angela Drury


Passage
"Growing up in New Orleans has given Angela an eye for architectual and cultural detail and she has traveled the world focusing her camera on the detais often overlooked by others."
Angela Drury Pictures, Angela Drury Photography

The B-52's


Wikipedia - "The B-52's originated as a New Wave rock band formed in Athens, Georgia, United States, in 1976. The band's name comes from a particular beehive hairdo resembling the nose cone the airplane of the same name."
Wikipedia, last.fm, Rolling Stone, YouTube, (1)

Wednesday, October 1

Jo Freeman


Jo Freeman - "I've been collecting buttons since 1964 when my local pusher enticed me with freebies until I was hooked. My passion has waxed and waned with time, so I now have somewhere between 5,000 and 10,000 different buttons - a paltry number to the serions collector, who usually loses count at 20,000."
Jo Freeman

Season 4


"Visually captivating and intriguing, contemporary art is admired and appreciated by many in museums and galleries. Yet few are given access to the creative processes behind the work - the inspirations and ideas that translate into compelling finished objects."
Art:21

Ostia


Ethereal winged figures dance
NYT - "The ruins of Ostia, an ancient Roman port, have never captured the public imagination in the same way as those of Pompeii, perhaps because Ostia met with a less cataclysmic fate."
New York Times, Wikimedia