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Art wins…

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A federal judge has  suspended enforcement  of Mount Dora, Florida’s fines against the owners of a home painted with Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” theme,  ruling that such punishment would cause “immediate and irreparable injury” to the owners.

The city has gone from saying it didn’t care how the owners painted the wall on their property, to saying the house had to match, to levying large fines.   Constitutionally stupid,  and very bad publicity for a town which prides itself on its artsy features.

 

 

 

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February 24, 2018 at 2:54 pm

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Chinese snow festival…

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Snow sculptures are beautiful to look at,  but likely brutal to execute.   This festival  in China attract millions of visitors despite temperatures near zero.

 

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February 18, 2018 at 2:53 pm

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Valentine’s 2018…

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I treated myself to a mini-spa session this morning,  since I do not need to be eating chocolate.   I hope all of you are celebrating Valentine’s Day in whatever way pleases you.   you can start by finding the  heart hidden  in this brainteaser of a herd of elephants.

Here is  Debby Witt’s collection of links for this special occasion.

UPDATE:  And we still are  not rid of   His Oneness and Our Lady of Perpetual Dissatisfaction.

UPDATE:  Yet another progressive school district  gets backlash  from parents.

UPDATE:  Do you know the  true origins  of this special day?

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February 14, 2018 at 5:00 pm

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Shadow show…

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Skilled photographers use light and shadow much as fine artists do,  and the results can be absolutely stunning.   See for  yourself.

 

 

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August 16, 2017 at 5:13 pm

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Freedom is ugly…

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…when it’s a sculpture that  looks like  a chain link barrel atop two rings.   It makes me wonder if L.A. knows anything about peace or art,  since the piece supposedly celebrates diversity.   This is not a hit at the sculptor,  who fled Iran,  but given all of L.A.’s crime problems,  the city’s attention should probably be focused elsewhere.

 

 

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July 7, 2017 at 12:43 pm

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Astonishing art…

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A blend of pen and ink and digital input produces some absolutely amazing 3-D  artwork.   There is an Alice-down-the-well quality about his work which is slightly unsettling,  but fascinating.

 

 

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June 12, 2017 at 4:06 pm

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Elephant statue vandalized…

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Bernini’s elephant statue in Rome  was vandalized  last Sunday night, with the tip of one tuck being broken off.   It was commissioned by a Pope in the mid-1600’s,  and though it sits in a small square off the main tourist paths,  it draws a number of visitors who appreciate its uniqueness as a part of Italy’s cultural heritage.

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November 17, 2016 at 10:05 am