Monthly Archives: June 2012
3 Movements by Zubair Panjwani
A rap song about Impressionism, Cubism, and Surrealism? That gives correct facts? Word.
(Feels so uncool now)
(Edited for more clarity)
I went to see Mirror, Mirror with my mom, and I noticed the castle had a Taj Mahal/European Medieval castle exterior with an Italian Baroque style. Seriously, the columns in the Queen’s palace had the same columns Gianlorenzo Bernini for the baldacchino at the Vatican (I put a photo of it in the “Italian Baroque” link). I also felt this atmosphere of French Rococo, appropriate given what kind of regime the Queen had.
I listened to Echoes of Loves’ House by William Morris as read by contributors of the free audio book archive Librivox. In the poem, Morris has two voices who characterize love in positive and negative terms. A study in extremes, with one person wanting love and another person burned by love.
by George Pallikaris
Imagine yourself looking at the Sphinx with the sky moving in time-lapse as you listen to this song.
One has to acquire a certain mindset and mood when listening to John Cage. If you are doing something that could veer into tedium, John Cage will guide you through. Not boring, but not distracting.
Actually, these podcasts go over a minute, but do not that let that stop you from watching this series. Sadly, they have not added new episodes since 2007. All the more disappointing, given how EwArt executes this series with such a lively and engaging style. With the simple graphics, it reminded me of watching PBS shows from the early nineties as a kid. The graphics themselves fare well, except in the Albrecht Durer episode, due to the Durer print The Prodigal Son coming out blurry. The host/creator Christopher L.C.E. Whitcombe narrates and gives information with zest, verve, and the occasional humor. The three episodes profile Da Vinci’s Last Supper and Mona Lisa, with Albrecht Durer’s Prodigal Son as the last episode made. All three offer great information from historical contexts (More Giorgio Vasari citations than you can imagine) to its relevance in contemporary pop culture.
On Saturday, I took a ride on the Norfolk Southern Steam Train. While riding, I saw other trains with graffiti on them. Nothing unusual, but I saw a Decepticon logo someone stenciled in. Sadly, I could not photograph it.
A sign of a true street artist, yes? Anyone whoever watched Exit Though the Gift Shop could think so.