RIP Bobby Womack (1944 – 2014)
The colours are unfortunately not ‘true’. The original is much darker I presume. Perhaps more like this one.
Concerning the true color of paintings online. Consider this for example. Notice how the colors vary? It’s impossible to find out the true color of the painting unless you visit the website of the museum where the painting is located.
I wonder if Google Art Project has a policy?
I sometimes jog, usually along the Antwerp quays, from the Ledeganckkaai to the D’Herbouvillekaai and back.
Love being a mental illness is a view on romantic love reflected in common parlance in expressions such as “I love you madly” and “I’m crazy about you.”
“Smokestack Lightning” is on the soundtrack to The Wolf of Wall Street, a boring film about boring people who think they are interesting because they are high.
The Wolf of Wall Street reminded me of American Psycho.
I liked American Psycho a lot better.
Other 1956 ‘world music classic’ compositions include “Heartbreak Hotel” by Elvis Presley, “Fever” by Little Willie John and “Love Is Strange” by Mickey & Sylvia.
Happy birthday Gaston.
He would have turned 130 today had eternal life been possible.
His intellectual heir is Peter Sloterdijk.
Update: I accidentally posted this several days early.
At the same time it illustrates something non-existent, an impossible object, like music for the deaf or for people who are tone deaf. The aural experience has been synaesthetically translated in a visual experience.
Listen to this drawing, it seems to say.
I am reminded of the dictum by Walter Pater: “all art constantly aspires towards the condition of music.” And of medium specificity.
Doré was a genius, perhaps only equaled by Grandville (thirty year’s Doré’s senior).
The History of Holy Russia features a number of experimental and metatextual elements which are as surprising as the black page in Tristram Shandy.
The red splodge above represents the reign of Ivan the Terrible.
The caption reads:
- “Suite du règne d’Ivan le Terrible. Devant tant de crimes, clignons l’oeil pour n’en rien y voir que l’aspect général.”
- “Continuation of the reign of Ivan the Terrible. Faced with such crimes, let’s blink our eyes to not see anything than the broad picture.” (tr. J.W. Geerinck)
Sign languages are languages that do not make sound, they can be read but also felt. They involve lots of symbolism.
This particular ‘chirogram’ was designed as a rhetorical aid.