Monthly Archives: August 2011

Otto Dix

Otto Dix, Self-Portrait, 1922 A friend just posted me a link to the show of newly discovered Dix watercolors in Dusseldorf, reminding me I’ve been wanting to do a post on Otto Dix, continuing along the exploration of Weimar Germany … Continue reading

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Alasdair Gray

Here’s a good video of an interview with the fascinating Glaswegian artist/writer Alasdair Gray… An added benefit are interviews with a number of authors at the Edinburgh Festival to the right of the video. I particularly enjoyed the Edna O’Brien … Continue reading

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Richard Dadd

Another synchronous moment. Thinking of Richard Dadd yesterday. This from today’s Independent in London: http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/features/richard-dadd-masterpieces-of-the-asylum-2345818.html And speaking of incredibly detailed madness, there’s this… The Fairy Feller’s Master-Stroke, worked on from between 1855 and 1864, after Dadd’s hospitalization for paranoid schizophrenia. … Continue reading

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Billy Bragg….

As fate would have it, the day after posting the Billy Bragg performances, this article by Billy showed up on Alternet. Of course, as Jung has taught us, there are no such thing as coincidences. (And, no, I’m not going … Continue reading

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Arik Brauer / Ernst Fuchs

Arik Brauer: Ernst Fuchs: The Vienna Academy reopened after WWII in the summer of 1945. In the ruins of the Academy on the Schllerplatz the 15 year old Ernst Fuchs and 16 year old Arik Brauer first met. They formed … Continue reading

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Billy Bragg encore Plus

Back by popular demand: Cyndi  Lauper performing John Lennon Miles Davis performing Cyndi Lauper: The Great Amy Winehouse doing the Great Sam Cooke–reggae style:

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Billy Bragg / Kirsty MacColl / Pogues / etc

Tonight’s musical guests: The Smiths. Note that Johnny Marr, the guitarist is 21 years old, the same age Arthur Rimbaud was when he gave up writing entirely. I saw them perform in Chicago probably the the same year as this … Continue reading

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