Thursday, February 14, 2013

Inspired Poetry- A post for Valentines Day

(Detail of a painting by the talented and lovely Lang Leav)
 I can't think of a better way to spend Valentines Day than to sit around eating chocolates and reading the wonderful poetry of Lang Leav and Michael Faudet .

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Painting of the Day by Otto Dix

 
Self-portrait by Otto Dix 1912. He sports a bowl haircut and corduroy jacket. He is holding a pink carnation. The hand and flower are painted with delicacy, but he gave himself an intense stare. Nice contrast. (Thanks, Benjamin Phillips)

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Friday, February 08, 2013

Picture of the Day

Alert! A wild, vintage double entendre, hokum banana image:
Cousin Cora's Corp of Coy Chorines and Curious Cronies
(Thanks to Mark Dylan Sieber's facebook)

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Latest Courbet News: The Head Was Cut Off

I guess the big art news today is that someone found a painted head in an antique shop that was cut off of the "The Origin of the World" painting by Gustave Courbet, 1866. Of course, the fellow only paid about 1,200 pounds for this head and it is supposedly worth 35 million pounds.
(LINK photo Philippe Petit)
Read full story in the Telegraph.

See the NSFW masterpiece that most people are familiar with (without the head)
HERE: wikipedia 
Cropping made it so dynamic.

Here's the original sketch by Courbet (link):
 

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Monday, February 04, 2013

The Hokum Scorchers Perform "Stamps Blues"



This was inspired by the Tony Hollins 1941 version of the song. Lou and I recorded this in 1995. I'm playing the washboard and Lou is playing a vintage National guitar.