Edward Hopper – What We Experience When We Are Without

Artworks by Edward Hopper: “Great art is the outward expression of an inner life of the artist, and this inner life will result in his personal vision of the world . . .” – Edward Hopper  (Click on the images if you wish to view them individually or larger.) © All rights reserved by Edward Hopper…

“What I Do For Love”

In the 1990s, Meat Loaf had a #1 pop song (in 28 countries according to Wikipedia) with the amusing lyric: “I would do anything for love But I won’t do that No, I won’t do that” So the lyric raises the question:  Just what is “anything” and what is “that?” Here’s my list of “I would…

Signs of Life – Moments of Want

“Dogs and cats.  Living together.  Mass hysteria.” - Ghostbusters. Artworks by Robert Larson: http://www.flickr.com/people/lifeontheopenroad/ Artworks by Mary-Anne McNeney: http://www.flickr.com/people/maryannemc/ Artworks by Puja Parakh: http://www.flickr.com/people/puja/  Artworks by Lauren Bentley, aka “CinemaCowgirl:” http://www.flickr.com/people/cinemacowgirl/ Artworks by tetheredto: http://www.flickr.com/people/tetheredto/ Artworks by Daniel Southard: http://www.flickr.com/people/papaquijote/ Artworks by Sakura: http://www.flickr.com/people/sakura-kame/ Artwork by Tom Burns, aka “devildeggs”: http://www.flickr.com/people/tomburns/ (Click on images to view…

Jean-Léon Gérôme

Artworks by Jean-Léon Gérôme: (Click on the images if you wish to view them individually or larger.) – – – - Jean-Léon Gérôme painted at least 3 exceptional paintings of naked slave women being sold to groups of men in middle eastern settings.  I show only one of those 3 paintings above.  I chose not…

Albert Brooks – The Muse – White Pages

There’s a funny scene in Albert Brooks’ movie “The Muse” where he plays a screenwriter who is lamenting to his wife about his writer’s block (his lack of creative inspiration).  He says to his wife (played by Andie McDowell): “Sweetheart, I . . . there’s something in my mind and I want to get it out…

A Spy in the House of Love

Last night in my sleep, I dreamt that my friends and I were playing a clever game of practical jokes, a sort of humorous “Spy vs. Spy.”  The object of the game was to break in to each other’s homes or apartments and to re-arrange everything.  So with as much stealth as possible, while another…

Anton Corbijn – Sexuality and Rock n’ Roll – 2 of 2

Artworks by Anton Corbijn: (Click on images to view them individually.) Mick Jagger: Bruce Springsteen: REM: U2: © All rights reserved by Anton Corbijn. http://www.corbijn.co.uk/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anton_Corbijn – – – - Anton Corbijn has done many important album covers.  Here are some of them: 2007   Andrea Corr – Ten Feet High      Per Gessle – En Händig…

Resources For Blogging – Image and Word Search Tools

Image Searching and Other Pleasant Discoveries There probably is no such thing as a perfect search engine.  And I realize that sources like Google and Yahoo! often limit or narrowly direct queries towards the search results they want users to find.  Yet, my searching experience suggests that for all their weaknesses, the major search engines…

Posy Simmonds

Artworks by Posy Simmonds: (Click on the images if you wish to view them individually or larger.) Posy Simmonds was the cover interview for the most recent issue of The Comics Journal: Posy Simmonds received the Granada TV/What the Papers Say Cartoonist of the Year award in 1980 and 1981.  In 1998, she was the overall…

Melissa – Motions and Joy

Artworks by Melissa, aka “fullerrmm:” (Click on the images if you wish to view them individually or larger.) © All rights reserved by Melissa, aka “fullerrmm.” http://www.flickr.com/people/humantreephotography/ – – – - Most Recent Artworks   All the Artists’ Artworks Index   my43things

Xavier Ramonède – XAV – Lusts For Life – 2 of 2

Artworks by Xavier Ramonède, aka “XAV”: (Click on the images if you wish to view them individually or larger.) © All rights reserved by Xavier Ramonède. http://www.sushixav.com/ http://sushixav.blogspot.com/ http://www.myspace.com/xaaav – – – - Most Recent Artworks   All the Artists’ Artworks Index   my43things

Things That Could Not Be Improved #8: po-pad, Anne Frank’s Love of Photos, Ernie Colón, J Brand Ad, Christian Oth, Bruce Barone, and Christina Ricci

Above artwork by po-pad.  http://www.flickr.com/people/po-pad/ – – – - This is the 8th edition of “Things That Could Not Be Improved,” a grouping of things that need not be, or could not be, improved.  I’m not a proponent of perfection, but I love seeing well-conceived and well-crafted artworks:  (Click on the images if you wish to…

Romance – One More Definition

Romance - n. – a human desire for the world to be more intent on kindness, emotions, sensory connections, and love. Above Artwork by rougerouge. http://www.flickr.com/people/rougerouge/ (Click on images to view them individually.) – – – - Artwork by Artwork by .séverine: http://www.flickr.com/people/natur_elle/ Artwork by Ray Edgar: http://www.flickr.com/people/rayedgar/ Artwork by …cathzilla: http://www.flickr.com/people/cathzilla/ Artwork by Santi-Jose: http://www.flickr.com/people/santijose/ Artwork by express…

Xavier Ramonède – XAV – Lusts For Life – 1 of 2

Artworks by Xavier Ramonède, aka “XAV”: (Click on images to view them individually.) © All rights reserved by Xavier Ramonède. http://www.sushixav.com/ http://sushixav.blogspot.com/ http://www.myspace.com/xaaav – – – - Most Recent Artworks   All the Artists’ Artworks Index   my43things

Innovation In Art – There Are Good Reasons Why We Place More Value On Human-Crafted Artworks Than We Do On Mirrors

The above drawing is by me.  It is from a photo of George Harrison taken by Pattie Boyd. Sunshine is more than just love.  It is illumination, warmth, growth, renewal, new days . . . and more. There are good reasons why we place more value on unique and intelligent human-crafted artworks than we do on…

Terry Moore Reveals An Intimate Moment Between Francine and Katchoo

Artwork by Terry Moore: (Click on image to view it individually.) © All rights reserved by Terry Moore. I visit Terry Moore’s blog most days.  His rare combination of intelligence, talent, and humor pleases me often.  I met him once and he was kind as I was a little in awe of being around him.  I…

Norah Jones – Broken

(Click on images to view them individually.) “Broken” lyrics by “Norah Jones” & “Lee Alexander” He’s got a broken voice and a twisted smile Guess he’s been that way now for quite awhile Got blood on his shoes and mud on his brow Did he do it to himself or was it done to him? People think he…