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Anatomy fascinated artists and there are examples of great anatomical drawings done by artists, especially in the Renaissance. After watching Vanessa Ruiz’s TED talk, The spellbinding art of human anatomy, I was captured by the contemporary artists who chose to … Continue reading
Some art that makes me shiver: One: [Photo by chaostrophy, CC-licensed. Some rights reserved] Damien Hirst’s The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living. Two: [Image: Wikimedia Commons] Cosmè Tura‘s Calliope. Three: Marc Chagall‘s Above the Town … Continue reading
Ny-Ålesund is an extreme place, probably the northern-most inhabited place on Earth. It has a post office and a hotel. It is an international research station on the island of Spitsbergen, in the Svalbard archipelago, north of Norway. I came … Continue reading
I just learned (What It Really Takes to Be an Artist on BrainPickings) that artist Teresita Fernández, recipient of a prestigious MacArthur Fellowship for her work (see her monograph, Blind Landscape) made an outstanding commencement speech at Virginia Commonwealth University … Continue reading
At Washington’s National Gallery, a few small statues by Rodin capture my full attention. Here they is one female nude, which really leaped out of the marble. I couldn’t help photographing it as it were a woman.