Sunday, 21 February 2010

A peculiar exhibition

107, rue de Rivoli , 75001 Paris

from 10 December 2009 until 16 May 2010

Once upon a time there was Playmobil
An exhibition retracing the history of the toy and showcasing the work of its creator
Mr. Hans Beck

Don't you just love the little guys?

Yesterday I went to the cinema to watch Invictus.

Oh, my, I'm still crying my eyes out.

Conceptual art (figurative prices)

El Roto in El País, 18 February 2010


New love: this Greek song


                                 Kenuria Agapi sung by Antique

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Carnival in the Canary Islands

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Carnival Queen 2010photo by Elvira Urquijo

Carnival queen, Tenerife 2010 (Believe it or not this costume weighs 500 kg! )
photo: cortto

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 2010, candidate to Carnival queen
photo:Jonathan Andel, check out his album for a glimpse of more gorgeous costumes

Tenerife 2009, candidate to Carnival Queen

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Carnival queen 2009

Tenerife, 2nd lady 2009


Places in the world where it would be great to go today

Illustration from dancing elephant studio's flickr album.
Really lovely children's illustration.

February's quiz

Where can you find this lady?

Inspired by this post in Le Divan Fumoir Bohémien

The devil's dictionary

LEARNING, n. The kind of ignorance distinguishing the studious.

PLAN, v.t. To bother about the best method of accomplishing an accidental result.

CRITIC, n. A person who boasts himself hard to please because nobody tries to please him.

PHILOSOPHY, n. A route of many roads leading from nowhere to nothing.

HABIT, n. A shackle for the free.

(Hah, hah, or in Spanish, je, je)

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Today's find: street art by Kurt Wenner


Pompeii Fresco, from the house of the surgeon

Elisabetta Sirani, self portrait

Angelica Kaufmann, self portrait

Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun, self portrait

Catherina van Hemessen, self portrait

Adelaide Labille-Guiard, self portrait with two pupils

From De claris mulieribus, Marcia

Sofonisba Anguisola, self portrait

Fantin-Latour, portrait of Sarah Elisabeth Budgett

Eva Gonzales by Manet

Miss Gladys M. Holman Hunt, by William Holman Hunt
( I think she's writing, but allow me the licence, doesn't she fit nicely in here?)

Medieval lady

Mary-Denise Villers, young woman painting

Rosalba Carriera, self portrait

Gabrielle Münter by Kandinsky

Judith Leyster, self portrait

Arpad Szenes, M. Hélène

Elisabeth Louise Vigée-Lebrun, self portrait

Mary-Denise Villers, atelier of a painter

Artemisia Gentileschi, self portrait as the allegory of painting

Rosalba Carriera, allegory of painting