Saturday, 29 March 2014

A couple of links to articles that I'm finding quite hard to categorize


Cockatoo perched in Renaissance painting forces rethink of history

About painting

            The female school of Art, Illustrated London News, 1868

(source: " A World of Our Own, Women as Artists" by Frances Borzello)

Spring quiz

(It's not an art quiz this time)

What feature have you got in your computer, a feature that you have probably used at some point, and can be traced back to the invention of an important figure of the the Italian Renaissance, around the XV century?

I'll give you some time.



It's not the zeros, those are Arabic.


Clue number 1: I have it right in front of me right now because Blogspot uses it.


And the answer is...


A humanist called Niccolo de Niccoli, who was born and lived in Florence, was the first to use the cursive script in his copying of ancient manuscripts, a task he really rejoiced in, and this kind of handwriting became the origin of the Italics typeface in printing. Thank you sir, it's been quite useful for quite a few people through the centuries.

Window display

Friday, 28 March 2014


Only  4.097 visits on Youtube??!?!?

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Maybe I shouldn't

Maybe I shouldn't.
Probably I shouldn't.
I know I shouldn't.
It sounds weird.
A bit like preaching,
Definitely not appropiate.
I should think twice...

What the ..., here I go:


There's no way you are ever going to become:

strong, spontaneous, romantic, sensual, femenine, mysterious, independant, assertive, interesting, charming, modern, elegant, powerful, unique, attractive, fascinating, enigmatic, self-assured or intelligent....


There, I said it, what a relief. This feels good. Thanks.

Thursday, 6 March 2014


Look what they sell near where I live. Do you need some extra cash and your bank/government/employer is not helping? Get yourself this very small bottle of the extraordinary  money-attracting oil and all your financial problems will be solved. Cheap and effective.

Easy Spanish II:

Aceite: oil
Atrae: attract
Dinero: money