Monday, 13 April 2009
'Russian and/or Soviet propaganda & advert posters [1917-1991]'.
Papunya Tula: Australian Aboriginal Artists of the Western Desert.
'Papunya Tula Artists is entirely owned and directed by traditional Aboriginal people from the Western Desert. The aim of the company is to promote individual artists, to provide economic development for the communities to which they belong, and assist in the maintenance of a rich cultural heritage.'
Synesthesia in Art.
Synesthesia is a neurological condition where the senses are combined, i.e. 'seeing' music, 'hearing' paintings, 'smelling' numbers.
The synesthetic experience is described here : http://web.mit.edu/synesthesia/www/
There is a synesthetic alphabet here : http://web.mit.edu/synesthesia/www/perspectives.html
The artist Wassily Kandinsky in particular may have experienced this condition, certainly it was an area of interest for him.
More : http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/kandinsky/
(Check out 'Composition VIII', 'Contrasting Sounds'.)
Also, the art of Mark Rothko : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Rothko
An essay on art and synesthesia : http://www.heyokamagazine.com/HEYOKA.2.DR%20HUGO.htm
The Norse Discovery of America.
'This is a collection of texts relating to the voyages of the Norse west to America. A thousand years ago, nearly half a millennium before Columbus, the Norse extended their explorations from Iceland and Greenland to the shores of Northeastern North America, and, possibly, beyond'.
Photos of Suginami Ward, Tokyo.
Neon Sign Boneyard, Las Vegas.
Giant Stuff on the American Roadside.
Photographs of Wales and the English Border During the Second World War.
'Toad in the Hole' Recipe from 1936.
Delaware Postcard Collection.
'The University of Delaware Library Postcard Collection comprises over two thousand postcards of Delaware and nearby areas. The postcards in the collection date mainly from the very end of the nineteenth century to the mid-twentieth, although there are also postcards from throughout the later part of the twentieth century. Most of the cards in the collection were commercially produced and represent well-known Delaware buildings, monuments, and views, such as the State Capitol in Dover, Wilmington’s downtown buildings and historic structures, and Rehoboth’s beaches and boardwalks.'
A Tenniel Gallery: Illustrations for 'Alice in Wonderland'.
300 Tang Poems.
Cartoonist Ronald Searle's Website.
He of St. Trinian's and Molesworth.
An Album of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
'This is the place to post pictures of houses in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. We are shooting for big old houses such as those that line East Main Street just a few blocks from the square. '
Querying the Hive Mind.
'Help me do something sweet for a friend.'
'I need some secular resources for learning to forgive, and how to relate if you have a broken relationship model. I have got to stop wanting an apology from someone who is never going to apologize to me. '
Recommendations for good cult movies.