Art Project

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The Martyr of the Solway – John Everett Millais

It’s all over the news but in case you missed it the Google Art Project has expanded and there is a world of classic artwork to be seen. They even have their own youtube channel.

Too bad google is so intertwined with the spying and tracking racket. Next thing you know we’ll be on some kind of watch list for the art we admire.


Sunday Sojourn

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Mix Poem lesvisible

Hidden Art of War

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There’s plenty of money for bombs, bullets and other insanities of war but for lack of funding there lies hidden in Washington DC a treasure trove of the art of war.

The paintings and sketches could be said to be either pro or anti-war but in any case should be on display for all to see.

From CBS News Sunday Morning

ART: The Army Collection
“Hidden Treasures,” a major art collection of works done mostly by United States Army soldiers about Army troops from America’s earliest wars to present day. The collection includes paintings, drawing and sculptures by famous American artists including Norman Rockwell, as well as by infamous Nazis including Adolph Hitler, all hidden from public view behind closed doors in the basement of an office building in Washington, D.C. Rita Braver reports on what she saw – and others can not.

Some of the collection…

The early artwork of Hitler…said to be kept hidden so as not to be used for propaganda purposes…

Art for Art’s Sake

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Len Hart’s Cheers and Chris Botti: When I Fall in Love featuring the art of Edward Hopper et al….

Characters and Cartoons

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America scarfs up the world and shits on it

By Frank Zappa

The more boring a child is, the more the parents, when showing off the child, receive adulation for being good parents — because they have a tame child-creature in their house.

The first thing you have to do if you want to raise nice kids, is you have to talk to them like they are people instead of talking to them like they’re property.

Children are naïve — they trust everyone. School is bad enough, but, if you put a child anywhere in the vicinity of a church, you’re asking for trouble.

It pays to make the U.S. school system a crock of shit because the dumber the people are that come out, the easier it is to draft them, make them into docile consumers, or, you know, mongo employees. There are plenty of yuppies out there with absolutely nothing upstairs. Graduate airheads with PhDs and everything but they don’t know anything.

Drop out of school before your mind rots from exposure to our mediocre educational system. Forget about the Senior Prom and go to the library and educate yourself if you’ve got any guts. Some of you like Pep rallies and plastic robots who tell you what to read.

If you wind up with a boring, miserable life because you listened to your mom, your dad, your teacher, your priest or some guy on TV telling you how to do your shit, then YOU DESERVE IT!

We’re involved in sort of a low key war against apathy. Most of what we do is designed to annoy people to the point where they might just for a second question enough of their environment to do something about it. As long as they don’t feel their environment, they don’t worry about it — they’re not gonna do anything to change it. Something’s gotta be done before America scarfs up the world and shits on it.

from Vegan School 101…..hat tip to Dave Warwak

Censored by the New York Times: The Story Behind a Political Cartoon that the Publisher didn’t want you to see

by Kitchen Table Cartoons

Make All Things New

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See I Make All Things New – art by Sonja Brandl-Tines

Surrealist art is rooted in the subconscious, the places we can occasionally drift into but staying too long means not being able to function in the physical world.

It’s often said that art imitates life and Sonja Brandl-Tines gives us a view of how the bizarre social engineers for control of every aspect of our lives might view their handiwork.

Fear in the eyes and lying in submission, the ‘servant’ may know some of his controllers but all are masked and difficult to figure out. He only hopes he can live through the experiment to eat and maybe love again.

To ‘make all things new’ is one thing to those still in control.

It’s another altogether for the rest of us.

Burning Man 2008 Photos

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I’m not sure if this accomplishes anything toward building a better world but it looks like a fun festival with some good photo ops.