A few items of interest

‘Hyperrealism Sculpture’ exhibit in Brussels invites naked visitors – Pre-pandemic, I went to see this exhibit in Rotterdam and enjoyed it very much. The Kunsthal organises one or two nude tours a year and I’d like to do another one, but what with the anti-covid measures and the pandemic itself, we’ve not been back. It …

Links for January 16: Art reference, XS4All, oblivion and TERFs

Links I picked up on Twitter and Mastodon.social today. Because sharing on any social media platform, including the good ones, is a lot like casting links into the void, I’m reposting them here so that I, and you, can always find them again later. Fantasy and game artist Noah Bradley and his wife Rachel have …

Quick thoughts on Struggle: The Life and Lost Art of Stanislaw Szukalski

I just watched Struggle: The Life and Lost Art of Stanislaw Szukalski and I have a few thoughts. Keep in mind I am by no means a Szukalski expert and these are not meant to be the last, authoritative word on the subject: For a documentary made by Szukalski’s friends and supporters from the underground …

Two art blogs I like, plus two webcomics to check out

Mythwood – The Art of Larry MacDougal and A Vintage Sky are both sketchblogs showing lots of fantasy art in neat storybook illustration style. I find them very inspirational. Meanwhile, in her blog, Aggie linked to two comics that I need to check out: The Epic of Cuchulainn and Lovecraft is missing. I’ll get around …

The Turniproots, by Aggie Janicot

Aggie sent me these sketches of the Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan characters Old Mother Turniproot and Morgan, Old Mother’s great-great-granddaughter. She told me she’d looked at the old woman and thought through how her face might work in real life – the way the shape of the skull changes with age and how not having teeth …

Must-see medieval art exhibit at the Frist in Nashville

If you live within driving distance of Nashville, Tennessee and are interested in medieval art, crafts, culture or manuscripts or early Christian history, you can’t afford to miss Medieval Treasures from te Cleveland Museum of art at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, running until June 7, 2009. Seeing the illuminations, sculpture, jewelry, calligraphy …