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Japanese Playgrounds

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July 26, 2021 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

'Veiled Lady' — Rafaelle Monti

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We cannot see through stone, but using tricks of light and polish, sculptor Rafaelle Monti [1818-1881] created the illusion that we can.

On his "Veiled Lady" (1860), the top of the head and shoulders are polished smooth, to reflect light.

But where the veil falls across the face, the marble is less polished.

It reflects less light, suggesting the texture of fabric.

Sculptures of veiled figures peaked in popularity during the 1700s in Italy, an opportunity for sculptors to show their technical mastery over marble.

About a century later, Monti and other artists revived this technically demanding tradition. 

The sculpture is in the collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Art.

July 26, 2021 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

The utter failure of 'Push button until something happens'

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Shame on you, Apple.

While this fanboi gently weeps.

July 26, 2021 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)

'Don't Go Breaking My Heart' — Elton John and Ru Paul

This happened at the 1994 Brit Awards.

July 26, 2021 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Black 3.0 — 'The blackest black paint in the world'

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While Anish Kapoor seeks a restraining order to take this product off the market,

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there's a limited supply for sale.

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$23.99.

July 26, 2021 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

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