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Nude descending a staircase

24th March, 2011

This pivotal futurist painting by Marcel Duchamp has been major influence on me since I was a teen. My appreciation has not waned.


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It’s not often that I’m a fan of such a spread of work from one artist. Kate McGuire‘s work is one of those sublime exceptions.

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Just whipped out this ad for school. This kind of quote is what makes my being even a small part of this amazing project feel so valid. Read on…

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Although I never really ventured onto walls, Mode 2‘s pieces were a huge¬† inspiration for me as a young’un. In fact, he is simply one of the most influential graffiti artists there has ever been. Read on…

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The Tata goup have just signed a deal with the founder of SunCatalytix, MIT scientist Daniel Nocera, who has discovered how to generate energy from water using a type of artificial photosynthesis. Read on…

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Fantastic painting by Romanian artist, Adrian Ghenie. Since I have yet to see the work in person, I am not sure whether the depth of the paint where the face would be is actual depth or painted to look like it, either way, it’s a great idea and superbly executed. Read on…

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Camouflage involves the concealment and obscurity of organisms or objects. Read on…

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“The world is a wonderfully weird place, consensual reality is significantly flawed, no institution can be trusted, certainty is a mirage, security a delusion, and the tyranny of the dull mind forever threatens – but our lives are not as limited as we think they are, all things are possible, laughter is holier than piety, freedom is sweeter than fame, and in the end it’s love and love alone that really matters” Tom Robbins

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Sometimes called florigraphy, this was a Victorian-era means of communication in which various flowers and floral arrangements were used to send coded messages, allowing individuals to express feelings which otherwise could not be spoken. Read on…

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One of my favorite sculptures, originally produced in 1913, it is considered one of the landmark works of the Futurist movement and yet I have never been able to understand why sculptor Umberto Boccioni would destroy the elegance of the overall form by giving the piece breeze blocks for feet.

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Little idea I had for all you type geeks out there. Want one, drop me an email.

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This pivotal futurist painting by Marcel Duchamp has been major influence on me since I was a teen. My appreciation has not waned.

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Size is no match for venom. Watch the video. Read on…