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reviewed Nosferatu, the Vampyre. February 18, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
Nosferatu, the Vampyre
**** out of ****    You know a classic film is close to somebody's heart when, to the Americans, it is foreign; but to the person describing the film, it is native - and yet the person …
reviewed The Dali Museum. November 21, 2011
The Dali Museum
Florida and Dali?  I never would've thought to put the two together.  When I think of the Tampa Bay Area, it doesn't exactly conjure up thoughts of Spanish surrealism.      …
reviewed Pietà. April 13, 2011
Pietà
I saw this statue years ago when it toured the United States. Then last year I got to see it in Rome within St Peter's Basilica amongst the other great sculptures and was even more in awe of the artist's …
reviewed Fantasia. November 02, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Fantasia (movie)
First off, the Fantasia I had in mind was from those days I visited Disneyland and Disneyworld. I remembered the awesome music and when I accidentally chanced upon it on one of China’s biggest online …
reviewed Metropolitan Museum of Art. October 31, 2010
I often tell people, there is no greater museum city in the world than Washington, DC and having done a lot of traveling, I am pretty sure of what I say. But my favorite art museum? It has to be the Met.    …
reviewed Telling Stories: Norman Rockwell from.... October 31, 2010
Telling Stories: Norman Rockwell from the Collections of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg
The Smithsonian Museum of American Art has a terrific exhibition on right now.  Steven Spielberg and George Lucas have done something wonderful.  They have lent their Norman Rockwell collection …
reviewed Fantasia. July 15, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Fantasia (movie)
I really enjoy this animation.    The plot was interesting and magical and had very good animation.   I was highly entertain throwout the movie. It meet …
reviewed The Big Book of Realistic Drawing Sec.... May 18, 2010
The Big Book of Realistic Drawing Secrets: Easy Techniques for drawing people, animals, flowers and nature
If you can't draw as well as you would like, give the Parks a short at helping you draw to your satisfaction. I believe they can!      As an artist, drawing is vital. Drawing anything …
reviewed Communities on Lunch. April 13, 2010
Communities on Lunch
I’m not going to lie, I’m a sucker for leadership positions. Which is why when I found out that Lunch was allowing their members to start and moderate their own communities, I was pretty excited. …
reviewed Communities on Lunch. April 11, 2010
Communities on Lunch
I first arrived at Lunch in December 2008 after being sent an invite.  I stayed, left and came back in March of 2009.  I recall the first thing I thought in December being, "What's …
reviewed Comic Book "SPLASH" Pages. April 05, 2010
Comic Book
   Comic Book Art and comic panels. Such a thing is continuously evolving. It never stops and the manner that they change just reflects the tastes of its real fans. From small panels of illustrations …
reviewed Salvador Dali. April 01, 2010
Salvador Dali
Salvador Dali is my favorite artist.  Some in the art community consider him a sell out because of his commericalization.  Dali has a unique style that combines different elements together. …
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Guide Revised Edition
Like the Louvre in Paris, the Metropolitan Museum is a fabulously wealthy storehouse of incalculable value, "a living encyclopedia of world art. Every culture from every part of the world - from …
reviewed Modern Architecture. November 12, 2009
Modern architecture
I don't know about you but I for one find most modern architecture to be quite hideous.  I know that taste in architecture is an extremely subjective thing but not only do I dislike most of these …
reviewed Modern Architecture. September 12, 2009
posted in Icons
Modern architecture
In recent years, we've seen an explosion of modern architecture built in Asia, especially China and India. I for one love anything that's new and sleek. Glass, steel, ultra modern and space-like …
reviewed Norman Rockwell. September 11, 2009
Self-portrait of Norman Rockwell
I am by no stretch of the imagination an art afficianado.  Frankly, I have no eye for art and for the most part have precious little interest in the subject.  Yet since I was a child I have …
reviewed Deadly Spawn. September 04, 2009
Deadly Spawn
There are big budget tripe and there are limited budget rubbish. But I always like the film makers that succeed with very little. I had my doubts many years back when I saw this movie at the neighborhood …
reviewed Matisse And Picasso: The Story Of The.... August 29, 2009
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Imagine one tightly written book that can tell you what the art world was like for much of the 20th Century! Jack Flam is the man who did just that in Matisse and Picasso. Then, imagine learning all about …
reviewed El Norte. August 04, 2009
Poster for the film.
El Norte is sadly an overlooked and underrated film from Gregory Nava. Before he made bio-pictures for Hollywood, Mr. Nava was a great film maker. His heart breaking EL NORTE is about two central American …
reviewed The Thief of Bagdad (1940 film). June 13, 2009
The Thief of Bagdad
Prince Ahmad is a prince no more. An evil curse has been cast upon him by his vizier, rendering him blind and barren. What's more, Ahmad's new found friend, Sabu, has been turned into a dog. Ahmad must …
reviewed ONIBABA. June 13, 2009
posted in ASIANatomy
DVD
ONIBABA (1964) precedes the Japanese classic "Kwaidan". This film is shot in its entirety in black and white, the film is Kaneto Shindo's masterpiece. Based on Buddhist folklore about morality, love …
reviewed Dracula (1931 film). May 13, 2009
Dracula (1931 movie)
Don't look for special effects in this film. The eerieness is created by the black and white and actor facial expressions, especially at the beginning at Dracula's castle. Excellent performances by Bela …
reviewed Roy Lichtenstein. April 14, 2009
Roy Lichtenstein
Ask me about my favorite visual artist, and my answer will always likely be the same:    ROY LICHTENSTEIN!    Not only is he one of art's great unsung heroes, …
reviewed Art Nouveau. April 09, 2009
Yaroslavskiy Moscow art nouveau
Spanish Catalan architect famous for his unique style. Most creative of his time and still today. You can find most of his work in Barcelona, Spain. 
reviewed Streamline moderne. April 08, 2009
Streamline moderne
There is an excellent example of this style near downtown Los Angeles in an unlikely semi industrial section. If my memory is working it is the offices for either Coke or a Coke bottling plant.Are there …
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