This is a worthwhile film about the 19th-century luminary Ernst Haeckel. I just watched it on DVD. The special features indicate that it took 22 years to make! The filmmaker creates elaborate animations of Haeckel’s scientific artwork using old-school editing techniques, because he was first inspired to make the film before PCs went mainstream. Amazing. […]Read More Proteus – film about Ernst Haeckel (2004)
There’s this rule in art and photography that the eye likes to see pictures broken up into thirds. Well, maybe not broken up but, properly said, proportioned in thirds. I don’t always follow it because rules are made to be broken. But this photo is a good example of the law of thirds. In this […]Read More pastels
This review also appears at Earthpages.org When I first saw the title of Matt Webber’s film – Beyond the Barbed Wire: An Artist’s View of The Holocaust – I was a bit apprehensive. The holocaust is never an easy topic to deal with. And I’ve been under the weather with a cold, so my defenses […]Read More Review – Beyond the Barbed Wire: An Artist’s View of The Holocaust (DVD)
I haven’t been posting here for a few days, partly because things have been hopping at earthpages.org | earthpages.ca and there’s only one of me. Also, I’ve been working on a new blog that uses that funky new template for photographs. I haven’t added too many photos yet but plan to in the future. Check […]Read More No… I didn’t abscond…
I really enjoyed this, even if some of the images morph a bit quicker than I would have liked.Read More Women in Art
Frank Zappa on Crossfire Here he is, some 22 years later, still as vibrant and ripping as always. When I was watching this I felt like screaming out… REPRESENTATION REPRESENTATION… the word you’re looking for is REPRESENTATION… and it is not necessarily the same thing as ADVOCACY. Still, I admire the way Zappa for the […]Read More Is that a Mexican poncho or is that a Sears poncho?