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Archive for April, 2007

 

Beckett directs Beckett

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Beckett Directs Beckett In 1985 Samuel Beckett directed “Waiting for Godot”, “Krapp’s Last Tape” and “Endgame” as stage pieces with the San Quentin Players. All three productions were grouped together under the overall title “Beckett Directs Beckett.” As such they toured throughout Europe and in some parts of Asia to wide acclaim. Furthermore, each time […]

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“I’m the last crazy artist”

“I’m the last crazy artist” Alejandro Jodorowsky, who else?

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Colm Tóibín on Beckett’s Irish Actors

Colm Tóibín on Beckett’s Irish Actors. Great piece about Jack MacGowran and Patrick Magee.

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Meshes of the Afternoon by Maya Deren

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Meshes of the Afternoon (1943) Dir: Maya Deren, Alexander Hammid. Screenplay: Maya Deren. Cast: Maya Deren, Alexander Hammid. Music: Teiji Ito. 18mins, B&W. Meshes of the Afternoon is one of the most influential works in American experimental cinema. A non-narrative work, it has been identified as a key example of the “trance film,” in which […]

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The Budweiser Ganymede

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Budweiser advertising art, 1906. Hard to believe that the self-styled King of Beers used to advertise itself using a gay episode from Classical mythology but here’s the evidence. Zeus falls in love with the beautiful youth and, in the form of an eagle, bears him away to Mount Olympus. In some depictions this event is […]

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Posters by Josef Müller-Brockmann

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Classic Swiss design from the Fifties and Sixties. Flash gallery here with 48 examples. Previously on { feuilleton} • A premonition of Premonition • Perfume: the art of scent • Metropolis posters • Film noir posters

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New things for April

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Several disparate pieces of news worth mentioning recently, so here they are gathered together. • Some of my Lovecraft art is to be featured in a lavish limited edition volume from Centipede Press. Artists Inspired by HP Lovecraft Centipede Press is now accepting pre-orders. A unique art book available in a cloth slipcase edition and […]

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Behold the (naked) man

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Two Studies for the Risen Christ by Michelangelo (both 1533). Following the predictable outrage over Cosimo Cavallaro’s My Sweet Lord, aka the Chocolate Jesus, it’s worth remembering that the depiction of Jesus sans clothing is nothing new. Aside from all the paintings of Jesus as a naked infant, a quick search turns up these two […]

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