Archive for July, 2008

Helenbar:: art

Posted: July 29, 2008 in animals

http://helenbar.com/art/glam_01.htm

Just-perfect capture of a 1940’s glamour pic….What a gorgeous photo…What a gorgeous woman….Lots of other great glamor and related photos at this site, Helenbar…Go for a weekend visit!!

PDNs PhotoServe

Posted: July 29, 2008 in animals

http://www.photosource-enhanced.com/bin/Portfolios?launch=pdn-49288&supst=large

Fascinating portrait of a Brazilian beauty….who, I’m sure, is just as fascinating as her portrait….just a hunch…My friend BruceO wanted to bet me ten dollars that she was less fascinating….BruceO has a gambling problem.

http://www.secretsinlace.com/product/199/11

OK, so this is kind of weird to show up after pics of some of the great sculptures and great (if extremely depressing) lost love paintings….but I stumbled upon this and thought this was one of the most beautiful women I had seen in a long, long time…..and it looks like from now on, I have resigned myself to just looking and not “participating”…..so just give me a break here and don’t be too judgmental….or go ahead, I can take it!!…Well, no I can’t!…Stop being so judgmental!!

http://www.louvre.fr/llv/oeuvres/detail_image.jsp?CONTENT%3C%3Ecnt_id=10134198673472897&CURRENT_LLV_ILLUSTRATION%3C%3Ecnt_id=10134198673472897&CURRENT_LLV_OEUVRE%3C%3Ecnt_id=10134198673216501&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=9852723696500857&bmLocale=en&newWidth==57

Well, more great sculpture……This one helped me a wee bit out of a love funk (or no-love funk)a few funked years back (maybe the fact that the sculpture-woman is headless helped)….One of the great sculptures in all the world, Winged Victory of Samothrace…in the Louvre (where else? can’t they share some of this great stuff with other museums??….I mean, really…..the Mona Lisa and a couple of Rembrandts, Van Goghs, Picassos and this sculpture….that ought to be enough!!….share some of the better stuff with the local Shiocton Gallery of Misfits & Misfortunes for God’s sake!!)…..anonymous Greek sculpture by anonymous Greek sculptor….makes sense to me!

Posted: July 29, 2008 in animals

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Quattro_fiumi_c.JPG

Just a portion of one of my favorite works of sculpture evah…The Four Rivers….by Mr. Rome himself, Bernini….in the Piazza Novana, in Roma, Italy-a….stupendous!….and this is just one itty-bitty part!….will post other itty-bitty’s as time passes….and death grows near (oh, I AM in such a somber, somber mood this evening)…..Time to lighten up, fella!….Time to smell the half-dead and rotting roses!….Well, it’s true….Fall is almost upon us (and the rottage that goes therewith!)…..Still, I should stop and smell something, dontcha think?…To cheer me up in preparation for more news coverage on the rotting Health “Care” (Insurance) System in these once great United States of the Wealthy!!….Used to be called the United States of America, I believe….

Posted: July 29, 2008 in animals

http://www.summitpost.org/images/original/106265.jpg

To break up the somber mood of my previous “Tuesday Night at the Slights” paintings, a stunning photo from my friend Canyon317 (overpopulated with stunning photos, by the way—so go depopulate him of some of them!….Now!…Please!

Posted: July 29, 2008 in animals

http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Image:William-Adolphe_Bouguereau_%281825-1905%29_-_The_Remorse_of_Orestes_%281862%29.jpg

Mind-blowing painting (well, my mind is easily blown so don’t rely on me….Here is me when I first went searching for a mate forever….Before I met my best friend and then lost her….Do you think I want to go through this again??….No way…I’m done for life….Finding great Love and then totally-massively messing up great love, well it just wrenches your heart & soul from your body & spirit, stuffs them in the Blender of Loss, and turns the setting on “High-Puree”—-absolutely don’t need that again….I’ve learned my lesson (the lesson about how incompetent and foolish and unknowing I am about love)…a Lesson one does not want to repeat….Painting by our fave William-Adolphe Bouguereau —-The Remorse of Orestes (1862)…..From the uber-spectacluar stumbler, Dobedobedo, whom I visit often, always coming away awed!…