28 Sep 2013

How Manet and other artists shoot their paintings

Have you ever shot your mother? Directors shoot movies and nearly everyone has made a snap-shot with a camera but few imagine that artists shoot paintings. In fact they have shot nearly every canvas with a gun in it since the devilish implements were invented. The Irish poet Seamus Heaney...

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16 Mar 2013

Is this Roy Lichtenstein’s new coat of paint?

Puns, word-play, double-entendre, homonoyms....painters pun like poets and almost as frequently. The chances that Roy Lichtenstein did not think of a "coat of paint" while drawing this image are so small that we should assume he did. Turn to the article to find out what he was up to....

02 Feb 2013 | 15 Comments

Roy Lichtenstein’s Plagiarism

Plagiarize! Plagiarize! Let no-one else's work evade your eyes!
Remember why the good Lord made your eyes,
So don't shade your eyes,
But plagiarize, plagiarize, plagiarize.....

Tom Lehrer's comical lyrics from the 1950's were pierced with the perceptive truth that nothing comes from...

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