Monthly Archives: January 2012

Jean-Léon Gérôme

Pelt Merchant of Cairo, 1869, oil on canvas, 61.5 x 50cm (24.2 x 19.7”), Private Collection Jean-Léon Gérôme cast a fairly wide net in his subject matter, covering classical, historical, and Orientalist themes as he pleased. He is probably best … Continue reading

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Interlude 6: I Am A Nighthawk

So they sit down to either side of me, these guys, and they slide a piece of paper in front of me. It’s an invoice. “Well,” says Gazpacho, “you gonna read it?” I look at the number they say I … Continue reading

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Johannes Vermeer

The Milkmaid (aka The Kitchen Maid) 1658, Oil on Canvas, 45.5 x 41 cm, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands Humans are possibly the only animals that dwell on the implications of “choice.” Because I made that choice and not this, I … Continue reading

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Gil Elvgren

Anchors A-Wow, 1968 (I have borrowed the images from  ElvgrenPinup.com, a stunning site with the best selection of Elvgren I’ve ever seen in one place. It’s a great source for collectors to pick up his work. The Automat is in … Continue reading

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