Sunday, 7 November 2010
Monday, 10 May 2010
Yefim Tsvik. 11 April. International Day to Remember the Liberation of the Prisoners of the Nazi Concentration Camps. 1985
11 April. International Day to Remember the Liberation of the Prisoners of the Nazi Concentration Camps
Sunday, 4 January 2009
Thursday, 1 January 2009
Looks like Sir Rabbit has been hitting the ol’ Mousecatel again! Where else but Russia would you find an image of a tiddly coney for New Year’s?
Cheers! Prosit! ¡Salud! Na stroviya! Down the hatch, y’all! Now, where did I put that corkscrew… Nicky!
s Novym Godom! To the New Year!
Saturday, 9 February 2008
My “Grasshopper” (A Portrait of Nadezhda Repina, the Artist’s Daughter)(Ilya Repin, 1884)
I have a sneaking suspicion that A Family Portrait by Mr Aleksandrov is a painting of his wife and children. Ergo, this painting by Mr Repin of his daughter Nadezhda (obviously she is about five or so, and the apple of her daddy’s eye!). She looks ready for any number of assorted mischiefs, to the vast amusement of her surviving parent. You see, Ilya Repin had lost his wife Vera to death a short while before, and his daughters were obviously his solace and consolation (that is, until they reached those “interesting” teenage years!) .
Monday, 14 January 2008
McVelvet (Calvin Turnball, no date (1990s-2000s))
Papa Herman sent this to me after I made my comment about hideous “velvet” paintings. Isn’t this a hoot? I do NOT deserve friends such as this… but, the good Lord sends them… Thank you!