24 January 2008

Today Is The Day

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Robert Motherwell, untitled lithograph (1967); approx. 12" x 9"
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Robert Motherwell was born on this day in 1915 (d. 16 July 1991). Also born on this day: actor Ernest Borgnine (1917), televangelist Oral Roberts (1918), zoologist Desmond Morris (1928), singer-songwriter Neil Diamond (1941), and original-edition Not Ready For Prime Time Player John Belushi (1949-1982) -- which would have made for one heck of a surreal birthday party, circa 1977.

One Sentence: "True stories, told in one sentence."

The Story Of The Artists: "originally told by the sufi, Rumi."

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Steven LaRose said...

I wanted to repost that Motherwell image and then I came across this series of prints in our local library he did as "illustrations" for Joyces Ulysses. I might have missed or overlooked them if it wasn't for you. Thanks.

The One Sentence link was captivating too.

Helquin said...

Ulysses illuminated by Motherwell -- now there's something I didn't hear in Art History class. I'm fascinated already.

Obviously you live in a civilized part of the world. From where I now sit in Chillicothe, your comment seems like a message from the Future. Here it's still the 1890s: art hasn't progressed beyond van Gogh & C├ęzanne (unless you count Norman Rockwell) and literature comes to a screeching halt with Mark Twain & H.G. Wells (unless you count Stephen King).

I look forward to seeing what you post.