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Entries from September 25th, 2009

School of Mime, Angry Lost Cat

September 25th, 2009 · 14 Comments · Art, Uncategorized

First, on a light post in Auvers, France. A lost kitty poster… On the Alexandre III bridge — the clear danger of pissing off the sculpture… In the late 19th Century, there was a lot of public art, both in France and in England, that personified different industries. It’s like the ruling class just went, [...]

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French Dead Guys and Whatnot

September 23rd, 2009 · 6 Comments · Uncategorized

So, I visited The Pantheon, which is the place where France keeps many of it’s famous dead guys. It cost like $12 to get in, so I was really hoping for a cool animatronic display of famous dead guys, with maybe Jules Verne driving Captain Nemo’s Nautilus and Marie Antoinette getting guillotined every quarter hour [...]

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The Author Guy Improves Art and Architecture in Paris

September 23rd, 2009 · 9 Comments · Uncategorized

You can’t throw a stick in Paris without hitting a Gothic Cathedral (which, by the way, they are totally touchy about, so if you can control yourself, don’t throw a stick while in Paris), and at each cathedral, there is an array of gargoyles, which were, back in the day, used to direct rainwater away [...]

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Making Fun of Sculpture

September 17th, 2009 · 14 Comments · Art, Uncategorized

Bon Jour. Today more art from Paris,  my dusty love rodents. Come now, enjoy culture, the beauty, creepiness that is public art in Paris… IN Jardin des Tuileries (or Garden of Tiles, which, we in the U.S. call, The Mall). This one of the many statues that depict athletics. Our open field running rocks when [...]

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French Stuff: A Complete Guide

September 7th, 2009 · 9 Comments · Uncategorized

Here’s some stuff that I’ve seen lately, out and about in Paris, for those of you who don’t get the Twitter feed, and some stuff that wasn’t on there. First, if you’re on the Left Bank of the Seine, and you’re looking for a little fast Greek Food, What Do You Want? That’s RIGHT! When [...]

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The Adventures of Bear Blanc, Polar Bear Francais

September 4th, 2009 · 4 Comments · Art, Travel, Uncategorized

ONE DAY AT THE MUSEE D’ORSAY…

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Art Basics: Where are the M***F***ing Monkeys?

September 3rd, 2009 · 21 Comments · Art, Travel

Bon Jour, my slippery pamplemousses, here, as promised, is more art from the Louvre. Today, we start with pieces from the French sculpture collection. This, very lifelike piece is “I’m ’bout to lick your bald head.” Is by Pierre August Rodin, from 1891 This one, from Felix Lecompte, is from 1868, commissioned by the Royal [...]

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Art History from Paris- An American In Paris 6

September 2nd, 2009 · 16 Comments · Art, Uncategorized

A Note from your host, Sac Poubelle: Today, my greasy chipmunks, we will have a visit to the Louvre, and I will have to lose my outRAGEous French accent, and along with it, my magnificent animal charm, non? I will let the pig dog Author Guy guide you through our treasures d’art. Commencé imbiceel d’livre. [...]

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