Charles Schulz Born November 26, 1922

Charles M. Schulz was born on this day November 26 in the year 1922. I am not sure that many people would list the comic strip PEANUTS as great literature, but I do.  Here is a definition of great literature.  Great literature not only has a great story and great characters but helps teach us… Read More

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Birthday Wishes For Artist Georgia O’Keeffe

(PCM) Famous modern artist Georgia O’Keeffe was born on November 15, 1887 and passed away on March 6, 1986. O’Keeffe is listed among some of the most famous artist in the world and is often referred to as the “Mother of American modernism” in the art realm. She is best-known for her paintings of enlarged… Read More

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Happy Birthday To Artist Claude Monet

(PCM) French impressionist painter Claude Monet was born on November 14, 1840 and would be celebrating his 175th birthday if he were alive today. It is based upon Monet’s painting “Impression, Sunrise” that the term impressionism was coined as a way to describe his particular style of art. Monet shunned the ways of the old… Read More

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Gingerbread Decorating Day 2nd Saturday in December

(PCM) Gingerbread!  The very thought of it brings to mind the scents of cinnamon, cloves, allspice and let’s not forget ginger.  Gingerbread is part of our culture.  We, of course use it as food, but it plays a part in stories such as The Ginger Bread Man and Hansel and Gretel.  We see it in […]

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Artist Creates ‘Euthanasia Roller Coaster’ Designed To Kill It’s Riders

(PCM) An artist by the name of  Julijonas Urbonas has created what is arguably one of the most controversial inventions. His project is called the “Euthanasia Coaster”, which is a roller coaster that is designed to kill its’ riders. According to his website, Urbonas says his coaster design is “a hypothetic roller coaster, engineered to […]

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Frederick Wiseman’s Documentary ‘National Gallery’ Opens in NY Theaters 11/5

NationalGallery(PCM) Frederick Wiseman’s documentary, National Gallery, debuts at the Chicago International Film Festival on October 5 and opens in New York City November 5, 2015.

National Gallery takes the audience behind the scenes of a London institution, on a journey to the heart of a museum inhabited by masterpieces of Western art from the Middle Ages to the 19th century.

London’s National Gallery, one of the world’s foremost art institutions, is itself portrayed as a brilliant work of art in this, Frederick Wiseman’s 39th documentary and counting.

Wiseman listens raptly as a panoply of docents decode the great canvases of Da Vinci, Rembrandt, and Turner; he visits with the museum’s restorers as they use magnifying glasses, tiny eye-droppers, scalpels, and Q-tips to repair an infinitesimal chip.

He attends administrative meetings in which senior executives do (polite) battle with younger ones who want the museum to become less stodgy and Read more

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Salvador Dalí and Luis Buñuel’s Un Chien Andalou

Salvador Dalí is credited as co-creator of Salvador Dalí ‘s surrealist film Un Chien Andalou (1929), a 17-minute French art film that is widely remembered for its graphic opening scene simulating the slashing of a human eyeball with a razor. Warning! It Is Graphic! By 1939, the Surrealists had determoned that … Continue reading

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Andy Warhol’s Marx Brothers

The Marx Brothers, part of the ten painting set of “Jewish Geniuses” (1980). The Jewish Museum, in New York City, initially (and controversially) showed three sets of the paintings and an edition of prints in the fall of 1980. The whole set included  Albert Einstein and Sigmund Freud, Sarah Bernhardt, … Continue reading

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