Pick up an imitation Klimt at the furniture store

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I was recently doing some furniture shopping, and had my attention grabbed by this large scale imitation Gustav Klimt, hanging over a white leather sofa. At first I thought it was a composite image, as the two figures on the right looked like a variation on the famous “Kiss” painting. But a little more research […]

American Flag with Pipe, Rensselaer, NY

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I saw this American flag mural painted on a concrete support beam for the highway overhead in Riverfront Park, in Rensselaer, NY. My question is: there was plenty of space above the pipe, so why didn’t the artist paint his mural above the intrusive object? The artist clearly wanted to integrate the pipe into the […]

Unusual inspiration provided by an Artsology reader

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I get a fair amount of e-mails with offers from people to write blog posts for Artsology, and I think I’ve pretty much said no to all of them, because they usually just want to promote something, and because most times the writing style has nothing in common with how I write and blog-post at […]

Unexpected friends at the antiques store

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I was walking around South Orange (NJ) today, when I happened upon this unexpected duo sitting in the front window of Ye Olde Curiositie Shoppe on South Orange Avenue. We’ve got a very bored-looking gargoyle seated next to a somewhat nervous or anxious rat. You can tell that it’s a rat because of its skinny […]