Thursday, October 31, 2019

Happy Halloween 2019!

Happy Halloween!



The night is still
And the frost, it bites my face
I wear my silence like a mask
And murmur like a ghost

"Trick or treat"
"Trick or treat"
The bitter and the sweet

The carefree days are distant now
I wear my memories like a shroud
I try to speak, but words collapse
Echoing, echoing

"Trick or treat"
"Trick or treat"
The bitter and the sweet

I wander through your sadness
Gazing at you with scorpion eyes
Halloween... Halloween

A sweet reminder in the ice-blue nursery
Of a childish murder, of hidden lustre
And she cries

"Trick or treat"
"Trick or treat"
The bitter and the sweet

I wander through your sadness
Gazing at you with scorpion eyes
Halloween... Halloween


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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

BEAUTY: Drawing For Halloween--Ariane Müller

Artist Ariane Müller just showed her wonderful skeletons at Schiefe Zähne Gallery in Berlin. Her press release read:

"For the last three years I have been working on comedy, and on a big rolling laughter I had envisioned feminism could be. Then maybe out of biographical reasons this summer I started to draw other places where gender is not discernible or only because of individual choices. It also started with the anger I felt seeing a 17th century moralistic image of damnation of a woman being painted as a skeleton, and my wish was to surround her with other people so as to wish her well somewhere."


https://arianemueller.org/

Monday, October 28, 2019

BEAUTY: Miscellaneous Art for Halloween

Skulls by Jennifer Allnutt


Skeletons by Nick Runge


Dislocated by Sean Cheetham


Head With Broken Pot by Georgia O'Keefe


Skeleton by Douglas Malone


Gustav-Adolf Mossa, The Dead Women, 1908


Skeleton with leaf by unidentified artist

Sunday, October 27, 2019

BEAUTY: Painting For Halloween--Paul Heyer

Whimsical, carefree skeletons for Halloween by painter Paul Heyer.


Top to bottom: Hi; Is This It? Is This What I've Been Waiting For?; Skeleton Daydreaming; Skeleton In The Woods; The Artist; Drunk Skeleton

Paul Heyer is represented by Night Gallery.
http://www.nightgallery.ca/artists/paul-heyer

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Les Catacombes de Paris, 1861

I visited the Catacombs in 2013 (here) and they still look just like this. Amazing.

Friday, October 25, 2019

BEAUTY: Painting for Halloween--Magnus Gjoen

Magnus Gjoen's skulls riff on classical images...


Top to bottom: Before The Devil Knows You're Dead; Darkness Of Life Is Living Death Deposit; Dei Gratia; He Lived Like A Devil And Died Like A Saint; I Thought We'd Only Meet In Death; It's Always Darkest Before Dawn; No One But Death Shall Part Us; Roses Are Red

https://www.magnusgjoenart.com/