Finding and photographing my own Georgia O’Keeffe

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When I was in St. John recently, there was some variety of palm tree outside of our rental house that had some blooming flowers on it. I’m not a botanist, so I’m just guessing here, but from an image search it appears this tree might have been a “bottle palm,” or for those who prefer […]

Creepy Easter Bunnies and their art history counterparts

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I noticed a wave of “creepy Easter Bunny” memes pop up around the time of the Easter holiday, and seeing some of these creepy and/or awkward Easter photos, I recognized some similarities with various figures and famous images from art history. Check out our composite image below, in a clockwise order from top left: an […]

Viewing art of the underwater type

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I’ve been on a brief hiatus from posting to the Artsology blog due to spending a fantastic 5 days on the island of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. I did a lot of snorkeling on this trip, enjoying all of the sights one can see while swimming alongside coral and tropical fish. It’s […]

Perriand and Mondrian

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It amazes me sometimes how much Piet Mondrian has inspired such a wide range of artists, architects, designers, and more. There’s Mobiado phones inspired by Mondrian, a kitchen design inspired by Mondrian, a “navigation concierge” hologram inside a GPS wearing Mondrian-inspired clothes … why, even Mother Nature has a bird that looks like it spent […]

John Langley Howard repurposed for current political art

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I saw this street art poster (below left) in New York City back in November, and the message of “immigrants work, immigrants vote” was clearly related to the presidential election. But the image stuck in my mind, because I knew I had seen it somewhere before … and then I remembered, it’s from one of […]