‘Something to tease, something to please, something to test, something …..'

In my day we had to make do with our own imagination …

This is a very well done series of videos showing the effects that can be produced in film by someone who knows what to do. Applied to simple scenes from home videos, they look stunning.

And no children were harmed …


Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio) (Italian, Baroque, 1571–1610): Still Life with a Basket of Fruit, c. 1596-1601. Oil on canvas, 46 x 64 cm. The Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Milan, Italy.








George Inness (American; Hudson River School, Tonalism; 1825-1894): Summer, Montclair (New Jersey Landscape), 1891. Oil on canvas, 30-1/4 x 45 inches (76.8 x 114.3 cm).


Gustave Courbet (French, Realism, 1819–1877): Sunset over Lake Leman, 1874. Oil on canvas. Musee des Beaux-Arts, Vevey, Switzerland.








Karin Broos (Swedish, b. 1950): Efter badet II, 2008. Acrylic on canvas, 43.3 x 64.2 inches (110 x 163 cm).

The absence of anyone famous dying this week allows me to turn once again to the worthy pages of Private Eye. Their ‘Lookalikes’ page is always funny.




The joke about Green is more to do with corporate behaviour than physical appearance …

This seems appropriate for the Brexit process we are all suffering under at the moment …
‘The Bull’, Jake Thakray. A stellar link in the great bawdy and subversive tradition of British humour that goes back to Chaucer and beyond.

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