Writing about Dancing about Architecture, or: A Beer, A Painting, and A Song

…In a few short words / images / sounds.

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Brouwerij Kees Export Porter 1750, Middleburg, Netherlands: procured at Beertopia (Farnham Street, Omaha, Nebraska, 5.5.16)

“Two lovers kissing masks a scream of midnight / two lovers missing the tranquility of solitude” – a lyrical turn in “That’s Entertainment” by The Jam conjures a visual of the turbulent landscape of despair in Oskar Kokoschka’s “Bride of the Wind.” Where this sticky black tarmac imperial stout shines is on a carpet in a familiar room, illuminated figures in a slow-drying impasto. Worthy.

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Oskar Kokoschka, “The Bride of the Wind” (1914)

 


Featured image: a well-weathered piece of amber glass, found at Sandy Hook, New Jersey (September, 2013.) Photo credit: Jim Baker.

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