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Halloween Art

Posted in Art with tags , , , , , , , , on October 25, 2009 by Mj Rains




Artwork:  Las Catrinas  from  How would you like these creepies in your back yard? Maybe if she shared a smoke…

Vampires…oh, my…

Posted in Illustration with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 23, 2009 by Mj Rains


Thought I’d get a jump on Halloween week with curious and creepy artwork called Vampmob by illustrator Richard Wilkinson.  He has quite a nice collection he’s done for books and publications.  View more of his work here.

Montparnasse Cemetery: Beyond The Language of the Living

Posted in Culture with tags , , , , , , , , on October 30, 2008 by Mj Rains


If, as Jean-Paul Sartre once wrote, “Hell is other people,” the famous existentialist is no doubt rolling in his grave at this cemetery, which he shares with some 3,400 others.  In death, as at the cafe table, he rests next his lifelong love, Simone de Beauvoir.

“The communication of the dead is tongued with fire beyond the language of the living.”  – T.S. Eliot

Source: Novel Destinations: Literary Landmarks from Jane Austen’s Bath to Ernest Hemingway’s Key West.

Above: Grave markers of Sachery, Charles Pigeon, Unknown by this author, and Sartre/Beauvoir.  The Montparnasse Cemetery is a popular tourist destination located in Paris’ bohemian Montparnasse quarter.

Photo source: Cool and Spooky website called The Adams Residence

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