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Madge Gill

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Thanks to WU-vie Mark De Novellis, we learn of a new UK exhibition devoted to the work of outsider artist Madge Gill. If you image-google her name, you get tons of examples, such as you see above.

A nice visit if you're in the UK over the next several months.

Exhibition home page.

From the Wikipedia entry:

After recovering from her illness, she took a sudden and passionate interest in drawing, creating thousands of mediumistic works over the following 40 years, most done with ink in black and white. The works came in all sizes, from postcard-sized to huge sheets of fabric, some over 30 feet (9.1 m) long. She claimed to be guided by a spirit she called "Myrninerest" (my inner rest) and often signed her works in this name.




Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Aug 30, 2013 | Comments (3)
Category: Museums, New Age, Outsider Art, Reader Recommendation, Europe, Nineteenth Century, Twentieth Century

Musical Horse



Submitted by my old high-school pal Sherry Mowbray.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Feb 13, 2013 | Comments (3)
Category: Animals, Music, Reader Recommendation, Natural Wonders

Follies of the Madmen #195



This one comes courtesy of longtime WU-vie Expat47.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Dec 15, 2012 | Comments (2)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Junk Food, Reader Recommendation, 1950's

Undercurrents

UNDERCURRENTS from Michael Fragstein on Vimeo.



"UNDERCURRENTS is based on a series of interviews collected by Tobias Hülswitt. He asked different people to explain him how the world works and they came up with the broadest variety of answers."

Many thanks to WU-vie Michael Fragstein, who is part of this project.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Nov 19, 2012 | Comments (0)
Category: Philosophy, Surrealism, Reader Recommendation, Cartoons

Ancient Minoan Culture Illustrated with Barbies

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More here. (Scroll down.)

This incredible find courtesy of hardcore WU-vie Zoltan Ness.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Aug 26, 2012 | Comments (7)
Category: History, Toys, Outsider Art, Foreign Customs, Reader Recommendation

Loss of Comments

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Friends--thanks to the alertness of one of our core WU-vies, Messr. Dumbfounded, we have learned of a grievous but ineluctable Comments Implosion.

When Alex reconfigured the site and banished all the spammers, he implicitly authorized a purge of all past comments made by non-registered commenters.

A goodly number of those comments came from honest readers who had just not bothered to register. They were part of the legitimate conversation concerning previous posts.

Now they're irretrievably wiped.

We regret this accidental purge. Fully half of the pleasures of this site lies in the conversation following each post. We were thrilled to have this conversation archived for the enjoyment of all readers.

But if you recall the horrible spam problem, there seemed to be no other solution.

For now, we are still allowing comments by unregistered folks. We don't want to put up any extra barriers between readers and their public responses. But comments from unregistered folks are always less secure than those from registered WU-vies.

Thanks for your understanding and continued support.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Mar 16, 2012 | Comments (6)
Category: Weird Universe, Alex, Reader Recommendation

Glacier Crack Fly-thru



Expat47 says: "This is a virtual 'fly through' of a trench in Antarctica. The weird thing is that it resembles the trench on the death star from Star Wars. I tried to get the video embedded and posted but couldn't make it so I'll leave it up to y'all."

Done!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Mar 02, 2012 | Comments (3)
Category: Reader Recommendation, Natural Wonders
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