Heaven-sent images

Watching the sunset from this house is always a treat, and much better than television. Today was especially spectacular, because, while it was overcast all day, the sun broke through at the last minute in a most peculiar, other-worldly manner. Here's a view from inside the house.

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To give an idea of how the window glass filters out the color when the camera is used, here's a view from outside the window, as the sun got lower.

HazySunset5.jpg

And speaking of heavenly images, here's something else I found:

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Yeah, I know, modern art sucks and all that. But I can't bear to throw it away.

(Hmmm.. Maybe now that it's online, it doesn't matter what happens to the original.)

MORE: By way of comparison, here's Salvador Dalí's "News of the
Lower Depths of Hell" from the Divine Comedy series.

DaliInferno4.jpg

Why the elephant-like figure is eating the woman on the right, I don't know.

posted by Eric on 11.24.08 at 11:46 PM










Comments

OK, I'll say it - what is that thing?

Elena   ·  November 24, 2008 11:56 PM

It's on the ceiling that I have to tear out, and I keep staring at it because I really like it.

Eric Scheie   ·  November 25, 2008 12:16 AM

Talk about leading answers. Why are you tearing out the ceiling?

dre   ·  November 25, 2008 8:02 AM

A badly water-stained ceiling. I figured it was something like that, it looked natural (I was thinking about satellite images of a desert, or possibly swirling mud when I saw it). Modern "art" is completely unnatural - which is why it's ugly.

Eric E. Coe   ·  November 25, 2008 8:10 AM

Yes, it's badly stained, but now I'm thinking maybe I shouldn't tear it out, but leave it there for the art critics! Or perhaps I could frame it, and donate it to an art museum for a huge tax deduction!

Eric Scheie   ·  November 25, 2008 11:21 AM

Knowing now what it is I feel like a real dope. But then again it is believable as contemporary "art".

dre   ·  November 25, 2008 11:34 AM

Leave it there and frame it in place. That way you get modern art out of something natural!

Donna B.   ·  November 25, 2008 7:23 PM

Wonderful sunset! But maybe you should clean your windows;)

Billigflug   ·  November 26, 2008 4:08 AM

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