Archive for March, 2011

The Brothers Quay

Posted in Animation, Art, Dolls, Movies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 29, 2011 by elgrayso

Stille Nacht I Dramolet (1988)

Stephen and Timothy Quay (born June 17, 1947 in Norristown, Pennsylvania) are American identical twin brothers better known as the Brothers Quay or Quay Brothers. They are influential stop-motion animators. [from Wikipedia]

Two-Headed Dog and Decapitated Living Dog Head

Posted in Science with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 26, 2011 by elgrayso

Vladimir Petrovich Demikhov was a Soviet scientist and organ transplant pioneer, who did several transplantations in the 1930s and 1950s, such as the transplantation of a heart into an animal and a lung-heart replacement in an animal. He is also well-known for his transplantation of the heads of dogs. He conducted his dog head transplants during the 1950s, resulting in two-headed dogs, and this ultimately led to the head transplants in monkeys by Dr. Robert White, who was inspired by Demikhov’s work. [from Wikipedia]

Demikhov’s Two-Headed Dog

Roky Erickson’s song: Two-Headed Dog

chorus:

Two-headed dog two headed dog
I’ve been working in the Kremlin
With a two-headed dog

Tod Browning’s Freaks

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , , , on March 21, 2011 by elgrayso

Lady in the Radiator Song

Posted in Art, Movies with tags , , , , , , , on March 21, 2011 by elgrayso

the original

the Pixie’s cover

Begotten

Posted in Art, Movies, Photography with tags , , , , on March 14, 2011 by elgrayso

“…makes Eraserhead look like ‘Ernest Saves Christmas”- Critics’ Choice, Time Magazine

Diane Arbus

Posted in Art, Photography with tags , , , , , , , on March 8, 2011 by elgrayso

Diane Arbus (March 14, 1923 – July 26, 1971) was an American photographer and writer noted for black-and-white square photographs of “deviant and marginal people (dwarfs, giants, transvestites, nudists, circus performers) or of people whose normality seems ugly or surreal.”A friend said that Arbus said that she was “afraid… that she would be known simply as ‘the photographer of freaks'”; however, that phrase has been used repeatedly to describe her.

In 1972, a year after she committed suicide, Arbus became the first American photographer to have photographs displayed at the Venice Biennale.Millions of people viewed traveling exhibitions of her work in 1972-1979. From Wikipedia.

All the images shown are from the book Untitled simply because that is the one book of hers I own. I believe they are some of the last she captured before she took her own life. The book was compiled after her death.

Thanksgiving

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , , , on March 7, 2011 by elgrayso
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