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Nudity At The British Parliament As They Debate Brexit — And It Was NOT A Joke, Though It Was April Fool’s Day.

by Anura Guruge


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So, British, and it was April Fool’s Day, but in this rare instance I was NOT amused. Brexit is deathly serious and we are at a crisis point. Today’s was a crucial debate and vote. This was not the time for this type of distraction.

Nudity and streaking are very British pastimes and we are usually more than happy to entertain them.

But, not during these crisis days of Brexit. Yes, climate change needs to be discussed BUT after Brexit.

All that said it was amusing enough and you can’t but applaud them for their audacity, planning and tenacity. SMILE. Ah! Us Brits — Brexit or no Brexit.


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by Anura Guruge

Klimt’s Protégé Egon Schiele, Featured In Boston, Also Making News In New York City With His Nudes.

by Anura Guruge


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Link to U.K. “Daily Mail” original.


Link to “Observer Media” original.


His work, i.e., that of Egon Schiele, is being glorified in in Boston, at the MAGNIFICENT Museum of Fine Arts, alongside that of his mentor and compatriot Gustav Klimt.

But, the Austrian Tourist Board using his nudes to promote travel to Austria and that is not going down well in certain puritanical quarters.

While it would be crass to call his nudes controversial, they sure are provocative — and that is both good and bad. They definitely attract attention, which is beneficial but it also means that some  folks will take umbrage to them.

That the Austrians got the necessary permissions and permits from NYC is a miracle in its own right. Even if they are now forced to take the ads. down, Austria shure would have got their monies worth, if not more from the added publicity they managed to garner. It is very possible that they actually bargained that they might be able to provoke a controversy and with that lost of media coverage. Well they succeeded.


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Why Just Pick On Balthus, What About Andrew Wyeth And His 14-Year Old Nudes?

by Anura Guruge


From the U.K. Daily Mail. Click to access original.


From New York City’s very own PIXII. Click for original.


The Balthus painting in question, “Thérèse Dreaming” —
CROPPED.


What about American icon, Andrew Wyeth?

He painted a 14-year old girl nude — multiple times.

I know and YOU can check it out. Just Google “Wyeth Siri 14 years nude“.

Here is BUT one article — click to access in full.

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Though I am a great fan of Andrew Wyeth, this aspect of his work has always bothered me — as father of three daughters.

I kind of reconciled it as “well, that was then” — though it wasn’t that long ago. That 14-year old and I are contemporaries. I know.

Well, now that we have this new — justified — awakening … WHAT about Wyeth? Should he be allowed to get away with it?

Why target just the New YorkMetropolitan Museum of Art‘? What about all the galleries that carry Wyeth?


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by Anura Guruge

Edgar Degas, The Inspiring Impressionist, Was Born This Day, July 19, 183-Years Ago — In 1834.

by Anura Guruge



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As with Rembrandt 4-days ago, I do not think of Edgar Degas as one the artists that will make my top 10 though I sure have no problems with either his cleverly rendered paintings or his exquisite sculptures of dancers. I have seen quite a bit of his work in Paris and in New York — and I notice that I invariably will dally around, admiring his talent from different angles and different perspectives. Though most think of him in terms of ‘ballerinas’ he sure was adept at painting nudes — as you can see from the gallery above. He made it to the 20th century, dying in Paris, during WW I



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Auguste Renoir, French Impressionist Was Born This Day, 176-Years Ago, February 25, 1841.

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He was a FINE painter of nudes too, though he is NOT well known for these. You should check them out.

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Giuseppe’s Pizzeria & Ristorante, Meredith, New Hampshire’s Most Underrated Restaurant?

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Click image to access the full “Spoon University” article.


The New Hampshire entry,
our beloved Giuseppe’s Pizzeria Ristorante, Meredith
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My friend of 19-yearsJulie Gnerre-Bourgeois,
the owner of Giuseppe’s is delighted.

I am very happy that Julie is happy. 

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I, on the other hand, am not convinced that Giuseppe’s is ‘underrated‘. It has been a Meredith institutions for years. It seems to be always packed and everybody always seems to be having a ball. I, as you can see from this post of 4 years ago, have been raving about them for years. But, I am glad that Julie got the recognition. Well done Julie.

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Alluring Google Doodle For Indian (Sikh/Hungarian Jew) Painter Amrita Sher-Gil.

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Click to access the Google Doodle.

Permanent access, independent of date,
provided via the Google Doodle Archive.


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Wikipedia brief. Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia link: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amrita_Sher-Gil


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Eric Hodecker (Meredith,N.H.), Incisively Funny Cartoonist, Brother Of Stephen.

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These are all COPYRIGHT ‘Eric Hodecker’.


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Eric Hodecker’s current Website at ‘GoComics’. Click to access.


Eric Hodecker is Stephen Hodecker’s brother. Given that he lives in Meredith, N.H., as does Stephen, I would have to think that I have met him. I do remember a Christmas party, probably 1998, at a Hodecker household, with a Hodecker wearing a very clever ‘Viagra Erectable-on-Demandred christmas hat. Given his humor and talent that very well could have been Eric.

Not sure how or why he was not on my radar given that I have followed Stephen’s work since 1987.

A few days ago Stephen posted Eric’s ‘deer co-worker’ cartoon, middle (yellowed) one on top, on Facebook. I LOVED it. My time of off-beat but incisive humor.

I befriended Eric. Now I can follow his work better. I need to find more of his work. Very clever. What a family. What talent.


My kind of British humor.
I am sure Eric will get a kick and maybe some inspiration
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Stephen Hodecker (Meredith,N.H.) Bronze Nude Sculpture, ‘Girl At A Pond’, c. 1998.

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Stephen Hodecker, quite justly, is well known as a painter, his nudes, in Meredith, very publicly displayed.

Stephen, however, is also a very accomplished bronze sculptor — and sculpting in bronze is not easy.

Here is very sensuous nude he sculpted c. 1998. Not sure who the model was.

I was lucky enough to get some pictures of it the other day.


Click here to access the ‘Stephen Hodecker’ Website.


‘Free The Nipple’: U.K. “Daily Mail” Being Too Coy With Nude & Elephants Pictures.

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Click here for the U.K. ‘Daily Mail‘ original, with a lot of pictures.

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Why do this?

Pixelating the nipples just draws attention. IF they were NOT pixelated you would not even have noticed?

BUT WHY?

British tabloids, as I show right below, have been publishing full-frontal topless pictures, the iconic ‘Page 3’, for 44 years!

This is crazy. This is 2015. Why this pretense?


And then there is this from January 22, 2015. Click here for original.
The Sun” still prints its iconic Topless Page 3 girls
as they have done for 44 years.

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In that same edition, i.e., today’s, they also had these two stories. So it isn’t as if they don’t go looking for topless/nude stories. I have no problem with that. BUT don’t print the story and pictures and then pixelate the images. There is no need.
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