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Archive for August 29th, 2010

We’re very excited about this latest episode, we hope you all enjoy watching it! Hear a little bit about Filthy Fluno’s philosophy on selling art in a virtual world, and learn about what inspires Gwen Carillon as she works!

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Fairies, Murder & Bedlam!

“Art History with a Twist” is a series of eclectic talks happening about once a month in Avalon Speaker’s Hall.  Last month, I was pleased to chat about those wild and passionate Pre-Raphaelites, and we are excited to follow up today with a talk on another fascinating Victorian, the fairy painter Richard Dadd.  Even better – today’s talk with be given by our very own Intrepid Editor, Saffia Widdershins!

Richard Dadd, "The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke", 1855-64. Collection: Tate Britain.

The focus of  today’s talk will be Dadd’s incredibly detailed painting “The Fairy Feller’s Master-Stroke”, which took him nine years to complete.  Like the Pre-Raphaelites would often do, Dadd wrote a poem to help contextualize this work, Elimination of a Picture & its subject–called The Fellers’ Master Stroke. Saffia will be discussing both of these for an audience of eager art and poetry lovers, which will hopefully include you!

Please join us at 3pm SLT in Avalon Town Speaker’s Hall, come along a little early so the glorious images will rez for you.  See you there!

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Yesterday we told you about the Prim Perfect party in Costa Rica Rica, in celebration of our latest issue – and kindly hosted for us at his own home by WK Ganesvoort. It was a wonderful party – but if you couldn’t be there in person, or were there and would like to learn more about the lovely setting, there is an article on the house in this month’s issue of Prim Perfect.

Prim Perfect Issue 27 - Summer 2010: Page 84 - Readers' Home of the Month

Prim Perfect Issue 27 - Summer 2010: Inside page - Readers' Home of the Month

From the article:

Approaching the home, we climbed the massive front steps and I was taken aback by the imposing figure standing at the top. WK laughingly introduced me to his “guard”, a stern-looking statue of an exotic warrior. To either side of the front landing, spotlights lit up the sky, just behind large statues. We hadn’t even entered the house yet, and I’d already enjoyed three major pieces of art. WK has collected statues since arriving in Second Life. He has many, but due to their primmy nature, he only displays a few at a time. We paused to enjoy the fresh air and breathtaking view of the sea and conversed about his choice of land for his home.

Written by Ceejay Writer
Photographs by PJ Trenton


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