Posts tagged Da Vinci
The Allure of The Louvre

Finally get around to getting to Paris, on my final day in the City of Lights, I ventured to The Louvre.  Surrounded by incredible art and yet heart broken at how it was displayed, I found myself with an odd feeling to go with my old friend disapointment, a strong desire to return.  If only to say hello onc again to La Bella Nani.

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The Selfie - A Rant And A Plea

When I Googled Selfie tonight, I get not one but TWO new stories about people shooting themselves while taking a "gun selfie" (is that really a thing?) and Kim Kardashian celebrating 45 million people who have nothing better to do, by posting on Instagram a selfie of her boobs.  Then there are links to various "sexy selfie" sites (that's totally a thing, apperently) and, among other things, a rather convincing 2013 article from on the very good The Atlantic site which posits Selfies Are Art.  In the article, it talks about the main Feminist arguments over the selfie as empowering and/or oppressive.  It is an interesting think piece that shows the debate over the genre itself.  Me?  I hate the damn things.  Here is why.

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