Thursday, January 16, 2020

released archive of images from Parisian museums

Museums in Paris have released 100,000 images for public use. There is a lot of English on the site but you would do well to know the names of artists you want to see and having a knowledge of French would be handy.
I don't even know what to look for there. I found this stamp which is amusing. Again, my French is dreadfully lacking; the subject matter might not be as funny.

These aren't in my coffee

Via Kottke, the Cloud Appreciation Society.

There is something about clouds, a sort of Rorschach Test or creativity prompt in the sky. In text, I use randomly chosen words to force connections and make ideas. Clouds do it for me in image form.

From Jane Stieren Lacy. Image shown here is a lower resolution than the source.

From A storm front over Deer Isle, Maine, US. © Jeffrey Boutwell
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I must admit I prefer jagged-edged clouds that could be animal shapes. I don't see animals here.I like Lacy's cloud as one to build a castle on top of and Boutwell's could be a sky-highway. Maybe the boundary between two two magicians in battle.