Saturday, November 3, 2018

For St. Anselm

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 11:00 PM

"… at his home in San Anselmo . . . ."

See also Anselm in this journal, as well as the Devil's Night post Ojos.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

A Deathly Triangle

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: , , , — m759 @ 11:27 PM

'Imprisoned in a Tesseract,' a study of novelist James Blish

Triangle Publications

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 8:12 PM

Notes related to Shakespeare's Birthday, 2018

Monday, April 23, 2018

Blockbuster Exhibition

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 1:00 PM

Mike Hale in The New York Times  online today —

Review ‘Genius’ Paints Picasso by the Numbers

"… the production’s tinselly soul.

For instance, it’s on the record that Picasso’s lovers
Dora Maar and Marie-Thérèse Walter had
a wrestling match in his studio while he was
painting 'Guernica.'  'Genius' includes that
scene, naturally, but adds its own detail:
The altercation helps Picasso overcome a creative block
and gleefully set to work on the gigantic painting.
It may be news to scholars that one of art’s
greatest testaments to the horror of war was
inspired, in part, by the excitement of being
fought over by a pair of jealous women."

Related Art


A Creative Block

Super Symmetry Surfing

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:17 AM

Midrash —


Backstory — Search this journal for Taormina.


Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 12:00 AM

Counting symmetries with the orbit-stabilizer theorem

See also the Feb. 17, 2017, post on Bertram Kostant
as well as "Mathieu Moonshine and Symmetry Surfing."

Sunday, April 22, 2018

No Joke

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 3:00 PM

Dialogue from "All the Money in the World" —

A related video — New Dakotas, "Hold That Pose."

No Point

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:00 PM

"Check out the … unexpected major chord
in the chorus of 'Time of the Season;' 
each moment defies expectations,
but at no point do the surprises themselves
take center stage or detract from the [song’s]
other elements."

— Alasdair P. MacKenzie, April 20 in
     The Harvard Crimson

Illustration —

The Omega Matrix

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 1:00 PM


Angels and Demons cross within a diamond (page 306), and Finite Geometry logo

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Kalispell Images

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 10:00 PM

A Getty logo —

J. Paul Getty and Minotaur, according to Hollywood —

Michelle Williams on art —

A page on Kalispell, Williams's home town

A book by Vachel Lindsay on the area near Kalispell —

Bottom Line

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:16 AM

Remarks on Mr. Nick's Lounge Bar

See also May 19 Gestalt.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Art Death

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 10:13 PM

The New York Times  this evening at 8:07 PM ET

"Richard Oldenburg, who as the longtime director
of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City
oversaw blockbuster exhibitions of Picasso,
Matisse and Cézanne and a transformative
expansion that doubled its exhibition space in the
1980s, died on Tuesday at his home in Manhattan.
He was 84."  — Richard Sandomir  [Link added.]

See also "the crux of the matter" in a Tuesday post
and the crux from 4 PM ET today.

Time and Money

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 4:00 PM

Emblematizing the Modern

The Cross of Descartes: coordinate axes

The Cross of Descartes 

Note that in applications, the vertical axis of the Cross of Descartes often symbolizes the timeless (money, temperature, etc.) while the horizontal axis often symbolizes time.

T.S. Eliot

“Men’s curiosity searches past and future
And clings to that dimension. But to apprehend
The point of intersection of the timeless
With time, is an occupation for the saint….”

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