04 July 2012

No psychic, no sarcasm

Courage and grace is a formidable mixture. The only place to see it is the bullring.
 ― Marlene Dietrich

« Bullfighting is a traditional spectacle of Spain, Portugal, southern France and some Hispanic American countries (Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela and Peru) in which one or more bulls are baited, and then killed in a bullring for sport and entertainment. As such, it is often called a blood sport by its detractors, but followers of the spectacle regard it as a fine art.»

« A velvet painting is a type of painting distinguished by the use of velvet (usually black velvet) as the support, in place of canvas, paper, or similar materials. The velvet provides an especially dark background against which colors stand out brightly.  Velvet painting is an ancient technique, and took on a new popularity in the United States in the late 20th Century.

Velvet paintings mass produced by hand fueled the boom in velvet paintings in the 1970s in the United States. Edgar Leeteg has been called the father of American black velvet kitsch.»

Edgar Leeteg

No psychic, no sarcasm; sensibility and intelligence.