Archive for February, 2013

Militant mountain people?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on 20 February 2013 by delclem


Austria is probably the only modern state in EUrope whose voters have not abolished the draft in a plebiscite. Continue reading


“The Adventures of Prince Ahmed”

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on 19 February 2013 by delclem

This is the first known/preserved animated film (Lotte Reiniger, Germany, 1926)
and a striking example of popular Orientalism in early Modernism as well.

>more info

Geog Baselitz turning 75 in Vienna

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on 6 February 2013 by delclem


The exhibition Georg Baselitz – Works from 1968 to 2012 is organized by the Essls in their museum in Klosterneuburg near Vienna on the occasion of the 75th birthday of the great German artist, a long-standing friend of the collector couple. Forty-four works by Baselitz from four decades will be shown until 20 May 2013 >museum website

“Why did men stop wearing high heels?”

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on 4 February 2013 by delclem


“For generations they have signified femininity and glamour – but a pair of high heels was once an essential accessory for men.” A survey of shoe history. >full text (c) BBC World Service 2013

Looking forward to the 5th season

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on 2 February 2013 by delclem

Carnival is starting all over Croatia, especially in the harbor city or Rijeka at the
coast. >more (c) 2012