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The Tattooed Lady

Shoulder Tattoo compliments of Irene Smith The Tattooed Lady Although a familiar and accepted modern trend, tattoos have not always been as positively received as they are today. Tribally used to denote stature and honor, tattoos were a major part of the indigent peoples of Africa, South America and the Caribbean lending a sense of […]

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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec: At the Circus Fernando: The Ringmaster (1887-88)

This painting asks the viewer: How are we the circus leader? The acrobat? What is our relationship to animal? Of where are we the center of our circus?

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The Big Top Is the Big Bottom for Circus Animals

The Big Top Is The Big Bottom  for Circus Animals The circus is in town to entertain us. Trailers with monkeys and tigers arrive and park on the side of the road or pull into the Big Top. You can’t miss them. It is certainly something very different to see. Totally out of normal experience. […]

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