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Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man

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Johan Tobias Sergel, the famous neoclassical sculptor, sometimes drew himself as an overweight drunkard. Portraits of him by others are scarce. Imagine my surprise when in a temporary exhibition I saw this charming portrait by his friend, Lorens Pasch the younger. The Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm, Sweden, owns it but keeps it normally hidden.

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September 18, 2016 at 20:24

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Magical Mystery Image

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“The Fool on the Hill” from the film Magical Mystery Tour (1967)

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“Wanderer above the sea of fog” by Caspar David Friedrich (1818). File from English Wikipedia.
This cannot be a coincidence. I believe John Lennon was familiar with Friedrich’s painting already when he studied art in Liverpool, and for sure when the Beatles stayed in Hamburg he saw it in the Kunsthalle.

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July 12, 2013 at 22:03

Still waiting for spring, done some shopping

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A bow tie and a bowling shirt from a local vintage market!

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April 7, 2013 at 14:13

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Seasonal Angst

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Gotta go to work on Monday. “Yule” is over. That is what we Vikings still call it, even though we got christianized a thousand years ago. My Santa beard shall fall.

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2013 My Kierkegaard

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Søren Kierkegaard. From Wikipedia.

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January 6, 2013 at 01:13

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Nice Friday surprise

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I found this bow tie in a second hand shop and spent the evening with tying practice! I sure will wear it on
St Andrew’s Day.

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March 2, 2012 at 23:19

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Gone by boat?

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This is Sperry Top-Sider, the very classic of boat shoes. Long ago, 1999 maybe, a load of them found its way to an outlet store in Nacka, Sweden, where I live. I bought a pair for 35.00 SEK which was then cheap for canvas shoes and remarkably cheap for a well-known brand. I wonder if the price tags on the boxes were original American ones of 35.00 USD?

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February 11, 2011 at 10:16

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Golden leaves

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With a mens’ wear standard like dark suit and white shirt, the tie is your chance to set your mark. This is a Karl Lagerfeld from the 80’s.

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February 2, 2011 at 09:42

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