Atlas is enjoying the new apartment.
Lowell Birge Harrison, Fifth Avenue at Twilight (c. 1910)
"Lowell Birge Harrison merged his Beaux-Arts academic training with American Transcendentalist sensibilities. He combined a technical finesse with a subjective feeling for the spiritual essence of landscape that made his art and teaching (his textbook on landscape painting was a bestseller in its day) central to the Tonalist movement. Harrison championed what he called “the big vision—the power to see and to render the whole of a given scene or picture motive, rather than to paint a still-life picture of its component parts; the power to give the essential and to suppress the inessential, the power to paint the atmosphere which surrounds the objects rather than the objects themselves….” Like James Abbott McNeill Whistler and George Inness, Harrison sought to express the power of place to move the observer." - Artsy
Nothing like being part of an incoming class of departmental graduate students where only a fourth of the students are women. Of course, that’s much better than my undergraduate class.
~Philosophy is a boys club~
I really could have gone without the rape apologists whispering behind me during Title IX training. One of the same women also asked if since there was a women’s center if there was a men’s center or if they’re just “on their own.” The speaker replied that she likes to think that the world is the men’s center.
My credit card company is apparently not bright enough to realize that a series of transactions moving toward and culminating in Milwaukee means that I’m here. So they cancelled my card. I haven’t bought groceries and my financial aid doesn’t get disbursed for over a week. My life is a joke.