Daily Archives: 4 April 2017

“New” Artwork for Alien:  Covenant

Uh, Rodin’s “The Gates of Hell”, anybody? Clearly not just a coincidence, but as somebody once said, “It’s not a theft, it’s an homage.”

Rodin's "The Gates of Hell"

Rodin’s “The Gates of Hell”

Details from Rodin’s “The Gates of Hell”


I’m just going to sneak this apology in here, where no one will see it.

Sorry for the premature praise for Ghost in the Shell. I guess the moral is “Never judge a movie by its trailer.”

What the Well-Dressed Venetian Will Wear

Back at Piazza San Marco, I found a captivating shop called Venice Land, which offers Carnevale costumes and masks for sale or rent. This is the stuff of dreams.

Expensive dreams, though. While you can buy little plastic Carnevale masks for a few euros on any street in Venice, serious goods like these are another story entirely. For beautiful work like the objects in these pictures, costume rental is in the hundreds, and sale is in the thousands.