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I'm a long-time programmer and distributed computing enthusiast with experience in Hadoop and related Apache technologies, messaging, Kafka, databases, both SQL and NoSQL, IoT, and other computing tech. I also paint and make sculpture, and run the Web sites,, and

Photorealism and The Phenomenon of Audrey Flack


The American Abstract Expressionists, aka The New York School, became famous after WWII, but the roots of the movement were in a different age. The term abstract expressionism (sans capital letters) had been used to describe essentially the same approach to painting as early as 1919, and the painters and sculptors of The New York School, who mostly became famous in middle age, were children of the Edwardian Age—the Gaslight Era.

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