The findings of an art history student with a love of art, feminism, equality, opera, music in general, religion, mythology, sociology, medieval manuscripts, books, the body, and human love of all sorts.
Reblogging again. Always.Moons
Eva Hild and her amazing sculpting!
Some people are so unbelievably talented!
I think we have to recognize this as legitimate art, and praise the pranksters as artists; however absurd this is, it is artful commentary on the art world.
Erik Olson: Space.
The Proper Art of Writing (1655)
From the Public Domain Review. They’re currently conducing a fundraiser to keep going through 2014. Such a good resource deserves support, so I contributed.
Elliott Erwitt, Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain, 1995
I just happened across this series entitled After Master by Yin Xin. By far my favourite is the Birth of Venus. Yin has taken classic master paintings and replaced their Western subjects with Chinese ones. LOVES IT.
- Top is Birth of Venus by Boticelli.
- Dejeuner Sur L’Herbe by Manet.
- Venus and the Lute Player by Titian
- Mona Lisa by Da Vinci
You painted a naked woman because you enjoyed looking at her, put a mirror in her hand and you called the painting “Vanity,” thus morally condemning the woman whose nakedness you had depicted for your own pleasure.
John Berger Ways of Seeing (via spartanbitch)
This is super fucking relevant.
And why self portraits (selfies) are often such an act of self preservation and resistance.
Hahahaha this so much. I knew so many creeps who always idolized women’s bodies to the point of fetishizing it, but the second a girl showed any self-love? Oh, no, she’s foul.
That’s why when people call me vain or conceited I tear their throats out. Nobody loves me as much as me, shit.
I posted a photo of myself in a short black dress & some J Simp heels and IMPLIED that I thought I was cute.
Lost 8 followers instantly.
If we bring race into this and talk about how a BLACK woman can’t dare think she cute, we’d be here all day.
An Afghan artist Malina Suliman paints graffiti on a wall in Kandahar city. For Afghanistan, the only thing out of place in this gruesome scene is that the blood is not real, but is red paint. (Reuters)
Charred bodies lie scattered against blood-stained walls and debris covers the ground. The unusual thing in this gruesome scene is that the “blood” is red paint, and part of an art installation.
It’s a work by 23-year-old Afghan artist Malina Suliman. She risks her life, Suliman says, sometimes working by flashlight after dark, to create art in southern Kandahar province, still one of the most dangerous areas in the country.
Her pieces, which range from conceptual art to paintings and sculpture, are bold representations of the problems facing her generation.
“Many people had never seen an art installation,” Suliman said of “War and Chaos,” her exhibit last year, which depicts the aftermath of a suicide bombing, a not uncommon event in Kandahar.
“Some were offended and others were hurt because they’d experienced it before.”
Her pieces earned her an invitation last year to visit the Kabul palace of President Hamid Karzai, who is also from Kandahar, where she showed him her art.
Suliman’s work is now making waves in the Afghan capital, where she lived as a child after fleeing the violence of her native province. She had two Kabul exhibitions in December, a highlight of which was a sculpture of a woman in baggy clothing with a noose tied around her neck.
Crystallized Leg made for Viktoria Modesta playing the Ice Queen at the London 2012 Paralympic Closing Ceremony
Quoting Leonardo da Vinci, who had told his students to study and copy patterns formed by the cracks and spots on an old wall in order to find new subject matter, Breton advised surrealist painters to do the same.
Klaus Pichler - Skeletons in the Closet: Museum of Natural History, Vienna (2010-ongoing)
“What does a museum look like behind the scenes? How are exhibits stored when they are not on display?
The focus of this study is not on the exhibition spaces of the museum, but on the space behind the scenes, particularly depots, cellars, and storage rooms assigned to individual departments which are generally not accessible to the public.
These spaces are used for the storage of countless exhibits belonging to various collections, sorted following a rigidly scientific classification system, but also taking into account the limited storage space available.”