Internet Weekly Report - Art And Culture

IWR Art Links For 10/01/2007

George Petty [Bio 1894-1975] The Pin-up Files Archive and American Art Archives
While watching Ken Burns' "The War", I wondered what kind of pinup girls these guys would have looked at during WWII, and I bet a lot of the guys had Petty Girl Pinups.  Also, here are two of his Petty Girl calendars: 1947 and Ridgid Tools Calendars 1952.

Esquire Magazine (1935) Rita Hayworth, Time (1941)

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Miki Suizan
I love good shin hanga bijin-ga woodblock prints.

Preparing Tea at Miyako Odori Festival (1924)

Cherry Blossoms on a boat on Oi River (1924)

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Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi
According to the BBC, this 13th Century mystical (Sufi) Muslim scholar is the most popular poet in the United States.  BTW, yesterday was Rumi's birthday.  Below is one of his Zen sounding poems that I liked - This World Which Is Made of Our Love for Emptiness.


This World Which Is Made of Our Love for Emptiness

Praise to the emptiness that blanks out existence. Existence:
This place made from our love for that emptiness!

Yet somehow comes emptiness,
this existence goes.

Praise to that happening, over and over!
For years I pulled my own existence out of emptiness.

Then one swoop, one swing of the arm,
that work is over.

Free of who I was, free of presence, free of dangerous fear, hope,
free of mountainous wanting.

The here-and-now mountain is a tiny piece of a piece of straw
blown off into emptiness.

These words I'm saying so much begin to lose meaning:
Existence, emptiness, mountain, straw:

Words and what they try to say swept
out the window, down the slant of the roof.

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Ron English (Glubibulga)
This guy has a wonderful and iconoclastic imagination!  Some of my other favorites by Ron are The Last Breakfast, Marilyn Manson and Untitled.

Rainbows End (2006)
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Sexy Witch (Bibi)
I really loved the redheaded witch below.  It's great huge scan!

The Redheaded Witch
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Geneviève Van der Wielen (Femme)

Le sécateur (2000)
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