IWR Art And Culture Archive


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Three Beauties (1793)

The Golden Girl of Africa

Ryan Heshka's Electroladylux

Mieko Minazumi

Bosch Action Figures

An Art Deco Shanghai Girl

Snow 1939

Thurston The Great

Auco and the Dragon

Betty Boop

Spring by Kawase Hasui (1925)

Bather Arranging Her Hair by Renoir (1885)

Sing a Song of Sixpence

Girl by the Sea 1990

Fantastic Flyers

Amy Crehore

Art Blogs
Alive in Kyoto
Art Dorks
Art Nudes
Bibi's box
Coudal Partners
Exclamation Mark
Indigo Blog
Penny Dreadful
Scout Report
Sugar 'N Spicy

Art Museums
Andrs Blaisten
Brooklyn Museum
Hagi Uragami
Library of Congress
Museo del Prado
Museum of the Moving Image
National Gallery of Art

The Hermitage
The Met

The Tate
Tokyo National
Vietnam Veterans

Digital Archives
Academy of Natural Sciences
Cornell Library
Indy Magazine
Japanalia Postcards
Nude Masterpieces
NY Public Library
Web Gallery of Art

Art Zines/Indexes
American Art Archives
Art History Resouces
Ch/Ja Art History
Folio Planet
Lingnan School
Museums List
NY Arts Magazine
Tokyo Art Beat

Universes in Universe

Favorite Living Artists
Amy Crehore
Ryan Heshka
Akino Kondoh
Sakae Kurada
Mizna Lens
Yuki Nagayoshi
Seonna Hong
LeUyen Pham
Coles Phillips
Sai Tamiya

Favorite Artists
Henry Clive
More to come.




Lora Shelley
Lora Shelly refers to her own work as scary and funny at the same time, and I would have to agree, but I would also add enchanting.  I saw an Edvard Munch influence right away, fascinating stuff!

Arise (2004)

Trust (2004)

Liu ChangWen
These are Maoist Cultural Revolution style pin-ups, which are very well done and give you a feel for that error.

New Party Member (2001)

Sylvia Ji (Drawn!)
These are great!  What a marvelous and colorful imagination she has.

Urban Decay (2006)

Le Longyao
I'm really impressed with the use of colors and textures by this artist. 

Tangerines (2005)

Li Wei
Are most photographers really just narcissistic perverts? ;-)

Dream-Like Love (2003)

Flickr: Photos from Apple-Jack (Screenhead)
I like Apple-Jack's tastes in images.

Pretty Pictorial Image (1966)

Dada Exhibit At MoMA

Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes.
Silence. (1915)


Sheng Qi
This Beijing artist is extremely talented, and reminds me a little, in a positive way, of Andy Warhol.  However, Sheng Qi has a lot more substance and passion than the pop artist, Warhol ever did.  See, for example, Sheng's paintings on Tian An Men from his web site.

A Piece of Red Cloth No. 1 (2004)

Salute to Artists - Execution Site (2005)

Where in the World is Thomas Craig Bryars?
Ever thought about quitting your Orwellian corporate job, selling your house and then taking a year off to travel around the world?  That's what Craig did, and you can follow his well written daily travels and also see the wonderful images from his trip so far.

Cormorant Fishing In China

Xie Feng
These are excellent prints. I only wish there more available!  There are also a few more images here.

Magic Chair

Hitomi Kiriyama (English)
I like her colorful, Hindu/Indian themed woodblock prints.


Lu Peng
What a wonderful and unique sense of color!

Capital Night (2001)

Liu Qinghe

Lake Scenery No. 1 (2003)

Circulating Humor - The Joseph Schwarting Illustrations (Neurastenia)

Physical Examination

Polly Becker

Politics as Theatre

John Gill (Glubibulga)

Mother And Child (2004)

Kei Sawada
Kei is looks about as weird as his playful Demonrobot creations. ;-) Check out his work room, and Flickr sets too.

Kei and Egg Qee


International No Nuke Exhibit
These wonderful, creative images are entries from a 1995 exhibit organized by the manga, animation and comic artists of Japan.

Kotoe Sudo

Marcus Antonius Jansen
Marcus Jansen's work reminds me a bit of a sort of an impressionist version of Edward Hopper.  Excellent!

Bus Stop (2004)

Sweet Dreams (2003)

The Art of Keisuke Kishi
I'd like to have one of these guys to put on top of my mantle!  Well, if I had a mantle, that is.

"Ougi" - the guard of shogun - 1999

Hanif Bahari
Hanif Bahari is a very talented Iranian cartoonist.


Sako Kojima
According to Sako Kojima: "[my] works appear unique and cute but after time the works show a sense of irony pain and sadness of individual human experience." Here are some more Sako Kojima images.  The photo below is of her three-six day performances.

The reason why I become the hamster.

Richard Anderson
How about a little Americana?

Motel Chief

Mati Klarwein (Malanda)

The Visit (1996)

Taller La Cochera
I really these Taller's whimsical creations. Here are more Taller images.


Andrea Wicklund (Neurastenia)


James Eaton: Weather Vanes & Whirligigs



After Midnight, Romance on the Observation Deck
I have been on the Empire State Building observation deck during the day but never at night.  Here's a slide show of images from the NY Times.



Suikoudou Manga/Japanese Comics
This site (translated by Google) has a large collection of colorful manga/comic book covers from the pre and post war Japan.  You can see the transitions in styles from the Showa to the modern era. There also is a small collection of tame hentai girlie covers.  The music on the main page is atrocious, and I wish the scans were larger, but there is a lot of great eye candy!

Stronghold of Rainbow

Woman Water Transmission

Su Weixian
His Chinese ink-and-color works are very enchanting. His color selection and composition are excellent.  Of course, I'm always a sucker for paintings of beauties. Here are more examples of Su Weixian's artwork.


Rumiko Takahashi - The Princess of Manga
Rumiko Takahashi is one of the best comic art illustrators of all times. I got hooked on Urusei Yatsura when the San Jose PBS station played the whole TV series a few years back.  All of her work is top notch, and I have a big crush on Shampoo!


Monkey Love Painting #9 with Two Chicks
A new Monkey Love painting from Amy Crehore.

Money Love #9 with Two Chicks

Antonio Donghi (Little Hokum Rag)
A small collection, but it's very nice.

Opere: La Canzonettista

Kamikaze Captain/TDSF Series
There are just a few images, but they are very well done.  I wonder if the Kamikaze Captain dies at the end of each story? ;-)

Beauty Princess of Heavens

Rita Hayworth (Neurastenia)
She was quite a beauty, and the pinup girl of thousands of GIs during WWII.

The Love Goddess

by Andreas (Indigo Blog)
Cute, No?

Croc n' Roll No. 9 Hide and Seek


Hu Yongkai
"He is renowned for his depiction of traditional Chinese architecture and elegant, sensitively rendered figures (especially women). He uses vivid colour in both the media of heavy acrylic and ink and colour, whilst retaining a strong sense of Chinese line and form."


Roger Licot
"Besides Realism, what people need is a good sense of humor!"

Maneki Neko

Yukiko Sakurai
Her use of color and forms reminds me of Chagall.

Sweetheart of [Chiyatsupurin]

Yuko Mori
She is a top notch illustrator.  I really liked her pastels and etchings.

One Grain Kind (2002)

Sun Jianlin
These are great.

The Mature Apples

Yuki Asamori
No, I didn't steal this link from Glubibulga. ;-)


June 2006

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