IWR Art And Culture Archive


January 2007
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Amy Crehore

Three Beauties (1793)

Three Gold Fish (2003)

Pal C. Molnar

Fuco Ueda

Yakuza Poster

Ryan Heshka's Electroladylux

Snow 1939

Thurston The Great

Betty Boop

Spring by Kawase Hasui (1925)

Bather Arranging Her Hair by Renoir (1885)

Girl by the Sea 1990

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

Favorite Living Artists
Amy Crehore
Ryan Heshka
Yumiko Kayukawa
Akino Kondoh
Sakae Kurada
Mizna Lens
Yuki Nagayoshi
Seonna Hong
LeUyen Pham
Coles Phillips
Yuko Shimizu
Sai Tamiya
Fuco Ueda

Favorite Artists
Hieronymus Bosch
Sandro Botticelli
Alexander Calder
Mary Cassatt
William Merritt Chase
Edgar Degas
John William Godward
Hashiguchi Goyo
Ando Hiroshige
Edward Hopper
Henri Matisse
Pablo Picasso
Théo van Rysselberghe
John Singer Sargent
Kitagawa Utamaro
John William Waterhouse

Art Museums
Andrés 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




Franz von Stuck on Wiki Commons and The Gallery of Franz von Stuck on Tripod [Bio]
These are two collections of the  remarkable art of German Symbolist/Art Nouveau artist Franz von Stuck.

The Sin (1893)

Isn't this painting of Mary gorgeous?

Mary with Red Hat (1902)

I love the unusual colors in Susanna in the Bath.

Susanna in the bath (1913)

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Ernst Haeckel - Wanderbilder

Volcano Tandikat West
coast of Sumatra (1904)

"The natural miracles of the tropical world  of Ceylon and Insulinde." Ernst Haeckel (pronounced Heckle) was a 19th century biologist and  contemporary of Charles Darwin.  He is one of the founding fathers of the racist and elitist concept of Social Darwinism that the likes of Adolph Hitler and Henry Ford championed.  I don't think Haeckel really understood natural selection (He was a Lamarckian.) or he never would have dreamed up his absurd version of the philosophy/metaphysics he called monism.  Although his racist and philosophical theories are discredited, his work as a draftsman and illustrator of nature is quite good as evidenced by his Wanderbilder.

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Enoch Bolles [Bio] (Art Deco)

A Very Sexy Cleopatra

I saw the Enoch Bolles Cleopatra image above on Art Deco with a link to Bolles Biggest Fan Flickr photoset.  I know I had blogged Bolles images before from other archives, but I had never blogged this amazing talented pinup artist before. This collection from American Archives is a wonderful set of high quality scans of his work.  That's gotta be the most sexy Cleopatra (above) that I have ever seen!

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Reynold Brown

Love-Slaves of the Amazons (1957)

During his career, Reynold Brown (1952-1970) created many classic movie posters.  My favorites are his sci-fi works like Attack of the 50ft Woman and Creature from the Black Lagoon, which I used for parodies I had made in the past, e.g., Attack of the 50 ft. Neocon Fembot and Creature From The Federal Reserve.  This is great collection of Brown's posters!

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Ladybirds of Ireland
Everybody loves Ladybugs, right?

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Strange and Beautiful Music
Jim Jarmusch's Stranger Than Paradise, which stars John Lurie, has always been one of my favorite movies.  After I got Netflix, I wanted to check out more Jarmusch movies, and I watched Down By Law, which I thought was another great movie, which also starred Lurie this time with Tom Waits.  BTW, I'm a big fan of Tom Waits too.  I then checked for movies by John Lurie and found Fishing With John.  In this "cult" 1991 TV series, Lurie goes on ridiculous fishing adventures with his famous pals Jim Jarmusch, Tom Waits, Matt Dillon, Willem Defoe and Dennis Hopper.  Anyway, that's how I found about John Lurie's humorous art and music.

Women Shopping In Cleveland
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Setsuko Uno
I love this painting of the little angle, which translated means "Wings of Childhood".

Les ailes de l'enfance
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Chen Yu
I really like the bright colors and content of these paintings.  The picture below would look great over my mantle piece.  If I had a mantle piece...

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Larissa Morsais (Neurastenia)
This is a very sexy painting.

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Yuka Yamaguchi (Glubibulga)
These cute and weird at the same time. This is a very talented artist.

New Heartbeat
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Yoko Onnaka's Forest Zone
I like the swing painting best.

She wants to in the sky
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Umbrellas at the NYPL Digital Gallery
There are over 600 images in the NYPL Digital Gallery, which have umbrellas in them.  Below are a few examples that I liked.  I think I'm in love with the woman in the red dress below.

Women wearing blouses
and skirts holding parasols

Women in dresses

Woman in red dress with parasol
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Joyce Ballantyne
Joyce Ballantyne passed in 2006.  She was also famous for here Coppertone Girl ad.

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The Hammer Collection (Affiches Cinéma)
This is a substantial collection of Dracula and Vampire posters and lobby cards.

Kiss of the Vampire (1963)
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Katsushika Hokusai
I was looking at the wave painting below by Albert Bierstadt and immediately thought of Hokusai's Wave, and that's how I found this Visipix site, which has 2779 images of the great Ukiyoe artist's work!  The painting below I had never seen before and now it's on my top ten list of great Ukiyo-e paintings.  It almost like a 3D rendition of an Utamaro painting.

Portrait of a Woman Holding a Fan
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Hokusai:  Pictures of 100 poems by 100 poets, explained by a Wet Nurse
This is a great exhibition of Hokusai's work.

Poem #4
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Albert Bierstadt

The Shore of the Turquoise Sea (1878)
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Sunset on the Coast (1866)
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Théodore Chassériau (1819-1856)
Theodore Chasseriau was recently featured with the exhibition Théodore Chassériau (1819–1856): The Unknown Romantic at the Met.  He only lived to be 37. His work was unusual in the pronounced outlines he used in painting his subjects, which give a hint perhaps to later works of Picasso and Matisse.

Esther Preparing to be Presented
to King Ahasuerus
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Van Gogh
The complete works of Vincent Van Gogh are also on Visipix.

Fritillaries in a Copper Vase (1997)
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Hermann Serient
I like these colorful zany images.

Three Generations (1969)
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Kuniyoshi Kaneko

Untitled (1966)
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Charity by Numbers

Girl Surreal Fantasy
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Nicoz Balboa (Glubibulga)

The Kisses Cause Trouble
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Saturno Butto (Malanda)

Camilla con kimono rosso
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Buddhist Paintings
I like these Bodhisattva goddess style paintings.  I tried to translate the pages to English, but that didn't work so well.

Bodhisattva Painting (2005)
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Jules Joseph Lefebvre (Little Hokum Rag)
The wonderful 19th century French Academic Classicism painter Jules Lefebvre really had a great appreciation and understanding of the female figure as evidenced by the outstanding paintings he created.  The photograph below of one of his paintings is one of the most enchanting images I have ever seen.  It really is quite astounding. Larger images of Lefebvre's are available at Wiki Commons and the Art Renewal Center.

La Cigale (1872)


Young Woman With Morning
Glories In Her Hair
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Stephen Mackey (Glubibulga)
I had blogged Stephen Mackey four years, and I still like his work very much.

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More China Girls
I'm not sure what the artist's name is, but I like these paintings.

Pink China Girls
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13 Photographs That Changed the World (Plep)

Albert Einstein
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Chinese Advertising Postcards (Little Hokum Rag)
It makes me wonder how much of these images were burnt by the Chinese communists?  All that's left now are those stupid Mao posters!

Xie Xing Long Company
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January 2007

Internet Weekly Report First Issued on 12/15/2001,
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