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Amy Crehore

La Cigale (1872)

Portrait of a Woman Holding a Fan

A Very Sexy Cleopatra

Three Beauties (1793)

Three Gold Fish (2003)

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
Yuko Shimizu
Sai Tamiya
Fuco Ueda

Favorite Artists
Hieronymus Bosch
Fernando Botero
Sandro Botticelli
Alexander Calder
Mary Cassatt
Paul Cézanne
William Merritt Chase
Edgar Degas
Paul Delvaux
John William Godward
Hashiguchi Goyo
Ando Hiroshige
Edward Hopper
Henri Matisse
Coles Phillips
Pablo Picasso
Odilon Redon
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




Pan Yuliang

Pan Yuliang [1895-1977]
Pan Yuliang led a remarkable life.  Her parents died when she was very young, and her uncle sold her to a brothel when she was just 14.  Seven years later, a customs official bought her freedom.  Pan then went Shanghai Art School and later studied in France where she lived most of the rest of her life.  Although her colorful and sensuous work won international recognition, her nude paintings were called "depraved" in China in the 1930s. If she had she stayed in China during the Cultural Revolution, the Maoist robot scum certainly would have destroyed the memory of Pan Yuliang and her "Bathing" paintings. In 1994, the movie Hua hun was made of Pan's life story starring Gong Li.  I found the American titled version of the film A Soul Haunted by Painting on Netflix, but I haven't had a chance to see it yet. Hopefully, I will see it later this week. Also, I found a few more of Pan's paintings at this site.  If you know of any additional archives or articles, please add them to the comments section.

Mum and Woman's Body

Self Portrait of Pan Partying in Paris
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Publishers' Bindings Galleries
This is an interesting collection of book binding covers from 1815 to 1930 organized in categories, e.g., Japonisme, Louisa May Alcott and Art Nouveau.  You're not supposed to judge a book by it's cover, but if I saw either of the two books below, I'd buy them just for the cover art!

Daughters of Nijo (1904)
by Onoto Wantanna

Lulu's Library (1886)
by Louisa May Alcott

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Things to Come
This site has a remarkable collection of memorabilia from the 1936 movie Things to Come, which was written by H. G. Wells.   I like the Photo and Public Materials Galleries best.  Lot's large scans.

La Vida Futura

Things To Come
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Eugenio Recuenco (Neurastenia)
This photographer is very talented indeed.  His Shanghai Tang calendar shots really capture the style of those beautiful old Art Deco posters from Shanghai.

Shanghai Tang Miss January (2006)
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Marie-Guillemine Benoist's Beautiful Portrait
This is a fascinating and tantalizing painting by French neoclassical artist Marie-Guillemine Benoist.  Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be many of her images available on the Internet.  I also liked Amy Crehore's painting The Cat's Passenger used the image from the Portrait d'une négresse (below) riding on a big cat.

Portrait d'une négresse (1800)
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Eve Overlooking The Garden
This is an interesting collection of poetry and images by Lotusgreen.

Mums by Kunisada?
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Femke Hiemstra
I like these are pretty zany and imaginative illustrations and paintings from the Netherlands.  However, Lucky the Cat is a little too weird even for me! ;-)

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Evelyn De Morgan [Bio 1855-1919]
Evelyn De Morgan was an English Pre-Raphaelite painter.  Evelyn painted Flora (below) featuring her favorite model, the stunningly beautiful Jane Hales.  Flora was strongly influenced by Botticelli's Primavera and was even painted in Florence.  I think Jane Hales would also be a perfect model for the Birth of Venus, with her turned head and long neck.

Flora (2002)

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Taiso Yoshitoshi [Bio 1839–1892]
I have blogged Yoshitoshi before, but yesterday I went to an exhibit of his 100 of his woodblock prints at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, and I was very impressed.  It was great to see his colorful artwork close up and read the curator's comments describing each illustration.  Unlike his famous Ukiyo-e counterparts, who focused mainly on scenery (Hiroshige and Hokusai) or beauties (Utamaro), Yoshitoshi's depicted some the strangest folktales and characters from Japanese history.

Mount Yoshino Midnight-moon:
Iga no Tsubone (1885-92)

For selected images and links to several Yoshitoshi archives, click the link below.

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East Asia Ads (Tea Time)
This is a great collection of mostly Japanese ads from the 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s.  Several of these ads feature the Japanese movie actress of the 40s and 50s the beautiful Setsuko Hara, who played the "eternal virgin" in Ozu's Noriko Trilogy.  She was also considered the ideal woman by both Japanese men and women during her reign in the golden age of Japanese cinema.

Setsuko Hara in a Crème de Lait Ad

A Japanese Flapper in a
20s Screen and Stage Ad

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Kay Ruane
I like this figurative artist's style.  In particular, I love untitled portrait below.

Untitled (2004)
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Lisa Clague
These whimsical sculptures are great.  Whatever you're smoking Lisa, could you send me a lid? ;-)

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Julie Heffernan

Self Portrait at Subject (2007)
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April 2007

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