IWR Art Links For 09/24/2007
Note: I ran out of time, so my notes are even more terse than usual.
Jia Juan Li
There are wonderful paintings. More paintings
I love these
George Barbier Illustration (1914)
Fabbio Fabbi (1861-1946)
I like many of these Orientalist style paintings. I wish I understood
more about and what motivated this movement.
The Blue Veil
No English Title
There is a lot of great photos here. I found the beauty below under
Terror / 4
IWR Art Links For 09/17/2007
Emily Carr [Bio
This collection of artwork on First Nations cultures of British Columbia by
Canadian Post-Impressionist painter Emily Carr is simply wonderful. I
love the colors and of course the amazing subject matter, e.g., totem poles
|Totem Poles, Kitseukla, (1912)
||Three Totems (1929-30)
Christian Schad [Bio 1894-1982]
"His work is known for its depiction of 1920s Weimar cafe culture. It
contains a frank depiction of sexuality and apparent liberality, but its
figures have a cold, sharp demeanor, obviously still affected by the war."
||Im Irisgarten (1968)
She has a very interesting an unique sexy-cute style, and I would take one
of her little nymph paintings any day!
I like these paintings too. More images
Surreal Vintage Fairy Cards
Tossing up the Rainbow Bubbles (1926)
U M E S H I
Z U (via
This is a beautiful picture of a geisha getting her wings or should I say
Martin Munkacsi [Bio
I went to a Matisse sculpture exhibit last week at
SFMOMA, but I think I was just as impressed with the photography exhibit of the
Hungarian born photographer Martin Munkacsi. Munkacsi started out in Hungary as a news/sports
photographer. You can see the influence of sports action and motion in
later photos. He then got his big start in Berlin in 1928, where in addition
to fashion and sports photography, he took pictures of normal Berliners.
He also took photographs on the "Day of Potsdam" when von Hindenburg handed
control of Germany over to Adolph Hitler. His pictures that day
included Hitler and
Joseph Goebbels. His outdoor picture of infamous German film director
Leni Riefenstahl made the cover of Time Magazine in 1936. His also
photographs included many celebrities, e.g., Fred Astaire, Luis Armstrong
and Jean Harlow. Also, his intimate portrait of Freda Kahlo and Diego
Rivera was quite outstanding. Despite all of his wonderful artwork, he
ended up in poverty and his errs even had a hard time finding a university
or museum to take an archive of his photos. I bet those dorks are
crying in their now! If you are in the SF Bay Area, I highly recommend
the exhibit. I only wish I could have found more of his photos on the
web. I'll have to get one of those books of his photos.
Lovely Autumn (1929)
Fred Astaire (1936)
Rosi Barsony (1932)
Leni Riefenstahl (1936)
IWR Art Links For 09/10/2007
World War I Sheet Music Collection
This is an interesting and large collection of full scans of WWI sheet music
covers. Here's two that I liked.
John Everett Millais [Bio
I know I have seen Millais' paintings before, but I never blogged him
before. I'm just a sucker for these Pre-Raphaelite painters and
illustrators. Isn't she (below) a great Cinderella?
Autumn Leaves (1856)
Cymon and Iphigenia (1848)
from the Topkapi Museum
(Little Hokum Rag)
This is a great collection of miniatures. Here's a few I linked in
Lady playing flute to an audience (15th Century)
Japonisme Influenced Magazine Covers #1 and
Magazine Covers #2
These cover sets are both wonderful! BTW, I'm glad the gal in the
yellow kimono took her shoes off before she got on that table! ;-)
Popular Mechanics (1924)
Vaudeville & Burlesque Images Pool
Great Eye Candy!
Art Links For 09/03/2007
Forugh Farrokhzad [Bio
I was looking for more Persian female images like the one I found below when I ran into this
Iranian Women Poets site. When I read the
passionate poem below by
Forugh Farrokhzad, I became an immediate fan. I wonder how many
potential female artists in Islamic fundamentalist countries are
prevented from or afraid of expressing their individuality because of the
obnoxious Chauvinism of these religious zealot scumbags that are in control
in the Middle East.
"The Song of Beauty", Rebellion
In the silence of the temple of desire
I am lying beside your passionate body;
My kisses have left their marks on your shoulders
Like fiery bites of a snake.
Hasht-Behesht Palace Painting
I was searching Google for "Beauty", and I found this image in Wikipedia. Search as I might, I couldn't find out anything more about this wonderful
work of Iranian art before the current dark era of Islamic
Hasht-Behesht Palace Painting
German painter Lovis Corinth synthesized Impressionism and Expressionism
to create his unique and wonderful style.
Fenneker [Bio 1895-1956]
I really couldn't find out much about this German Expressionist Illustrator.
Fortunately, his colorful style speaks for itself. His posters are
Josef Fenneker Posters
Place - Kintaro-beya
A couple of weeks ago, I posted a few prints that I had got recently
from eBay. A reader then sent me a link to photo's of his impressive
woodblock print collection and furniture in his house. The Art Deco
lamp and table in Ken's Sudoku room are very nice indeed. I also like
his print of the
Bodhidharma by Yoshitoshi. He's got a lot cool stuff.
Ken's Sudoku Room
Tangerine House -
I like these colorful geisha paintings.