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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

Alive in Kyoto
Art Deco
Bibi's box
Coudal Partners
Exclamation Mark
Indigo Blog
Little Hokum Rag
Penny Dreadful
Sampler of Things
Scout Report
Sugar 'N Spicy
Tea Time

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




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 here.

La pause
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Vibrant Visions
I love these pochoir prints.

George Barbier Illustration (1914)
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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
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Hiroki Mafuyu

No English Title
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Maurycy Gomulicki (Bibi's box)
There is a lot of great photos here.  I found the beauty below under pinups.

Cherry Blossoms
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Greg Gossel

Terror / 4
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IWR Art Links For 09/17/2007

Emily Carr [Bio 1871-1945] (via Scout)
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 and buildings.

Totem Poles, Kitseukla, (1912) Three Totems (1929-30)

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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."

Maika (1929) Im Irisgarten (1968)

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Ekaterina Moré [Bio]
She has a very interesting an unique sexy-cute style, and I would take one of her little nymph paintings any day! 

Liegende (2006)
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David Bromley
I like these paintings too.  More images here.

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Surreal Vintage Fairy Cards

Tossing up the Rainbow Bubbles (1926)
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U M E S H I Z U (via Tea Time)
This is a beautiful picture of a geisha getting her wings or should I say wig. 

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Martin Munkacsi

Martin Munkacsi [Bio 1896-1963] REDHIPPO Archive
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)

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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.

Little Girl


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John Everett Millais [Bio 1829-1896] Wikimedia
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)

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Miniatures from the Topkapi Museum (Little Hokum Rag)
This is a great collection of miniatures.  Here's a few I linked in particular.

Female Musicians

Lady playing flute to an audience (15th Century)
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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)
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The Vintage Vaudeville & Burlesque Images Pool (Blort)
Great Eye Candy!

Belly Dancer

Belly Dancer
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Art Links For 09/03/2007

Forugh Farrokhzad [Bio 1935-67]
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.

Forugh Farrokhzad
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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 fundamentalism.

Hasht-Behesht Palace Painting
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Lovis Corinth [Bio 1858-1925]  Wikimedia Commons
German painter Lovis Corinth synthesized Impressionism and Expressionism to create his unique and wonderful style. 

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Josef 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 great!

Josef Fenneker Posters
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Ken's 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
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Tangerine House - Mako Rigeru
I like these colorful geisha paintings.

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August 2007

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