IWR Art And Culture Archive


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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 10/22/2007

Virginia Frances Sterrett - Arabian Nights [Bio 1900-1931]
These are wonderful illustrations by a woman whose life was cut short by tuberculosis.  In addition to Arabian Nights, I found these two scanned books Old French Fairy Tales and Tanglewood Tales by the artist.

Scheherazade Went on with Her Story

The Princess Morgiana Danced with Much Grace

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Camilla d'Errico [Bio]
These are great Betty Boop/Anime eyed subject illustrations.  I want one or two!

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Yanobe Kenji
I liked to see one of this dude's exhibitions.  Giant Torayan (below) is remote controlled so children can make him breath fire! 

The Fire Breathing Giant Torayan
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Matthew Laznicka
I think Matthew's illustrations are way underpriced considering his talent.  Buy one of his paintings and then perhaps he'll eat, drink and be merry tonight! ;-)

Maya 2002
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Gerard Daran
Here are some surrealist beauties from Gerard Daran.

L Illustioniste
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Ink Blotters (Blort)

Blue Monday (1939)
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IWR Art Links For 10/15/2007

Xi Pan
I blogged Xi Pan about two years ago, but her artwork keeps looking better and better to me over time.  Please click on the images below for the large scans to see how beautifully detailed and colorful her oil paintings really are.

Memory (2005)

Nu Couche (2005)
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Frank Xavier Leyendecker [Bio 1877-1924]
Frank Xavier was a great American illustrator during the golden age of magazine covers.

Collier's, "The Dragon Painter" (1905)

Life, "Rivals" (1921)
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Akane Koide
This budding 15 year-old Superflat artist is very talented.

Lonely Queen
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Pierre Jutand
I liked the painting below.

"La Parisienne"
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Namio Harukawa NSFW  More Spam-free images
This dude is really into female dominance art (femdom).  I wish he would have created some non-bondage pinups of his idealized women.  He really is really a good artist.

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Hans Baldung [Bio 1480-1545 WebMuseum (via Little Hokum Rag)
Fascinating artwork.

Three Ages of the Woman
and the Death (1510)

Eve, Serpent and Death (1512)

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Gallery of Vintage Mandobabes (via Blort)
These mandobabes are kinda naughty.

A Real Mandolin Hottie!
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Majorettes (via PCL)
Cute, Cute, Cute!

I Think I'm in Love!
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Teh Holiez Bibul (b3ta)
The lolcat bible translation project. Below is a lolcat example, just in case, like me, you weren't aware of this Internet phenomena.

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IWR Art Links For 10/08/2007

Samuel Palmer [Bio 1805-1881] Met Exhibit, British Museum and Tate
These beautiful works are from one of the most important landscape artists of the Romantic Movement.  Samuel Palmer's work was strongly influenced of William Blake.

Garden in Shoreham (1820-30s)

A Hilly Scene (1826-8)

Classic River Scene

The Lonely Tower (1879)

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Marie-Denise Villers (1771-1821)
I couldn't find any other painting archives or more information about this French artist, by my god, what an enchanting painting it is.  The painting is in the Met and is thought to be a self-portrait.  Wikimedia Commons also had this additional Villers portrait of Madame Soustras.

Young Woman Drawing (1801)
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60's & 70's Asian Pop Record Covers
I found this great set of large Asian Pop album cover scans from David Greenfield after I looked up an artist from Go Go Asians, which I saw on PCL.

Judy Lee

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Japanese Movie and Opera Actresses 春光写真館 (English)
These are some great scans of Japanese Movie (left column) and Opera (right column) from the 1920s and 30s.

Tsukuba Yukiko Manryu?

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Japanese Children's Records From the 1930s and 40s  音盤ノ友 (English)
There are some wonderful scans of Japanese Children's records during WWII era.  The only downside is I wish the scans were larger!

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IWR Art Links For 10/01/2007

George Petty [Bio 1894-1975] The Pin-up Files Archive and American Art Archives
While watching Ken Burns' "The War", I wondered what kind of pinup girls these guys would have looked at during WWII, and I bet a lot of the guys had Petty Girl Pinups.  Also, here are two of his Petty Girl calendars: 1947 and Ridgid Tools Calendars 1952.

Esquire Magazine (1935) Rita Hayworth, Time (1941)

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Miki Suizan
I love good shin hanga bijin-ga woodblock prints.

Preparing Tea at Miyako Odori Festival (1924)

Cherry Blossoms on a boat on Oi River (1924)

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Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi
According to the BBC, this 13th Century mystical (Sufi) Muslim scholar is the most popular poet in the United States.  BTW, yesterday was Rumi's birthday.  Below is one of his Zen sounding poems that I liked - This World Which Is Made of Our Love for Emptiness.


This World Which Is Made of Our Love for Emptiness

Praise to the emptiness that blanks out existence. Existence:
This place made from our love for that emptiness!

Yet somehow comes emptiness,
this existence goes.

Praise to that happening, over and over!
For years I pulled my own existence out of emptiness.

Then one swoop, one swing of the arm,
that work is over.

Free of who I was, free of presence, free of dangerous fear, hope,
free of mountainous wanting.

The here-and-now mountain is a tiny piece of a piece of straw
blown off into emptiness.

These words I'm saying so much begin to lose meaning:
Existence, emptiness, mountain, straw:

Words and what they try to say swept
out the window, down the slant of the roof.

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Ron English (Glubibulga)
This guy has a wonderful and iconoclastic imagination!  Some of my other favorites by Ron are The Last Breakfast, Marilyn Manson and Untitled.

Rainbows End (2006)
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Sexy Witch (Bibi)
I really loved the redheaded witch below.  It's great huge scan!

The Redheaded Witch
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Geneviève Van der Wielen (Femme)

Le sécateur (2000)
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September 2007

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