IWR Art And Culture Archive


January 2007
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September 2007
October 2007
November 2007
December 2007

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
Coisas do arco da velha
Coudal Partners
Exclamation Mark
Indigo Blog
Little Hokum Rag
PonyXpress (NSFW)
Sampler of Things
Scout Report
Sugar 'N Spicy
Tea Time

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

Favorite Artists
Hieronymus Bosch
Fernando Botero
Sandro Botticelli
Alexander Calder
Mary Cassatt
Paul Czanne
William Merritt Chase
Edgar Degas
Paul Delvaux
John William Godward
Hashiguchi Goyo
Suzuki Harunobu
Ando Hiroshige
Edward Hopper
Henri Matisse
Joan Mir
Coles Phillips
Pablo Picasso
Odilon Redon
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Tho van Rysselberghe
John Singer Sargent
Shoen Uemura
Kitagawa Utamaro
John William Waterhouse

Art Museums
Andrs 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




The Art Of Lucien Walery

Lucien Walery
What a great portfolio this photographer must have had.  He photographed some of the most beautiful women of all times, e.g., Josephine Baker and Mata Hari.  Unfortunately, I couldn't find any more details about this dude except the sparse information on Wikimedia.

Josephine Baker

Mata Hari

Untitled 1 Untitled 2

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IWR Art Links For 11/26/2007

The World Of Satoshi Yabuuchi
What wonderful and whimsical imagination this wood sculptor has.  I want one of these for Christmas!!!!   Please read the artist's own statement on the concept of his work.

Mokuyo doji Unryu

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Bookscans Update
This site recently release 1700 new paperback book scans, and there are some pretty funny ones in this lot.

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Mieko Minazumi Dolls (Two and Half Years Later)
Mieko still makes the most beautiful dolls...

Doll (2006)
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Lost Fish (a Year Later)
Rusty has some new works and her old a definitely worth a second look.  These are excellent works of art.


Twins (2006)
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Jean-Lon Grme (via Femme) and Art Renewal Center
I had blogged this neoclassical artist before in the pre-wiki days.  BTW, I realy love his Venus rising on a wave.

Venus Rising the Star
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Pulp Cambodia Novel Covers: Hul Sophon - NaBloPoMo (Via PCL)

Raceny Koktlok
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Thanksgiving Day Postcards

Happy Thanksgiving!  Here's a few postcards and links to get you in the holiday spirit.

Mr. Pumpkin and Friends

Indian Princess

Turkey Traveler

Thanksgiving Postcard Links:

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IWR Art Links For 11/19/2007

The Art of Saira Wasim [Bio 1975]
Saira Wasim is a contemporary Pakistani artist, who specializes in political and cultural art.  Her Silent Voices 1 painting below for example is dedicated to the sexually abused baby girls in Pakistan, who have no voice in that country (our so-called ally).   One of the great tragedies of this damn war in Iraq is that women had it better under Saddam Hussein than they do with our so-called 'friends'.   I think I'll head over to Berkeley this week and check out Ms. Wasim's  One Way or Another: Asian American Art Now Exhibit at BAM/PFA.

New World Order (2006)

Shadow 2 (2002)

Silent Voices 1 (2002)

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Lauren Bacall Photos [Bio 1924]
After I saw the the Penny Arcade Portrait of Lauren Bacall by Joseph Cornell, it reminded me of what a beauty Lauren Bacall was in her day.   Last week, I watched her first movie that she starred in with her husband to be Humphrey Bogart - To Have And Have Not.  She was only 19!

Lauren Bacall (1950)

Lauren Bacall (1946)

Other Images of Lauren Bacall:

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It's been a long time since I posted any monster posters.  I've been kind of keeping this German site to myself because I was using it to create photo cartoons.  There's a lot of great sci-fi posters, lobby cards and paraphernalia on this site.

Teenagers From Outer Space
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Sai Tamiya
I have blogged this artist before, but when I ran into her sight again, I was really impressed with the painting below.  The colors, textures and patterns in this painting are quite remarkable.

Red Dress (2006)
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Sofia Chiostri Postcards (Via Tea Time)
These are cool.

Buona Pasqua (Happy Easter)
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Glamour Photography - Summer 1957 (Via Blort)
This is a full scan of the Summer 1957 magazine.  It's pretty cheesy, but still a little titillating at the same time.

Back Cover
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Walton Ford
He's a great illustrator.

Dying Words (2005)
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Higuchi Kae (Via Glubibulga)
I like these paintings, especially the one below.

Red Thread-B (2004)
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Andrzej Dragan
There are some interesting photos on this site.

Sztuka Miesa (2005)
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The Art Of Suzuki Harunobu

Suzuki Harunobu [Bio 1724-1770] More Info
This is an interesting set of woodblock prints from one of my favorite Ukiyo-e artists.  I love his delicate bijinga ("pictures of beautiful women") figures, color composition and selection of Japanese settings.


The Poet Ki no Tsurayuki at Aridoshi Shrine.
Untitled Two Girls (1750)

More Images

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The Art of Tamara De Lempicka

The Rose Tunic (1927)

Tamara de Lempicka [Bio 1898-1980] Art Hub (A Few Big Scans)
I have always liked the Polish Art Deco artist Tamara De Lempicka's paintings, but I think over time and after looking at this large collection of her artwork that she is becoming one of favorite artists in the 20th century.  Here's a selection of her paintings that I enjoyed from the collection that I also haven't blogged before, e.g., The Girl With Green Gloves.  Also, here are a few photos of the artist.  Note: some of the images look better if you just open the JPG file in it's own window.

The Pink Shirt I Circa (1927)

High Summer (1928)

The Convalescent (1932)

Portrait of Suzy Solidor (1933)


The Two Girlfriends (1930) Kizette (Tamara's Daughter) in Pink Circa (1926)

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IWR Art Links For 11/05/2007

Uemura Shoen - (1875-1949) [Bio] via Tea Time
Uemura Shoen is one of my favorite Japanese artists of all time.

Uemura Shoen
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Anna May Wong Cards
I don't know who was more beautiful during the silent era Anna May Wong or Louise Brooks.


Anna May Wong
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Willy Pogany
I love the details, colors and tints in his illustrations.

American Weekly, Rumpelstiltskin (1947)

American Weekly, Temptaions of Ulysses: Sirens (1948)

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The Resident

I (Heart)
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Decorated and Decorative Paper Collection via Scout

Vintage 19th c. marbled paper, Bouquet pattern
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Urgent Alchemy: The Art of Claudia Drake via Glubibulga

Mandy (2005)
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Karl Kwasny via Malanda

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The Art of Joseph Cornell

Tilly Losch 1935

Joseph Cornel - Navigating the Imagination [Bio] Archive 1 and Archive 2
While on vacation, I decided to go to SFMOMA and check out the art exhibits.  One of those exhibits happened to be of Joseph Cornell's artwork - Navigating The Imagination.  I was totally unfamiliar with Cornell's remarkable collages and assemblages, so I decided to check them out.  The first work I looked at was his blue Medici Princess (1952).  I was totally unprepared for the enchanting and almost hypnotic effect this Cornell work had on me.  I had a hard time moving to the next magic wooden box, but I was able to eventually tear myself away from the Blue Princess and view the rest of this grand exhibit, which took up nearly an entire floor of the museum!  I had many more delightful surprises in store to spark my senses and especially my imagination.  By the end of the exhibit, I was converted into a Joseph Cornell fan, who I now consider one of my favorite artists.

His boxes and collages seem to me would be very accessible to both adults and children alike.  In the back of my mind I was thinking: "Hey, I could do this.  I mean, I could create a wooden box.  Put some cutout images, marbles and sticks in it, and presto-chango, I got a work of art!"  But when you see works like the Great Horned Owl (below) or Tilly Losch (above), by then you're thinking: "There's no way in hell I could do anything this damn good or original.  This guy was a genius!"

Untitled (Great Horned Owl With Full Moon) 1942

Untitled (Medici Princess) 1948

According to Adam Gopnik, Cornell was influenced by the collages of Surrealist Max Ernst, but more importantly by the Cubist painter Juan Gris and Cubist poet Guillaume Apollinaire.  Cornell's style including his use of repetitive pictures like in the Medici Princess (above) also influenced Pop artist Andy Warhol.

Some of the other highlights in the exhibit were films by Joseph Cornell, he is one I found on the Internet Rose Hobart 1936.  Also, there was newspaper that Cornell sent to his relatives during the Depression called Goop Joe's Poultry Pages.  Some of the articles, which he typed with a Smith Corona were a hoot, especially the story on Page 19 - Duck Hunter Falls Out of Boat; Drowns.  I was cracking when I read it, and then I saw a young girl read the same article and she cracked up too.  I think Cornell would be pleased to know that his humor is still relevant today especially to his potential fees, filles or faeries as he called young women that caught his eye in New York City.

In conclusion, if you're in the Bay Area or if this traveling exhibition shows up in your neck of the woods, I strongly recommend that you go and see it! 

Untitled (Marine Fantasy with Tamara Toumanova)
early 1940s
Untitled (Penny Arcade Portrait of Lauren Bacall)
Untitled (bust-length female nude with braid) No Date Untitled (Celestial Fantasy with Tamara Toumanova)
early 1940s

Recent Articles on Joseph Cornell:

Sparkings: Joseph Cornell and the art of nostalgia.

Putting the World in a Box: Joseph Cornell's Inside Stories

Joseph Cornell: thinking inside a box

Joseph Cornell's cabinets of wonder at SFMOMA

Little boxes, big impact

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October 2007

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