IWR Art And Culture Archive


January 2008
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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
Coisas do arco da velha
Coudal Partners
Exclamation Mark
Indigo Blog
Little Hokum Rag
PonyXpress (NSFW)
Sampler of Things
Scout Report
Seven Deadly Sinners
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 Cézanne
William Merritt Chase
Edgar Degas
Paul Delvaux
John William Godward
Hashiguchi Goyo
Suzuki Harunobu
Ando Hiroshige
Edward Hopper
Henri Matisse
Joan Miró
Coles Phillips
Pablo Picasso
Odilon Redon
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Théo van Rysselberghe
John Singer Sargent
Zinaida Serebriakova
Shoen Uemura
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




Mary Magdalene

Mary Magdalene is another Wikimedia category that features artworks based on the most enigmatic of all Christian female saints.  Some believed that she was a sinner, a prostitute or even the wife of Jesus Christ.  With all that mystery surrounding her, she has been a favorite subject for artists throughout history.  Here a few of my favorite images from the set:

Francesco Hayez (1825)

Anthony Frederick Augustus Sandys (1860)

Lucas Cranach (1525)

Maestro della Maddalena di Capodimonte (17th Century)

Unknown Portrait of Mrs Marie-Elisabeth de Ludres,
chanoiness of Poussay, mistress of Louis XIV as Mary Magdalene

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Art And Video Links For 02/25/2008

Ikeda Zuigetsu
If you love orchids, then you should enjoy these colorful woodblock prints by Ikeda Zuigetsu.  There are 84 images in this University of Michigan digital collection.

Laeliocattleya Cupid var. Oyamazaki (1958)
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Edmond Aman-Jean
I love the color and tints in this painting.

Young Girl with Peacock (1895)
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Gustave Adolphe Mossa via Femme
Poor old Salome just can't seem to keep out of trouble, can she?

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Nature's Pics Online
The last few days I have noticed these beautiful White Pelicans swimming in the Lafayette Reservoir.  The pelicans are normally from Utah, but they like to winter in Central California.  I found the photo below on Wikimedia, and the image was provided by Nature's Pics Online.  They have some great wildlife photos.

America White Pelican
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Bill Maher - New Rules 02/22/2008

Bill Maher
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Triangle Love Letter

Triangle Love Letter
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Amigos de Obama via Metafilter
Obama goes Salsa!

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Art And Video Links For 02/18/2008

Paul Émile Chabas (1869-1937) was a student of the great painter William-Adolphe Bouguereau.  I wasn't able to find many of Chabas' images the Internet, by the ones I did find were all excellent.  There are a few images on Wikimedia, Artnet and ARC.  Here's the largest image of his most famous painting September Morn and also check out La Baigneuse.

Blonde Nymph

Mother And Child Bathing
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Japanese old photographs in Bakumatsu-Meiji Period via Everlasting Blort
This is a truly wonderful collection of Japanese photos.

Kinbei Kusakabe
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Miss Tiagri via Bibi's box
These are some wonderful illustrations and it's also nice to Bibi blogging again.

Commande (2008)
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New Rules with Bill Maher - Feb 15 2008
It sounds like the writers are back!!!  Very Funny Stuff!!!

Bill Maher
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The Plastics - Top Secret Man (on SCTV)
I happened to see this again when I was watching the old SCTV show on DVD.  It's great tune.

The Plastics
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The New Pornographers - "Myriad Harbour" [Lyrics] via Drawn!

Myriad Harbour
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Devo - Uncontrollable Urge (Live) [Lyrics]
I dedicate this one to the Surge Brothers - Bush and McCain!

Devo Live
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Gemini's Twin "I'm a Stewardess"

Gemini's Twin from SNL
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Cats In Art

Cats in Art is another one of those Wikimedia categories that is sure to get you purring. It's interesting in art history that cats are usually associated much more with woman and girls, but I don't think cats were ever really gender specific.  Please note there there are subcategories like Cats in Japanese art and Cats in Ancient Egypt. Anyway, here's some of my favorites:

International Baking Powder Ad (1885)

Please Click Here To See The Full Article and All of Images

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Danielle Dax

Danielle Dax [Bio 1958]
I don't know why, but I had never even heard of Danielle Dax until yesterday when I watched a few of her YouTube videos on the Subterraneans gallery blog.  As I watched her videos, I just kept saying out loud: "Wow!".  I would describe her musical performances as Gothic Psychedelic Art Rock.  Her videos are very well crafted and artistically designed.  She's absolutely great in my humble opinion!  Below are my favorite videos from YouTube.  Also, I liked the music on these videos: Yummer Yummer Man, Big Hollow Man, Hammerheads - Live!, and White Knuckle Ride. BTW, here's a collection of her album covers.

Tomorrow Never Knows



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Library Of Congress Photos On Flickr

Flickr: Photos from The Library of Congress
This is an amazing collection of photographs from the Library of Congress.  I was especially intrigued by the color photo collection from the 1930s and 1940s.  A lot of the images of  buildings from this era reminded me of Edward Hopper paintings, but the people in the photos are the most interesting subject matter of all.  BTW, I found this link via comment from The Sideshow. Here are my favorites from this fascinating collection.  Please click the main link above to see all of ten images associated with this item or click here.

Living Quarters And Juke Joint, Belle Grade, FL (1941)

Girl with doll standing by fence (1941-42)

Mrs. Irma Lee McElroy, Corpus Christi, TX (1942)

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Saito Kiyoshi

Saito Kiyoshi [Bio 1907-1997]
Saito Kiyoshi was part of the Sōsaku hanga woodblock print movement, which was an individual creative departure from the Shin hanga, which was heavily influenced by Ukiyo-e.  Kiyoshi originally was more famous outside of Japan than within, and he was one the first such artists to win international recognition in 1951.  His work, which reminds me a little of Picasso, is very well represented in this large digital collection of images (82) from the University of Michigan Museum of Art.

Ecstasy (B) (1953) Nude (1954)

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Art And Video Links For 02/04/2008

Gustave Moreau [1826-1898]
This is an outstanding watercolor by the French Symbolist painter Gustave Moreau.

Europa and the Bull (1869)
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Paul Trouillebert [1829-1900] Art Renewal Center
I really like this painting, but the cobra does give me a bit a of the creeps.

Paul Désiré Trouillebert - The Nude Snake Charmer (1880?)
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Matt Mahurin
I happen to see one of Matt's illustrations in this very interesting Rolling Stone article: The Fear Factory.

Green Angel
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Franz Von Stuck - Salome (1906)
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Kenro Izu via Malanda

Untitled - 1021B
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Bill Maher Dancing Man
Bill Maher says that we should: "Never again elect a blackout drinker for president".  Funny stuff!

Bill Maher
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Super Obama Girl
Hopefully, she'll help Obama get elected in California on Tuesday!

Super Obama Girl
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Female Buttocks In Painting

Female Buttocks in Painting is one of the ever increasing art image categories at Wikimedia Commons.  Anyone who reads IWR knows that I have special appreciation for the female figure in paintings, woodblock prints, etc., and these artworks feature the derrières of some of the most beautiful models by some of the greatest painters in the history art.  Here are my favorites from this Wikimedia category.  Obviously, there are many more pictures of women's backsides than are included on the Wikimedia page.  What is your favorite painting of a woman's tush?

William-Adolphe Bouguereau - Lost Pleiad (1884)

Raffaello Sanzio - The Three Graces (1504-5)

Diego Velázquez - Venus at Her Mirror

Pierre-Auguste Renoir - The Bathers (1887)

Hans Makart - Five Senses

François Boucher - Marie-Louise O'Murphy (1752)

Francesco Hayez - Rückenansicht einer Badenden (1859)

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec - Naked Woman in Front of Mirror

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January 2008

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