Mary Magdalene is another
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
Art And Video
Links For 02/25/2008
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)
I love the color and tints in this painting.
Young Girl with Peacock (1895)
Adolphe Mossa via
Salome just can't seem to keep out of trouble, can she?
The last few days I have noticed these beautiful
Pelicans swimming in the
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
America White Pelican
Bill Maher -
New Rules 02/22/2008
Triangle Love Letter
Triangle Love Letter
Amigos de Obama
Obama goes Salsa!
Art And Video
Links For 02/18/2008
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
Here's the largest image of his most famous painting
Morn and also check out
Mother And Child Bathing
Japanese old photographs in Bakumatsu-Meiji Period via
This is a truly wonderful collection of Japanese photos.
Miss Tiagri via
These are some wonderful illustrations and it's also nice to Bibi
New Rules with
Bill Maher - Feb 15 2008
It sounds like the writers are back!!! Very Funny Stuff!!!
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 New Pornographers - "Myriad Harbour" [Lyrics]
Devo - Uncontrollable
Urge (Live) [Lyrics]
I dedicate this one to the Surge Brothers - Bush and McCain!
Gemini's Twin "I'm a Stewardess"
Gemini's Twin from SNL
Cats In Art
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
Cats in Japanese art and
Cats in Ancient Egypt. Anyway, here's some of my favorites:
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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
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,
Hammerheads - Live!, and
White Knuckle Ride.
here's a collection
of her album covers.
Tomorrow Never Knows
Library Of Congress Photos On 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
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)
Saito Kiyoshi [Bio
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
the University of Michigan Museum of Art.
|Ecstasy (B) (1953)
Art And Video
Links For 02/04/2008
This is an outstanding watercolor by the French Symbolist painter Gustave
Europa and the Bull (1869)
Paul Trouillebert [1829-1900]
I really like this painting, but the cobra does give me a bit a of the
Paul Désiré Trouillebert - The Nude Snake Charmer (1880?)
I happen to see one of Matt's illustrations in this very interesting
Rolling Stone article:
The Fear Factory.
Franz Von Stuck - Salome (1906)
Kenro Izu via Malanda
Untitled - 1021B
Bill Maher Dancing Man
Bill Maher says that we should: "Never again elect a blackout drinker for
president". Funny stuff!
Hopefully, she'll help Obama get elected in California on Tuesday!
Super Obama Girl
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
Raffaello Sanzio - The Three Graces
Diego Velázquez - Venus at Her
Pierre-Auguste Renoir - The Bathers
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