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Marianne Stokes [Bio] is considered part of the Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood. Although her artwork is somewhat scarce on the Internet, I find the humanity depicted in her paintings as being very engaging. I usually shy away from religious inspired art, but Marianne Stokes' Pre-Raphaelite style is so superb that it transcends the religious themes of her paintings. There are also more images at Art Magic and at Pitt State.
Peeps Show II
Wilson Pickett - Mustang Sally - Live!
Tekkon Kinkreet is a wonderful animated movie (anime), based on the manga "Black and White", about the brotherhood of two boys White (Kuro) and Black (Shiro) living in a strange amusement park type place called Treasure City, which has the look and feel of Tokyo in the 1950s and 1960s. Black and White are homeless and live in an old abandoned car underneath the freeway. The WWII goggle wearing Black is the older of the two boys and also the tough guy, who protects White. White, who is 11 years old is more naive, dependent and childlike, but at the same time seems to very in tune with his environment. White also loves to wear his amazing hats and was my favorite character in the movie by far. The boys are known on the street a Nekos or cats and are in conflict with the Yakuza (Japanese Mafia), who are trying to clean the streets of Treasure Town for a new development.
Tekkon Kinkreet has won several well deserved international film festival awards. The remarkable, colorful, detailed and beautiful backgrounds in the animation are based on the Tokyo of the 50s and 60s. Even the colorful faced gang members are based on real gangs from the same period. This movie is really a fascinating work of art and nearly on a par with the greatest animator in history - Hayao Miyazaki. The story at times can be a little hard to follow, but the detailed and colorful artwork dazzles throughout the movie. The sense of movement and reality in the animation is also astounding. It's not choppy or herky-jerky at all and the characters and vehicles move naturally across the screen. I was totally impressed with Michael Arias' direction and animation style. In fact, I would rate this as one of the top ten anime movies of all time. Check it out! BTW, the movie has an "R" rating. I imagine it was for the profanity and adult situations. I certainly wasn't offended, but it's probably not the wee guys.
Beefheart - Electricity
Tigre - Deceptacon (live Eurockeenes France 2004)
Raja Ravi Varma [Bio 1848-1906] is consider one of the greatest painters in Indian's history. I really like the way he portrays Indian women. There was time when I used to think that all the women in India looked like Indira Gandhi! ;-) There are more Varma images here and here.
Here's what the Wikipedia said about Raja Ravi Varma.
i_seldom_do: TekkonKinkreet Via
March 7, 2008
Fong Po Po Dance Scene
Ida Corr Vs Fedde Le Grand : Let Me Think About It : OUT NOW Via
Female Nude in Painting is one of my favorite art image categories at Wikimedia Commons. I'm surprised I never blogged this category before. There are currently over 350 images in this category, which of course is not even close to exhaustive in terms of the actual number of female nude artworks created over history. It is nonetheless a very good starting place for those interested in the astounding beauty of the female figure.
I'm going to focus on artists and images that I have not blogged previously or recently. Also see my related Post: Female Buttocks In Painting.
This is a beautiful Vietnamese silk painting. I tried to find more information on the artist To Lien, but I couldn't find anything about on the Internet.
You can see the mother's eye and appreciation for real feminine beauty and innocence in this gorgeous painting of Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun's daughter. It has an almost Pre-Raphael feel to it.
Here is another remarkable painting by the great artist Jules Joseph Lefebvre. His nude Pandora is quite good too. Lefebvre is one of my favorite artists. I'm just as impressed with his colorful non-nude paintings like this one: La Fiancée.
This lovely painting would have also been a good candidate for the Female Buttocks In Art Category.
Doesn't Kraka make a wonderful subject for the ideal Swedish blonde? BTW, Kraka sounds like some lyrics you might expect from 50 Cent. ;-)
The next time I'm in LA; I'll have to check this painting out at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Klimt's The Friends is very nice indeed.
This is a nice nude by Goya.
This is the only nude by Hansen, but a very interesting and realistic rendering. I love the pose and facial expression of the model!
Marie Spartali Stillman
Feel Like Saying A Beatnik Poem 1950's B Movie Style Via
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