IWR Art And Culture Archive


January 2008
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March 2008
April 2008
May 2008
June 2008
July 2008
August 2008
September 2008
October 2008
November 2008
December 2008

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
Jules Joseph Lefebvre
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




Hiroshige's One Hundred Famous Views of Edo

Hiroshige's One Hundred Famous views of Edo
This is a high resolution collection from the Brooklyn Museum of Hiroshige's great woodblock masterpiece.  The views are broken into the four seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.  Kinryūzan Temple in Asakusa is one of my places in Tokyo.

Yatsumi Bridge (8th Month, 1856)

Suidō Bridge and Surugadai (Suidobashi Surugadai) (5th Month, 1857)

Horikiri Iris Garden (Horikiri no Hanashobu) (5th Month, 1857)

Kinryūzan Temple, Asakusa (Asakusa Kinryuzan) (7th Month, 1856)

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Anthony Petullo Collection of Self-Taught & Outsider Art
This is an interesting collection of Outsider Art.

Consuelo "Chelo" González Amezcua
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Turning Japanese
You really think so?  I especially liked the Art Deco image below.

Manuel Sierra Lafitte

The Vapours - Turning Japanese
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Felice Casorati 1883-1963 Via Little Hokum Rag
There are a few more images by the Italian artist here, and there is also a nice video of his artwork on the same site.

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Sun Xiaoli
These are some very whimsical and fun Chinese paintings.

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Sumo Of Love Via Glubibulga
This is a very talented illustrator.

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Springtime for Hitler - The Producers (1968)
Spring is in the air, and this is high quality clip from Mel Brooks masterpiece helps celebrate the season, well win weird sort of way, anywho.

Busby Berkeley Meets The Third Reich
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Los Lobos 'One Time, One Night' 1992 (Live)
This a great live version of one of their best songs. Here are the lyrics.  Hopefully, Obama wasn't at this subversive concert! ;-)

David Hidalgo
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Ahmad Jamal Trio - Darn That Dream 1959 (Live)
Here's an early recording of one of the great jazz pianists.

Ahmad Jamal
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Shmenge Brothers: Power to the Punk People
John Candy and Eugene Levy kick out the polkas.  This is from their Emmy winning show SCTV back in the early 1980s.

Eugene Levy and John Candy
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How Hillary Can Still Win
Hey, no problem, right?

General Hillary
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April 25 , 2008 | Bill Maher | NEW RULES
This is the last show of the season.

Bill Maher
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The Long, Flat, Seemingly Endless Bataan Death March To The White House

Jon Stewart navigates humorously through the pundit and Clinton doubletalk.

John Stewart
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Art And Video Links For 04/21/2008

Museo Julio Romero de Torres via Femme
This is a very talented Spanish artist.  In particular, I was enchanted with the girl below on the calendar pictures for the Spanish Association of Explosives.  I'd like to have a copy of that calendar.

La Escopeta de Caza (1929)

La Gracia (1915)
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Wen Bin
These wonderful paintings remind me a bit of surrealist Paul Delvaux.

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Gao Fang

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It'll Take The Snap Out Of Your Garters! via Art Deco
I'm always up for a vintage bevy of bathing beauties.

Bathing Beauties
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The Sundays - Summertime
This is a good band from late 1980s and early 1990s.  I love this song and it seems approprite for this time of the year.

Harriet Wheeler
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Rilo Kiley "The Frug"
What a cutie pie Jenny was in her early 20s.  Of course, she's a beauty today too!  I'm sorry I missed Rilo Kiley when they were in San Francisco last week.  BTW, I found out about the Sundays and Mazzy Star in this article.

Jenny Lewis in (1999)
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Mazzy Star - Fade Into You
What a beauty and an excellent singer too!

Hope Sandoval
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Jon Stewart Eviscerates ABC’s Hacktacular Debate
I've always hated Charlie Gibson since I first saw him on the "Good Morning America" show.  It's always fun to laugh at these self absorbed network anchor gits anyway!

Jon Stewart
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Eraserhead - In Heaven Everything Is Fine
I finally had a chance to see David Lynch's Eraserhead this week, and I thought it was great surrealist horror comedy classic.  There's a lot of really funny scenes mixed in with the all weirdness.  This clip which includes the Lady in the Radiator singing In Heaven Everything Is Fine.  The organ music playing in background earlier in the clip is by none other that the great Fats Waller.

The Lady in the Radiator
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John Liston Byam Shaw

John Liston Byam Shaw
I guess I've just this thing for Pre-Raphaelite paintings.  Englishman Byam Shaw was born in Madras India and was influenced by one of my favorite artists of all time - John William Waterhouse.  I think where Byam Shaw departs from Waterhouse is in his use of brilliant colors and tints.  I think his "Blessed Damozel" is extraordinary. I only wish more of Shaw's images were available on the Internet.  There are more of Shaw's paintings on The Victorian Web, ArtMagik and the ARC.

The Blessed Damozel (1895)

Madame Butterfly

Rising Spring

The Woman The Man the Serpent

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Art And Video Links For 04/14/2008

This is a gorgeous Rajastani style painting of the Hindu goddess Radha.

Radha (Devanagari: राधा) is the principal paramour of Krishna in the Srimad Bhagavatam, and the Gita Govinda of the Hindu religion. Within some Vaishnava traditions of Hinduism, Radha is regarded as a primary deity, often worshiped as an incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi.

Rajastani style painting of Sri Radha

Radha (1650)
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Yoshitaka Amano
Nice, no?  I blogged Yoshitaka Amano about four years ago, but this is new URL that has a lot more of his fascinating artworks.

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Mirka Lugosi via Little Hokum Rag
This is very nice find by Amy Crehore.  BTW, I wonder if Mirka is related Bela Lugosi?

Mirka Lugosi
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Radiohead Nude live on Jonathan Ross show - 4th April '08
In my opinion, these guys are one of the best rock bands of all times!

Thom Yorke
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YMO - Cosmic Surfin' ('79 Live)
This is a nice little electronic ditty by the Yellow Magic Orchestra.

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Lullaby of Birdland - Ella Fitzgerald
This is a great recording by a great lady singing a great jazz song.

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Art of Noise - Peter Gunn
This is a fun video by Art of Noise done in 1986 that features guitar legend Duane Eddy.

Art of Noise
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Nayo - African Girl
What a beauty Nayo is.  Here's her mySpace page.

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Eraserhead (1977) trailer
I've never seen this flick, but this trailer has whetted my curiosity. I put it in my Netflix queue.

Eraserhead's Bad Hair Day
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Art And Video Links For 04/07/2008

Emma Florence Harrison
Not many details are known about Art Nouveau and Pre-Raphaelite artist Emma Florence Harrison, who was also one of the Glasgow Girls, but I think these are some of the best children's book illustrations that I've ever seen.  There are more of her illustrations here.

From "Early Poems" By William Morris

An illustration to Christina Rossetti's poem 'A Birthday'
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Joseph Karl Stieler
Joseph Stieler was a German portrait artist, who's realist painting and subjects are quite fascinating.  I was particularly impressed with his paintings of women in "The Gallery of Beauties".

Beethoven (1820)

Beautiful Amalie Auguste, Princess of Bavaria
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Shadi Ghadirian via traveling with the ghost
These are wonderfully composed photographs of Iranian women, who live in a Islamic contraction forcing them to have one foot in the past and one foot in the present.

Iranian Woman With A Can Of Pepsi
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Roman Tolici via Glubibulga
Bunny rabbits gone berserk!

Hypostasis (2006)
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Domodress via Everlasting Blort
Here is a link just in case you don't know who Domo-kun is.

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Norah Jones - Sunrise
I saw an article about Norah Jones on NYT and found this gem on YouTube.  She's great!

Nora Jones
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Tegan And Sara -Back In Your Head
When I was looking up Norah Jones on YouTube, I found the amazing identical twins Tegan and Sara from Canada.  Here are a few of their songs I enjoyed on YouTube: I know I know I know, Walking with a Ghost (which White Strips covered) and Living Room.  They're great too!!!

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The Count Basie Orchestra - Corner Pocket
This music is simply sublime.  I wish I could have seen his band in his prime.

Count Basie
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Kraftwerk - Radioactivity (Live)
I saw this article on Metafilter, which reminded me about Kraftwerk, who I have featured several times before.  Radionactivity is a great of song which they performed live.  I'd love to see these guys live.  They're one of my favorite bands.  They look a little like the Blue Man Group in that picture below, don't they?

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Brian Eno - Babys on Fire
This was kind of a weird experimental color video shot at MIT in 1976, but the recording by Brian Eno is one of my all time favorites.

Brian Eno's First Album - Here Come The Warm Jets (1973)
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Michael Powers - Baby's Got a Train
This New York City blues man can really play his Fender Stratocaster reminiscent of Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana and Stevie Ray Vaughn.  His MySpace page is here.  Thanks Tom W. for the link!

Michael Powers Live
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Carlos Santana - Black Magic Woman  (Live)
This 1970's hit still sounds fresh to me and not dated at all.

Carlos Santana
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Teaserama (1955) trailer

Sexy Betty Page In Teaserama
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March 2008

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