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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

Betty Boop

Spring by Kawase Hasui (1925)

Bather Arranging Her Hair by Renoir (1885)

Alive in Kyoto
Aways with U
Art Deco
Bibi's box
Blog About
Coisas do arco da velha
Coudal Partners
Little Hokum Rag
PonyXpress (NSFW)
Sampler of Things
Scout Report
Seven Deadly Sinners
Sugar 'N Spicy
Tea Time
Traveling with the Ghost
Who Killed Bambi

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
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
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


ly 2008


Art Links For 07/28/2008

Qi Zhilong
This guy is extremely talented, and I his just his China girls.  They're simple in their Maoist uniforms, but very beautiful aren't they.  I want one!

China Girl (1998)

China Girl (2007)

China Girl
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Ellen Von Unwerth on Flickr and Ellen Von Unwerth Main Site
What a wonderful and imaginative photographer she is.  I blogged the site before, but she's definitely worth a repost especially with the Flickr addition.

Red Interior

A Rear View

Three Beauties Relaxing
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AD HOC ART - Amy Crehore
Amy has some great new works on display at Ad Hoc Art in Brooklyn NYC.

French Bubble Gum Encore
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Laila Carlsen

Recognition (2005)
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Video Links For 07/28/2008

Gemear's Brigitte Bardot Videos
Gemear has several interesting videos of beautify French actress Brigitte Bardot.  These are two of my favorites.

L'appareil a sous

Noir Et Blanc
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Clifford Brown and Max Roach - Land's End
I've had been listening to this Study in Brown lately on my commute.  Brownie's trumpet playing is just superb throughout the album, and this is one of favorite cuts.

Clifford Brown and Max Roach
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Albert Collins - Iceman [Lyrics]
This is a good blues song.

Albert Collins
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Happy Together by The Turtles *Rare Live* [Lyrics]
I always liked this song by The Turtles.

The Turtles
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Roxy Music - Editions of You [Lyrics]
This is another great live video of one of the best glamour bands of the 1970's.  Along with Bryan Ferry, is one of my favorite artists Brian Eno.

Brian Ferry
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The Crusaders - Street Life (1979) [Lyrics]
Continuing with the 70's theme...

The Crusaders
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Madness - Night Boat To Cairo [Lyrics]
Always nice to end with a little ska number.

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Rin Nadeshico

Rin Nadeshico - Rinne Gallery
I really like this guy's artwork.  He has a great sense of color and his blending of classic Ukiyo-e images of Hokusai's waves and Mount Fijis with modern schoolgirls is very fascinating.

Maiden Octopus Wave (2006)

Schoolgirls Ride a Dinosaur (2007)

Schoolgirls on a Squid and Octopus (2006)

March (2007)

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John Roddam Spencer Stanhope

John Stanhope is another one of those fascinating English Pre-Raphaelite painters.  He was influenced by Edward Burne-Jones and was the uncle of one of my favorite Pre-Raphaelite painters Evelyn De Morgan.  I just wish there were more of his paintings available for viewing on the Internet.

Venus Rising from the Sea



ARC - John Roddam Spencer Stanhope (1829-1908)

ArtMagick - John Roddam Spencer-Stanhope

The Athenaeum - John Roddam Spencer Stanhope

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Video Links For 07/21/2008

Howlin' Wolf - Smokestack Lightning (1964) [Lyrics]
My Blues singer of all times is Chester Burnett a.k.a. Howlin' Wolf.  Willie Dixon is also featured on base on this live performance.

Willie Dixon and Howlin' Wolf
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Buddy Guy - Sweet Home Chicago (Live) [Lyrics]
Chicago's national anthem performed by the great guitar player Buddy Guy live in Houston.

Buddy Guy
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Average White Band - Cut The Cake (live) [Lyrics]
Play that funky music white boys.

Average White Band
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The Horrorpops - Miss Take [Lyrics]

The Horrorpops
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The Donnas - Take it off [Lyrics]

The Donnas
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Rufus Wainwright - Across The Universe [Lyrics]
I'm not really sure who Rufus Wainwright is, but this is a good cover of the Beatles song.  The little girl in the red dress really steals the video show.

The Little Girl in the Red Dress
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Yundi Li - Chopin "Fantasie" Impromptu, Op. 66 [Bio]
This dude can really play.

Yundi Li
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Round Two of Colbert’s Make John McCain More Exciting ‘Green Screen Challenge’
I actually featured one of these videos from round 2 before on 7/4 Project Make McCain Exciting: Gray Ambition. Also here is Round One.

Mr. Excitement
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Video Links For 07/14/2008

Big Mama Thornton with Buddy Guy - Hound Dog (Live 1965)  [Lyrics]
Willie May "Big Mama" Thornton was the first person to record "Hound Dog" in 1952.

Big Mama Thornton
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The Presidents Of The USA - Peaches [Lyrics]
I like this song, and it seems to fit the Summer season.

Presidents of the USA
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The Creepshow "Zombies Ate Her Brain"  [Lyrics]
I love this song.  It's so funny.

The Creepshow
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Fiona Apple - Criminal [Lyrics]
What a naughty girl Fiona is on this video.

Fiona Apple
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Kiki's Delivery Service - Soaring  [Lyrics]
Soaring, which is sung by Sydney Forest, is the opening song for the English version of Kiki's Delivery Service a great animated movie by Japanese master Hayao Miyazaki.

Kiki Soaring
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21st Century Schizoid Man
This is a pretty unusual cover of the King Crimson song.

21st Century Schizoid Man
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Ling Jian

I really like many of the contemporary Chinese artists and Ling Jian is an exceptional example of this new and exciting artwork.  Although Ling was born in China, he now lives and works in both Berlin and Beijing.  I really love his female figures, especially "Grew Up Under Sunshine" below and would like to have that painting hanging in my living room.

Grew up under the sunshine (2007)

Communist sisters - tear of idealism (2007)

The East Is Red (2006)

Bad girl no. 2 (2006-2007)


Ling Jian at the Galerie Volker Diehl

Ling Jian’s Explores The Chinese Cultural Evolution

Olyvia Oriental Gallery

Contemporary Chinese Art: Ling Jian

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Buddha's Caves

Buddha’s Caves in Dunhuang
This is an article and slideshow on the beautiful works of Buddhist artwork in the caves in this city on the old Chinese Silk Road and on the lip of the Gobi desert.  This article also talks about the effects of heavy tourism on fragile artworks.

An illustration of buildings from the Infinite Life Sutra.

An illustration of the bodhisattva Guanyin.


Dunhuang Art Exhibition photos - Daylife

Dunhuang Art Exhibition at National Art Museum -- china.org.cn

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Video Links For 07/07/2008

Billie Holiday - Strange Fruit [Lyrics]
Strange Fruit by Billie Holiday is one of the most poignant and chilling songs ever recorded in the history of music.   The passing of Jessie Helms last week reminded me of the pathology and brutality of racism. It really hasn't been that long ago when the lynching of African Americans was commonplace in the South.

Billie Holiday
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Muddy Waters - Rollin' Stone aka Catfish Blues [Rollin' Stone]
The blues great Muddy Waters live at Newport in 1960.

Muddy Waters (1960)
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Cat Stevens - Where Do The Children Play (live 1976) [Lyrics]
Cat Stevens before he turned into and Islamofacist.

Cat Stevens
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John Butler Trio - Ocean (Live)
This is some amazing guitar playing.

John Butler Trio
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Barenaked Ladies - Pinch Me [Lyrics]
This is a nice tune from those Canadian lads from Toronto.

Barenaked Ladies
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Smash Mouth - Walkin' On The Sun [Lyrics]
This is good song from those American lads from San Jose.

Smash Mouth
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Ore Ska Band - Hana no suka dance
These woman can play ska.  No doubt about it.

Ore Ska Band
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Barack OBollywood Via Everlasting Blort
Obama stars in his own mini-Bollywood movie..

Barack OBollywood
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Project Make McCain Exciting: Gray Ambition Via Everlasting Blort
He's so debonair for an old fart.

The All New Exciting McCain
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The truth about waffles.

Gandhi Invented Waffles?
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June 2008

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