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

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




Strange Angels

Angels - Wikimedia Commons
This is interesting set of mostly paintings in which angels are depicted.  Being a Darwinian, it's hard for me to imagine such creatures being plausible, but art has never been constrained by scientific theories.  Here is my fantasy of what angels ought to be like.  Also, here's an unlikely group of angels celebrating a lesbian encounter from 1744.  BTW, Strange Angels is a great song (lyrics) by performance artist Laurie Anderson.

This is a wonderful painting of Eos by one of my favorite Pre-Raphaelite artists Evelyn De Morgan.

Evelyn De Morgan, Eos (1895)

The painting below is of the artist's beautiful eleven year old daughter Mary.

Abbott Handerson Thayer, Angel (1889)

Sebastiano Mainardi, Virgin Adoring the Child with Two Angels (1490's)

Meister von Moulins, Maria in der Glorie und Engel (1489-99)

This is also a beautiful painting of angels by Bouguereau.

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Video Links For 10/27/2008

Young Frankenstein - Puttin on the Ritz [Lyrics]
I think this is one of the funniest movie clips ever from Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein.  In case you haven't noticed, the theme this week is Halloween related songs.

Young Frankenstein
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B-52's Rock Lobster [Lyrics]
This is one favorite songs of all time and very appropriate for Halloween strutting.

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Bobby 'Boris' Pickett & the Cryptkickers - Monster Mash [Lyrics]
This is a classic from the 1950s with a video created for it circa 1973.  Also, checkout Purple People Eater (1958), The Flying Saucer (Parts 1 & 2), Flying Saucer The Second (1957) and The Blob 1958 Opening Song.

Bobby Pickett
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Warren Zevon - Werewolves of London [Lyrics]

Warren Zevon
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The Creepshow - "The Garden" (Official Video) [Lyrics]

The Creepshow
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Alice Cooper - Feed My Frankenstein [Lyrics]

Alice Cooper
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Calabrese - "Voices Of The Dead" [Lyrics]

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Annie Lennox - Love Song For A Vampire [Lyrics]

Annie Lennox
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The Horrorpops - Walk like a Zombie [Lyrics]

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Zombie Ghost Train - R.I.P. [Lyrics]

Zombie Ghost Train
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SNL Skit Featuring Bush, Palin and McCain

Tina Fey et al
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TDS: Who the F*#k is this Guy?

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Classic Japanese Movie Posters

Japanese Movie Posters - Wikimedia Commons
There's always something new to be discovered at Wikimedia Commons.  These posters from the golden age of Japanese cinema early 1950's are real treat for the eyes.  I just wish they were full size.  I've seen a lot of these wonderful movies in recent years: Rashomon, Late Spring, Ugetsu, etc.  Here's some of my favorite posters from this set.

Life of Oharu (1957)

A Geisha (1953)

On Wings of Love (1957)

Skin of the South (1952)

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Video Links For 10/20/2008

John Lee Hooker with Roy Rogers - ''Boogie Chillen'' [Lyrics]
John Lee Hooker plays his 1948 hit Boogie Chillen in 1992 in Berkeley.

John Lee Hooker
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Talk Talk - Life's what you make it [Lyrics]
This was a pretty decent band back in the 80s.

Talk Talk
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Wang Chung - Dance Hall Days [Lyrics]
These guys were pretty good too.

Wang Chung
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Green Day - Working Class Hero [Lyrics]
Green Day covers John Lennon's great song Working class hero.

Green Day
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Panic at the Disco: I Write Sins Not Tragedies [Lyrics]

Panic at the Disco
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Aly & A.J.- Walking On Sunshine [Lyrics]
Aren't they cute little teeny boppers?

Aly & AJ
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Katrina and the Waves
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"I'm Snaking a Septic Tank-Pinch Me" Bill Maher 10/17/08
Bill Maher is great as always in this introduction that covers Joe the Plumber.


New Rules

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10,000 McCainiacs
Jon Stewart covers the Frankenstein monster that created.

Jon Stewart
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Tina Fey On Her Sarah Palin Impression (Letterman)
She's great!

Tina Fey
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John Cleese (part 2): Obama, Palin & Fox News

John Cleese, who has always been one of my comedic heroes, shares his opinions on current political events.

John Cleese 
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What a hoot!

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Rally - Weebl and Bob Talk Pies With Obama

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Video Links For 10/13/2008

Note: here's a few songs to cry in your beer over the worst week in stock market (S&P 500) since 1937!

Bob Dylan - It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding - Live) [Lyrics]
This is one of my favorite songs by Mr. Zimmerman.

Bob Dylan
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The Doors - The End (Live) [Lyrics]
This is another great song by the Doors.

The Doors
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REM - End Of The World As We Know It (And I feel Fine) [Lyrics]
This is one of REM's best songs too.

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Satoko Ishimine - The End Of The World [Lyrics]
This is a very nice version of this song, but if you prefer, here's the original by Skeeter Davis.

Satoko Ishimine
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Charlie Palloy - Brother, Can You Spare A Dime? (1932) [Lyrics]
Never heard of this dude before, but I like this version the best of those that I found on YouTube.  I also liked Tom Waits' version.

Charlie Palloy 
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Note: this is the end of the stock market crash theme songs.

I'm A Man - Bo Diddley and The Yardbirds - I'm A Man  [Lyrics]
The Yardbirds on Hullabaloo cover Bo Diddley's - I'm a Man, which was released in 1955, and the legendary innovative rocker Bo Diddley covers himself live. 

Bo Diddley
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The Yardbirds
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A Flock Of Seagulls - Wishing [Lyrics]
Not a bad song, right?

A Flock of Seagulls
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Brian Eno & David Byrne "Strange Overtones" [Lyrics]
This is a song from their new album release in August called Everything That Happens Will Happen Today.  I'll have to pick up this CD.

Brian Eno and David Byrne
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Bill Maher - New Rules For October 10, 2008

Bill Maher 
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Daily Show: FOX News' Bizarre Obsession with Barack Obama and William Ayers

Jon Stewart
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Art of Kawase Hasui

LACMA Collections Online - Kawase Hasui [Bio]
This is wonderful collection of Shin Hanga style woodblock prints by one of the greatest Japanese printmakers of all time - Kawase Hasui.  In 1956, Hasui was named a Living National Treasure in Japan. His landscape works have a very natural, yet dreamlike quality.  His Winter prints really seem to capture the motion, presence and quiet nature of the snow.  Here a few of my favorites.  By the way, I visited the Kasuga Shrine in Nara, and the trail to the shrine is covered with many beautiful stone lanterns and a few stone lions too.  It was quite an enchanting site.

Lingering Snow on Mount Fuji, Yasumoyura, (1932)

Zōjōji, Shiba (Snow) (1925)

Kasuga Shrine, Nara, April, 1933

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Dust Jackets from American and European Books, 1926-1947
There are some very interesting dust jackets in this set which takes you through the 1922s to just after WWII, fascinating stuff.

The woman who commanded 500,00... Digital ID: 497953. New York Public Library  
The woman who commanded 500,000,000 men. (1929)

The hobbit / J.R.R. Tolkien. Digital ID: 497389. New York Public Library  
The Hobbit (1937)

The official life of Benito Mu... Digital ID: 1106295. New York Public Library  
The official life of Benito Mussolini. (1939)

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Video Links For 10/06/2008

Devo - Girl U Want [Lyrics]
I'm dedicating this song to all those GOP dorks who have been smitten by her sex appeal.

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Son House - Death Letter [Lyrics]
This is a great song by the great artist Son House.

Son House
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Simon & Garfunkel - Scarborough Fair [Lyrics]
I have always loved this song.

Simon And Garfunkel
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My Bloody Valentine, Only Shallow [Lyrics]
They just performed in LA recently.

My Bloody Valentine
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Jon Stewart blasts McCain's "leadership", House GOP's delicate sensibilities

Jon Stewart
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Saturday Night Live - VP Debate Open: Palin / Biden

Tina Fey
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New Rules for Sarah Palin and Her Witchdoctor

Bill Maher 
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September 2008

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