Monday 02/23/2009

Art Links For 02/23/2009

Wang Limin
This Chinese artist is very talented. He really seems to capture the mood and personality of his female subjects.  When his colors are right like in the painting below, his work soars.

Chinese Praise (September 2008)
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Rene Lynch - figurative artist, Brooklyn NY
Often weird, but I really like her art.

The Messenger (2006)
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Pierre-Cécile Puvis de Chavannes via Japonisme
This is another great Symbolist painter.  There are also some more of his images at the ARC.

Hope (1872)
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Nighttime Paintings in Amy Crehore's Solo Show
I like this one by Amy.

Song of the Wind (2009)
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Becoming Edvard Munch: Influence, Anxiety, and Myth
If I was in the Chicago area, I would definitely check this Munch exhibit out.

Anxiety (1894)
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Video Links For 02/23/2009

Louis Armstrong -  La Vie En Rose
This is a great version of this song by the Jazz master Satchmo.

Louis Armstrong
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Francoise Hardy - Mon Amie La Rose
What a babe!  Here's her official website.


Francoise Hardy
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Renato Carosone - Tu Vuo' Fa' L'Americano via PCL
These guys are great!

Renato Carosone
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Emilie Autumn - Misery Loves Company [Lyrics]
Meet the Raggedy Anne From Hell.

Emilie Autumn
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Pink - U and Ur Hand [Lyrics]
Don't mess with P!nk.

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Missy Higgins - Sugarcane (Live radio)

Missy Higgins
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Brain Failure - City Junk
This is a Chinese punk bad I found when I was looking at Chinese art.

Brain Failure 
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New Rules - 2/20/2009
Yay! Bill Maher is back!

Bill Maher
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Monday 02/16/2009

Video Links For 02/16/2009

Cannonball Adderley - Jive Samba - 1963

Cannonball Adderley
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Jimi Hendrix - Red House (Live 1969 Woodstock) [Lyrics]
The man sure could play those blues.

The Jimi Hendrix Experience
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The Clash - Should I stay or should I go [Lyrics]
This indecision's bugging me too!

The Clash
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Garbage - Cherry Lips [Lyrics]
Go baby, go go, yeah we're looking at you.

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Lily Allen - The Fear [Lyrics]
I don't know what's right and what's real anymore.

Lily Allen
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New Order - Love Vigilantes (Live 1985) [Lyrics]
I've always liked this song by New Order.

New Order 
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Monday 02/09/2009

Female Breasts In Art

Female Breasts of Humans in Art - Wikimedia Commons
This is an interesting category of images from the Wikimedia Commons.  This is sort of a follow-up to my Female Buttocks In Painting 101.  Here are my favorites from the selection:

Piero di Cosimo - Simonetta Vespucci (1480-1490)

Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun - The Bather (Her Daughter)  (1792)

Roqueplan - Girl with Flowers (1843)

Charles Mengin - Sappho (1871)

Karoly Brocky - Resting Psyche (1850-5)

William Blake - Malevolence (1799)

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Ohara Koson At The Boston MFA

Ohara Koson (Bio)
These are some wonderful shin hanga nature prints from Koson.  I love his owl prints most of all!  You can see more of his prints at the Hanga Gallery.

Scops Owl, Cherry Blossoms, and Moon (1926)

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Video Links For 02/09/2009

Skip James - Crow Jane (1967) [Lyrics]
This is a really nice song from Mississippi Delta Blues great Skip James.

Skip James
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Neville Brothers - Yellow Moon: Relaid Audio (2004) [Lyrics]
The New Orleans First Family of Funk just keeps on keeping on.

Neville Brothers
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Takagi Masakatsu - Girls
He makes excellent video artwork, and I bet his live concerts are pretty damn decent too.

Takagi Masakatsu
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Shugo Tokumaru - Parachute
Actually, I found Takagi Masakatsu in the Related Videos of the singer - very unique.  Also, if you liked this one, check out Green Rain.

Shugo Tokumaru
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Eiffel 65 - Blue (Da Ba Dee) [Lyrics]

Eiffel 65
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Green Day - She [Lyrics]

Green Day
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The Raconteurs - Steady, As She Goes [Lyrics]

The Raconteurs
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The White Stripes - The Hardest Button to Button [Lyrics]

The White Stripes
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The Thermals - Returning to the Fold [Lyrics]

The Thermals 
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Monday 02/02/2009

Hashiguchi Goyo At The Boston MFA

Hashiguchi Goyô At The Boston MFA (Bio 1880-1921)
Hashiguchi Goyo is one of my favorite Japanese woodblock print makers of all time.  His work is associated with the Shin Hanga movement and Bijinga or prints of beautiful women.  I have blogged Goyo before, but I have not blogged his work at the MFA.  There are over 50 of Goyo's prints at the MFA , many of which I had never seen before.  Also, check out Goyo prints at Hanga Gallery and the Wikimedia Commons.  Here are a few of my favorite images from the MFA set.

Nude Figure of Woman with Basin (1920)

Woman After The Bath (1920)

Bamboo Blind (1920)

Woman in Blue Combing her Hair (1920)

Hot Spring (1920)

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Video Links For 02/02/2009

Muppet Show - Ukulele Lady [Lyrics]
This is one my favorite old songs.  I heard it on the Jim Kewskin Jug Band Greatest Hits album that I have stored in a box somewhere.  I couldn't find the jug band version, but I did find this charming and also same version of their song by the Muppets.  The song was originally released in 1925 by Frank Crumit, who also was one of the co-writers of the song.  Lastly, I would like to dedicate this song to Amy Crehore, who is a real modern day Ukulele Lady, well she paints them anyway.

Jim Kewskin Jug Band
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Spike Jones - Pass the Biscuits, Mirandy [Lyrics]
Too funny.

Spike Jones
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Ukulele Orchestra of GB - Shaft
Actually I found this song first, and it reminded me of the Ukulele Lady song (above).  If these guys ever come to the Bay Area, I'll have to check them out.  Also, check out the Ukulele Orchestra playing Ruby with the Kaiser Chiefs.

Ukulele Orchestra of GB
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Franz Ferdinand - This Fire [Lyrics]
I was reminded again of these guys when saw an article about Franz Ferdinand in last week's NYT. Here's an acoustical version of the song No You Girls from the article. I definitely need to pick one or two of their CDs. 

Franz Ferdinand
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Regina Spektor - Fidelity [Lyrics]
I like this song by this Russian born anti-folk artist.  You learn something new everyday or at least every weekend.

Regina Spektor
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The Kills - Tape Song [Lyrics]

The Kills 
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Jolin Tsai - Zheng Yi Zhi Yan, Bi Yi Zhi Yan
She's sort of the Beyonce of Taiwanese Mandopop. 

Jolin Tsai
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Three Days Grace - I Hate Everything About You [Lyrics]

Three Days Grace 
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