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June 2013

Art and Music Links For 06/24/2013

Glenn Arthur - Scarlett O'Hara (2013) FB
On Saturday, I went to the opening show of the Fiction Annual Portrait Invitation at the Modern Eden Gallery.  I thought this painting by Glenn Arthur was the best of the show.  The image does not do justice to the quality of this work.  Of course, it was already sold by the time I got there.  I also like Soey Milk's entry "Night Flow".

The Beautifully Strange Photography of Roger Ballen

Henri Lebasque

La Cigarette (1921)

The Blue Robe (1920)

Amy Crehore - A Bellhop's Memory of Spring (2013)

Camila Valdez via Hi-Fructose
I love her whimsical food inspired sculptures.

Messy Muffin

Bombona XL

Virginia Mori - Boogie Man (2013)

Hieronymus Bosch - Death And The Miser (1494-ish) via NGA

How Good Is Murakami?
I'm currently reading this book, and it's the best thing I've read in years.  Here's what novelist Jonathan Franzen said: “While you’re reading it, everything in the world feels different. And that for me is the mark of a great novel … I think it’s one of the great novels that’s appeared anywhere in the world in the last 30 to 40 years."

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Art and Music Links For 06/17/2013

Maxfield Parrish - The Lantern Bearers (1910 Published)

Suzuki Harunobu - Woman Visiting the Shrine in the Night (Edo period, 18th century)
This is a gorgeous high resolution image (Google Art Project) of one of my favorite Ukiyo-e artists - Suzuki Harunobu.  I don't know how the women of the Edo period could on those wooden shoes at least not very far.

Fuco Ueda - Chrysanthemum Exhibit

Audrey Kawasaki - Untitled

Kwon Kyungyup - Elegy (2013)

Virginia Mori - Chairs (2013)

Banksy - How Do You Like Your Eggs?

Ok Kim - Summer Moon Night (2013)

Felipe Bedoya - Frida Kahlo

Laura Zombie - Society And The Unicorn

Kevin Woods - Central Park

Cat Connor - Tenaya Lake (Yosemite)

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Art and Music Links For 06/10/2013

Yumiko Kayukawa - Madness (2013)
I had the pleasure to see Sweet Yumiko's "Madness" show opening on Saturday at the Shooting Gallery in San Francisco, which is just a short walk from the Civic Center Bart station.  On the Bart, I was totally enthralled reading The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami.  As I walked up Hyde St. to Geary, it was like being in a chapter from the book.  BTW, I walked back on Larkin.  I think Larkin is a little less shaky. 

When I got to the Shooting Gallery, it was a real feast for the eyes to see Yumiko's paintings hanging in the main gallery.   I had been blogging her artwork since 2006, but had never seen her work in vivo. Her paint precision brush strokes are very crisp and flat looking almost as if they were printed on the canvas.  I'm not sure how she manages that, but the effect is very stunning.  Her subject matter usually involves a beautiful female figure surrounded by various animals, e.g., cranes, elephants, tigers that are engaged in a whimsical Japanese flavored activity.  I also got to meet Yumiko briefly and her companion.  She was very attractive, friendly, and was interested in which works of art I liked best.  Here are a few of my favorites from the show, but it was hard to choose.  The show runs until June 29th.  Check it out if you are in the area. I'm glad I went.  It was fun.

Sky of the East (2013)

Madness (2013)

Aurora Mochi (2012)

Cherry Blossoms Fall (2013)

Kwon Kyungyup - Red Moon
I love this new painting by Kwon Kyungyup!

Red Moon (2013)

Yuji Moriguchi - Sky At Sunset

Sky At Sunset

KRK Ryden

The Laughing Squid

Elisabeth Craster

There's A Dragon In The Attic

Kyle McBurnie - A Harbor Sea Exploring A Kelp Forrest

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Art and Music Links For 06/03/2013

Miguel Covarrubias
More images by the Mexican painter and caricaturist: here, here, here and of course on Tumblr.

Bather Holding Up Her Kemban

Offering fruits to the Temple

Vanity Fair Cover February (1936)

George Gershwin-An American in Paris" (1929)

Ilona Szwarc’s - American Girls Foley Gallery Exhibition

Melissa Haslam
I last blogged Melissa's work in 2009, and she has been very busy since then.

The Fallen (2011)

Tomoko Oki - Untitled (2013)

Banksy - Boring (2013)

George Collins Cox - Walt Whitman (1887) From The Met's Collection

New Zealand

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La Cigale (1872)

A Very Sexy Cleopatra

Three Beauties (1793)

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Fuco Ueda

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Snow 1939

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Spring by Kawase Hasui (1925)

Bather Arranging Her Hair by Renoir (1885)


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