IWR – Art and Culture Archive – Beautiful Paintings of Women, Music, Videos

February 2012

Art and Music Links For 02/27/2012

Paintings by Anna Ancher

Young Girl in front of Mirror (1899)

Girl In The Kitchen (1883 and 1886)

Newly Posted Painting From Yuji Moriguchi (Website

こける女。(Girl go ass over tit.)

New Painting From Mimi Yoon

Mimi Yoon

Leslie Ditto

Riding The Dragon (2012)

New From Alex Gross – Fendi (Website

Fendi (2011)

Nikita Nomerz – Living Wall via Everlasting Blort

Street Art by Nikita Nomerz

Ann May Wong

Anna May Wong

Magical Long-Exposure Firefly Photos Go Viral


When the root children wake up

Root Children

Nat King Cole Trio – You’re The Cream In My Coffee (1946 Remastered)

The Fleetwoods – Come Softly To Me (1959)

Howlin’ Wolf – I Ain’t Superstitious

Jimmy Reed – Bright Lights, Big City

The Cookies – Chains  (1962 Original Version)

Betty Everett – You’re No Good (1963 original Version)

George Harrison – While my guitar gently weeps antology (Acoustical)

The Climax Blues Band – I Love You

Laurie Anderson – Gravity’s Angel

Magnetic Fields – The Book Of Love

School of Seven Bells – Half Asleep

The Decemberists – Down By The Water

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Art and Music Links For 02/20/2012

Hypatia (ca. AD 350–370–March 415) was a “Greek Neoplatonist philosopher in Roman Egypt who was the first notable woman in mathematics. As head of the Platonist school at Alexandria, she also taught philosophy and astronomy.”  She was “murdered by a Christian mob which accused her of causing religious turmoil”. 

I read about Hypatia in “The Swerve – How the world became modern” a book by Stephen Greenblatt.  In the book, he says that the Christian patriarch Cyril wanted to expel all the Jews from Alexandria and that Hypatia among others refused to go along with Cyril’s plan.

Hypatia by Charles William Mitchell (1885)

New Artwork By Amy Crehore (website) (blog
I like the softer colors and tints in Amy’s latest painting.

Rose Quarry (2012)

Kasamatsu Shiro at MFA (More Prints and Info at Hanga

Mount Fuji from Lake Ashinoko at Hakone (Hakone Ashinoko no Fuji) (1935)

Annie Owens

Fish Bowl

New Artwork From Jun Kumaori

Limited One Eye (2012)

My Daughter Kanna via NPR
She’s a real cutie and star of this Flick Set from a Magic Road in Japan.

Kanna on the Magic Road

You’re Still The Cream In My Coffee

You’re Still The Cream In My Coffee

Nympho Librarian

Nympho Librarian by Les Tucker

Nico – Strip-Tease (1963)

LaVerne Baker – Jim Dandy (1956)

Doc Watson – Blues Stay Away From Me

Neil Young – Tell Me Why

Fred Wesley – Funk for your Ass

Richard Hell and the Voidoids – Blank Generation

Television – Foxhole (1978)

Escort – Starlight

The Fray – Heartbeat

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Art and Music Links For 02/06/2012

Uzaki Sumikazu
I love these drawings – so simple, yet so beautiful! To see the fuller images, click enlarge.

Lady Waiting for the Moon

From Hamadera (Hamadera yori)

The photo-realistic paintings of Jessica Hess (website

Jessica Hess

Juana Inés de la Cruz
“Juana Inés de la Cruz (12 November 1651 – 17 April 1695), full name Juana Inés de Asbaje y Ramírez de Santillana, was a self-taught scholar and poet of the Baroque school, and nun of New Spain. Although she lived in a colonial era when Mexico was part of the Spanish Empire, she is considered today a Mexican writer, and stands at the beginning of the history of Mexican literature in the Spanish language.”

Jacques-Louis David (1748–1825) – Portrait de Jeune Fille

Portrait de Jeune Fille

Ivan Alifan (website
This painting has a lot going for it, e.g., wonderful subject matter, colors, hues.

Modern Dorothy

Lisa Falzon via Trixietreats

My Funeral Pyre

New artwork from Sho Murase (website

#6 Psylocke

Yayoi Kusama at the Tate

Yayoi Kusama sitting in front of her artwork

Albert Weisgerber – Nineteen Hundred and Grimm

Illustration From Nineteen Hundred and Grimm

Sarah Joncas’ Kitty Kat (website

Sarah Joncas’ Kitty Kat

Preston Epps – Bongo Rock

Vashti Bunyan – I Want To Be Alone (Live)

Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood (1967) – Some Velvet Morning

Eric Clapton – After Midnight

Tito Puente – Ran Kan Kan

Wah Wah Watson – Bubbles

Lydia Lunch – Atomic Bongos

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Art and Music Links For 02/06/2012

New Beautiful Scan of Sophie Gengembre Anderson Artwork
This is a beautiful large new scan of Sophie Anderson’s “Fair Face of Woman…”.  She’s one of my favorite artists.

Take the Fair Face of Woman, and Gently Suspending, With Butterflies, Flowers, and Jewels Attending, Thus Your Fairy is Made of Most Beautiful Things

Alexei Harlamoff – The Young Model
What a beautiful young girl…

The Young Model

Nonnow Naruse via Anormal Magazine
I love these artworks by Nonnow Naruse

Girl Peach

Girl (with Fan)


Eri Mizuno
These paintings by Eri Mizuno are amazing too.


The Name of the Star

New Artwork From Yuji Moriguchi
I love this one.  You can see the history of Japanese art brought alive again in Yuji’s work, amazing details.  I want one!

Devil Fire

New Artwork From Mimi Yoon

Untitled (2012)

Alena Beljakova
What a beauty!

Alena Beljakova

Mona Lisa’s Twin

Mona Lisa II

Street Art Utopia

Street Art Utopia

Dorothy Lamour – The Moon Of Manakoora (1943)

Willie Dixon – Walking The Blues

If I Needed Someone

The Who – Won’t Get Fooled Again

Danielle Dax – Cathouse

Lydia Lunch – Spooky

Flipper – Ha Ha Ha

Sufjan Stevens – For the widows in paradise

Bombay Bicycle Club – You Already Know

Soley – Pretty Face

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Amy Crehore

La Cigale (1872)

A Very Sexy Cleopatra

Three Beauties (1793)

Three Gold Fish (2003)

Fuco Ueda

Yakuza Poster

Snow 1939

Betty Boop

Spring by Kawase Hasui (1925)

Bather Arranging Her Hair by Renoir (1885)


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