Iwr 2007c
Iwr 2007c

IWR – Art and Culture Archive


IWR Art And Culture Archive


January 2008
February 2008
March 2008
April 2008
May 2008
June 2008
July 2008
August 2008
September 2008
October 2008
November 2008
December 2008

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


August 2008


Video Links For 08/25/2008

Otis Rush: I Cant Quit You Baby (Live) [Lyrics
Legendary Blues guitarist Otis Rush plays his hit song from 1956.

Otis Rush
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Clifford Brown & Max Roach Quintet / The Blues Walk
This is one of my favorite cuts from one of the best Jazz albums (Daahound) ever recorded.  Clifford Brown was one the best trumpet players in the history of jazz!

Clifford Brown and Max Roach
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Republica – Ready To Go (U.S. mix/rock version) [Lyrics
This is a great song by Saffron.

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Feist – My Moon My Man [Lyrics
I like this song and surreal video of Fiest in the Airport.

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Venus Hum – Hummingbirds [Lyrics
I like this song.

Venus Hum
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Shivaree – “Goodnight Moon” [Lyrics
I like Ambrosia Parsley’s voice.

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Delerium – Aria [Lyrics
These guys remind a little bit of Dead Can Dance, and the women in Delerium are gorgeous.

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Joy Division – Transmission (Live) [Lyrics
Joy Division was the precursor to the band New Order.

Joy Division
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Radiohead – Ceremony (Live) [Lyrics
Radio Head my favorite modern rock band pays tribute to Joy Division and New Order.  Check out this recent version of the song by  New Order – Live At Finsbury Park 9th June 02, 2007

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Tsuchiya Koitsu

These are some beautiful Shin Hanga woodblock prints.

Mount Fuji in the Spring (1938)

Shojin Lake (1934)

Evening at Ushigome (1936)


Tsuchiya Koitsu – Hanga Gallery

Tsuchiya Koitsu – Ohmi Gallery

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Video Links For 08/18/2008

John Lee Hooker – Boom Boom (Live 1966) [Lyrics
This a great version of Boom Boom by this former Ford factory worker and Blues legend.

John Lee Hooker
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Charles Mingus – Flowers For A Lady (Live 1974)
The great Charles Mingus live.

Charles Mingus
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The Dresden Dolls ‘Shores of California’ music video [Lyrics
I like this band duo from Boston.  This song is a parody of David Lee Roth’s Video – California Girls.

Dresden Dolls
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The Killers – Read My Mind [Lyrics
This song by the Killers kind of grows on you.

The Killers
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Lauryn Hill – Turn The Lights Down Low (Live) [Lyrics
Lauryn Hill covers Bob Marley.

Lauryn Hill
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Arthur Conley – Sweet Soul Music [Lyrics
Do you like good music?

Arthur Conley
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Low vs Diamond – “Heart Attack” [Lyrics
I read an article in the LA Times about these guys. Not bad at all.  Here’s their Wikipedia entry.

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Art Links For 08/11/2008

Frank Cadogan Cowper (1877-1958) Via Art Deco
The painting below by this late English Pre-Raphaelite is absolutely gorgeous.  I’m in complete awe of this watercolor.  There are more Cowper images: ArtMagic and Humanities Web

Molly, Duchess Of Nona (Maurice Howlett’s ‘Little Novel Of Italy)– 1905
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Shakespeare Illustrated

William Blake, Pity (c. 1795)

Jean Baptiste Bertrand, Ophelia
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Colleen Moore and Colleen Moore on Flick
See also Eye exercises, Colleen Moore and Movie Legends – Colleen Moore

Colleen More

Colleen Moore
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Gospel Vinyl

The Chuck Wagon Gang of Four
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Video Links For 08/11/2008

Bill Withers – Ain’t No Sunshine (Live) [Lyrics
This is one of my favorite songs by Bill Withers.  Also check out these live songs by him too: Lean On Me, Use Me and Grandma’s Hands

Bill Withers
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Groucho Marx – Lydia the Tattooed Lady [Lyrics
This is a great clip from At The Circus with Groucho singing his signature song.

Groucho Marx
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Pharoah Sanders – Thembi
This is a nice jazz number by Mr. Sanders.

Pharoah Sanders
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A Taste Of Honey – Boogie Oogie Oogie (Live) [Lyrics
I don’t know why, but I’ve always liked this song.  The singers are pretty cute too!

Taste of Honey
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Attack of the Killer Tomatoes – Intro Song [Lyrics
A little campy humor is always welcomed here.

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes 
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Jr. Walker & The All Stars – Shake And Fingerpop [Lyrics
Put on your wig, woman!

Jr. Walker & the All Stars
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Katy Rose – I Like (Video) [Lyrics] 
I’ve never heard of her before

Katy Rose 
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Video Links For 08/04/2008

Ol’ Man River by Paul Robeson on Showboat 1936 [Lyrics
This a great scene with the amazing voice of Paul Robeson singing and acting.  Here’s the original recording by Robeson from 1928.  I like to see a well produced Hollywood movie made about Paul Robeson’s fascinating life.  There are documentaries out there.  I put Paul Robeson: Here I Stand in my Netflix queue.

Paul Robeson
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John Coltrane Quartet – Afro Blue (Live)
This is a nice live number by St. John.

St. John
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Albert King – Born Under a Bad Sign (Live in Sweden 1980) [Lyrics
This is an excellent video of Albert King playing and singing his trademark song. 

Albert King
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T-Rex – Children of The Revolution [Lyrics]
This is a very unique and interesting song from the early 70’s.

T-Rex – Children of the Revolution
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Chic – Le Freak (Live) [Lyrics
And then there was disco.

Chic – Le Freak
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Rihanna – Don’t Stop The Music [Lyrics
Back to modern times.

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The Daily Show: McCain touted his accomplishments-missed by media: Oh, and the Hiltons might want their money back
John has fun at McCain’s well deserved expense.

John Stewart
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Gergen: McCain Using Code Words To Attack Obama As “Uppity”
David Gergen is right on the code words used by McCain and his Rovian minions.

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July 2008

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