Auburtin Mermaids
Auburtin Mermaids

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

May 2010

Monday 05/31/2010

Art Links For 05/31/2010

Jean Francis Auburtin
This artist has a great soft sense for reproducing the female form.

Mermaids (ca. 1920)

Three Heads, Six Arms
I got to go see this in SF.  It’s unreal.

At the Civic Center in San Francisco

Surreal Japanese Hair Dryer Ad
Weird no?

Fuji Ad (1971)

The Weird Love Makers
Including strip pinochle…

Japanese Film “The Warped Ones” remarketed as sexploitation film in America

Manuel Orazi – L’Atlantide

L’Atlantide (1920)

Happyland with Marguerite Clark
More information on actress Marguerite Clark

Happyland Lithograph (1905)

Behind the Logo via Everlasting Blort

BP Logo

YummyKitty via Traveling with the Ghost

Kitsune And Prey


Music Video Links For 05/31/2010

Nick Drake – From The Morning
I had never heard of this guy before.  It’s too bad that his life was so short.

Nick Drake

Pearls Before Swine – Morning Song 7” Disc (short) version
Here’s the full version

Pearls Before Swine 

Les McCann Trio – Morning Song

Les McCann Trio 

Thievery Corporation – Until the Morning

Thievery Corporation

Placebo – Pure Morning


Cold War Kids – Tell Me In The Morning

Cold War Kids

Oren Lavie – Her Morning Elegance

Oren Lavie 

Colorstar – Morning Call



Monday 05/24/2010

Art of Kasho Takabatake

Kasho Takabatake and Yayoi Museum and
It’s too bad that the beautiful images are so small on the above sites.  I did however manage to find these larger images on various sites.  This is an excellent Japanese artist/illustrator. I found more images and information at Magazine Images of Women and Girls in the Illustrations of Takabatake Kasho, 1925–1937

Via Kinouya Archive  Here’s the image link

Via Azukiinu

Via Tokyo Girl

ViaGatochy: Kasho Takabatake, Hand-cranked Victor phonographs, 1920’s or 1930’s


Music Video Links For 05/24/2010

Nina Simone – My Baby Just Cares For Me

Nina Simone 

The Beatles – Tomorrow Never Knows
This is one of my favorite songs by the Beatles.

The Beatles

Antibalas – Gabes New Joint
This Brooklyn-based band replicates the pulsating Afrobeat sound of Feli Kuti in the hit Broadway musical Fela!


Santogold – I’m A Lady


Four Tet – Hands

Four Tet 

Orbital – Illuminate


Sonic Youth – Sacred Trickster

Sonic Youth 


Monday 05/17/2010

Art Links For 05/17/2010

Japanese Steamship Travel Posters
These are wonderful images from the early 20th century of Japanese steamship posters.

1910 Poster

1909 Poster

Tiger Tiger Burning Bright – Art Exhibit
This looks like a great exhibit at gallery Rog LaRue in Seattle, which features one of my favorite artists.  The theme of the show is also the name of a William Blake poem.

Painting bySweet Yumiko Kayukawa

Isabel Samaras
These are terrific paintings.  I’d love to have the Bride of Frankenstein hanging in my living room!

Song of the Finch

Song of the Raven

Joshua Petker
I blogged Joshua’s work some six years, and he’s definitely getting better all the time.

Supernumerary (2010)

Contentment, Smoking (2010)


Music Video Links For 05/17/2010

Coleman Hawkins – Body and soul
This version of Body and Soul by Coleman Hawkins was a precursor to the Bebop jazz sound.

Coleman Hawkins

Muddy Waters – She Moves Me
Thanks a lot for posting this on YouTube for me TheBluesfan12!  This is a great song by the master himself Muddy Waters.

Muddy Waters 

Frank Zappa – It Can’t Happen Here
This is from The Mothers first album in 1966.  This Freak Out cut is from Help, I’m A Rock if you want to hear the whole thing song.  This song by the musical genius Frank Zappa is a true work of modern art.

Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention

Dirty Projectors – Cannibal Resource
I definitely got to get a CD by these guys.

Dirty Projectors

Semisonic – Closing Time


The xx – Night Time

The xx

Sui Zhen – Big and Small via Motel de Moka
Yet, another nice find by Motel de Moka.

Sui Zhen 


Monday 05/10/2010

Art Links For 05/10/2010

Lord of the Flugornas: More Vintage Swedish Book Covers
I love this book cover.

Spencer Dean

He Bin
Girls just want to have fun.

Memory of a Trip 5 (2006)

Otto Theodore Gustav Lingner – Water Nymph

Water Nymph (before 1917)

Émile-Louis Foubert – Nude Lying at Lakefront
This image is from the book Le Nu au salon.  I wonder where the original painting is?  In any case, it is a great B&W scan.

Nude Lying at the Lakefront (1894)

MadonnaShots via Traveling with the Ghost
Madonna having fun with Vogue in 1992.

Madonna (1992)


Music Video Links For 05/10/2010

Fats Navarro Quintet – Nostalgia
Great bop from 1947 with Fats Navarro, Art Blakey and Dexter Gordon.

Fats Navarro

Martha & The Vandellas – Dancing in the Streets
Way back in 1964.

Martha and the Vandellas

The Phantom of Liberty – Luis Bunuel – Table Scene (1974)
This is scene from one of my favorite movies by surrealist film maker Luis Bunuel.  He’s always been one of my heroes. If you have never seen a Bunuel film, it’s a good place to start.

The Phantom of Liberty

Bob Marley – Stir it up
Bob Marley always sounds good to me.

Bob Marley

Joe Jackson – Is She Really Going Out With Him?

Joe Jackson

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Is This Love?

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

Bat for Lashes – Moon and Moon
Natasha Khan is such a sweetheart.

Bat For Lashes 

Four Tet – She Moves She
I like this music.  I found this tune while looking for Muddy Waters’ song of a similar  name.

Four Tet

Calvin Harris – Colours
Nice song, I found this one looking for a band called Colours.

Calvin Harris

Fleet Foxes – Tiger Mountain Peasant Song
I got to get a CD by these dudes.

Fleet Foxes


Monday 05/03/2010

Art Links For 05/03/2010

Robert Henri
Sorry, but I didn’t have enough room for Salome

Edna Smith in a Japanese Wrap (1915)

Miss Kaji Waki (1909)

Lehnert and Landrock
“Rudolf Lehnert (1878-1948) & Ernst Landrock (1880-1957) were famous producers of early 20th century European photographs of the Near East.”

Tunisian Woman with Berber Jewelry (1910)

Bedouin Beauty (1914)

Tokimatsu – Toasts the Brits

Tokimatsu (1890)




Music Video Links For 05/03/2010

Muddy Waters – Still a Fool

Muddy Waters

Elvis Costello – Alison

Elvis Costello

Danielle Dax – Sleep Has No Property (Cleopatra)

Danielle Dax 

Of Montreal – Wraith Pined to the Mist

Of Montreal 

Fleet Foxes – Tiger Mountain Peasant Song (live in London)

Fleet Foxes 

Jens Lekman – Black Cab via Motel de Moka

Jens Lekman 


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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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