The 10 best works of erotic art. Katsukawa Shun’ei (attributed to) Ten scenes of lovemaking, a scroll painting (Edo period, 1795-1810) British Museum Japanese Shunga art is explicit about sex in a way western artists never found easy before the 20th century.
Browse-inspirations-categories. Mylovt. Who Are the Top 10 Most Expensive Living Women Artists? Women artists can earn their keep.
ANNA BODNAR Photography (Art and Experimental Photography) Ecce Homo (Elías García Martínez) The Ecce Homo (Behold the Man) in the Sanctuary of Mercy church of Borja, Zaragoza is a fresco of about 1930 by the Spanish painter Elías García Martínez depicting Jesus crowned with thorns.
Both the subject and style are typical of traditional Catholic art. Press accounts agree that the original painting was of little artistic importance, and its fame derives from a botched attempt at restoration. The artist, a professor at the School of Art of Zaragoza, gave the painting to the village where he used to spend his holidays, painting it directly on the wall of the church about 1930. He commented that "this is the result of two hours of devotion to the Virgin of Mercy". His descendants still reside in Zaragoza and were aware that the painting had deteriorated seriously; his grand-daughter had made a donation toward its restoration shortly before they discovered Cecilia Giménez's attempt to restore it.
Mākslai ir izšķiroša loma mūsu izdzīvošanā - Intervijas - Teksti. Intervē Daiga Rudzāte24/03/2014.
Art projects. Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming. It’s important for people to tell you what side they are on and why, and whether they might be biased.
Writers & Books. Culture - Can propaganda be great art? “Propaganda is a much maligned and often misunderstood word,” said Joseph Goebbels in 1933.
“The layman uses it to mean something inferior or even despicable. The word propaganda always has a bitter aftertaste.” As minister of propaganda in Adolf Hitler’s government, Goebbels did more than most to make that aftertaste as bitter as arsenic. Yet in this instance he was right: people are often suspicious of propaganda, which is designed to coerce us into following someone else’s agenda. When it comes to visual art, common sense suggests that propaganda is at odds with greatness.
Can art commissioned by the state ever be any good? On message Walking through the British Library’s exhibition Propaganda: Power and Persuasion the other week, I encountered scores of examples of watered-down official art. On reflection, the answer – surprisingly – is yes. Yet propaganda has been around for millennia – and much ancient art that we value today is a form of propaganda. Masking the truth.
Power 100. Art Inspired / Finding Meaning in Contemporary Art article. Famous Advice on Writing: The Collected Wisdom of Great Writers. By Maria Popova By popular demand, I’ve put together a periodically updated reading list of all the famous advice on writing presented here over the years, featuring words of wisdom from such masters of the craft as Kurt Vonnegut, Susan Sontag, Henry Miller, Stephen King, F.
Scott Fitzgerald, Susan Orlean, Ernest Hemingway, Zadie Smith, and more. Please enjoy. Jennifer Egan on Writing, the Trap of Approval, and the Most Important Discipline for Aspiring Writers “You can only write regularly if you’re willing to write badly… Accept bad writing as a way of priming the pump, a warm-up exercise that allows you to write well.” How To Recognise Famous Painters According To The Internet. Art history has never been so easy!
Reddit user DontTacoBoutIt (now a dead account) posted a series of famous paintings and gave short but hilariously accurate explanations on how to recognize their authors. According to him, Da Vinci’s works can be recognized by the bluish mist and locations reminiscent of Lord of The Rings movies, while Rubens’paintings can be identified by the figures’ large behinds. Show Full Text Though some may fault them for being gross over-generalizations, these descriptions take the recognizable essence of each painter’s work and put it in very easy words that anyone can understand and, more importantly, remember. But even more exciting is that commenters on Reddit and Imgur started sharing their own ideas for artist identification. Source: imgur If everyone in the paintings has enormous asses, then it’s Rubens.
If all the men look like cow-eyed curly-haired women, it’s Caravaggio. Literature and Bureaucracy by Tim Parks. If I were asked what was the greatest problem in the university I work in today, I would definitely say bureaucracy: in particular, the obsession with codifying, regulating, recording, reviewing, verifying, vetting, and chronicling, with assessing achievement, forecasting achievement, identifying weak points, then establishing commissions for planning strategies for regular encounters to propose solutions to weak points, and further commissions empowered to apply for funding to pay for means to implement these solutions, and so on.
I am presently involved, for example, in two huge projects: one to give the Italian government an absolutely exhaustive description of the degree course in which I teach and one to give the same, but in response to a different set of questions and assumptions, to the European Commission.