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Thursday, 23 March 2017

White Artist?s Painting of Emmett Till at Whitney Biennial Draws Protests

quote [ ?White free speech and white creative freedom have been founded on the constraint of others, and are not natural rights. The painting must go.? ]

Interesting questions here on art, history, and race. IMO the protestors' point seems a little self-indulgent. Does a particular group 'own' an historical event and its imagery because it happened to them?

[SFW] [art] [+4 WTF]
[by sanepride@11:40pmGMT] [21 comments]

100th anniversary of Japanese animation.

quote [ ?????????????100?????????????????????????????????? Happy 100th Anniversary of Japanese Animated Film! ]

The site is in Japanese so it's an adventure. Some sweet work here. Apparently an English version will be posted in a few months.
[SFW] [art] [+4 Good]
[by Bob Denver@5:39pmGMT] [0 comments]

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Why It's Better To Animate a Film Alone, Even If It Takes 4 Years

quote [ Animated films typically require a team of dozens of artists working full-time, but Nova Seed isn't your typical animated film. An old-school 2D sci-fi adventure in the vein of Saturday morning cartoons, the 80-minute movie is animated entirely by one set of hands, belonging to Nick DiLiberto. ]
[SFW] [art] [+6 Interesting]
[by arrowhen@3:21pmGMT] [5 comments]

Monday, 20 March 2017

Berni Wrightson has died

quote [ Acclaimed Horror Comic Artist Bernie Wrightson Dead At 68 ]

This saddens me immensely, and I'm sure I'm not alone in saying so.

[SFW] [art] [+3 Informative]
[by TM@9:16pmGMT] [3 comments]

Friday, 17 March 2017

Jay Lynch, Underground Comics Creator, Dies at 72

quote [ Mr. Lynch was an artist, writer and satirist employing a retro style and deadpan humor. He was also an archivist of underground comics history... He had a wry, deadpan sense of humor, held strong views about the importance of underground comics, which differentiated themselves from the mainstream through raunchy and grotesque depictions of sex, drugs and violence. ]

The master of Wacky Packs and Garbage Pail Kids among many others including Wild, Cracked and Sick. I had a huge collection of Wacky Pack cards and stickers when I was 10 or so. Wacky Packs archive in extended.

[SFW] [art] [+6 Informative]
[by midden@12:04amGMT] [1 comment]

The Forged ?Ancient? Statues That Fooled the Met?s Art Experts for Decades

quote [ The fakes were on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for 28 years. ]
[SFW] [art]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:01amGMT] [1 comment]

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Geliy Korzhev (or: The Sleep of Revolution Produces Monsters)

quote [ Not every Russian citizen was pleased to see the end of Communism in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics during the 1980s and 1990s. Some, like the artist Geliy Korzhev (1925-2012) thought the changes wrought by perestoika were a betrayal of all the lives sacrificed in order to bring true equality to the Russian people. ]

Interesting tovarish.
His monsters aesthetic falls somewhere between Richard Dadd and Deep Dream.

[SFW] [art] [+3 Interesting]
[by NuncEstBibendum@9:05amGMT] [5 comments]

Monday, 13 March 2017

Banksy's hotel with "the world's worst view" opens in Bethlehem

quote [ All of its 10 rooms face the controversial West Bank wall, and none receives more than 25 minutes of sunlight a day. True to style, British street artist Banksy's newest creation is thought-provoking.

The Walled-Off Hotel - a reference to the actual location and an onomatopoeic turn on "Waldorf Hotel" - opens its doors to the public on Saturday. With accommodations ranging from inexpensive soldiers' bunk beds to a presidential suite, it is only five meters (16 feet) from the wall - illegal under international law - separating Israeli-controlled areas from Palestinian territory. ]

Banksy's intervention in Israel/Palestine continues.

Twelve-minute documentary in extended.

[SFW] [art] [+5 Original]
[by HoZay@1:45pmGMT] [0 comments]

Celestial Illustrations from Smith?s Illustrated Astronomy (1851)

quote [ Celestial Illustrations from Smith?s Illustrated Astronomy, by Asa Smith (1851). These are wood engravings with hand highlighting from a work created by the principal of Public School No. 12 in New York City with the goal ?to present all the distinguishing principles in physical Astronomy with as few words as possible?. ]
[SFW] [art] [+5 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:00pmGMT] [3 comments]

Saturday, 11 March 2017

BLONDE REDHEAD - GOLDEN LIGHT ? Video by Virgilio Villoresi

quote [ "Golden Light" is Blonde Redhead's official music video directed by Virgilio Villoresi and is about a surreal dreamlike love story reminiscent of the Symbolist' art of dream. ]

I have the luck of knowing Virgilio quite well.
Nonetheless, I have confidence that the inherent quality of his work will spare me from running the gauntlet of an Unworthy Friend's Link.

[SFW] [art] [+3]
[by NuncEstBibendum@10:41pmGMT] [2 comments]

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