if you're not jerking off to it anyway, get the hell out.
Saturday, 9 December 2023

Rhapsodies in Blue: Anna Atkins? Cyanotypes

quote [ In an era when the Enlightenment?s orderly vision of the natural world began to unravel, Anna Atkins produced the world?s first photography book: a collection of cyanotypes, created across a decade beginning in 1843, that captured algal forms in startling blue-and-white silhouettes. Paige Hirschey situates Atkins? efforts among her naturalist peers, discovering a form of illustration that, rather than exhibit an artist?s mastery over nature, allowed specimens to ?illustrate? themselves. ]

I could never sleep by your cyanotype pictures
[SFW] [art] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@9:56amGMT] [0 comments]

Tuesday, 21 November 2023

Pigs of Celebrities

quote [ Again, in the "pig histrionic" what can be more apparent than the tragic tendency it has unconsciously received from the hand of the greatest of tragedians? Sir Henry Irving has instilled a pathos and despair into the expression of his pig that the jocund and light-hearted animal can scarcely display in real life. ]

I challenge you to submit your own blind-drawn pig
[SFW] [art] [+1 Good]
[by slaytanik@8:56amGMT] [1 comment]

Saturday, 18 November 2023

Kansuke Yamamoto: Japan?s Forgotten Surrealist

quote [ Far from the epicenter of surrealism, Kansuke Yamamoto created dream-like pictorialist works that have largely been overlooked ? undeservedly so ]

Check out his actual works here
[NSFW] [art] [+2]
[by slaytanik@3:19pmGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 17 November 2023

Jeff Bezos rowing boat

quote [ "I make beautiful things, then see them buried. A bit like God. x" ]

Found this youtuber a while back. Think you might like what he is doing.

[NSFW] [art] [+3 Good]
[by Jack Blue@11:38amGMT] [4 comments]

Tuesday, 14 November 2023

?Secret room? decorated by Michelangelo to open to the public in Italy

quote [ He?s known for his colossal works, such as the statue of David, the floor-to-ceiling frescoes of the Sistine Chapel, and the dome of St. Peter?s which dominates the Rome skyline. ]

Got some bangers on the way, call me Michelangelo
[SFW] [art] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@8:31amGMT] [0 comments]

Tuesday, 31 October 2023

Ever-enduring Dürer

quote [ If, as some have said, it is true that the Renaissance birthed the idea of the individual, then Dürer must be seen as one of the first great romantic individuals. ]

Review of a new biography. His own letters are a nice read, too.
[SFW] [art] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@7:48pmGMT] [7 comments]

Saturday, 28 October 2023

When the Transcendental Painting Group Brought Modernism to the Desert in an Effort to Heal

quote [ In the late 1930s, as the United States was still reeling from the Great Depression and European countries were bracing for an inevitable clash with Hitler, a group of nine artists from disparate backgrounds connected in Taos, New Mexico based on a shared desire to paint the unseen. ]

Look around, strange painting on the walls
[SFW] [art] [+1 Good]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:17amGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 2 October 2023

The Lost Art and Innovation of Milk Plastic

quote [ Got milk? Pour yourself a glass and gulp down some little-known history about the household staple. In the early decades of the 20th century, milk was commonly used to make many plastic ornaments, including jewellery, gemstones, buttons, decorative buckles, fountain pens, fancy comb and brush sets and even piano keys. ]

Go back like milks in plastic
[SFW] [art] [+4]
[by ScoobySnacks@1:00pmGMT] [5 comments]

Thursday, 28 September 2023

modern art in midcentury comics

quote [ Send me more if you find 'em! ]

great cohost page. via Metafilter
[SFW] [art] [+3 Good]
[by Paracetamol@6:20pmGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 25 August 2023

Clone-a Lisa ??? art forgery game

quote [ One minute to copy Leonardo da Vinci?s Mona Lisa. ]

Like Mona Lisa paint it like Mona Lisa paint it like Mona Lisa huh ha like Mona Lisa yea
[SFW] [art] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:10amGMT] [0 comments]

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