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Female Charm

∇ The Art of Movement & Sound ↓

– Amina Alaoui: Fado Al-Mu’tamid

feat… ↑ José Luis Montón: flamenco guitar + Eduardo Miranda: mandolin

♥ Silent film actresses ↓ [Chopin Nocturne Opus 9 No. 2 in E Flat Major]

– […]

David Shrigley

•→ http://www.davidshrigley.com/

◊ Who I Am and What I Want ↓

•→ A bedtime story ⇐ ♦ Blur ↓ ‘Good Song’

Waiting, I got […]

Milo Manara

Maurilio Manara — known professionally as Milo Manara — (born September 12, 1945 in Lüsen (Luson), Bolzano-Bozen): an Italian comic book creator (writer and artist), best known for his erotic approach to the medium.

◊ Sex & Civilization ↓

◊ “Gasoline” ↓ […]

Sleeve Art

Album cover art is often considered to be one of the “extincted” fields in modern graphics design. In times when digital copies are cheaper and quicker to get, album covers have somehow lost their importance as less and less customers actually buy CDs and LPs in the stores.

♦ THE ART […]

The Art of Illustration

Illustrators articulate what a photograph cannot. Using an array of techniques and styles, illustrators evoke stories and meaning in a variety of mediums, from editorial illustration in magazines and newspapers, to comics books, to activist media. And as their tasks over the years have become less informational […]

Rafal Olbinski

Born in Kielce, Poland in 1945, →Rafal Olbinski studied architecture before dedicating himself to painting and design. He graduated from the Architectural Department of Warsaw Politechnical School.

In 1982 he immigrated to the US, where he soon established himself as a prominent painter, illustrator and designer. In 1985, […]

Jacek Yerka

Born in Poland in 1952, →JACEK YERKA ←studied fine art and graphics prior to becoming a full-time artist in 1980.

While at university, Yerka resisted the constant pressures of his instructors to adopt the less detailed, less realistic techniques that characterize so much of contemporary art. Instead, he […]

Op Art

¤ Optical Illusions drawn with SPIEGELKUNSTENAAR (MIRROR ARTIST) ↓

→ http://web.inter.nl.net/hcc/Hans.Kuiper/optillus.htm ¤ Trust your brains? ↓ Practice your Spanish with this slideshare

Alucina ↑ from FRANCISCO 1. What’s our brains up to…! 2. If you see anything turning – you’re in need for a holiday!!! Stare at each circle in isolation and you’ll see […]

German Expressionism

Early 20th Century

Influenced by the work of the Post Impressionists: Van Gogh, Cezanne, and Matisse, there were two great branches of German Expressionism:

¤ Die Brucke: – Ernst Ludwig Kirchner; – Edvard Munch; – Paula Modersohn Becker; – Kathe Kollwitz . . .

¤ Der Blaue Reiter: – […]

Gerhard Richter

◊ San Francisco Museum of Modern Art ↓ G R – PHOTOGRAPHY & ABSTRACTION 2002

◊ GR Painting ↓ Film Captures the German Impasto Master at Work with His Squeegee

The notoriously secretive creative process of reclusive German artist Gerhard Richter is exposed in filmmaker Corinna Belz’s new fly-on-the-wall documentary, […]

Andy Warhol

¤ Synopsis of biography below . . .

Born Andrew Warhola on August 6, 1928 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Andy Warhol’s parents were Slovakian immigrants, living in one of Pittsburgh’s Eastern European ethnic enclaves.

At the age of 8, Warhol contracted Chorea—also known as St. Vitus’s Dance—a rare and sometimes fatal […]

Street Art

♦ Keith Haring ↓ (1958-1990)

⇓ An American Visual Artist and Social Activist

◊ Keith Haring’s quotes ↓

“The public needs art, and it is the responsibility of a ’self-proclaimed artist’ to realize the public needs art, and not to make bourgeois art for the few and ignore the masses. […]

Edward Hopper

[1882 – 1967]

Critics tend to note that Edward Hopper’s painting House by the Railroad and Edward Hirsch’s poem “Edward Hopper and the House by the Railroad” (1925) offer two views of a particular time and place in American history: the tail end of […]

Pina 3D [Wim Wenders, 2011]

Pina is a 2011 German 3D documentary film about the contemporary dance choreographer Pina Bausch. It was directed by Wim Wenders. The film premiered Out of Competition at the 61st Berlin International Film Festival.

During the preparation of the documentary, Pina Bausch died unexpectedly. Wenders cancelled the film production, but the […]