posts tagged "art"

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Andy Freeberg

Guardians

In the art museums of Russia, women sit in the galleries and guard the collections. When you look at the paintings and sculptures, the presence of the women becomes an inherent part of viewing the artwork itself. I found the guards as intriguing to observe as the pieces they watch over. In conversation they told me how much they like being among Russia’s great art. A woman in Moscow’s State Tretyakov Gallery Museum said she often returns there on her day off to sit in front of a painting that reminds her of her childhood home. Another guard travels three hours each day to work, since at home she would just sit on her porch and complain about her illnesses, “as old women do.” She would rather be at the museum enjoying the people watching, surrounded by the history of her country.

1. Stroganov Palace, Russian State Museum

2.Matisse Still Life, Hermitage Museum

3.Konchalovsky’s Family Portrait, State Tretyakov Gallery

4. Veronese’s Adoration of the Shepherds, Hermitage Museum

5. Rublev and Daniil’s The Deesis Tier, State Tretyakov Gallery

6. Michelangelo’s Moses and the Dying Slave, Pushkin Museum

7.Malevich’s Self Portrait, Russian State Museum

8. Nesterov’s Blessed St Sergius of Radonezh, Russian State Museum

9. Petrov-Vodkin’s Bathing of a Red Horse, State Tretyakov Gallery

10. Kugach’s Before the Dance, State Tretyakov Gallery

picaet:

 People wearing a white cloth took part in “Divisor,” a performance art piece by Brazilian artist Lygia Pape

picaet:

 People wearing a white cloth took part in “Divisor,” a performance art piece by Brazilian artist Lygia Pape

moma:

Frida Kahlo, born today in 1907, painted this powerful work shortly after divorcing Diego Rivera, who had been unfaithful. 
[Frida Kahlo. Self-Portrait with Cropped Hair. 1940.]

moma:

Frida Kahlo, born today in 1907, painted this powerful work shortly after divorcing Diego Rivera, who had been unfaithful. 

[Frida Kahlo. Self-Portrait with Cropped Hair. 1940.]

Soo Sunny Park (b. Seoul, Korea) - Unwoven Light at Rice University’s Rice Gallery in Houston, Texas. Composed of 37 individual sculptural units, the installation uses iridescent plexi-glass embedded in pieces of a chain link fence to cast shimmering, colorful reflections across the spacious gallery. 

(Source: Flickr / walleyfilms)

chimneyfish:

Self-Portrait In A Velvet Dress, 1926
Frida Kahlo

chimneyfish:

Self-Portrait In A Velvet Dress, 1926

Frida Kahlo

dawnawakened:

Yayoi Kusama, Infinity Mirrored Room - Filled with the Brilliance of Life (2011)

"Eccentric Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama’s intriguing art installation at the David Zwirner gallery in New York tussles with a tough concept that most of us have a difficult time wrapping our heads around – infinity. Her “I Who Have Arrived In Heaven” installation features infinity rooms that let visitors take a step into an enchanting and endless space." - Bored Panda

ferrousfellow:

thecatdogblog:

Nine years ago, Japanese photographer Miyoko Ihara began snapping pictures of the relationship between her grandmother and her odd-eyed white cat. Miyoko’s grandma Misao found the abandoned cat in a shed on her land and the pair have barely been apart since. Misao named the white cat “Fukumaru” in hope the “God of fuku (good fortune) comes and everything will be smoothed over like maru (circle)”. Fukumaru is always in Misao’s shadow whether she is farming her land, having a bath, eating or sleeping. Now nearly a decade later their friendship and adventures have been documented by Miyoko in a photo book called Misao the Big Mama and Fukumaru the Cat.

from the Telegraph

jedavu:

Modern Remakes Of Famous Paintings by The Booooooom + Adobe 

fer1972:

3D Paper Patterns by Maud Vantours

popculture-junkie:

lora-mathis:

Girl, an ongoing series 
by Lora Mathis 

This is the literal pain of being a women. I have gotten so frustrated with beauty regimens and why I hate living in this world as a woman. This isn’t even counting the sexism and emotional harassment women must face from men everyday