Posted: July 13, 2014 Filed under: Art, Painting/Drawing | Tags: 1937, 30s, Bengal School of Art, India, Nandalal Bose, New Clouds, Santiniketan, trees, women
New Clouds. Nandalal Bose. 1937.
Posted: June 25, 2014 Filed under: Art, Photography | Tags: 1966, 60's, Bihar, India, Monsoon, Raghubir Singh, rain, women
Monsoon Women, Bihar, India. Raghubir Singh. 1966.
Posted: April 18, 2014 Filed under: Art, Painting/Drawing | Tags: 1892, 19th century, Arearea, colours, dog, expressionism, French, Gauguin, joyousness, Paul Gauguin, red dog, Tahiti, tree, warm, women
Arearea (Joyousness). Paul Gauguin. 1892.
Posted: April 10, 2014 Filed under: Art, Painting/Drawing | Tags: 19th century, April, bright, fauvism, flowers, girls, light, Maurice Denis, picking, Symbolist, white, women, yellow
April. Maurice Denis. 1892.
Posted: March 10, 2014 Filed under: Art, Painting/Drawing, Photography | Tags: 20th century, art history, Beguiling of Merlin, Burne-Jones, Chris Marker, classic, French, ingres, La Gioconda, Leonardo da Vinci, metro, Mona Lisa, Paris, passengers, people, subway, travel, women
Passengers: A Subway Quartet. Chris Marker. 2008-2010.
In this series of photographs Chris Marker captures the passengers of Paris Metro at their most banal, illuminating the beauty and poetry of our everyday lives. In this sub-series, A Subway Quartet, Marker insets a famous classical painting which mirrors the expression and/or pose of his character.
Posted: February 21, 2014 Filed under: Art, Fashion, Photography, Sculpture | Tags: Africa, anthropoligical, b&w, black and white, hair, hairstyle, J.D. Okhai Ojeikere, Nigeria, ojeikere, sculptural, shapes, style, Venice Biennale, women
These stunning photographs are from the Hairstyle Series by the late Nigerian phototagrapher J.D. Okhai Ojeikere :
Posted: February 5, 2014 Filed under: Art, Photography | Tags: 1937, 30s, anniversary, Barbara Morgan, blog, celebrate, dancers, girls, hands, jump, Martha Graham, one year, toes, women
Celebrating one year of Imponderabilia!
Martha Graham, Celebration. Barbara Morgan. 1937
Posted: January 22, 2014 Filed under: Art, Painting/Drawing | Tags: 18th century, 1909, 20th century, A Midsummer Night's dream, bodies, circle, dance, henri matisse, La Danse, Matisse, movement, music, nasturtiums, nude, Oberon, oil on canvas, Paris, Shakespeare, Titania and Puck with Fairies Dancing, watercolour, William Blake, women
A Visual History
Oberon, Titania and Puck with Fairies Dancing. William Blake. circa 1786.
La Danse (I). Henri Matisse. 1909.
La Danse. Henri Matisse. 1909/10
La Musique. Henri Matisse. 1910
La Danse with Nasturtiums. Henri Matisse. 1912.
Posted: October 7, 2013 Filed under: Art, Film, Painting/Drawing, Performance/Installation | Tags: 1960, 60's, blue, France, French, naked, Nouveau réalisme, nude, paintbrush, painting, performance, Tate, women, Yves Klein
Yves Klein used naked women as ‘human paintbrushes’ to make his Anthropometry paintings, which were produced as elaborate performances in front of an audience. Klein, in bow-tie and suit, would conduct the women as they covered themselves in paint (a colour he patented as ‘International Klein Blue’) and made imprints of their bodies, whilst musicians played his ‘Monotone Symphony’ – a single note played for twenty minutes, followed by twenty minutes of silence.
Yves Klein Anthropometry events were one of the key events in the history of painting and performance A revolutionary moment in art when the artist exposed the making of the painting. They really mark a shift between painting as something that happens on the canvas to artists exposing the making of painting
From Tate Shots
Anthropométries. Yves Klein. 1960.