If you only knew what she was up to. . .

imwithkanye:

Happy Bill Murray Day! Bill Murray at TIFF.

imwithkanye:

Happy Bill Murray Day! Bill Murray at TIFF.

artsfortransit:

Exhibition Tuesday!

Faith Ringgold created Flying Home: Harlem Heroes and Heroines (Downtown and Uptown), a glass mosaic artwork at the 125th Street station on the 2 and 3 lines. Her mosaic work honors Harlem notables, depicting performers, painters, athletes and leaders, positioning them as if they’re in flight. Recently, Ringgold revisited her 1986 Groovin High quilt, transforming her work into a large scale commission for the High Line. Depicting a crowded dance hall, this work is evocative of Ringgold’s memories of Sunday afternoon dances in her native Harlem. Groovin High will be on view adjacent to the High Line at 18th Street and 10th Avenue until June, 2nd 2014.

Images 1-4. Faith Ringgold, Flying Home: Harlem Heroes and Heroines (Downtown and Uptown), 1996.

5. Faith Ringgold, Groovin High, 1986/2014. Photo by Timothy Schenck.

Love.

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midwestprotohipster:

70sscifiart:

Chris Foss was hired to design spaceships for Guardians of the Galaxy!

Above, concept art from the film. Below, a picture from director James Gunn’s instagram, who confirmed Foss’s involvement on facebook yesterday: 

"Charlie Wood, our production designer, was one of my primary partners on this film. We started with long long discussions, lots of photos, and my love of the artist Chris Foss - who we actually hired to work on the movie. He’s a classic science fiction artist from the 70s and 80s."

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This confirms some of my suspicions about GotG.

So amazing.

medievalpoc:

khakhov:

stalinwasabasicbitch:

medievalpoc:

Abraham Janssens
The Agrippine Sibyl
Netherlands (c. 1575)
Düsseldorf, Kunst Palast

Does anyone know the history/story behind this painting? Is it religious, classical, a portrait? 

All I know is that Sibyls are female holy people…I believe there’s a “set” of Sibyls that are wise women that I thiiiiink represent certain religious/spiritual/moral aspects. Honestly, I know little about what this painting is but from my art history studies, this is what I can say:
1. This MAY be a portrait. Sometimes, people were painted as religious figures - this was not unusual for this period and location.
2. SYMBOLISM is highly important in this region and time (as it is in many others) - crown of thorns is visible, dressed in fineries, the scroll, the rod (which might also be a pen?) - all of these can be linked to the Christian religion.
3. After a Google Search, the text on the scroll “siccabitur ut(?) folium” means “wither as leaf” - I am sorry, I don’t know what this is referring to.
Unfortunately, I have always had a little trouble picking out Christian symbolism. This is what I can poop out for now!

From How to Distinguish Saints in Art by Their Costumes, Symbols and Attributes:

The Sibyls were legendary prophetesses who were said to have foretold to the Gentiles,as the prophets has foretold them to the Jews, various aspects of the Advent and Sojourn upon earth of the Messiah. They were twelve in number: the Persian Sibyl, the Libyan, the Delvic, the Erithrean, the Cumean, the Samean, the Cimmerian, the Tiburtine, the Hellespontine, the Phrygian, the European, and the Agrippine.

The majority of the Sibyls were said to have pagan roots, and as is obvious from the list, only one is mentioned to have hailed from Europe, so we can assume these were almost all women of color.
As for the woman in this painting, it is very likely she was a woman hired by Janssens to sit for the portrait, on account of her beauty and regal bearing. During this era of Netherlandish painting, commissioned paintings of Black people in lavish dress and jewelry were common, since much of the arts were funded by wealthy patrons who were very invested in international trade. The Adoration was also a very popular contemporaneous choice of subject, as depictions of incredibly wealthy traders with dark skin were often showcased to foster goodwill with traders from afar.

medievalpoc:

khakhov:

stalinwasabasicbitch:

medievalpoc:

Abraham Janssens

The Agrippine Sibyl

Netherlands (c. 1575)

Düsseldorf, Kunst Palast

Does anyone know the history/story behind this painting? Is it religious, classical, a portrait? 

All I know is that Sibyls are female holy people…I believe there’s a “set” of Sibyls that are wise women that I thiiiiink represent certain religious/spiritual/moral aspects. Honestly, I know little about what this painting is but from my art history studies, this is what I can say:

1. This MAY be a portrait. Sometimes, people were painted as religious figures - this was not unusual for this period and location.

2. SYMBOLISM is highly important in this region and time (as it is in many others) - crown of thorns is visible, dressed in fineries, the scroll, the rod (which might also be a pen?) - all of these can be linked to the Christian religion.

3. After a Google Search, the text on the scroll “siccabitur ut(?) folium” means “wither as leaf” - I am sorry, I don’t know what this is referring to.

Unfortunately, I have always had a little trouble picking out Christian symbolism. This is what I can poop out for now!

From How to Distinguish Saints in Art by Their Costumes, Symbols and Attributes:

The Sibyls were legendary prophetesses who were said to have foretold to the Gentiles,as the prophets has foretold them to the Jews, various aspects of the Advent and Sojourn upon earth of the Messiah. They were twelve in number: the Persian Sibyl, the Libyan, the Delvic, the Erithrean, the Cumean, the Samean, the Cimmerian, the Tiburtine, the Hellespontine, the Phrygian, the European, and the Agrippine.

The majority of the Sibyls were said to have pagan roots, and as is obvious from the list, only one is mentioned to have hailed from Europe, so we can assume these were almost all women of color.

As for the woman in this painting, it is very likely she was a woman hired by Janssens to sit for the portrait, on account of her beauty and regal bearing. During this era of Netherlandish painting, commissioned paintings of Black people in lavish dress and jewelry were common, since much of the arts were funded by wealthy patrons who were very invested in international trade. The Adoration was also a very popular contemporaneous choice of subject, as depictions of incredibly wealthy traders with dark skin were often showcased to foster goodwill with traders from afar.

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aseriousmann:

I was recently commissioned to photograph five generations of descendants of Solomon Northup, author of “12 Years a Slave”. The feature can be seen in this week’s newsstand ‘Oscar’s Edition’ of The Hollywood Reporter as well as here.

However small, I feel honored to play a role in the sharing of Solomon Northup’s legacy. It was definitely an experience that I’ll always treasure. Enjoy!

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ieatbutter:

Forty mug cakes later, you admit that you did in fact need a bucket cake.

ieatbutter:

Forty mug cakes later, you admit that you did in fact need a bucket cake.

Where I felt most conflicted. I definitely ended up in my feelings a little when getting to this aspect of the ‘Mamie Sphinx.’ Watching as non-people of color, gawked and giggled at this bodacious tribute to the mythical caricature of the black woman. Anyone else who saw it, I’d love to talk in-depth about your experience at some point. #karawalkerdomino #dominosugarfactorybk

Where I felt most conflicted. I definitely ended up in my feelings a little when getting to this aspect of the ‘Mamie Sphinx.’ Watching as non-people of color, gawked and giggled at this bodacious tribute to the mythical caricature of the black woman. Anyone else who saw it, I’d love to talk in-depth about your experience at some point. #karawalkerdomino #dominosugarfactorybk

The result of me not wanting to be in a meeting. If you’re wondering, the meeting was an hour and a half. #humpday #outtosea #expertdoodler

The result of me not wanting to be in a meeting. If you’re wondering, the meeting was an hour and a half. #humpday #outtosea #expertdoodler

Flawless Human Beings » Gina Torres » Gina Torres Alphabet

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You know, the older I get, I just don’t know. But, there is absolutely that part of me that watches action shows and goes, ‘I can still do that. I can still roll with that. I stay in shape. I keep it together. I stay strong.’ So yes, I would love to do that, as my one last hurrah.  That would absolutely be great, and I’m sure my fans would love that. I would love to take off the stilettos and put the boots back on. Strap something to my hip, and let’s go!” - Gina Torres (on playing a superhero/villain)

Make it happen Jesus.

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