From our post on Kehinde Wiley: The World Stage: Jamaica. Wiley is known for his paintings which present young black people mimicking poses from historical portraits. In this collection, poses were taken from the 17th and 18th century British portraiture. This series is described as a restaging of Jamaica’s colonial history, which transforms the race and gender of the traditional art-historical hero to reflect the contemporary urban environment.
Omg wow wow ty for sharing
Ok so how do I paint like that.
Need to look it up.
Based on research from Mason Currey’s Daily Rituals: How Artists Work, Podio created beautiful charts that show how some of modern society’s greatest thinkers, writers, artists and philosophers spent their days. It begins with the earliest risers and reveals how much time each of them spent sleeping, working, socializing, relaxing, exercising and at their day jobs or doing administrative stuff like managing their holdings or paying taxes.
i wish kanye west would have rushed the stage when macklemore was winning his award and said ” macklemore doesnt care about gay people.”
I DIDN’T KNOW I NEEDED THIS UNTIL THIS MOMENT
IN MY HEART I HAVE ALWAYS NEEDED THIS
Either that or Bey should have rushed the stage and told him she’d let him speak but Kanye had the best record.
I TAKE IT BACK
THIS IS WHAT I NEEDED
Gateteater (detail) - Ernst Klimt
Solitude, 1891, Laureano Barrau
Edouard Vuillard - 1899
Field of Flowers (1910)
The Alhambra, Granada: Entrance to the hall of the two sisters
Colorful installations made from spices by Naz Shahrokh
Naz Shahrokh currently lives and works in Abu Dhabi, UAE. She was born in Tehran, Iran in 1969, she spent her childhood in Paris, France, and adolescent years in Los Angeles, CA. She received a BFA and an MFA in Painting, and an MS in Art History from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, where she later taught Fine Arts and Art History from 1998 to 2008. She joined the faculty at the Performing and Visual Arts Department at the American University in Cairo, Egypt in 2004-2006, and recently joined the Art & Design Department at Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, UAE in 2008.
Past exhibitions of her work include the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY; The Rotenda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; The Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, Colorado; the Alexandria Library in Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt. Past awards for her work include the Change Inc. (the Rauschenberg Foundation) Grant, Captiva, FL, and the Artist-In-The-Marketplace Fellowship, the Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY.
Her work has been reviewed in the New York Times, TimeOut Abu Dhabi, the Connecticut Post, the Advocate and Greenwich Time, Contemporary Practices and ART PAPERS, and is included in private and public collections internationally.