Roxane Gay, a prominent author, has been confronting the pervasive bias against fat women. In her 2017 book Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, Gay relates stories about the rudeness she often encounters when seated next to strangers on a plane. She considers fatphobia a feminist issue, writing, “As a woman, as a fat woman, I am not supposed to take up space. And yet, as a feminist, I am encouraged to believe I can take up space.” British artist Jenny Saville’s powerful works celebrating the beauty of fat women are among her most well-known; her trailblazing feminist paintings helped chart a path for women painters who talk back to the female nudes that dominate art history. This involves challenging the standards of beauty codified in images, be they art or ads, to which women are often
Friday, August 20
Former Art Basel Director Noah Horowitz Heads to Sotheby’s
Noah Horowitz, Art Basel’s former director of Americas, has been appointed as Sotheby’s worldwide head of gallery and private dealer services. In July, Art Basel announced that Horowitz would step down from his role as director, a position in which he had served since 2015. He will report to Brooke Lampley, Sotheby’s chairman and worldwide head of sales for global fine art. In his new position, he will focus on leading Sotheby’s strategic relationships with galleries and dealers.
Thursday, August 19
Lehmann Maupin Now Represents Tom Friedman in Asia
Tom Friedman, an artist who produces intimately crafted sculptures, will now be represented by Lehmann Maupin gallery in Asia. He will continue to be represented by Luhring Augustine in New York and Stephen Friedman Gallery in London. Known for his sculptures evoking lanky humans and abstract accumulations
Oh yes! I had forgotten how many have been written and sung over the years. I’d say once you get past your top 20, you start to get to songs that I would not agree with.
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With that in mind, we’ve put together a quick T-shirt screen printing software guide, to help you identify and buy (or use for free!) the best T shirt printing software available. Girl, What an awesome collection of songs with God and or Jesus in them. Awesome indeed. I enjoy these greats and will def be back to listen. prettydarkhouse— Oddly enough, none of these selections are in the Louvre. I have been to the Louvre. And I have had previous Hubs that featured art that is in that premier museum. The caption of each painting featured here includes the museum where it can be seen today. 3 … Read the rest
Etel Adnan’s contribution to the 2015 Istanbul Biennale was an artist’s book titled Family Memoirs on the End of the Ottoman Empire. This accordion-fold work contains the artist’s handwritten recollections, in Turkish and English, concerning her family and the catastrophic conflicts of the decade before her birth in 1925. As the text mentions politically sensitive material—social ties between Turkish and Armenian families before the 1915–17 Armenian-Assyrian-Greek Genocide—what had originally been foreseen as an accompanying wall text was shrunk down to a more discreet card one could read while viewing the turning of the pages. At the Biennale, a white-gloved assistant seated at a table silently lifted, displayed, and shifted the pages for visitors.
Family Memoirs on the End of the Ottoman Empire is but one example of Adnan’s sensitivity to the ways in which we look, read, and remember—a sensitivity that inflects her larger hybrid art-and-writing practice.
Surprisingly, until the last couple of years, classic rock radio had pretty much ignored the album, though these days the title track can occasionally be heard most Friday afternoons.
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It was 1982 when Microsoft bought the rights to the IBM version of Flight Simulator SubLOGIC, the mortgage company’s first developer Bruce Artwick, who had created in 1976. wow, it’s funny how defensive everyone is of Michael Jackson now that he’s dead, when before he died, those same hardcore fans could have cared less about him. DJ Funktual is right. picplzthumbs Bad was definitely an inferior album with some inferior number one singles that haven’t aged well, when compared to the brilliant Thriller. and contrary to popular belief, Michael was not still the world’s biggest and most respected popstar by the late 80s Bad era. sure, he still had plenty of fans and could score … Read the rest
Workers from Northumbrian Water Group (NWG) uncovered a new section of Hadrian’s Wall when they were replacing a water main beneath a busy city street near the city center of Newcastle in northeast England. NWG announced the discovery in a statement on Monday.
The nearly 10-foot section of wall was revealed just below surface level. Preserved for almost 2,000 years, the section comprises a small fragment of the original wall, which ran between the island’s eastern and western coasts.
“We believe that we uncovered part of the wall’s earliest phase,” said Philippa Hunter of Archaeological Research Services Ltd., a consulting company hired to record and protect the find. The use of large stone blocks indicates that the wall segment belongs to the earliest phase of construction, as later building phases used much smaller stones.
The route of Hadrian’s Wall is fairly well documented in the area, Hunter notes,
The Chinese art, reflecting the Buddhist pantheism, has produced works of pure landscapes already in the XI and XII centuries. Off the circle is M Street, which is the main drag of Georgetown Heights.
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Adobe Illustrator is becoming a very popular program in the design world. picplzthumbs Once vector art is created, it is easily modified within the program it was created in and is not greatly affected when scaled (enlarging or reducing size). Since vector files are mathematically defined, scaling simply requires modification of the mathematic equation. Vector files do not support photograph images very well and can become a problem when exchanging them across different platforms. Vector art is typically saved in an EPS or PDF format. c. 1640â€”Goslar, Germany: A painting at the church of St. Jakobi includes an angel playing trombone (see below image; public domain). Spend sometime enjoying your … Read the rest
In 2020, Mexican officials made impassioned requests for the loan of a storied Aztec headdress held by Austria’s Weltmuseum Wien. This week, the Vienna institution officially denied those requests, ensuring that the headdress will not return to Mexico this year to tie in with the 500th anniversary of Spain’s conquest of the Aztec empire in 1521.
The German press agency dpa reported on Monday that the Weltmuseum Wien told Mexican leaders that it could not travel the headdress, claiming that the object was too fragile to make the journey. “Due to the considerable risk of possible damage during transport, the request for a loan cannot be granted,” Austria’s State Secretariat for Culture told dpa in a statement.
It is neither the first time that Mexico has made such a request nor the first time that Austria has denied it. Widely considered to be an important object, the headdress
The elusive street artist Banksy is at it once again, producing a slew of works that have appeared along the east coast of England, the country he calls home. He confirmed that he was the creator of the works by way of an Instagram video focused on his travels in a camper van.
The first of the murals, featuring a couple dancing atop a bus shelter and a man playing an accordion, was spotted in Great Yarmouth, followed by one showing an arcade toy-grabber crane that appeared in the nearby town of Gorleston. More artworks—one depicting a child building a sandcastle with a crowbar in Lowestoft, the other featuring three children in a boat in Oulton Broad—soon arrived.
In an unusual move for the graffiti artist, Banksy also left a miniature thatched stable bearing his signature at the Merrivale Model Village.
In the short film posted to Instagram,
Around two years ago, Wong Ping took an interest in varicose veins. Bored one day while riding an elevator, he noticed them on a passenger’s legs. “I could see them very clearly,” he said from his Hong Kong studio during a recent Zoom interview. He began researching online, reading about gels that alleviate the discomfort they cause. What would it be like, he wondered, to be a varicose vein?
That inquiry wound up forming the basis for Wong’s latest video, which debuted this past June in his first United States survey exhibition, at the New Museum in New York. His practice involves applying dream-world logic to real-world scenarios. “[I’m] interested in something that’s a mixture of weirdness and the real world, or something out of this world happening in real society,” he said. “A mixture between [here] and somewhere else, maybe something happening on some other planet. It gives this