Imagine Chanyeol and Kyungsoo sitting infront of the keyboard, in Yeol’s tiny studio. Shoulders and knees touching occasionally. Kyungsoo focused on the keyboard, trying notes and chords, pressing one key at a time, singing at the same time the lyrics he wrote. Chanyeol focused on Soo, watching him with a smile on his face, can’t help but giggle when Kyungsoo struggles with a note. And Kyungsoo turning to Yeol, hitting him with an annoyed face but a playful heart, telling him not to laugh and help him instead. Surrendering, Yeol adjusting the notes with the same warm smile and this continues all night. They are not getting tired of sitting next to each other in that small room, now warmer and cozier, as their voices harmonize together perfectly while singing Love Yourself through the end of the night.
This week in 1972, Stevie released his album ‘Talking Book.’ The album later earned him three Grammys including Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for “You Are The Sunshine Of My Life.” https://ClassicMotown.lnk.to/SWTalkingBook
The artist Lee Krasner was born in Brooklyn in 1908 and studied at the Cooper Union, the National Academy of Design, and the Hans Hofmann School in New York. During the height of her creative output in the mid-twentieth century, Krasner was almost entirely overlooked by the art community due in part to her marriage to Abstract Expressionist superstar Jackson Pollock but also to the male-dominated art culture during this time. Thanks to the work of feminist art historians in the 1970s, Krasner was “rediscovered” and acknowledged for her major contributions to the American Abstract Expressionist movement. Today Krasner is finally being recognized as a formative member of the movement, and her work stands up confidently to the macho giants of her time.
One particularly early example of a solo Krasner show wasLee Krasner: Works on Paper on display at the Brooklyn Museum from December 20, 1984-February 25, 1985. In the Brooklyn Museum archival records for this exhibition, I found an exhibition announcement, a checklist with some interesting curatorial doodles, and an informative background text on the artist. I learned that this exhibition was on display simultaneously with a retrospective of Krasner’s work at the Museum of Modern Art. Knowing that MoMA and the Brooklyn Museum consciously created these similar exhibition schedules to give Krasner the credit she deserves, provides great context for the resurgence of her art during this time period.
You keep saying Vincent is a bad man, but I just don't see it! He's too much of a sweetheart and too adorable to be bad!
If I remember correctly, I’ve never called Vincent a bad man. He’s not bad, he’s just not good either. Vincent is Vincent, warts and all. But just because he’s cute doesn’t mean his actions don’t have consequences/can’t hurt people!