art as research


Cali: The Civil War was rough, to say the least, I remember Alfred wasn’t really allowed to take a side nor have an opinion, so he basically had to stay away from all of it and couldn’t do anything for any of us states, and as one of the states in the Union and being fairly newer to the US I was in the thick of it…

strix  asked:

Get to know the blogger.... With the negativity going around at the moment... let’s start something fun and just downright silly! List five (5) weird and wonderful (or just bizarre) facts about yourself... then pass it on to as many people as you want! Let the craziness begin!

Hey, I am nothing if not weird and wonderful ;)

1. I wrote my thesis on images of Dionysus and Ariadne in Greek and Roman art. I took a research trip to Italy to support my findings with notes and photos of frescoes, statues and mosaics.

2. I grew up watching and loving General Hospital and my dream job as a kid was to be the head writer on a soap opera.

3. I absolutely love romantic comedies. Bringing Up Baby, While You Were Sleeping, The Wedding Singer, Four Weddings and a Funeral, and Bridget Jones’s Diary are among the many that I love.

4. I can read approximately sixty pages an hour. This came in handy for that thesis research.

5. I walked down the aisle to an instrumental version of Toto by Africa at my wedding.

I would love to see what @jandjsalmon @gershwinn @jinglejanglejones @jugandbettsdetectiveagency @librarian-chic @formergirlwonder have to share :)

Page 3: A love that was more than love.

So much is packed into this flashback. But first, I want to give all the compliments to my daughter, Lydia. Her art is on point. All the flowers in the second panel were not only drawn by hand on her digital art tablet, but she also researched the meaning of each flower. (Mod Debra)

primrose - not being able to live without partner

red roses - deep & passionate love

dark crimson roses - sadness, mourning, death & rebirth

forget-me-not - true & undying love; fidelity & loyalty in relationship

violet - death & resurrection

white carnation - pure love

orchid - “I will always love you” & sympathy 

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  • read Percy Jackson & now thinks they know everything abt Ancient Greece
  • probably owns a sword or two
  • really dramatic but like. silently.
  • likes to stand on things to be impressive


  • runs a pastel fashion blog
  • probably a secret weeaboo??
  • snapchat story is full of the dog filter and pictures of picnics
  • adorable but hella fragile


  • *dramatically looks into rainstorm* Life… is meaningless
  • didn’t get the memo that being emo isn’t in anymore
  • probably an english major
  • claims to like thunderstorms but will 100% hide under the bed when it thunders


  • that loud and obnoxious kid in your class. u know the one.
  • claims to be the perfect christian
  • really dramatic and definitely not silently
  • will climb onto dangerous things just to be taller than Neoclassicism

Women’s Art History Masterpost

In honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, feminist art scholar and research specialist at the Getty Research Institute, Anja Foerschner, selected key publications and journals for those want to explore art by women and feminist art.

The Feminist Art Journal (produced from 1972 to 1977).

The Power of Women and the Subversion of the Community by Mariarosa Dalla Costa and Selma James (1975).

Woman Artists 1550–1950 by Ann S. Harris (1977).

Chrysalis: A Magazine of Women’s Culture. (Produced from 1977 to 1980).
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Feminist Art Criticism: An Anthology by Arlene Raven, Cassandra Langer, and Joanna Ellen Frueh (1988).

Women, Art, and Power: And other Essays by Linda Nochlin (1988).

Women, Art, and Society by Whitney Chadwick (1990).

Art on My Mind: Visual Politics by Bell Hooks (1995).

Woven by the Grandmothers: Nineteenth-Century Navajo Textiles from the National Museum of the American Indian by Eulalie H. Bonar (1996).

Sexual Politics: Judy Chicago’s Dinner Party in Feminist Art History by Amelia Jones and Laura Cottingham (1996).

Beyond the Flower: The Autobiography of a Feminist Artist by Judy Chicago (1997).

Angry Women by Andrea Juno and V. Vale (1999).

Lesbian Art in America: A Contemporary History by Harmony Hammond (2000).

Black Feminist Cultural Criticism by Jacqueline Bobo (2001).

The Black Female Body: A Photographic History by Deborah Willis and Carla Williams (2002).

Art/Women/California, 1950–2000: Parallels and Intersections by Diana Burgess Fuller and Daniela Salvioni (2002).

Dark Designs and Visual Culture by Michele Wallace (2004).

Into Performance: Japanese Women Artists in New York by Midori Yoshimoto (2005).

WACK!: Art and the Feminist Revolution by Cornelia Butler and Lisa Gabrielle Mark (2007).

The Color of Stone: Sculpting the Black Female Subject in Nineteenth-Century America by Charmaine A. Nelson (2007).

Chicana Art: The Politics of Spiritual and Aesthetic Altarities by Laura E. Pérez (2007).

Ana Mendieta by María Ruido (2008).

Visual and Other Pleasures by L. Mulvey (2009).

Modern Women: Women artists at the Museum of Modern Art by Cornelia H. Butler and Alexandra Schwartz (2010).

EyeMinded: Living and Writing Contemporary Art by Kellie Jones (2011).

Women Building History: Public Art at the 1893 Columbian Exposition by Wanda M. Corn, Charlene G. Garfinkle, and Annelise K. Madsen (2011).

After the Revolution: Women Who Transformed Contemporary Art by Eleanor Heartney, Helaine Posner, Nancy Princenthal, Sue Scott, Linda Nochlin (2013).

Visualizing Guadalupe: From Black Madonna to Queen of the Americas by Jeanette Favrot Peterson (2014).

Live Form: Women, Ceramics, and Community by Jenni Sorkin (2016).

We want this list to grow, so please reblog with your favorite resources on art by women and feminist art.

in Philippine Mythology, Bulalakaw was the name of a messenger spirit.

They come in many forms. sometimes, as a slender young man wearing a feathered headdress, or a genderless fairy-deity with the head of a bird, or, simply, as a comet.

their name means falling star.


The Conjuring Arts Research Center

Living in NYC is interesting because you come across places you wouldn’t think exist. The Conjuring Arts Research Center on 30th and 5th ave in Chelsea is an organization that is “dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of magic and its allied arts, which include psychic phenomenon, hypnosis, deceptive gambling, science and history of playing cards, mentalism, ventriloquism, juggling, and sleight of hand techniques.”

You can make a research appointment with the librarian of the organization, which will grant you access to their amazing collection of uncommon books on magic. So, the next time you’re in NYC and wanna do something interesting, check this place out.

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