happenspieße

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jonghyun’s (new and first) tattoos. tattoo #1: located above elbow on left arm, seen in the first two screencaptures. said by one fan to be a thick black line in a broad font with some sort of text on it; said by another fan to posisbly read “inspiration”. tattoo #2: located below armpit on right arm. said by one fan to possibly be a line or three or four rectangular patterns while a second fan thought that it was either another line of writing or that they saw text with it. there are currently no high quality or close up pictures of the tattoos. the closest thing that we have to a high quality look for now are the screencaptures above that come from this fancam. there is also no confirmation as to whether or not what the fan above thought the left arm tattoo said is, in fact, what it actually does. it’s just speculation at this point. click on the photos to get a “better” look.

the collection [story op. 2] ♡ essay ver.
on … “blinking game” / source: sullaem

shall we talk about something dirty?

guess what i think is the most explicit type of skinship?

answer: it’s eye contact!

then guess what i think is the sexist genre of music?

answer: it’s jazz!

a meeting of the two, full of power struggle and playfulness. it’s so erotic that i can’t listen to this song anymore. i’m embarrassed.

[translator’s note: the word he used to say “explicit” means something in the sense of being frank, open and direct. it doesn’t necessarily refer to something sexual, but it can (and does, in this case). the lyrics to “blinking game” can be read here.]

noora and william were both in the wrong, stop. his family is his biggest weakness and she lied to him about it. it’s totally understandable that she did, but william distancing himself after finding out she lied isn’t a weird or horrible reaction either. y’all are already jumping on him again for not being there 100% for her, but it’s hard to fully support someone when they don’t tell you the truth and you have to find out via a letter from the police. 

she also left him without saying anything. and this is of course a reason for people to jump on him again, cause he didn’t come after her. she left him, and that’s probably how it felt for him too. if he had traveled after her people would be calling him abusive and manipulative again for going against her wishes, since she’s the one who left.

she hasn’t contacted him either. they’re BOTH in the wrong, they BOTH don’t communicate. stop blaming everything on him because tumblr keeps telling you how awful he is. 

this whole storyline shouldn’t even be here to be discussed but okay. 

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Japonism

Japonism is, in short, the influence that Japanese art has had in European works. Most specifically in that of the 19th century. It’s also known as Japonisme and Anglo-Japanese.

Are you a fan - like so many others - of artists such as Van Gogh? Without the woodblock Ukiyo-e prints of the Edo Period, his style would differ from what we know and love now. This traditional Japanese art form had an enormous impact on Western art. It was part of the foundation that created movements such as Impressionism, Post-Impressionism (of course), and Art Nouveau. For the history of Ukiyo-e prints, I have a post here.

As Japan’s artworks became more available to all, thanks to international trade, it spread across the world. Japanese arts were collected and featured in English exhibitions, and shown to all at places like The World’s Fair. The craze in France started when these blocks were introduced and sold out quickly. They were beautiful, and cheap to make. The influence of Asian art continued to spread in all artistic endeavours. People loved how different Japanese characteristics of art were from what they had been taught. Van Gogh is not the only recognizable person to be influenced by Asian art. Claude Monet (1840-1926), Paul Gauguin (1848-1903), and Louis Anquetin (1861-1924) are just a few more that adopted certain Japanese styles in their work.

What attracted artists to these Japanese works is the vivid, bold, and unshaded shapes and colours. Without this influence, it makes you wonder what the works of Edgar Degas (1834-1917) and Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) would have looked like. The similarities may not be obvious at first glance, but it is the composition, colours, and lines you must focus on to truly understand the influence. Some works may be obvious - beautiful women dressed in kimonos - while others more subtle. In any case, it’s amazing to see how the influence of another culture can help form entire movements across the world.

Above details: Maternal Caress (1890-91) by Mary Cassatt (1844-1926) // Models for Fashion: New Year Designs as Fresh as Young Leaves (c. 1778-1780) by Isoda Kōryūsai (1735-1790) // One of the three tiles in Takiyasha the Witch and the Skeleton Spectre (1844) by Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798-1861) // Woman with Fan (1917-18) by Gustav Klimt (1862–1918)