prolific artist

sufjan stevens, a prolific and unique artist with albums such as:

  • “my religion doesn’t influence my music” (2004)
  • “how the fuck am i gonna do 48 more of these” (2005)
  • “stab your hot boyfriend, you’re a white vegan from new york” (2010)
  • “some agnostic lesbian with clinical depression is gonna put this on for her children in 20 years” (2012)
  • “is this about jesus, my mother, or having sex with men?” (2015)

Happy Black History Month!

In honor of Black History Month I’ll be posting periodically to celebrate black women artists. To kick it off here is a sample of some of my favorites, especially Alison Saar, a prolific artist with a varied body of art but still with a very distinct style. 

Being both black and female puts these artists at a double disadvantage in a world where the white male is far more revered and sought after. These women should always be celebrated, but let’s use this month to showcase some of the best and favorites!

The above are (in order) Michalene Thomas, Lorna Simpson, Ellen Gallagher, and Alison Saar. 


Accra exhibition to celebrate work of Paa Joe, the master craftsman behind some of the most extravagant caskets in the world

His work has been bought by US presidents and appears in museum collections all over the world – and yet most of Paa Joe’s creations are buried six feet underground.

Joe, who turned 69 this week, is Ghana’s most prolific coffin artist and, after five decades in the funeral industry producing some of the world’s most extravagant designs, his work is being celebrated in a major exhibition in Accra.

Joe’s work – which includes coffins in the shape of Porsches, naked women, Nike trainers, cameras, Coca-Cola bottles and chilli peppers – is designed to represent the life of the deceased, with each item handcrafted and painted for the funeral procession, which can last up to three days and three nights.

Working with curator Nana Oforiatta-Ayim, Joe and his son Jacob have developed an exhibition that explores the traditions behind the fantasy coffins and their particular popularity within the Ga community in Ghana, where this unique custom began.


Happy birthday to Ernst Haeckel! The German artist, zoologist, and evolutionist was born on this day in 1834. 

A prolific writer and talented artist, Haeckel became one of the most forceful and outspoken advocate for evolutionary ideas in continental Europe. He was also a great popularizer of science, and Haeckel’s lectures and his books—which at the time sold many more copies in many more languages than did Charles Darwin’s own—played a critical role in promoting evolutionary thought to a wide European audience. 

While on a trip in Messina, Sicily, Haeckel first encountered huge aggregations of the marine microorganisms known as radiolarians. Viewed under a microscope, their glassy (silica) skeletons revealed unimaginably intricate, often perfectly symmetrical geometric forms. For Haeckel, who was struggling to reconcile his idealist romanticist beliefs with the seeming reductionism of modern biology, these extraordinarily beautiful creatures provided a way to resolve the conflict. Study of their endless forms provided an outlet for his artistic talents while revealing to him nature’s inner mysteries. 

See more of Ernst Haeckel’s work in the exhibition, Opulent Oceans: Extraordinary Rare Book Selections from the American Museum of Natural History, now on view at the Museum. 

tidusyumemiru  asked:

🎨🎨🎨 hit me with the art!!


Ilwe’ran & Carina by Lucia

This beautiful piece was my present for @geisterfuchs‘ birthday last year. She is a fan of @luciasatalina since very long and I thought it was the best think I could give to her. I was right and I don’t think I ever saw her that happy before that day. This art is beautiful, the soft color, the style, the tenderness, I really love everything in it ♥ !

Dance by Rae

I’m sure everyone of you already saw @raelcsart‘s art popping on their dash. She’s a very prolific artist and her style is so specific that I can always guess that she drew something only by seeing the character’s hair or ears ♥ !
I really love that piece because there is something very joyful in it (and I admittedly love every single piece I own with Ilwe and Carina wearing tribal’s outfit ♥)

Calendar by Swevenfox

I love every version of that art (I still have the original sketch carefully framed next to my desk), I don’t think I would even have ordered such piece if @swevenfox didn’t offer to draw it after hearing me rambling about a very old and funny headcanon. Fact is I’m not fond of NSFW and tasteful nude is something I find unfortunately rare. What I love the most in that art is Ilwe’ran’s face structure. Ilwe’ran is a foreigner coming from Meracydia and there is something in the way Sweven drew him that makes this pop. I love it ♥ !

Thank you for the ask @tidusyumemiru ♥ !
You’re my savior !!!

Send me 🎨 and I’ll show you one of my favorite OC art and explain why I like it !

You can tell who’s playing ME:A


edit: I haven’t posted shit in the past five days.

Happy birthday Isamu Noguchi! 

Noguchi was a prolific American artist best known for his sculpture and public works. Here Noguchi is pictured working on his ten-ton stainless steel relief entitled News for the Associated Press Building at the Rockefeller Center. The plaque was cast in the Boston foundry of the General Alloys Company and shipped in three sections to New York. Noguchi discusses this work, as well as his identity, practice, and other works of art, in his 1973 oral history interview conducted for the Archives of American Art. 

Read the full transcript online here: 

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anonymous asked:

Do you find anything inherently wrong with NSFW artwork or artists who focus on it? What are your opinions?

As someone who does NSFW art myself on a secret/not-so-secret account, I’d say there’s nothing inherently wrong with it. The usual problems I have with most NSFW art and artists that I see is sort of the lack of moral boundaries.

There are tons of lewd artists (including prolific ones) who draw depictions of rape or underage characters and I think its pretty shitty to sexualize that kind of stuff and I wish they wouldn’t do that (I understand its not real rape or real children/teens but its still gross and says a lot about the person making it).

As for artists who focus on NSFW art, I think they’re fine. It seems like it can really pigeon-hole them when it comes to working on other stuff tho. Like, say they wanted to make a art or projects that had nothing to do with porn. Their fans would probably ignore it or complain that they’re not devoting time to porn. It could also probably hurt your chances of getting hired by certain places if your porn is weird enough. But if they’re fine with all that than more power to them.


Esther Scroll by Aaron Wolf ben Benjamin Zeev Schreiber Herlingen of Gewitsch. Vienna or Pressburg. ca. 1735. This scroll contains the entire text of the Book of Esther. It is an example of 18th-century fashion for illustrated megillot among Ashkenazi communities, including scrolls produced by the scribe-artists of the so-called “Moravia School” of Hebrew illumination. The tradition of tiny writing arose from the micrographic illustration of biblical texts and the copying of verses for mezuzot and tefillin. The calligrapher, Aaron Wolf Herlingen, was a prolific artist who worked as a scribe in multiple languages in the Imperial Library in Vienna in the first half of the eighteenth century. Gift of Louis E. Levinthal to the Bryn Mawr College Library.

Having witnessed a fair few fandoms quieten down over the years, the way it seems to go is this:

  • First, the fandom loses at least a couple of prolific authors and artists. Either they move onto greener pastures, they actively stop liking the property they were creating for, or they just run out of time. You never realised how prolific these creators were, until they were gone.
  • Next, the lurkers stop lurking - hit counts and likes from random strangers dwindle with shocking rapidity. It’s a whiplash of one week they’re there and the next they are not. Weirdly, this has a huge impact on the fandom – probably partly because the other content creators who are still in the fandom get discouraged by the sounds of crickets. No, they most likely didn’t get a comment from the lurker, but they saw them there, in the corner of their eye, consuming their product, and this gave them the validation to continue.
  • Inevitably, fewer people make things and far fewer people are there to enjoy them.
  • After this, general discussion becomes relegated to the weary few who are left. They frequently repeat off-talked-about topics, rehashing previous views. Occasionally there’s a new take on something and it generates some form of debate – but still within those weary few.
  • Then, a quiet, intrepid voice mentions how small the fandom’s become and the ones who are there yell a rallying cry of, “I’m still here!”
  • Lastly, there are no more than five people (usually 1 or 2 tbh), who continue to create content for the fannish property, who welcome newcomers with terrifying zeal, rattling their collections of recs like wind chimes, trying to attract other newbies - often scaring the newcomers off. They recount the long and storied histories of “way back when” with the words of those who have seen too much.

  Illustration for Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven, 1884, by Gustave Doré, French, 1832-1883. Manuscript in the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., USA.

  Doré was a prolific artist who illustrated many classical works. He was an artist, printmaker, illustrator and sculptor and this illustration is from a steel engraving.

   “Eagerly I wished the morrow; vainly I had sought to borrow

    From my books surcease of sorrow, sorrow for the lost Lenore….”   

Happy birthday to the prolific artist Palmer Hayden!!!

In 1912, the Cooper Union alum joined the army’s black Company, 24th Infantry regiment, and was stationed in the Philippines before pursuing a career in fine arts. He was self-taught , known for capturing scenes of New York’s urban life and the rural South, and was the recipient of the first Harmon Foundation gold medal award for Distinguished Achievement.

Painting for the “La Condition Public Museum”, the Paris-based prolific artist Ludo, brought to life this superb new piece entitled “Swallow”on the streets of Roubaix.  20 meters high by 36 meters wide, this artwork shows some of Ludo’s signature elements such as the nature and weaponry remixed into one deadly weapon. The piece was finished using bright green paint for highlights.

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🌈🐙 #Sunday 🎨: @camilladerrico
Camilla d’Errico is an Italo-Canadian artist who has been making waves in the fine art and comic industries with her manga-influenced style. Ever the prolific artist, Camilla lives the double life of comic artist, character creator and painter. Creator of BURN, Tanpopo and Helmetgirls, she has also expanded her style into designer toys, fashion, merchandise, videogames and even movies.

Camilla has distinguished herself through her ability to seamlessly weave comic art and manga with surrealist elements, wrapping it all together with an extensive emotional palette.