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Interesting Lady 15

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Starting out as an extra in the early days of silent cinema Anna May Wong (Los Angeles, 1906) was one of the first Chinese-American actresses on the silver screen. She managed to land several roles but was often cast as the stereotypical Dragon Lady. Disillusioned about the discrimination she encountered she moved to Europe in 1928 where she became a sensation and worked with people like Marlene Dietrich. During the 1930s, she went back and […]

Wild Things & Other Visitors

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My guess is that David Irvine has a pretty cool sense of humour. For his on-going series Re-Directed Art Irvine uses rejected, unwanted paintings and prints that he finds in thrift stores and yards sales and infuses them with new life. By adding new characters, often pop culture icons, the paintings are given a second chance. Sometimes he stays within the style of the original, but he might use a contrasting style to add that […]

One Day I’ll Fly Away

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Sensual they stand, half hiding behind their cover of feathers or delicate wings. Amy Judd‘s surreal paintings are peopled with mythical women that seem to come from such stuff that dreams are made on, not quite real yet intriguing. *These paintings draw inspiration from the enchanting and imaginative relationship between women and nature found in traditional mythologies and folklores. ᔥ Song for today: 16 Horsepower – Just Like Birds

Super Flemish

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What if Superman was born in the sixteenth century? And what if the Hulk was a Duke? French photographer Sasha Goldberger has created a series of photographs where he combines American childhood heroes with the Flemish tradition of portraiture. Mimicking the poses of the Low Lands nobility, we now see them quietly seated. Together with a team of more than 100 collaborators Goldberger dressed these modern day superheroes (& villains) in 17th-century versions of their […]

Cool Dude 3

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Poet, artist, printmaker, visionary William Blake (1757-1827) is an unique representative of the (pre-) Romantic period. His work is strongly symbolic, philosophical, mystical and very expressive. Many of his views were unusual at the time; he strongly opposed organised religion (although the New Testament God is often present in his work) and he believed in sexual and racial freedom. Blake professed to have visions from a young age and much of his imagery seems to be […]

In Deep Water

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Jason deCaires Taylor does something very special: he creates site-specific sculptures and installations under water that slowly become part of their natural environment, functioning as coral reefs. The newest addition to his subaqueous world is an underwater museum in the Atlantic off the coast of the island Lanzarote. One of the installations, The Raft of Lampedusa, refers to the current global crises in which desperate and displaced people take that giant step into the unknown, often […]

Interesting Lady 14

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*A badass Rock ‘n Roll life style usually does not end well and the life of singer songwriter Judee Sill (1944-1979) is no exception. After the death of her exotic animal selling father her life took many turns: Learning to be a cartoonist from her Tom&Jerry animating stepfather, long hours of playing in a piano bar, robbing liquor stores Bonnie & Clyde style with her much older boyfriend, going to reform school, playing as an […]