Posts tagged "art"

This Naked Man Sculpture Is Creeping Wellesley Students The Hell Out (And We Can See Why)

Upon first glance, you might mistake this sculpture for a naked man trying to foist unwanted physical contact upon an unsuspecting woman. It could be a trigger for anyone who has experienced sexual assault, but it’s art. The realistic statue, entitled Sleepwalker, is part of an exhibit featuring sculptor Tony Matelli at Wellesley College’s Davi…

By: Ami Angelowicz / February 5, 2014

Photographer Creates An Entirely New Kind Of Wedding Album

Who needs a guestbook when you have artistic portraits of all your wedding guests? That’s what film director Suzi Yoonessi and her fiancé Spencer Crossland were wondering as they planned their wedding at the famously colorful Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, where every room is a unique experience. As an unusual gift to their…

By: Ami Angelowicz / February 4, 2014

On Woody Allen, My Father & Darkness

(Trigger Warning: Discussion of incest and childhood sexual abuse.)

The greatest gift my father gave me was a passion for art. As a pianist and composer with a Master’s degree in Musicology, he infused our home with creativity throughout my childhood. He encouraged me to find my own outlet; instead of sports team…

By: Anonymous / February 3, 2014

This Woman Pukes Colored Soy Milk On Canvas And Calls It Art

My mom is an artist — a painter, specifically, though she works with other mediums — and a talented one at that, so whenever I encounter a news story about some artist who is doing seemingly “controversial” or weird conceptual art that I, frankly, think is pretentious bullshit, I like to check in with her…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 31, 2014

“Girls” Star Jemima Kirke Presents A Short Film On The History Of Women In Art

Any “Girls” fan worth her battery-operated boyfriend knows that Jemima Kirke, who plays Jessa, is first-and-foremost an artist. In this new short film presented by the Tate galleries and Le Méridien hotels, Jemima takes us back through Western civilization’s long history of ignoring female artists. (Obviously such a conversation could not exist without the feminist activist…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 27, 2014

Let’s All Move To Sweden, Where There’s A Vagina Mural At A Middle School

God bless the Swedes and their sensible, sex positive outlook! A middle school principal in Nykoping, Sweden has thrown his support behind a mural inside the school depicting a modern art-style vagina.

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 27, 2014

Russian Socialite Dasha Zhukova Poses On Chair Made To Look Like A Black Woman [UPDATE]

Update: A publicist for Dasha Zhukova has sent a statement which you can find after the jump.

If you thought that Sarah Palin telling President Obama on her Facebook page to stop “playing the race card” was the most tone-deaf and ignorant thing to happen on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, you are…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 21, 2014

Can You Identify These “Real Life” Versions Of Disney Characters?

Artist Karen Graw created these “real life” versions of Disney characters by turning their cartoon faces into realistic photo illustrations, inadvertently proving that the vast majority of Disney princesses look exactly the same. Still, her renderings are pretty impressive. Can you guess who’s who? Check your answers after the jump! [Laughing Squid]…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 15, 2014

Naked Yoga Model Demonstrates Poses In Her Birthday Suit (NSFW)

I have mixed feelings about the series photographer Peter Hegre posted on Reddit of his wife, Luba Shumeyko, doing super-advanced yoga poses in the buff. One the one hand, the photographs are undeniably beautiful. On the other hand, well, a lot of things. I hate that they perpetuate the myth that yoga poses are supposed

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 15, 2014

Woman Uses Photoshop As A Time Machine To Insert Herself Into Childhood Photos

We already know Photoshop can be used as a makeup applicator, leg-lengthener, and rib-remover, but here’s a use for it that’s much more interesting: virtual time machine. In a series titled, “Imagine Finding Me,” photographer Chino Otsuka masterfully Photoshopped her adult self into photos from her childhood, creating double self-portraits that are both haunting and…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 13, 2014

I Want To Go To There: Grimm Fairytales Come To Life

Photographer Kilian Schonberger grew up in a wooded area of rural Germany, and was surrounded by the same dark, desolate landscape that had inspired the Brothers Grimm to write their famous fairytales a century earlier. He’s managed to capture images of modern central Europe that look like they were ripped from a dusty tome of…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 7, 2014

The Great Wall Of Vaginas Is The 8th Wonder Of The World

There is no such thing as a “perfect vagina” and English artist Jamie McCartney set out to prove that with his” Great Wall Of Vagina,” which features the likenesses of over 400 women’s’ vaginas ranging in age from 18 to 76. McCartney’s piece includes the vulvas and labias of mothers and daughters, identical twins, transgendered…

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 6, 2014

This Woman Makes Abstract Paintings With Her Boobs

California based  artist Marcey Hawk, aka “the boobie painter,” is best known for creating with her “God given implements.” As she puts it so succinctly in her introductory YouTube video: “I use my tits to make paintings, people.”

How does Marcey do that exactly? Well, yes, she takes her clothes off and dips her…

By: Ami Angelowicz / December 30, 2013

8 Hilariously Misleading Covers Slapped On Classic Books

The whole “don’t judge a book by its cover” thing came about for good reason: The people who design book covers often don’t even read the books. Who has the time? Now, you wouldn’t think this would be a problem when designing the cover for a classic everyone is familiar with — you don’t have…

By: Cracked / December 22, 2013

Brilliant Photoshop Project Shows That “Beauty Is Only Pixel Deep”

Art student Anna Hill, 24, has been using Photoshop for over a decade and knows exactly how much magazine images are digitally altered to achieve that “better than perfect” look. To illustrate this disturbing fact of modern day media, she turned her Photoshop skills on her own self portraits to create a series of mock

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 13, 2013

Artist Turns His Ex-Girlfriends Into Shoes

In his new project, 12 SHOES for 12 LOVERS, artist Sebastian Errazuriz puts all of his past relationships on display as a collection of shoes. “When I started this process I never imagined where it would end up, it’s been infinitely more complex, revealing and difficult than I thought,” said Errazuriz, whose Shoes are currently…

By: Ami Angelowicz / December 11, 2013

Artist Drapes Nearly-Naked White Women Over His Shoulders As ‘Trophy Scarves’

It’s that time of year when the weather gets a bit cooler and you’ve got to pull out your winter gear — big coat, gloves, hat and scarf — there’s nothing out of the ordinary about that. But one artist is raising eyebrows with his choice of ‘scarves’ that aren’t wool or even silk …

By: Huffington Post Weird News / December 9, 2013

“Vaginal Knitting” Is Here: Watch This Woman Knit From Wool Inserted Inside Her Vagina

When I first heard the term “vaginal knitting,” I assumed it meant knitting with your pubic hair. [Really? I assumed it meant knitting things that look like vaginas. — Amelia] But no. Vaginal knitting is inserting a skein of wool into your vulva and knitting with it!

Whoa. Crafting just went to a whole…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 6, 2013

James Franco’s Latest Work Involves Batman, Semen (NSFW)

On the subject of James Franco, I have learned not to ask questions. For clarification: how many questions? None. Zero questions. Just go along with it. The provocative Mind of Franco has developed a new “work” (??) called “50 Shades of Batman and Robin,” which presumably involves elements of both the “50 Shades” series and…

By: Rachel Krause / December 5, 2013

‘Tis The Season For Large Corporations To Steal From From Illustrators

Another day, another artist accusing larger corporations of stealing her work. Today it’s cartoonist and illustrator Gemma Correll, whose pug-heavy doodles you may recognize from her “Pugs Not Drugs” paraphernalia or books like A Pug’s Guide To Etiquette and A Pug’s Guide To Dating.

Gemma’s doodle of a cat and pug together sitting under…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 4, 2013
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