Monthly Archives: May 2014

iggy, clueless, monet

If you haven’t been living under a ROCK or aren’t a fan of DWTS (which, if not, stop reading this), you’ve heard the Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” video is a complete Clueless remake. Which, go with me on this, can FULLY connect to my art-meet-quirky-pop-culture perspective.

Iggy:
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Clueless
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Monet’s “Rouen Cathedral” — ”Far away, it’s okay”:
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Monet’s “Rouen Cathedral,” detail — big old mess:

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Happy Friday, everyone.

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acrobats at the cirque fernando

There used to be four permanent circuses in Paris (most CERTAINLY pre-PETA). In this work, Renoir brings us to the Cirque Fernando in 1875. The girls are collecting oranges wrapped in tissue, thrown by members of the audience while cheering.

Way to make flowers look passé, ladies!! Make those fans work!

lost and found: andy warhol

The Andy Warhol Museum, Carnegie Mellon University and the Carnegie Museum of Art are giving themselves some MAJOR high fives this month for finding lost works of art by Warhol on a floppy disk.

All this time, I figured the only masterpiece on such a device was Carmen San Diego and that incredibly entertaining Treasure Mountain game (hello, you caught ELVES FOR MONEY). Don’t even get me started on what I made on that KID PIX program. 

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maya

“Find a beautiful piece of art. If you fall in love with van Gogh or Matisse or John Oliver Killens, or if you fall in love with the music of Coltrane, the music of Aretha Franklin, or the music of Chopin — find some beautiful art and admire it, and realize that was created by human beings just like you, no more human, no less.”

– Maya Angelou

*Thank you, romanceandrevolution, for this beautiful post. I appreciate your letting me blatantly steal this from you in the name of art.

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woman before an aquarium

Henri Matisse once said, “Creation begins with vision… Everything that we see in our daily life is more or less distorted by acquired habits…”

I don’t know about you, but my habits during the day generally include drinking mass amounts of Diet Coke and searching the Internet for Kimye wedding photos, not looking in aquariums. Matisse would LOVE that.

i came up with one more reason.

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This article, out late last week, is titled “19 Reasons Artists are the Worst.”

Two words: PAUL GAUGUIN. So, 19 20 Reasons Artists are the Worst.

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happy birthday, durer

Cheers to painting yourself at 29 and assimilating Christ. You can stroke that fur all you want, but that’s a blessing gesture if I ever saw one.

simpsons take on art

I mean, I will still always have “Nighthawks” as my favorite Simpsons art interpretation, but this Buzzfeed article is a pretty entertaining way to kill 5 minutes and learn some Russian paintings.

Sheesh. I’m 5 days late wishing Jasper Johns a happy birthday. Salute an American flag (is there any other kind?!) or shop at Target and notice ordinary things in an extraordinary way. He would WANT IT THAT WAY. 🎯🇺🇸🎯🇺🇸

like, i can’t…

My jaw is still on the floor, so this I’ll set this up as a math problem. 

Sarah Jessica Parker + Frank Gehry + Chuck Close = fanciest Washington dinner I was NOT invited to.

Like, what MORE do I have to do with this blog, Obama, to be a part of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities?! Whatever it is, I’LL DO IT.

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