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medievalpoc:

Contemporary Art Week!

Kehinde Wiley

Los Angeles native and New York-based visual artist Kehinde Wiley has firmly situated himself within art history’s portrait painting tradition. As a contemporary descendent of a long line of portraitists—including Reynolds, Gainsborough, Titian, Ingres, and others—Wiley engages the signs and visual rhetoric of the heroic, powerful, majestic, and sublime in his representation of urban black and brown men found throughout the world.

By applying the visual vocabulary and conventions of glorification, wealth, prestige, and history to subject matter drawn from the urban fabric, Wiley makes his subjects and their stylistic references juxtaposed inversions of each other, forcing ambiguity and provocative perplexity to pervade his imagery. Wiley’s larger-than-life figures disturb and interrupt tropes of portrait painting, often blurring the boundaries between traditional and contemporary modes of representation and the critical portrayal of masculinity and physicality as it pertains to the view of black and brown young men.

-skny.com

1. Down With a Bullet, 2011., 2. Femme Piquee par un Serpent, 2008, oil on canvas. 3. Matador, 2009. Oil on paper 57.5” x 134.5”., 4. Sleep, 2008. Oil on canvas 132” x 300”.

and he’s giving a lecture at Virginia Tech on Monday!  And exhibiting at the Center for the Arts.

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fripperiesandfobs:

Evening dress ca. late 1870’s-80’s
From the collection of Alexandre Vassiliev

fripperiesandfobs:

Evening dress ca. late 1870’s-80’s

From the collection of Alexandre Vassiliev

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we-are-in-it:

Betsty Braddock (aka Psylocke) before and after ninjafication. She is not depicted as particularly Asian-looking on the left, but she is supposedly inhabiting the body of a Japanese woman.
Psylocke highlights the deep problems with representations of race, ethnicity and gender in superhero comics. I never gotten over her 1989 transformation from Captain Britain’s big-haired hippie sister into hottie Asian ninja in butt-floss. My complaint about Psylocke is not the race-bending—I am all in favor of black Human Torch or Heimdall and support people’s desire to see an Asian-American Iron Fist—but that her transformation was written into the X-narrative to fulfill the dual fetish of the Asian woman and the exotic ninja killer trope is egregious. She just looks Asian. She is literally an Anglo woman whose mind has been put in an Asian woman’s body with no connection to any form of Asian culture or family or community, except in the most facile way that being a “ninja” makes that the case.
From “XX-Men: The Failures of Brian Wood’s All-Woman X-Team.” Read the whole thing here.

we-are-in-it:

Betsty Braddock (aka Psylocke) before and after ninjafication. She is not depicted as particularly Asian-looking on the left, but she is supposedly inhabiting the body of a Japanese woman.

Psylocke highlights the deep problems with representations of race, ethnicity and gender in superhero comics. I never gotten over her 1989 transformation from Captain Britain’s big-haired hippie sister into hottie Asian ninja in butt-floss. My complaint about Psylocke is not the race-bending—I am all in favor of black Human Torch or Heimdall and support people’s desire to see an Asian-American Iron Fist—but that her transformation was written into the X-narrative to fulfill the dual fetish of the Asian woman and the exotic ninja killer trope is egregious. She just looks Asian. She is literally an Anglo woman whose mind has been put in an Asian woman’s body with no connection to any form of Asian culture or family or community, except in the most facile way that being a “ninja” makes that the case.

From “XX-Men: The Failures of Brian Wood’s All-Woman X-Team.” Read the whole thing here.

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Sometimes I’m kind of sad I’m in a career where I will probably never need an evening gown.

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No seriously.  I think my biggest regret in life is that I never changed the hold music at my old job to “Afternoon Delight”.  We had a VOIP phone  system that I had root access to, and the hold music was just an mp3—I could have uploaded anything.

GOD BEING A RESPONSIBLE ADULT IS SUCH A DRAG

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throh:

unleash hell for just $1.50

I am going to attach this sign to a bunch of stuff in the English department.  This will be my crowning achievement.  Shh, don’t tell.

throh:

unleash hell for just $1.50

I am going to attach this sign to a bunch of stuff in the English department.  This will be my crowning achievement.  Shh, don’t tell.

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highway62:

marvel1980s:

1984 - Dune ad from Comics Interview #16 and the Marvel Super Special #36

If you see this magazine, you should buy it.

I actually bought the Marvel Dune comics at a garage sale in college.  Fuck yeah Bill Sienkiewicz, I don’t even like Dune that much.

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officialunitedstates:

where do streets get their names.  do they have middle names or last names.  who are their parents.  did they receive a quality education

china mieville kiiiiiiiiiiiiiind of wrote a story about this once?  It’s called “Reports of Certain Events in London”.  It’s good.

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corvidblog:

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RAVEN CAM GUYS RAVEN CAM RAAAAVEN CAAAAAMMM!!!
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!
:D :D :D :D :D :D :D

Huh, I thought ravens were much bigger than that? At any rate… RAVEN CAM!

Common ravens range from 950 - 1600g (2 - 3.5lbs), roughly the size of a red-tailed hawk, for scale.  The nests are quite large!  I’m sure it’s just the camera and angle that’s making them seem small to you, plus the huge nest size that is dwarfing them in the images.
We really, really want to get a crow cam going, but we haven’t had the funding to do it in the past :(

karanan look!

*INHALE*
LIVE CAM WITH RAVENS

tyshalae defilerwyrm

randomproxy it’s kind of like mr. and mrs. sharp

askmace:

karanan:

starrypawz:

corvidblog:

i-fuck-nuns:

corvidblog:

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RAVEN CAM GUYS RAVEN CAM RAAAAVEN CAAAAAMMM!!!

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D

Huh, I thought ravens were much bigger than that? At any rate… RAVEN CAM!

Common ravens range from 950 - 1600g (2 - 3.5lbs), roughly the size of a red-tailed hawk, for scale.  The nests are quite large!  I’m sure it’s just the camera and angle that’s making them seem small to you, plus the huge nest size that is dwarfing them in the images.

We really, really want to get a crow cam going, but we haven’t had the funding to do it in the past :(

karanan look!

*INHALE*

LIVE CAM WITH RAVENS

tyshalae defilerwyrm

randomproxy it’s kind of like mr. and mrs. sharp

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rubot:

3-Factor Authentication: A guy from Google cycles over to your house with an envelope containing your verification code

5-Factor Authentication: You have to fight and kill the guy from Google to get your code, which is tattooed inside his stomach.

10-Factor Authentication: Your verification code is in an ornate Chinese puzzle box, held deep inside a crypt full of traps and monsters.

100-Factor Authentication: You achieve total consciousness of reality in order to realise that there are no codes and there is no account to unlock in the first place.

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ohshitimingradschool:

starsandatoms:

ohhhhh bruno. fwiw i’m having a very cap weekend too. such feels.

I have to read a chunk of Aramis for class, and I just.  It reads to me like bad self-insert French transportation systems RPF with no attention paid to characterization and all tell, no show.

…that may be the nerdiest thing I have ever said.

(My condolences on the Cap weekend.  I made the mistake of rewatching the first one.  Bad idea.)

i mean…it doesn’t just read like RPF, it really IS RPF and maybe that might be a really interesting way of understanding and critiquing it.  Like, what do the ethical questions around RPF mean when applied to “serious” theory?

No joke, I would LOVE to have that discussion, because even though Latour is clearly self-inserting as the professor character, he’s narrating in first-person through the student character.  And the whole idea of doing it experimentally as a novel (which he explicitly rejects as science fiction in the prelude because scifi “relies on technology for the setting rather than the plot” which what the fuck scifi is he familiar with?!) seems to be to make it more “accessible,” which itself feels almost condescending.

Unfortunately, I’m reading it for a science policy class, so that’s…probably not the direction the discussion’s going to go in.  :(  But next semester I’m taking a class in the English department, so I look forward to finally being able to have these kinds of discussions!

I believe you should always proceed from the assumption that Latour is fucking with you.  (AKA “take him with a grain of salt” is academic-ese for “he is intentionally trolling you”).  So like, I don’t think he’s sincerely claiming what he claims in the prelude—grandiose and highly debatable claims are a rhetorical move in themselves.  Not that I have to explain Latour to an STS grad student, I just don’t get to talk about him a lot anymore.   And I write experimental criticism, so in some ways I’m biting his style, like, all the time.

I am also curious about what English class you are taking.

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starsandatoms:

ohhhhh bruno. fwiw i’m having a very cap weekend too. such feels.

I have to read a chunk of Aramis for class, and I just.  It reads to me like bad self-insert French transportation systems RPF with no attention paid to characterization and all tell, no show.

…that may be the nerdiest thing I have ever said.

(My condolences on the Cap weekend.  I made the mistake of rewatching the first one.  Bad idea.)

i mean…it doesn’t just read like RPF, it really IS RPF and maybe that might be a really interesting way of understanding and critiquing it.  Like, what do the ethical questions around RPF mean when applied to “serious” theory?

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arirhodes:

Why we oppose comics for women by Franny Howes #ladydrawers #comics #art #artexhibit #chicago (at Leviton A+D Gallery)

hey this is by me :D
riffing on Alice Duer Miller’s satire of anti suffrage rhetoric

arirhodes:

Why we oppose comics for women by Franny Howes #ladydrawers #comics #art #artexhibit #chicago (at Leviton A+D Gallery)

hey this is by me :D

riffing on Alice Duer Miller’s satire of anti suffrage rhetoric

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