赵国经 王美芳 - 《金陵十二钗》

"Jinling’s Twelve Beauties" by Zhao Guojing & Wang Meifang

*妙玉 Miaoyu   林黛玉 Lin Daiyu   薛宝钗 Xue Baochai   秦可卿 Qin Keqing   史湘云 Shi Xiangyun   元春 Jia Yuanchun  

探春 Jia Tanchun   迎春 Jia Yingchun   惜春 Jia Xichun   李纨 Li Wan   巧姐 Jia Qiaojie   王熙凤 Wang Xifeng

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沈铨 - 五伦全图

by Shen Quan (Qing Dynasty)

* Wǔlún (TC: 五倫; SC: 五伦) is the five human relationships from Confucianism: 君臣 monarch - subject、父子 father - son、夫婦 husband - wife、長幼 elder - young (or 兄弟 brother-brother)、朋友 friend - friend. 

In a number of Chinese paintings, phoenix represents majesty; red-crowned cranes represent “father - son”;  mandarin ducks represent “husband - wife”; white wagtails represent brotherhood; black-naped orioles represent friendship. 

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Papercut art by ユリ

Permission was granted by the original artist to use these images.

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Jiha Moon

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Works featured in this photomontage:

1)Tongue (Love, Love, Love), 2011. Ink and Acrylic with mixed media on Hanji

2)No Peach Heaven.Ink and acrylic on hanji paper 2008

3)Alexander’s bands.Ink and acrylic on hanji paper over panel, 2008 

4)Mystery Myo, Ink and Acrylic on Hanji Paper, 2010

5)Lichtenstein’s Peach.Ink and acrylic on hanji paper over panel, 2008

I love how Moon is taking some iconic motifs of Korean traditional art and really making them pop with such vivid colours. I also love that a large component of work uses a traditional mediums such as Hanji paper(aka Mulberry) but with a totally contemporary subject matter. This photomontage seemed to draw mostly from the fan shaped paintings, another traditional format but with contemporary content, but I personally enjoy her playful take on the typical buddhist sutra work. Cause the paper has got that cool old oxidised look but hold up Snow White’s here.

Procession-You Are On Your Way, 2010
Three color Litho and colle on Mulberry paper

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Gerhard Richter, Museum Visit (overpainted photographs)

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sollertias: Preparing for the Matinee by Edmund Charles Tarbell, 1907 (detail)

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*Mom sees sketch*

*awkward silence*

Mom: Naked?

Me: So?

*awkward silence*


The Bath and The Kiss, Mary Cassatt, 1891

Influence of Japanese woodblock prints, revolutionary in Western art for her time, are seen in the use of negative space, outlining, lack of depth/shadow, patterns, and cropping.

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Beautiful bird pop-up cards from the Tobidustry Series - Illustrations by Atsuko Yukawa.

see all Tobidustry Series —> uguisustore

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ART: 19-Year-Old Sleep Paralysis Victim Recreates His Visions in Stunning Surreal Photographs

Conceptual photographer Nicolas Bruno has suffered from sleep paralysis since he was 15.

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