Monday, February 10, 2014

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Before I am your daughter,
your sister,
your aunt, niece, or cousin,
I am my own person,
and I will not set fire to myself
to keep you warm.
1/? Things To Remember 

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Cindy Sherman, from Untitled Film Stills, 1977-1980

Other artists had drawn upon popular culture, but Sherman’s strategy was new. For her the pop-culture image was not a subject (as it had been for Walker Evans) or raw material (as it had been for Andy Warhol) but a whole artistic vocabulary, ready-made. Her film stills look and function just like the real ones—those 8-by-10-inch glossies designed to lure us into a drama we find all the more compelling because we know it is not real.

In theUntitled Film Stills there are no Cleopatras, no ladies on trains, no women of a certain age. There are, of course, no men. The sixty-nine solitary heroines map a particular constellation of fictional femininity that took hold in postwar America—the period of Sherman’s youth, and the ground-zero of our contemporary mythology. In finding a form for her own sensibility, Sherman touched a sensitive nerve in the culture at large. (via)

Sunday, February 9, 2014

“ Lovers ”     “   Venus Rising  (The Star)  (1890)   ”                                    by   Jean-Léon Gérôme


“ Lovers ”        Venus Rising  (The Star)  (1890)   ”  
                                 by   Jean-Léon Gérôme

Saturday, February 8, 2014
I’d marathon Lord of the Rings with you ancient proverb, displaying an enormous amount of love and tolerance

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