Posts tagged art
Posts tagged art
In recent years, many great art museums have decided to open up their collections, putting online huge troves of images that showcase the masterpieces hanging on their walls. Open Culture provides links to many of these collections.Art Books
- Download 395 Art Catalogs from The Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Free: The Guggenheim Puts 99 Modern Art Books Online
- Download Over 250 Free Art Books From the Getty Museum
- The British Library Puts 1,000,000 Images into the Public Domain, Making Them Free to Reuse & Remix
- 40,000 Artworks from 250 Museums, Now Viewable for Free at Google Art Project
- The Rijksmuseum Puts 125,000 Dutch Masterpieces Online, and Lets You Remix Its Art
- The National Gallery Makes 25,000 Images of Artwork Freely Available Online
- LA County Museum Makes 20,000 Artistic Images Available for Free Download
- The Getty Puts 4600 Art Images Into the Public Domain
- New Robert Rauschenberg Digital Collection Lets You Download Free High-Res Images of the Artist’s Work
- Download 100,000+ Images From The History of Medicine, All Free Courtesy of The Wellcome Library
John Berger Ways of Seeing (via spartanbitch)
This is super fucking relevant.
And why self portraits (selfies) are often such an act of self preservation and resistance.
Hahahaha this so much. I knew so many creeps who always idolized women’s bodies to the point of fetishizing it, but the second a girl showed any self-love? Oh, no, she’s foul.
That’s why when people call me vain or conceited I tear their throats out. Nobody loves me as much as me, shit.
I posted a photo of myself in a short black dress & some J Simp heels and IMPLIED that I thought I was cute.
Lost 8 followers instantly.
If we bring race into this and talk about how a BLACK woman can’t dare think she cute, we’d be here all day.
Damn cute I am gorgeous and thats often teh entire Point.
BEing gorgeous doesn’t HELP Black women, and often anything liek acknowledging that is treated liek something that must be eradicated.
You can’t liek yourself but you can hate other women.
Man let me not go off
I am constantly telling people how sexy I am and how I’m a goddess. Fuck anyone who says differently.
I read John Berger’s Ways of Seeing and About Looking when I was studying art history, and they changed my life. Those essays were the impetus of my foray into feminism and women’s studies. I highly, higly suggest them to anyone interested in art or media.
This is so cool.
The painting that this is based off of, Seurat’s Sunday Afternoon, is one of my favorite paintings. I saw it at the Art Institute of Chicago years ago, and oh boy it is glorious to behold.
i’m posting all these at once because dustin said he wanted to see them when we talked at SDCC. (◡‿◡✿) these are my favourites of my AP studio art area of concentration from last year, which was themed ‘comic characters as famous works of art’.
Christopher Hart - Drawing Cutting Edge Anatomy
Found this on my harddrive, I’m not sure if I downloaded the pdf as a joke or as legitimate help. But copy-pasting the same body for a woman is /not/ how you draw. I was scrolling through this with pretty good hopes that this was going to be a decent explanation of the comic medium in general and how anatomy can be pushed without falling into Esher girl territory.
Take most “Lets draw design comic characters” books with a huuuge grain of salt.
i like that basically u can see whats wrong with the way we view women just right here in “body shapes”
this is absolutely ridiculous
SEXISM IS OVER
all of these are really sad. i’m putting this under “why we can’t have nice things”
i owned this book. wait maybe i still do…
Artdeco Superman & Batman by Mike Kungl
Really love this Dick drawing from joebloodyhunter:
Itty-bitty Nightwing doodle before I get back to work on crap.
*edit* I colored my Dick!
Judging by this cover for Deadpool #54, Wade’s an Adam Hughes fan. (Look very closely at the pin-ups inside the coffin!)
This one was flagged by Gene Ha in Facebook, and brought to my attention by Sonia Lai.
Gene’s already listed the chunk of things wrong with this image, but I feel I need to add to it. You know what’s mostly wrong with this pose? How awkward it is, and how little sense it makes. Batgirl looks like she’s stumbled and there’s no direction as to where she’s going or where she came from. She’s waaaaaay up there above that suspension bridge hanging from what exactly? Who knows. This is too straight-legged to be a flip to land feet first, and the way she holds the rope is contradictory to the movement that’s… I don’t even know what movement brought this posing.
I’m a storyboard artist. I think about movement when I draw. I think about what happened before and what will happen next. This aspect of my approach to art is made more obvious to me when I see things like this. So how do I deal with this one? It requires a full redo. And pretending Batgirl is diving out of the Batplane down to the bridge. And that she’s going to flip once she gets close so as to not dislocate her shoulder when she lands.
Think about the flow of action! It’s not that hard!
I love the thought that goes into these redraws and how they show that it’s not just “this is anatomically incorrect”, but also “how is this going to make sense with the stories” that artists need to be thinking of!
Ugh, I love redraws.
I have so many problems with the art in Batgirl. UGH.
Batman and Villains
- Art by bloopsie