Romaine Brooks (1874-1970)
Peter (A Young English Girl), 1923-1924. Oil on canvas, 36 1/8 x 24 1/2 in. (91.9 x 62.3 cm).
Smithsonian American Art MuseumGift of the artist.
are you fuckin kiddin me like what kinda people just captions this ‘cake gifs’ and walks away this shit fucking put a spell on me i was unable to look away it was wild start to fucking finish that looks like REAL CAKE it looks like i can reach out and have me some god damn cake. damn son
Tech site Pando Daily has been providing amazing coverage of the Department of Justice antitrust invesigation and subsequent class action lawsuits over wage-fixing amongst Silicon Valley tech companies and animation studios. Described as the largest wage-fixing cartel in American history, it’s the story of how some of the most powerful figures in tech and entertainment, including Apple’s Steve Jobs, Lucasfilm’s George Lucas, Pixar’s Ed Catmull, and Google’s Eric Schmidt, conspired to illegally manipulate and suppress the wages of their employees.
In Pando’s most recent piece by Mark Ames, the discussion turns to the animation studios, which have not been covered as heavily throughout the scandal as some of the tech companies like Google, Intel, and Apple.
The major point that Ames makes is that the illegal wage-fixing extended far beyond the primary players, Pixar and Lucasfilm. Through the deposition testimonies of George Lucas and Pixar president/co-founder Ed Catmull, there is evidence that other studios like Walt Disney Animation Studios and DreamWorks/PDI participated in the illegal activities to keep their employees’ wages unnaturally low. The Walt Disney Company has emerged as a central figure in the scandal, especially now that they own both Pixar and Lucasfilm, and it should come as no surprise that as they worked to pay their employees less, their stock prices and profits shot to all-time highs.
Brooklyn-based artist Juan Fontanive creates perpetually-looping flip book machines containing beautiful illustrations of birds and butterflies in flight. The sounds the machines make as they run are strangely soothing and remind us of flapping wings.
Gilda Williams describes them as a sort of automata, machine-powered facsimiles of life: “Fontanive’s artworks seem strangely possessed, producing curiously moving animals that are neither living nor dead, or creating ghostly systems which seem to float mid-air and follow a pace and logic of their own.”
The longer we watch them, the more we expect these vibrant creatures to come alive and fly out of the machines which confine them, leaving blank pages still rapidly turning in their absence.
Visit Colossal for additional videos of Fontanive’s wonderful kinetic sculptures.
Aaahh so yeah. I’m nothing amazing at trees, but my friend Huispe has been asking for this for such a long time now, I decided to finally do it.
Hopefully it can be useful for any of you out there <3
(there’s prolly plenty of typos in there too but I am just so tired right now aughhh)
Women Artists Visibility Event: The Museum of Modern Art opens but not to women artists, NYC on June 14, 1984
Shot by Clarissa Sligh
Despite the increased visibility of women artists by 1984, most were not included in mainstream gallery or museum exhibitions. When the Museum Of Modern Art opened the exhibition the “International Survey of Painting and Sculpture,” with great fan fare, of the 169 artists chosen, all were white and less than 10 percent were women.
Women artists were incensed. The Women’s Caucus for Art and other women’s groups in the area organized to protest the underrepresentation of women artists.
Included in the photographs are Lucy Lippard, May Stevens, Linda Cunningham, Emma Amos, Sabra Moore, Sharon Jaddis, and Alida Walsh. The posters were pasted all over Soho, a vastly different place from the Soho of today.
Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of decoden and polymer clay questions about what to use to as a gloss/glaze. Almost every time the first response is “Clear nail polish, duh!”.
This needs to stop if people want to be creating quality items. Sometimes I’m afraid to buy handmade things for fear that they have been sealed with clear nail polish and they will deteriorate over time. I want to buy things that will last!
I’ve reblogged this before - but it’s sooooo important. crafting signal boost
I highly recommend MOD PODGE!!! It comes in gloss and matte. As the infographic shows, it’s only 75 cents an ounce.
Fuck that weak shit. Tamiya clear gloss is my copilot. It’s water proof, unlike Mod Podge. It might not be the cheapest gloss, but it’s hella durable.
My personal preference is the Krylon spray, because you can put on nice even layers, with no brush marking. When spray sealer won’t work, I like delta ceramcoat.
I agree with all of this, except for the Mod Podge. I used it once and it made all of my charms (around 45 of them) tacky and unsellable. I’ve heard you can use the Matte one but I would never use Mod Podge to glaze clay items again. Triple Thick is my preference.