After edit. Cleaning this image in Photoshop presented many challenges. Without over- exposing the image, it was difficult to exaggerate the lines and detailing of the muscles and bones. Overall, however, I think this images has been successful in what I set out to achieve.
galloping horse. the inspiration for all of modern art, pretty much.
The Machines Have Become Integral … | Katie Shima | The Draftery
Following her own constraints to their eventual ends, Shima’s drawings demonstrate the logically nonsensical character inherent to any set of drawings. Her traditional drafting techniques take full advantage of drawing’s status as an art object, meanwhile her subject matter taps into our modernist anxieties. It is unclear if these naturalized formations of mechanical pieces have been constructed or heaped; even what appear to be partial views of Fritz Kahn-like bodies provide no grounding figure or context to pull us outside of Shima’s playful ambiguity. The horizon fades to white before we find our way inside.
Morgana Le Fay
Guinevere Queen of Camelot
Nimue the Lady of the Lake and
Morgause Queen of Air and Darkness
finally finished these :)
Sam McKegney on Land, Literature, and Indigenous Masculinities
From 2010 to 2013, Sam McKegney interviewed leading Indigenous elders, artists, and activists on the subject on Indigneous manhood. The questions probed topics such as self-worth and gender relations. The end result is Masculindians: Conversations About indigenous Manhood which is being launched on Thursday March 6 at McNally Robinson Books in Winnipeg.
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#university of toronto
#form follows function
Dispelling out of the greatest myths in modern architecture
Louis Sullivan is famous for the quote “form follows function” - one of most misunderstood phrases from modern architecture. The quote is taken from this highly poetic paragraph…
“Whether it be the sweeping eagle in his flight or the open apple blossom, the toiling work horse, the blithe swan, the branching oak, the winding stream at its base, the drifting clouds, over all the coursing sun, form ever follows function, and this is the law. Where function does not change, form does not change. The granite rocks, the ever brooding hills, remain for ages; the lightning lives, comes into shape, and dies in a twinkling.
It is the pervading law of all things organic and inorganic, of all things physical and metaphysical, of all things human and all things superhuman, of all true manifestations of the head, of the heart, of the soul, that the life is recognizable in its expression, that form ever follows function. This is the law.”
— Louis Sullivan, The Tall Office Building Artistically Considered
What Sullivan was trying to express in his writings was that everything is inter-related. There is no need to draw a line between what is ornament and was is functional.
Sullivan used his writings to justify his elaborately ornamental entrances such as the Carson, Pirie, Scott & Co. building above.
Swede Jonas Dahlberg was chosen as an artist for the Norwegian July 22 Memorial site to remember victims of the 2011 Utøya massacre.
Picard lays down some truth bombs
"The pervasiveness of American gun ownership manifests cultural values. The Second Amendment to the Constitution guarantees citizens the “right to bear arms.” For many, this is the most important right in the Constitution, a right that in their eyes gives them the ultimate means of protection from tyrannical government. It is suspicion of the state bordering on paranoia that feeds on the values of self-reliance, independence, and freedom. Instead of finding protection in the unity of the community as represented by the state, there is self-reliant protection based on individual ownership of means of violence."