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Art history meme | 2/8 artists

 Artemisia Gentileschi (1593–1656)

A baroque painter and follower of Caravaggio, Gentileschi is widely held to be the most important and accomplished woman artist before the modern period and one of the great artists of the Italian Baroque.

While the few woman painters of the time were largely restricted to domestic scenes and still lifes, Artemisia began, from a young age, to paint large-scale paintings of historical and religious subjects. Her most appreciated works nowadays display Caravaggesque  use of chiaroscuro and high drama.  

Some of her most famous paintings reflect her interest in  depicting mythic-heroic women. These works have been described as proto-feministic in their depictions of their female subjects and in their subversion of the representations of these women typically found in male contemporaries’ works.

Originally tutored by her father, Orazio Gentileschi, Artemisia was raped  as a young woman by a friend of her father’s, who had taken over her tutelage. During a high-profile trial in which Artemisia testified against her rapist, she was subjected to humiliation and torture in order to ‘prove’ her claims. Critics have often tied these events in her own life into Gentileschi’s work as an artist, seeing her images of female vengeance, violence and strength as a cathartic and therapeutic representation of Artemisia’s anger and trauma.

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November 20, 1969: The Occupation of Alcatraz begins.

On this day in 1969, seventy-nine Native Americans, mostly student protesters, set out in a boat to occupy the San Francisco Bay’s famous island prison at Alcatraz (“the Rock”). In this highly-publicized event, occupiers protested the American government’s policy in dealing with Native Americans, particularly its numerous broken treaties with Native American tribes and its Indian termination policy. The protest was fairly effective in achieving recognition for the latter issue; in 1970, President Nixon delivered to Congress a message in which he criticized termination and instead recommended self-determination, and throughout the 70s, the federal government passed legislation that promoted the sovereignty of Native American tribes. During this period, President Nixon also more than doubled the budget of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. 

The principal organizer of the occupation was Adam Fortunate Eagle, a half-Chippewa activist; the spokesperson for the Indians of All Tribes organization was part-Sioux, part-Mexican activist John Trudell; another leader was Richard Oakes, a Mohawk Indian who lived with his family on Alcatraz until 1970 and sent this message to the San Francisco Department of the Interior:

We invite the United States to acknowledge the justice of our claim. The choice now lies with the leaders of the American government - to use violence upon us as before to remove us from our Great Spirit’s land, or to institute a real change in its dealing with the American Indian…

We and all other oppressed peoples would welcome spectacle of proof before the world of your title by genocide. Nevertheless, we seek peace.

When the Ohlone and other indigenous peoples inhabited the San Francisco Bay Area, Alcatraz was regarded with suspicion, and it was even used as a place of exile and ostracism. It was abandoned as a federal penitentiary in 1963, and it was subsequently claimed by the 1969 protesters by “right of discovery”, the doctrine used to justify the acquisition of native-held lands by colonial powers (especially in the 19th century). The occupation lasted until 1971, and, for nineteen months, students, married couples, and even children lived on the island, garnering support from even celebrities like Jane Fonda and Marlon Brando. The last protesters left in June of 1971, after electrical power and telephone lines were cut off by the government. The occupation’s stated goal of creating a spiritual and cultural center on the island was never fulfilled, and most of the activists’ demands were never met, but it was influential overall, especially given its direct effect on federal policy toward Native Americans. 

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malformalady:

Window frost (also called fern frost or ice flowers) forms when a glass pane is exposed to very cold air on the outside and moderately moist air on the inside. If the pane is not a good insulator (such as a single pane window), water vapour condenses on the glass forming patterns. The glass surface influences the shape of crystals, so imperfections, scratches, or dust can modify the way ice nucleates. If the indoor air is very humid, rather than moderately so, water will first condense in small droplets and then freeze into clear ice.
Photo credit: Bill Storey

malformalady:

Window frost (also called fern frost or ice flowers) forms when a glass pane is exposed to very cold air on the outside and moderately moist air on the inside. If the pane is not a good insulator (such as a single pane window), water vapour condenses on the glass forming patterns. The glass surface influences the shape of crystals, so imperfections, scratches, or dust can modify the way ice nucleates. If the indoor air is very humid, rather than moderately so, water will first condense in small droplets and then freeze into clear ice.

Photo credit: Bill Storey

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assangistan:

MUST READ & the truth about the entertainment industry

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brokenyoga:

The entertainment industry serves as an important psychological tool of the system, possibly even when it is dishing out large amounts of sex and violence. Entertainment provides modern man with an essential means of escape. While absorbed in television, videos, etc., he can forget stress, anxiety, frustration, dissatisfaction. Many primitive peoples, when they don’t have work to do, are quite content to sit for hours at a time doing nothing at all, because they are at peace with themselves and their world. But most modern people must be constantly occupied or entertained, otherwise they get “bored,” i.e., they get fidgety, uneasy, irritable.

Ted Kaczynski

Industrial Society and its Future

 

still my favorite

oh my gosh this is beautiful

fleurdulys:

The Wagon Tracks - Joan Miro
1918

i love this guy!! 

fleurdulys:

The Wagon Tracks - Joan Miro

1918

i love this guy!! 

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paintdeath:

"Uncomfortable silences. Why do we feel it’s necessary to yak about bullsh*t in order to be comfortable?" - Mia WallacePulp Fiction (1994)

paintdeath:

"Uncomfortable silences. Why do we feel it’s necessary to yak about bullsh*t in order to be comfortable?" - Mia Wallace

Pulp Fiction (1994)

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Departure

your memory falls farther and farther away. 

I know longer see you as often, and mention of you gives only a moments pain to the scar you so deeply carved into my chest. 

I’m thankful for this, but i wonder if it’s only because of her presence, or if it’s truly the time that’s brought healing. Either way, I’m so glad your face is disconnecting from the sounds that were once so heavy with you. 

I know 20 is such a young age, but it feels so much longer. It feels like i’ve lived a lifetime.. which is stupid i know, because life is so much more than i have had the opportunity to experience in these two short decades. I know i’m ready for this change, though it’s just a change in digits. But.. it does mean something. I guess since i really don’t give New Years any significance, this is my “new years” marker. I mean, it does mark another year of my existence. That has to be recognized as significant, which is why i guess we put so much emphasis and celebration with our birthdays in this society and societies like ours. 

The departure of you, and the arrival of her, also give this time of change and transition some importance. From one leaf to another. I feel i’m running and jumping up falling leaves, desperately seeking the security that the branches offer. I don’t know.. that’s so obscure. But that’s how i feel, and i’ve got to stop invalidating all my damn emotions. 

i’ve got to stop a lot things. Especially the things that cut myself down, that shrink my existence into a worthless speck. Maybe she can help? Maybe she’ll be another you? I’m scared of that.. but i’m just gonna have to keep jumping, keep striving, keep hoping that i don’t fall to my death. 

…someone, please, offer me a hand…

falabaloo:

Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey (camouflage)  

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$1.89

The cost of energy

weareallmakersofmeaning:

this happened last night 

I really wish i could have stayed up for this

weareallmakersofmeaning:

this happened last night 

I really wish i could have stayed up for this

I had a really great weekend.. and i really needed it.

I had a really great weekend.. and i really needed it.

post-impressionisms:

Anselm Kiefer (German, born 1945). He “studied law in 1965–6 at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität in Freiburg, before starting to study art there in 1966 as a pupil of the painter Peter Dreher (b 1932). In 1969 he studied under Horst Antes at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Karlsruhe, and in 1970 he moved to the Staatliche Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf, where he met Joseph Beuys. From this time onwards history and myth were the central themes in his work: he was not concerned with reviving the history painting; rather, he attempted by means of drawing and symbols to expose the many-layered quality of historical processes, in order ‘to approach in an unscientific way the centre from which events are controlled’ (Kiefer, Art, 1990). On a journey through Switzerland, Italy and France in 1969 Kiefer produced the photographic series Occupations (see 1991 exh. cat., pp. 93–4), in which he photographed himself saluting in a pose that imitated Hitler. In this and in later books he presented his personal way of coming to terms with German history, literature and art history. His central concern was to experience history as a prerequisite for understanding it.” (x) (x)