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BRAND X

Orphaned transracial international ungrateful insurgent Class Bastard.

Posts tagged art

Apr 22 '14
alidasun:

Breathing architecture, HD video clip available here. —A. SUN

alidasun:

Breathing architecture, HD video clip available here. A. SUN

Apr 22 '14

wocinsolidarity:

atlasobscura:

Inuit Throat-Singing: A Gutteral Game Gets a Cultural Resurgence

“It’s a friendly competition between girls, something they would do while the men were out hunting,” said Kathy in at interview at the conference. Karin added: ”It’s part of Inuit culture. It’s an oral tradition, it’s something that can’t be written down, it has to be learned from someone else,.”

A “game” of throat-singing begins with two women facing each other, standing close and sometimes holding each other’s arms. One begins to sing, while the other follows. The game can last up to a few minutes, and ends when one loses her breath, laughs, or breaks concentration in any way. Some sources, such as Pulaarvik Kablu Friendership Centre, cite that it was once practiced with their lips practically touching, the women using their opponent’s mouth cavity as a sound resonator.

For more of the rich cultural history of Canada’s Inuit throat-singing, keep reading on Atlas Obscura…

Wow!! this is awesome!

Mar 20 '14
tobia:

Toyin OdutolaLTS VI(2014)
Charcoal, pastel and conte on paper. 30 x 40 inches.

tobia:

Toyin Odutola
LTS VI
(2014)

Charcoal, pastel and conte on paper. 30 x 40 inches.

Feb 23 '14

gradientlair:

distant-relatives-blog:

Nina Simone 

It’s not only her complexion but her POLITICS (and how her complexion and experiences impacted/shaped those politics) as to why she should be portrayed PROPERLY in any depiction of her life. Love her. 

Feb 6 '14
Feb 2 '14
"You see, whether you can draw like this or not, being able to think up this kind of design, it depends on whether or not you can say to yourself, ‘Oh, yeah, girls like this exist in real life.’ If you don’t spend time watching real people, you can’t do this, because you’ve never seen it. Some people spend their lives interested only in themselves. Almost all Japanese animation is produced with hardly any basis taken from observing real people, you know. It’s produced by humans who can’t stand looking at other humans. And that’s why the industry is full of nerds!"

Hayao Miyazaki, as posted on the blog for the Golden Times news site & translated by Rocket News 24.

miyazaki still not fucking with you haha 

(via aintgotnoladytronblues)

Just want to clarify something here because this has the potential to lose the real gravity of what he means: what they translated as “nerds” here is “otaku,” and while “otaku" is a word that’s adopted in weaboo vernacular pretty casually as meaning "a nerd that likes something a whole lot!!", it’s actually akin to a type of obsessive, perverse mega-fan mentality — think "bronies" as a proper western eqvuiavelent.

(via chirart)

Feb 1 '14

campdracula5eva:

fyeahclassicalcomposers:

RECONSTRUCTION OF LEONARDO DA VINCI-INVENTED INSTRUMENT MAKES CONCERT DEBUT

It looks like a piano and it’s played like one too. But Leonardo da Vinci’s invention, the concept of which is preserved on paper records hundreds of years old, would sound like a violin.

For centuries, the instrument has not been heard — until now.

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Polish concert pianist, Slawomir Zubrzycki, presents an extremely rare Viola Organista, based on a late 15th-century design by Leonardo da Vinci on October 18, 2013 in Krakow. The instrument which was unveiled this month was built over the last three years by him. (AFP/AFP/Getty Images)

Polish concert pianist Slawomir Zubrzycki recently built the “viola organista” and debuted his interpretation of it at a piano festival in Krakow, Poland, last month.

Zubrzycki posted video of his concert last week [above]. A Q&A by Tygodnik Powszechny with Zubrzycki (translated via Google Translate) reported the pianist finding Vinci’s notes on the instrument dating to 1489.

Further research led Zubrzycki to learn about physical constructions of the instrument dating to the 1600s, but “none has survived to our times,” he said.

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Viola organista, Codex Atlanticus, 1488–1489 (Image source: Istituto Comprensivo di Ponte in Valtellina via Wikimedia)

Zubrzycki took it upon himself to begin reconstructing the instrument in 2009.

But he wasn’t the only one. Akio Obuchi constructed and played his own viola organista in 2004. Zubrzycki said though that Obuchi’s several iterations of the instrument have flaws.

Here’s another example of the viola organista’s music. Check out this video for a more in-depth look at the instrument and its inner workings (Note: the audio is in Polish).

‘‘I have no idea what Leonardo da Vinci might think of the instrument I’ve made, but I’d hope he’d be pleased,’’ Zubrzycki said of his reconstruction of the instrument, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

Actually teared up…what a beautiful instrument. Those lower tones are absolutely marvelous.

(Shoutout to thosefourstrings for bringing this to my attention and honestly making my day.)

Well this is amazing.

Jan 20 '14
skooth:

bhavatarini:

myblacksexuality:

poetofwar333:

#cleopatra with the nose knocked off. I wonder if people still think she was European like the movies betray…

I still think it’s one of the most desperate things whites have done to blacks and to black history. The disrespect is outrageous. They came to our country and mentally could not fathom how these black civilizations could be so great. They literally rode through our lands and shot the noses off of our statues. Why? So that the statues would no longer resemble the African people and they could LIE about the origins of Egypt and countless other civilizations. It was a widespread practice. It’s why statues of Pharaoh’s and their wives have no noses. It’s why the Sphinx has no nose. When I was in middle and high school, we were taught that the noses had fell off due to time and poor craftsmanship! They have literally tried to teach us that our ancestors were shitty builders of noses just to hide their malicious destruction of our heritage. European fears of African peoples had to come from somewhere. I want to know what part of the history is missing. There’s something that they don’t want to be told.

The shade is real

i was taught that the noses fell off as well and actually continued to believe this. in retrospect this makes no sense, considering greek/roman statues pretty much always have intact noses whereas egyptian ones are always conveniently missing theirs. thank you for pointing this out to me, i hadn’t even made that connection until now.

skooth:

bhavatarini:

myblacksexuality:

poetofwar333:

#cleopatra with the nose knocked off. I wonder if people still think she was European like the movies betray…

I still think it’s one of the most desperate things whites have done to blacks and to black history. The disrespect is outrageous. They came to our country and mentally could not fathom how these black civilizations could be so great. They literally rode through our lands and shot the noses off of our statues. Why? So that the statues would no longer resemble the African people and they could LIE about the origins of Egypt and countless other civilizations. It was a widespread practice. It’s why statues of Pharaoh’s and their wives have no noses. It’s why the Sphinx has no nose. When I was in middle and high school, we were taught that the noses had fell off due to time and poor craftsmanship! They have literally tried to teach us that our ancestors were shitty builders of noses just to hide their malicious destruction of our heritage. European fears of African peoples had to come from somewhere. I want to know what part of the history is missing. There’s something that they don’t want to be told.

The shade is real

i was taught that the noses fell off as well and actually continued to believe this. in retrospect this makes no sense, considering greek/roman statues pretty much always have intact noses whereas egyptian ones are always conveniently missing theirs. thank you for pointing this out to me, i hadn’t even made that connection until now.

Jan 19 '14
"dad I think im gay"

Leonardo da Vinci when he found out he could draw (via shewantszedong)

#really he wouldn’t have told his dad though because it wasn’t safe in his place and time

Actually he was gay, and also it was relatively safe to be gay in 15th-16th century Florence.

A short roundup of sources.

He and three other young men were charged with sodomy in 1476 and acquitted.It was a more or less accepted thing that young men did as long as they didn’t also break other laws or cause other problems.

In contrast, like 2,000 people in Spain were tortured and killed for sodomy.

You can read a whole book about the nuts and bolts of it: Forbidden Friendships: homosexuality and Male Culture in Renaissance Florence.

(via girljanitor)

Jan 17 '14
g1ng4-n1ngy0:

missveryvery:

beesmygod:

bullshitcockroach:

busket:

thereallightsabovearbys:

starexorcist:

Dont ask artists for free art you scrubs

How to waste your talent while losing your friends all at once because all you care about is money: A tumblr guide on how to be a cunt to those who admire you.
Imagine if the Mona Lisa was a commission and s/he had no money.

the mona lisa was a commission you shitshill, that’s how artists make a fucking living. it’s how we get the money to pay for things we need, because we don’t want to spend all our time working in a shitty job instead of doing things that are important to us, like working on personal projects or spending time with people we like. by thinking that you deserve free art is basically telling them “your time and skill isn’t worth anything but my personal enjoyment!” and if someone only wanted to be friends with me for free art, i don’t want that friendship because that sounds like an awful friend. artists are people with lives and often art is our only source of income and if you really admired us you would understand and support that.

jesus fucking christ “imagine if the mona lisa was a commission” rolls head back and laughs

"imagine if the mona lisa was a commission" AHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAH

Imagine if the Mona Lisa was a commission
oh my godddddddd

I’M LAUGHIN

g1ng4-n1ngy0:

missveryvery:

beesmygod:

bullshitcockroach:

busket:

thereallightsabovearbys:

starexorcist:

Dont ask artists for free art you scrubs

How to waste your talent while losing your friends all at once because all you care about is money: A tumblr guide on how to be a cunt to those who admire you.

Imagine if the Mona Lisa was a commission and s/he had no money.

the mona lisa was a commission you shitshill, that’s how artists make a fucking living. it’s how we get the money to pay for things we need, because we don’t want to spend all our time working in a shitty job instead of doing things that are important to us, like working on personal projects or spending time with people we like. by thinking that you deserve free art is basically telling them “your time and skill isn’t worth anything but my personal enjoyment!” and if someone only wanted to be friends with me for free art, i don’t want that friendship because that sounds like an awful friend. artists are people with lives and often art is our only source of income and if you really admired us you would understand and support that.

jesus fucking christ “imagine if the mona lisa was a commission” rolls head back and laughs

"imagine if the mona lisa was a commission" AHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAH

Imagine if the Mona Lisa was a commission

oh my godddddddd

I’M LAUGHIN