justin bobbyy

santa barbara, CA

It would be an intriguing exercise to put the shoe on the other foot and mount a reassessment of art in New York as a regional scene. We might account for the expansive, liberating gesture in the painting of the 1950s as compensation for enduring cramped living conditions. Pop art might be explained by proximity to Madison Avenue advertising agencies and the television networks on Sixth Avenue; the crisp lines of Minimalism a response to the raggedness of a decrepit and decaying infrastructure. Exactly parallel pop-sociological hypotheses have constantly distorted discussions of art in Los Angeles, while New York art hasn’t been subjected to this reductive treatment as a localized phenomenon.

Thomas Crow, “LA Stories: A Roundtable,” ARTFORUM, October 2011.

A discussion on the the reductive nature in which LA art is discussed and perceived in the larger post-1945 art movements. #LAallday!!!

humanly:

Ashkan Honarvar

From the “Age of Adz” series, inspired by the Sufjan Stevens album of the same name, these images grapple with the complexities of growing up—the discoveries, the hopes and dreams, and the fears.  Mostly, they’re just really cool to look at.

humanly:

Ashkan Honarvar

From the “Age of Adz” series, inspired by the Sufjan Stevens album of the same name, these images grapple with the complexities of growing up—the discoveries, the hopes and dreams, and the fears.  Mostly, they’re just really cool to look at.

Double Entendre Friday

wtfarthistory:

Double entendre is French for “a double meaning or understanding.”  The figure of speech is generally used to refer to a phrase or image that can be understood in two ways, with one meaning being somewhat risqué or ironic. Today’s WTF entry presents one such double entendre from a François Boucher painting in the Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza (@museothyssen)Take a look at the painting below and see if you can spot the double entendre amidst the clutter of the early morning dressing/primping/eating and sometimes business ritual known as the toilette


François Boucher, Lady Fastening Her Garter (also known as La Toilette), 1742, oil on canvas.  Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza, MadridFrançois Boucher, Lady Fastening Her Garter (also known as La Toilette), 1742, oil on canvas.  Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

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LOL omg too good

Putti Gone Wild @BritishMuseum

wtfarthistory:

Marco Zoppo, Three Putti and a Dog with Four Figures Behind from the Rosebery Album of 26 folios, c. 1455-65, pen and brown ink, brown wash on vellum.  British Museum, London (1920,0214.17.1 17 verso)Marco Zoppo, Three Putti and a Dog with Four Figures Behind from the Rosebery Album of 26 folios, c. 1455-65, pen and brown ink, brown wash on vellum.  British Museum, London (1920,0214.17.1 17 verso)

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LOL omg I usually dislike putti, but this is so funny.  love it!

wetheurban:

Balenciaga creative director Nicolas Ghesquière created a Spring/Summer 2012 collection featuring minimal lines and sleek silhouettes, lean trousers and cropped proportions. The Balenciaga man is into the future with a clear vision of sophistication. Perfection.

l-o-v-e.

aldorise:

Booties backstage at Libertine - Photographed for #aldorise by @thecoveteur

aldorise:

Booties backstage at Libertine - Photographed for #aldorise by @thecoveteur