blue true dream of sky

babes, art, etc. i'm alyssa, nice to meet you.

gothiccharmschool:

In times of trouble

Ellen Ripley comes to me 

Speaking words of wisdom

Nuke the entire site from orbit, it’s the only way to be sure.

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aloofshahbanou:

not interested in politics that don’t incorporate love

not interested in the anaesthetisation of politics

not interested in theory sans emotion 

let’s use our feelings to talk about power

let’s use our feelings to fuck up power

what the fuck are you waiting for

learn how to cry again

learn how to scream again

pour yourself into things

bleed onto things

fuck shit up

let’s get visceral

don’t let dead men with books hold your heart hostage

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medievalpoc:

Contemporary Art Week!

Kehinde Wiley

Los Angeles native and New York-based visual artist Kehinde Wiley has firmly situated himself within art history’s portrait painting tradition. As a contemporary descendent of a long line of portraitists—including Reynolds, Gainsborough, Titian, Ingres, and others—Wiley engages the signs and visual rhetoric of the heroic, powerful, majestic, and sublime in his representation of urban black and brown men found throughout the world.

By applying the visual vocabulary and conventions of glorification, wealth, prestige, and history to subject matter drawn from the urban fabric, Wiley makes his subjects and their stylistic references juxtaposed inversions of each other, forcing ambiguity and provocative perplexity to pervade his imagery. Wiley’s larger-than-life figures disturb and interrupt tropes of portrait painting, often blurring the boundaries between traditional and contemporary modes of representation and the critical portrayal of masculinity and physicality as it pertains to the view of black and brown young men.

-skny.com

1. Down With a Bullet, 2011., 2. Femme Piquee par un Serpent, 2008, oil on canvas. 3. Matador, 2009. Oil on paper 57.5” x 134.5”., 4. Sleep, 2008. Oil on canvas 132” x 300”.

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