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Images of idealized beauty permeate most of the media we consume, and it has for hundreds of years; throughout decades dominated by shifting aesthetics and beauty standards, the idea of the attractive female has taken numerous forms. Titian’s reclining Venus, for example, is shaped differently from the fashion models of today’s ad campaigns, and African diasporic art offers yet another ideal. More often ... Read More
BY kelsey haight in Artsy on Apr 23, 2014 |
I F***ING LOVE THE INTERNET. It brings together lovely, talented people and allows us to all support one another. Namely, Tayler Smith and Arabelle Sicardi, two talented dames who came together to make an art project about makeup theory and identity that will blow your mind. Do you have a Tumblr? Are you a young adult in New York? If so, you must know about these artsy fartsy smartsy folks. Both have very original and intriguing blogs concerned with fashion, ... Read More
BY Mary Rockcastle in Artsy on Apr 17, 2014 |
Laurence Philomene describes her photos as a “pre-teen sleepover gone wrong,” but I still kind of wish I went to this party. The 20-year-old freelance photographer from Montreal explores gender and femininity in many of her groups of photographs, but “Sugar High” takes the cake!The photographer was also inspired by fine artist Wolfgang Tillmans, particularly this quote:
"As soon as you represent something, it’s always a mediated, ... Read More
The photographer Vyacheslav Mishchenko spent much of his childhood in nature; following his father on mushroom hunting expeditions, he often crouched to the ground in rapt fascination with the tiny, slimy, and colorful wonderland of bugs. As an adult, he returns to this kingdom of imagination, cataloguing the daily lives of snails.Breaking from the objectivity of traditional nature photography, Mishchenko’s soulful images read like a children’s ... Read More
BY Michelle Beiter in General on Apr 16, 2014 |
I have never been so jealous of another girl in my life, and the reason why I feel this way is so incredibly spectacular, I’m shocked that I’m not making this up. 13-year-old Ashol-Pan of Western Mongolia is currently being trained in the art of falconry: hunting foxes and small prey from the Altai mountains using an eagle as your weapon of choice. As a child, this is the sort of career I would fantasize about for hours with glazed eyes, ... Read More
BY Claire Filipek in General on Apr 16, 2014 |
The poster as seen from the artists' own drone #NotABugSplat
The project is known by the hashtag “Not A Bug Splat” because the phrase "bug splats" is military slang often used by drone operators to refer to killings. "Bug splats." Did we just enter the world of the sci-fi novel Ender’s Game?! It is no wonder that activists sought a new approach to confront this insensitivity and also raise awareness to the horrific reality of civilian ... Read More
“For almost a century we have been brainwashed by the beauty industry,” says the photographer Ben Hopper of the inspiration for his new project, a series of images of fashion models with full-grown armpit hair. The body of work, titled “Natural Beauty,” pokes a small hole in the unrealistic, limited standards we expect from female models in beauty editorial and advertising images.
The artist explains that female hair, a part of ... Read More
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The photographer Elinor Carucci’s recent series Mother reads like a visual diary of the pains and pleasures of motherhood, a raw and uncensored confessional of love and a complex relationship to the female body. Within the aesthetic framework of more traditional portrayals of the mother, she highlights the visceral and bodily with romantic reverence. Carucci relies in part upon the image of the art ... Read More
BY Claire Filipek in Artsy on Apr 09, 2014 |
Victoria Seimer, a Brooklyn-based graphic designer, posts her stunning work on tumblr under the name Wichoria. All of her work is phenomenal, but her weekly series entitled, “Human Error” is what first caught my eye. In this digital day and age, everyone is familiar with the layout of computer pop-ups, such as error messages and repeated reminders, which is partly what makes this series so powerful. What if error messages just popped up in real ... Read More
BY Mary Rockcastle in Artsy on Apr 07, 2014 |
Ever pry your eye open with one hand, sweep mascara on with the other, and wonder if other girls look the same in the morning? Photographer Nooran Matties reveals everything you have ever wondered about foreign beauty routines. Rituals - a photo series featured in Inconnu Mag's Fog issue- captures various young women in their daily prepping and priming. The photos pull back the curtain on “effortless” looks, and capture the delicate ... Read More