Art I LIKE

art, mostly. some opinions. a few other things.

locksandglasses:

aprill-showers:

The 2015 Viva la Femme Calendar will be released this summer!!! I’m so excited, it will be launched along with a bunch of other fun things. It’s dated from August 2014 to July 2015. Perfect for a fun summer, and back to school. As always, thank you for all your love and support for the Little Ms. Aprill brand. Keep up with me here on my blog, Facebook, and instagram for more details about release dates. I will be sure to keep you all posted—but here is a fun preview!! :)

I want to hang this in my kitchen

Dopity dope

(via blackcontemporaryart)

diokpara:

the context they won’t give you.

coat your parts with SPF?????? 

okay. 

(via yagazieemezi)

vivaillajams:

"Love You" Black Love Illustration Series for my book (which is due tomorrow -_______-)

Jamilla Okubo

May 2014

Such a distinct style. I

(via yagazieemezi)

thepowerofmoonlight:

Learnt an interesting thing today on this arabic course,
The original Arabic number system looked like this, the one we now use.
It was designed so each character had the corresponding number of angles to the number, so the number 1 has 1 angle, 2 has 2 angles, 3 has 3, 0 has none etc…
It is so obvious now, I’ve always assumed its one of those things that just is, with no logical explanation, but here it is, perfectly simple and satisfying

woahhhh

thepowerofmoonlight:

Learnt an interesting thing today on this arabic course,

The original Arabic number system looked like this, the one we now use.

It was designed so each character had the corresponding number of angles to the number, so the number 1 has 1 angle, 2 has 2 angles, 3 has 3, 0 has none etc…

It is so obvious now, I’ve always assumed its one of those things that just is, with no logical explanation, but here it is, perfectly simple and satisfying

woahhhh

(via jessehimself)

harinef:

let’s all become rich cultural icons together

Ok

(via foxxxynegrodamus)

Luis Tomasello

<3 real love
designbinge:

fy-perspectives blog icon <3

omg

designbinge:

fy-perspectives blog icon <3

omg

(via marielleejiama)

Jeff Hamada, Dear Louis Vuitton

“I found myself with 15 years of Western painting and art history studies under my belt, but suddenly realized that my own autobiography was more important to me than the 400 years of Western painting history that I had learned. I urgently wanted to figure out a way to abandon that conceptual sphere and to find something concrete that mattered to me.”

—   Jacolby Satterwhite (via blackcontemporaryart)

(Source: africanah.org, via blackcontemporaryart)

yagazieemezi:

The Afrofuturism of Wangechi Mutu

the Guardian

Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey is a brief (50 pieces) but immersive exploration of the evolution of an artist. Although Mutu is a multimedia artist, she is perhaps best known for her large-scale, wildly colourful collages on Mylar. This thoughtfully presented survey includes presentations in a number of other media: video, site-specific fabric installations and, importantly, selections from the artist’s sketchbooks dating back to 2005, the first time they have been on display. The exhibition rooms themselves are dimly lit with walls cast in soothing earth tones, a common curatorial choice which, in this case, effectively highlights the expansive energy of each piece.

There is no singular question at the core of Mutu’s work. The collages themselves are complex, multi-layered, explosively hued pieces in which many themes are addressed simultaneously. This work is the ultimate existential mash-up. Mutu explores the complexities of this world by asking and answering a thousand questions at once.

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