Things Fall Apart, 2006
Feature: Sunday Painter | David Lynch
The renowned film director is this week’s #SundayPainter. Although primarily known for his ground-breaking, highly influential film work, Lynch began as a visual artist. The dark nature of his films present in all his disciplines, none more so than his paintings. Often combining more than just paint, Lynch deploys sculpture, drawing and even type whilst edging toward a more naive style in recent works.
David Lynch (American, b.1946) is best known as a prolific modern filmmaker. However, his work stretches out into the world of television, music, painting, and many other forms of art. His style is often characterized as surrealist, and he has even been branded with his own style, called Lynchian Style. Lynch was born in Missoula, MT, and moved around from place to place until he landed in Philadelphia, PA, where he enrolled in the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.
After a stint in Philadelphia, he moved to Los Angeles, CA, where he launched his film career. While working at the AFI Conservatory, Lynch created his first motion picture, Eraserhead (1977), a black-and-white surrealist horror film. The film was not acclaimed by critics, but it has held a strong cult following since its release. It wasn”t until the film The Elephant Man (1980) that Lynch received his first real taste of critical and commercial success. The film received eight Academy Award nominations, including Best Director. More importantly, Lynch became a household name, whose art has reached millions of viewers. Along with several feature films, Lynch has created many short films, several television series, and even some music videos.
Although most commonly known for his films, Lynch initially studied to be a painter. Lynch’s painting is characterized by its absence of color. He believes that black is a liberating factor and uses it to make his works become more dreamlike. In 2007, a major art retrospective on Lynch, The Air is on Fire, was displayed at the Fondation Cartier in Paris. This exhibition contained paintings, photographs, drawings, and other work, including site-specific installations.
HAYASHI Seiichi (林静一 ), Hakana yume /儚夢. 1978, Japan
Helen Frankenthaler (USA 1928-2011)
Nature Abhors a Vacuum (1973)
acrylic on canvas 262.9 x 284.5 cm (103 1/2 x 112 in.)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
3D Ghibli food time: Ham and Noodles from “Ponyo”
A feminist group based in Guangzhou, China staged an online protest against the sexual exploitation of women in the workplace, revealing a photograph with a message boldly written in red on a whiteboard behind them: “My vagina does not come free with my labor.” More words were written on the women’s thighs, reiterating: “Not freebies.”
The campaign was in response to a recent fatal rape case involving a 20-year-old woman at a state-owned company who was asked by her boss to a dinner. She was sexually assaulted by her boss’s friend and died as a result of her injuries.“Don’t ask your staff to provide part-time escort services. Women should only be asked to provide knowledge or technical skills in the workplace, but not other things,” says Ye Haiyan, an advocate of women’s and children’s rights.
Read more via The New York Times.
i finished the series months ago but i never rly did fanart until now.. >< hana is soo cute
look at this cop-hating suffragette kitty