woke up this morning with my hands hurting

I’m thinking it’s because I was painting all day and then weaving for most of the evening yesterday

the glamorous life of an artist pt. III

lolitsgabe:

I have the whole series now! Who’s gonna come watch!? #cybersix

we’ve never seen this and it looks hella cool we need to watch it with youuuu
tagged: -lolitsgabe 


Track: Lovers In The Parking Lot
Artist: Solange
Album: True

Lovers In The Parking Lot - Solange

queercommunist:

 Janelle Monáe sings Rock Steady with Kimbra.

CLICK THROUGH TO THE VIDEO THOUGH

glittrblud:

blackfashion:

Beyonce on the cover of OUT Magazine May 2014 issue

“There is a double standard when it comes to sexuality that still persists. Men are free and women are not. That is crazy. You can be a businesswoman, a mother, an artist, and a feminist — whatever you want to be‚ and still be a sexual being. It’s not mutually exclusive.”

Need the copy of this! Anyone know where to get a copy in YYC?

tagged: -OUT magazine  -Beyonce 
tagged: -*_*  -Nicki Minaj 
themarysue:

We noticed that we’re getting real close to 20k Tumblr followers, so we’re giving away season one of Orphan Black to a lucky member of our lovely Tumblr community, and you could win it. Here’s how!
Follow us on Tumblr.
Like and reblog this post.
Do it before noon Eastern Time on Friday, April 18th.
That’s it! That’s all you need to do. We will randomly choose one winner once the duration of the contest is over, and contact them through Fan Mail in order to get their shipping info. Now here’s the fine print:
The prize is the 3 disc DVD set of Orphan Black season one that the Orphan Black Tumblr so nicely sent to Jill.
We will ship the prize to the US and Canada, so if you don’t live there (or have understanding acquaintances who could forward your package to you), we advise you not to enter.
If you do not follow our Tumblr, you will be disqualified.
We ask you kindly not to spam your followers by reblogging the post over and over, but hey, we’re not the boss of you.
Good luck! And remember, get your likes and reblogs in by noon this Friday!

themarysue:

We noticed that we’re getting real close to 20k Tumblr followers, so we’re giving away season one of Orphan Black to a lucky member of our lovely Tumblr community, and you could win it. Here’s how!

That’s it! That’s all you need to do. We will randomly choose one winner once the duration of the contest is over, and contact them through Fan Mail in order to get their shipping info. Now here’s the fine print:

  • The prize is the 3 disc DVD set of Orphan Black season one that the Orphan Black Tumblr so nicely sent to Jill.
  • We will ship the prize to the US and Canada, so if you don’t live there (or have understanding acquaintances who could forward your package to you), we advise you not to enter.
  • If you do not follow our Tumblr, you will be disqualified.
  • We ask you kindly not to spam your followers by reblogging the post over and over, but hey, we’re not the boss of you.

Good luck! And remember, get your likes and reblogs in by noon this Friday!

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”.

dynamicafrica:

"The Untold Renaissance": Ikire Jones Spring/Summer 2014 Lookbook.

It’s all dapper hommes, suave strides and bold prints and patterns in Nigerian designer Wale Oyejide’s Spring/Summer 2014 lookbook for his brand Ikire Jones.

“This collection pays homage to 18th century textiles and tapestries while exploring the absence of persons of color in Medieval and Renaissance-era European art.  Borrowing from the sampling method employed in hip hop culture, each reinvented piece tells an original narrative from the perspective of Africans who have been placed in an alien context.  Through this reverse lens to the past, the present circumstances of individuals who feel displaced and alienated may also be considered.”