Archive for June 2010


the swing

I’d come across lots of intriguing images from Yinka Shonibare’s show at the Brooklyn Museuma last year, but somehow missed his version of Jean-Honor√© Fragonard’s The Swing. (This pieces looks infinitely better lit in the shadows rather than under stark white lights.) Love the flying shoe!

*Note: in this exhibit, Shonibare created tableaus that combined African style fabrics with European fashion and art to make a statement about how the “African experience has long been a part of Western culture, even if it has been barely depicted on canvas.”

Posted at 10am on 6/4/10 | 1 comment | Filed Under: art & artists | read on



Land of volcanoes and waterfalls.

Posted at 9am on 6/2/10 | 1 comment | Filed Under: photography | read on


worlds within worlds

Which of these does not belong with the others?

*Hint: all but the third photo belong here.

Posted at 12am on 6/2/10 | 4 comments | Filed Under: photography | read on



Haven’t seen this movie, but the English boarding school sets and costumes look like perfection.

Posted at 6pm on 6/1/10 | no comments; | Filed Under: film | read on

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