UK sculptor Robin Wight creates dramatic scenes of wind-blown fairies clutching dandelions, clinging to trees, and seemingly suspended in midair, all with densely wrapped forms of stainless steel wire.
Over the last year, illustrator Simone Massoni has been partnering with The New Yorker in creating fun works for their magazine. When art director Chris Curry called Simone to ask him if he was available to explore the theme Love (and Old Flames) for their June 9th and 16th issues, he jumped at the chance. "I guess she maybe thought my style was a good fit for the occasion," he humbly states. These works are spot illustrations, meaning they're very small and they don't refer to any specific article in the magazine. Therefore, Simone couldn't tell a cohesive story through them, rather, they would live by themselves anywhere throughout all the articles. "So," he says, "I somehow imagined myself, and the reader, as an invisible witness to the tiny moments of everyday life. Sort of like an intimate spectator who was not supposed to be there." Part of the commission guideline was that the illustrations had to be as natural as possible, as if they'd been written instead of drawn.…
A work of art by London and Berlin based visual artist Leena McCall has been removed from The Mall Gallery, London for being deemed ‘too pornographic and disgusting’. The painting was selected by the Society for Women Artists (SWA) for their...
I suppose if it were carved in marble and made a thousand years ago then different rules would apply?
Game of Thrones, HBO’s biggest show, is bringing the fantasy genre to the masses in a major way. Featuring a sprawling cast and storyline that’s been pared down from George R.R. Martin’s series A Song of Ice and Fire, it’s full of fantastic performances, high production values, international sets and scenery, and some of the most exciting and tense moments on television.
It is also filled with violence against women, particularly, the sex workers who inhabit the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros.
A thoughtfully-written article coming from an angle you may not have considered: that of a sex worker. The struggle to be safe in that industry (if such a thing is ever possible) is something that Game of Thrones tends to sidestep by largely focusing on male-centric points of view.
The true effects of social media on intimacy won't be seen for years to come, I think. First a culture changes with fads (including technological fads), but when those fads become commonplace, what new trend will replace them? It's only as these layers build that a more permanent picture is created.
“Is sex necessary?” young E.B. White and James Thurber asked in their endlessly delightful 1929 collaboration. “When we hook up with another, in sex or love (or, more rarely, both) we prove that our isolation is not permanent ...