Saturday, May 30, 2009

baroque in the 21st century

New York Baroque Dance Company

Isfahan Lotfollah ceiling

Yannis Vlamos for

Baroque Campaign

Lambertz Calendar

chic et simplicite

Chic et Simplicite
47, Rue de Sevre - Paris, France
Illustrator, Georges Barbier

Friday, May 29, 2009

aubrey beardsley

Aubrey Vincent Beardsley 
21 August 1872 – 16 March 1898
An English illustrator and author.  Aubrey Beardsley was the 
most controversial artist of the Art Nouveau era, renowned 
for his dark and perverse images and the grotesque erotica,
which were the main themes of his later work.  Some of his 
drawings, inspired by Japanese shunga, featured 
enormous genitalia. His most famous erotic illustrations were 
on themes of history and mythology.


Beardsley illustrated Oscar Wilde's play Salomé - the play 
eventually premiered in Paris in 1896.  He also produced 
extensive illustrations for books and magazines (e.g. for a 
deluxe edition of Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur) 
and worked for magazines like The Savoy and The Studio. 
Beardsley also wrote Under the Hill, an unfinished erotic tale 
based loosely on the legend of Tannhäuser.  
Beardsley's emphasis of the erotic element is present in many 
of his drawings, but nowhere as boldly as in his illustrations for 
Lysistrata which were done for a privately printed edition at a 
time when he was totally out of favor with polite society.

megan rose gedris

Art Nouveau Mermaid by Megan Rose Gedris

Gedris currently writes and draws two webcomics.
YU+ME:dream is self-published but she won the
second Queer Press Grant from Prism Comics which
allowed her to publish the first volume of the series.
Her I Was Kidnapped By Lesbian Pirates From Outer Space
was a finalist in Platinum Comics's
Comic Book Challenge and they have subsequently
published series in comic book form.

She also uses the aliases of 'Anonymous Manga' and 'Rosalarian'.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

lost at E minor

Lost at E Minor is an Australian Newsletter
dedicated to Art in all forms from sound,
visual, design, events, and reading.

"We hope you're enjoying your time on Lost At E Minor,
but it’s not over yet. Got something to share?
Tell us about it and we'll look to publish it.
If you want to have your work featured on the site,
we'd love to hear from you. Or if you’d just like to talk
amongst yourselves, that’s cool too. Pssst, we also have
an online store stocking some of the goodies
we feature on the site."

Monday, May 18, 2009

eroticism images

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

visual artist magazines

Piston Cooperative
Art Director
Timm Haneke
Text Editor
Kinga Rustler
Fashion Director
Carolin Sengmuller
Photo Director
Ramon Haindl

A progressive magazine based in Berlin.  We are looking
forward to this adventure called online and offline 
magazine development and we are truly curious about 
the people we are going to meet throughout this journey.

125 Magazine
125 is a publishing company specializing in photography and 
fine art photographic print sales.  Our key product is 125 Magazine.
It is published twice a year, March and September.  125 is our favourite shutter speed.

S Magazine
In 2004 four boys and a gal from Copenhagen,
all from the fashion world, had an epiphany. It was
the dead of winter, the nights were too long
and the vodka was flowing. As creatives they had yet
to work with a magazine that gave them the freedom they desired.
Magazine gives the freedom to the artist
and lets them know where they could go if there were no restrictions.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

a kiss in history of cabaret

scene from The Blue Angel

Wintergarten, Berlin

A form of entertainment featuring comedy, song, dance,
and theatre, distinguished mainly by the performance venue -
a restaurant or nightclub with a stage for performances
and the audience sitting at tables (often dining or drinking),
watching the performance being introduced by a 
master of ceremonies.

Cabaret also refers to a Mediterranean-style brothel -
a bar with tables and women who mingle with and 
entertain the clientele.  Traditionally these establishments 
can also feature some form of stage entertainment: 
often singers and dancers.

The first cabaret was opened in 1881 in Montmartre, Paris:
Rodolphe Salís' "cabaret artistique."  Shortly after it
was founded, it was renamed Le Chat Noir.  It became a 
locale in which up-and-coming cabaret artists could try 
their new acts.

The Moulin Rouge, built in 1889 in the red-light district 
of Pigalle near Montmartre, is famous for the large, 
red imitation windmill on its roof.

The Cabaret 1921 :: A.A. Deineka



The Folies-Bergère continued to attract a large number 
of people even though it was more expensive than other 
cabarets.  People felt comfortable at the cabaret.  They did 
not have to take off their hat, could talk, eat, and smoke 
when they wanted to, etc.  They did not have to stick to 
the usual rules of society.  At the Folies-Bergère, as in many 
cafés-concerts, there were a variety of acts: singers, dancers, 
jugglers, and clowns.

In the United States, cabaret diverged into several different 
styles of performance mostly due to the influence of 
Jazz Music.  Chicago cabaret focused intensely on the larger 
band ensembles and reached its peak in the of the 
Prohibition Era.

Cabaret is currently undergoing a renaissance of sorts
in the United States, particularly in New Orleans, Seattle 
and Portland, as new generations of performers reinterpret 
the old forms in both music and theatre.