Category Archives: Art

Art: Naked Man Statue on Campus

There is a life-like naked man statue on Wellesley College’s campus. It’s my alma mater, and it’s a women’s college.

the statue, titled "The Sleepwalker" (source: Jezebel)

the statue, titled “The Sleepwalker” (source: Jezebel)

Media Coverage:

  1. Gawker
  2. Jezebel
  3. Boston Globe (as far as I can tell the media coverage started here)

And I’m not linking to the ridiculous other articles that are really disrespectful.
Do yourself a favor and remember not to read the comments.

Responses from Wellesley College Alumnae:

  1. Gaining Perspective: The Wellesley Debate (a piece written for HollaBack Boston)
  2. The Sleepwalker’s Dream (an art piece inspired by the statue)

And the statue now has a twitter account.

Basically, my 2 cents is this:

  1. the coverage of this event is really rude and disrespectful to the women who are affected by this statue
  2. the statue is in the home of the students and they are the ones who should decide if it stays or goes (no one comes into your home forcing art on you)
  3. and how is it ok to keep forcing an art piece on a person who has their PTSD triggered by it?

I also think that if this was about a piece of art that was triggering soldiers with PTSD it would be an entirely different conversation.

And comments are turned off, because I don’t want to fight with the internet.

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Art: Frozen Bubbles

Art: Frozen Bubbles

Photographer Angela Kelly and her son blow bubbles in 15 degree weather and the results are stunning.

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Art: Sven Fennema, Forgotten Places

As you all can tell from my Abandoned Places post I love empty buildings and abandoned places.
And I’ve seen some of these pictures floating around Tumblr and was enraptured by them.
These are not places you can visit as I unfortunately don’t know where they are.
However, you can own a piece of this beauty as these are pictures by a German photographer named Sven Fennema.

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Travel: Abandoned Places

Another great Buzzfeed List: The 33 Most Beautiful Abandoned Places In The World

Abandoned places are so gorgeous and evoke so many emotions as well as stir a sense of mystery.

Some of my favorites:

Kolmanskop in the Namib Desert

Kolmanskop in the Namib Desert

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Film: The Door by Ava DuVernay

So I’ve seen this circulating a bunch of places.
Most recently on Racialicious.
Basically Miu Miu has put out, in support of the clothing brand, a series of short films directed by various women.
And the most recent one is called The Door.
It’s an absolutely lushly gorgeous short film.

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Art: Backgrounds for your iPhone

A while ago I found this website called Poolga, where you can get backgrounds for free.
And it’s not one of those sketchy websites; it’s a simple, easy to use, no strings attached, filled with good graphic art, website.
Enjoy!

Some of my favorites:

Glasgow Towers by Chetan Kumar

Glasgow Towers by Chetan Kumar

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Books: Bookshelf Porn

I’m still obsessed with Bookshelf Porn.
Probably because I’ve always been obsessed with books and bookshelves.
Also, don’t worry, it’s not actually porn.

I’m pretty sure it’s my favorite blog of all time.

Bookshelf Porn: Literature versus Traffic by Spanish art collective Luzinterruptus.

Bookshelf Porn: Literature versus Traffic by Spanish art collective Luzinterruptus.

Bookshelf Porn: Bookshop Selexyz Dominicanen

Bookshelf Porn: Bookshop Selexyz Dominicanen

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Misc.: Tumblr

I created a Tumblr!

http://clareminnies.tumblr.com/

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Fashion: Book Clutches

Lolita Book Clutch

Lolita Book Clutch

Olympia Le-TanYou Cant Judge A Book By Its Cover, September 2009

So gorgeous! I want Lolita and The Bell Jar. Absolutely brilliant.

Olympia Le-Tan: You Cant Judge A Book By Its Cover

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