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21st September 2014

Photo reblogged from V.V.F. with 217 notes

v-v-f:

loveage-moondream:

The Sanchez Twins / Rock and Roll Groupies

This is the look.

Surprisingly I’ve never heard of Lynn & Laura Sanchez before – Googling doesn’t bring up much, except that this photo was taken by Baron Wolman and they were based in San Francisco.
I agree it’s a good look – those leg-of-mutton sleeves are fantastic.

v-v-f:

loveage-moondream:

The Sanchez Twins / Rock and Roll Groupies

This is the look.

Surprisingly I’ve never heard of Lynn & Laura Sanchez before – Googling doesn’t bring up much, except that this photo was taken by Baron Wolman and they were based in San Francisco.

I agree it’s a good look – those leg-of-mutton sleeves are fantastic.

Tagged: Rock 'N' RollLynn & Laura SanchezThe Sanchez TwinsSan Franciscoleg-of-muttongigotphotographyBlack and White

Source: bandaidpennylane

14th September 2014

Photoset reblogged from Magic Transistor on Tumblr with 430 notes

magictransistor:

Radio Kootwijk

And for those non-Dutch readers, Radio Kootwijk on Wikipedia. Looks like live gigs & art shows took place there as recently as last year.

Tagged: Radio KootwijkArchitectureThe NetherlandsArt DecoApeldoornshortwavephotography

10th September 2014

Photo reblogged from Hyperallergic LABS with 116 notes

hyperallergic:

(via A Documentary for the Witch of Kings Cross, Australia’s Persecuted Occult Artist)
Filmmaker Sonia Bible considers Rosaleen Norton “the most persecuted artist in Australian history.” With a new documentary, she’s hoping to set a more accurate record of the life of woman who in the 1940s and 50s scandalized the country with her occult art, and bold sexuality.
READ MORE

hyperallergic:

(via A Documentary for the Witch of Kings Cross, Australia’s Persecuted Occult Artist)

Filmmaker Sonia Bible considers Rosaleen Norton “the most persecuted artist in Australian history.” With a new documentary, she’s hoping to set a more accurate record of the life of woman who in the 1940s and 50s scandalized the country with her occult art, and bold sexuality.

READ MORE

Tagged: Rosaleen NortonAustraliaIllustrationartesotericaWitchcraftThe Witch of Kings Cross

6th September 2014

Photoset reblogged from COLD ALBION with 37,483 notes

missolivialouise:

Here’s a thing I’ve had around in my head for a while!

Okay, so I’m pretty sure that by now everyone at least is aware of Steampunk, with it’s completely awesome Victorian sci-fi aesthetic. But what I want to see is Solarpunk – a plausible near-future sci-fi genre, which I like to imagine as based on updated Art Nouveau, Victorian, and Edwardian aesthetics, combined with a green and renewable energy movement to create a world in which children grow up being taught about building electronic tech as well as food gardening and other skills, and people have come back around to appreciating artisans and craftspeople, from stonemasons and smithies, to dress makers and jewelers, and everyone in between. A balance of sustainable energy-powered tech, environmental cities, and wicked cool aesthetics. 

A lot of people seem to share a vision of futuristic tech and architecture that looks a lot like an ipod – smooth and geometrical and white. Which imo is a little boring and sterile, which is why I picked out an Art Nouveau aesthetic for this.

With energy costs at a low, I like to imagine people being more inclined to focus their expendable income on the arts!

Aesthetically my vision of solarpunk is very similar to steampunk, but with electronic technology, and an Art Nouveau veneer.

So here are some buzz words~

Natural colors!
Art Nouveau!
Handcrafted wares!
Tailors and dressmakers!
Streetcars!
Airships!
Stained glass window solar panels!!!
Education in tech and food growing!
Less corporate capitalism, and more small businesses!
Solar rooftops and roadways!
Communal greenhouses on top of apartments!
Electric cars with old-fashioned looks!
No-cars-allowed walkways lined with independent shops!
Renewable energy-powered Art Nouveau-styled tech life!

Can you imagine how pretty it would be to have stained glass windows everywhere that are actually solar panels? The tech is already headed in that direction!  Or how about wide-brim hats, or parasols that are topped with discreet solar panel tech incorporated into the design, with ports you can stick your phone charger in to?

(((Character art by me; click the cityscape pieces to see artist names)))

I’d LOVE to see a return of Art Nouveau aesthetics combined with renewable energy tech.

Tagged: Art Nouveaurenewable energySolarpunkIllustrationphotographyart

Source: missolivialouise

4th September 2014

Photo reblogged from Old New York with 105 notes

nycnostalgia:

Santa busts a perp. 1970s, 34th and 7th.

nycnostalgia:

Santa busts a perp. 1970s, 34th and 7th.

Tagged: NYCphotographyBlack and WhiteThere Ain't No Sanity Clause1970s

Source: nycnostalgia

3rd September 2014

Photo reblogged from COLD ALBION with 781 notes

hinducosmos:

Murudweswar Shiva Statue Uttara Kannada District, Karnataka, India (via wikipedia)

A bit more info on the temple complex, as well as a neat travel essay.

hinducosmos:

Murudweswar Shiva Statue
Uttara Kannada District, Karnataka, India
(via wikipedia)


A bit more info on the temple complex, as well as a neat travel essay.

Tagged: ShivaStatuaryIndiatemple complexMurudeshwar

Source: commons.wikimedia.org

2nd September 2014

Photo reblogged from Hiberos with 3 notes

hiberos:


Assyria to Iberia at the Dawn of the Classical AgeSeptember 22, 2014–January 4, 2015 


At its height in the 8th to 7th century B.C., the Assyrian Empire was the dominant power of the ancient Near East and the largest empire the world had yet seen, spanning 1,000 miles in a continuous swathe from Assyria (present-day northern Iraq) to the Mediterranean. As Assyria expanded, the Phoenician city-states of the Levant—precariously located along the edge of Assyrian territory—were compelled to expand and strengthen their maritime trade networks to the west. The mercantile connections they established along the northern coast of Africa and the southern coast of Europe to the strait of Gibraltar and beyond, to the Atlantic, became conduits for raw materials, luxury goods, images, and ideas between the Near East and the Mediterranean. Opening September 22 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the landmark exhibition Assyria to Iberia at the Dawn of the Classical Age will trace—through some 260 works of art on loan from major collections in Western Europe, the Caucasus, the Middle East, North Africa, and the United States—the deep roots of interaction between the ancient Near East and the lands along the shores of the Mediterranean and their impact on the artistic traditions that developed in the region. Parallels will also be drawn between works in the exhibition and those in the Metropolitan Museum’s permanent collection in the Department of Ancient Near Eastern Art.Read More…



I’m so checking this out when it opens!

hiberos:

Assyria to Iberia at the Dawn of the Classical Age
September 22, 2014–January 4, 2015 

At its height in the 8th to 7th century B.C., the Assyrian Empire was the dominant power of the ancient Near East and the largest empire the world had yet seen, spanning 1,000 miles in a continuous swathe from Assyria (present-day northern Iraq) to the Mediterranean. As Assyria expanded, the Phoenician city-states of the Levant—precariously located along the edge of Assyrian territory—were compelled to expand and strengthen their maritime trade networks to the west. The mercantile connections they established along the northern coast of Africa and the southern coast of Europe to the strait of Gibraltar and beyond, to the Atlantic, became conduits for raw materials, luxury goods, images, and ideas between the Near East and the Mediterranean.

Opening September 22 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the landmark exhibition Assyria to Iberia at the Dawn of the Classical Age will trace—through some 260 works of art on loan from major collections in Western Europe, the Caucasus, the Middle East, North Africa, and the United States—the deep roots of interaction between the ancient Near East and the lands along the shores of the Mediterranean and their impact on the artistic traditions that developed in the region. Parallels will also be drawn between works in the exhibition and those in the Metropolitan Museum’s permanent collection in the Department of Ancient Near Eastern Art.

Read More…

I’m so checking this out when it opens!

Tagged: Ancient Near EastPhoeniciansMetropolitan Museum of ArtIberiaMistress of AnimalsAstarte

1st September 2014

Photoset reblogged from Lost In The Wheels Of Confusion... with 30 notes

that-spoonful:

Rainbow in Peppermint Beach Club, 1981

The shots with the lurid green light are especially wonderful.

Tagged: Rock 'N' RollRitchie BlackmoreRainbowDoin' it livephotographythe man in black

Source: that-spoonful

30th August 2014

Photoset reblogged from Special Collections University of Iowa with 1,444 notes

erikkwakkel:

Medieval rockstar

The last page of a medieval book is usually a protective flyleaf, which is positioned between the actual text and the bookbinding. It was usually left blank and it therefore often filled up with pen trials, notes, doodles, or drawings. This addition I encountered today and it is not what you’d expect: a full-on drawing of a maiden playing the lute, which she holds just like a guitar. A peaceful smile shines on her face. I love this rockstar lady, so unexpectedly positioned at the end of the book, trying to catch the reader’s attention as he is closing it.

Pic: London, British Library, Sloane MS 554 (more here).

Tagged: Rock 'N' Rollmedieval manuscriptslutesIllustrationMarginalia

Source: erikkwakkel

26th August 2014

Photoset reblogged from Magic Transistor on Tumblr with 686 notes

magictransistor:

शनि ग्रह

AVE SATURNUS

Tagged: SaturnAstronomyBlack and WhiteIllustrationesoterica