Thursday, June 30, 2011

Artist - Linnea Strid

From Stockholm, Sweden Linnea creates detailed and realistic oil on canvas/plywood paintings. Her hyper realistic style leaves me breathless, and play like a photo image on the minds eye . Most notably, is her ability to paint splashes and pools of water with an extraordinary level of realism and believability.
She received her training from Gävle Konstskola and Falkenbergs Konstskola. She has exhibited all over Sweden including a recent show at Galleri Kocks in Stockholm.Linnea has also participated in group shows across Spain and participated in several international competitions.

She is truly modern realism at it's best, I personally just love the presence of water, and the spirit of the water with in her art. Whether it be a splash a drop or a deep pool of liquid.
A truly beautiful and gifted young woman indeed! xoxoxoxo

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

christian louboutin shoes 2011

For christian louboutin shoes 2011 pho­to­graph peter lipp­man recre­ated well known art mas­ter­pieces like “whistler’s mother"and so forth..................
I think it is a brilliant campaign, bringing a great sense of history, art and fashion together.
A nice summery of why I love fashion in the first place..........the history fashion bares and the role fashion has had through out history is actually really fucking brilliant, people did not have technology and computers and games back then people so just imagine the importance and message / the story a piece of fabric could tell!!!!!!!!!! I love it oxoxoxo

Thursday, June 16, 2011

The Nuns - "Suicide Child"

new wave L.Apunk band from the 70's I had the urge to listen to them today so here it is xo

Chewing gum artist, SO RAD - Maurizio Savini xoxo

Maurizio Savini Italian artist xo

When WWII came to an end, American soldiers had introduced Europe to the era of chewing gum. It was not long before the gloopy stuff was being chewed furiously all over the place, and used gum was turning up everywhere. Chewing gum artworks had found their base material, and have been appearing at exhibitions ever since. Artist Maurizio Savini aims to remember childhood and personal memories by sculpting pink chewing gum and fibreglass, hoping to provoke different “flavors“ of reactions among the people who see them.

Savini, 39, has been using the unusual material, known in his native Italy as 'American Gum' after it arrived during World War II, for the past 10 years. His sticky sculptures have been exhibited all over the world, including London, Edinburgh, Rome and Berlin, where they have sold for as much £40,000 each

The artist, based in Rome, said: "The reason I like to use chewing gum is because it seemed to me an amazingly versatile material compared to those used by the traditional arts such as painting. I work the chewing gum when it is warm and manipulate it with a knife just like some traditional material like clay. The most important step is the fixing of the sculptures with formaldehyde and antibiotic."

Maurizio Savini's intricate works are created using thousands of pieces of the bright pink gum. They include a life-size buffalo, a grizzly bear and suited businessmen suspended in gymnastic poses. Art critic Mario Codognato from Pastificio Cerere Gallery, Italy, said Savini's gum sculptures embodied the essence of youth. He wrote: "Maurizio's work reminds of the sensual act of chewing, the voluptuous warmth of rebelling saliva, the artificial and secretly aseptic fragrance which spreads from the mouth as a promise and missed kiss."

This art form is now recognized around the world as perfectly valid, and avid collectors of the genre are always on the lookout for new and exciting works. Savini is undoubtedly one of the most highly respected, his next exhibition being eagerly awaited.

oh the ever loved pin up, girls god bless them every one xo

Anna Karina

MISS ANNA KARINA - (born Hanne Karin Blarke Bayer on 22 September 1940) is a Danish film actress, director, and screenwriter who has spent most of her working life in France. Karina is known as a muse of the director, Jean-Luc Godard, one of the pioneers of the French New Wave. Her notable collaborations with Godard include The Little Soldier (1960), A Woman Is a Woman (1961), Vivre sa vie (1962), and Alphaville (1965). With A Woman Is a Woman, Karina won the Best Actress award at the Berlin Film Festival.

Les Deux Magots, where Anna Karina was discovered.
Karina was 17 when she arrived in Paris—indigent and unable to speak French. Living off the streets she got a break while sitting at the cafe Les Deux Magots. She was approached by a woman from an advertisement agency who asked her to do some photos. She became a successful fashion model, meeting Pierre Cardin and Coco Chanel.Chanel helped her devise her professional name, Anna Karina.
Karina's first film appearance, although uncredited, dates from 1959, when a soap advertisement in which she appeared as a model was included near the end of Guy Debord's On the Passage of a Few Persons Through a Rather Brief Unity of Time. The image was accompanied by Debord's voice-over: "The advertisements during intermissions are the truest reflection of an intermission from life."

Jean-Luc Godard, then a film critic for Cahiers du cinéma, first saw Karina in a series of Palmolive ads in a bathtub covered in soapsuds. He was casting his debut feature film, Breathless. He offered her a small part in the film, but she refused when he mentioned that there would be a nude scene. When Godard queried her refusal, referring to the supposed nudity in the Palmolive ads, she is said to have replied "Are you mad? I was wearing a bathing suit in those ads — the soapsuds went up to my neck. It was in your mind that I was undressed."

In the end, the character Godard reserved for Karina did not appear in the film. The next year, however, Godard offered her a role in Le Petit Soldat (1960). Karina, who was still under 21, had to persuade her estranged mother to sign the contract for her.

Karina won the Best Actress Award at the Berlin Film Festival in 1961 for her interpretation of the character Angela in the film A Woman Is a Woman. Her acting career was not, however, limited to Godard's films, and she went on to a successful collaboration with other well-known directors. Her role in The Nun (1966) directed by Jacques Rivette is considered by some as her best performance. She also acted in Luchino Visconti's The Stranger.
Other notable films include: George Cukor's Justine (1969), Tony Richardson's Laughter in the Dark (1969), Christian de Chalonge's L'Alliance (1970), Andre Delvaux's Rendezvous a Bray (1971), The Salzburg Connection (1972), Franco Brusati's Bread and Chocolate (1973) and Rainer Werner Fassbinder's Chinese Roulette (1976). In 1972 she set up a production company named Raska for her film-directing debut Vivre Ensemble, in which she also acted and which was released in 1973. She wrote and acted in Last Song in 1987. She has since appeared in Haut, Bas, Fragile (1995) by Jacques Rivette and sang in The Truth About Charlie.

Karina has also appeared on stage, in Rivette's adaptation of La Religieuse, Pour Lucrece, Toi et Tes Nuages, Françoise Sagan's Il Fait Beau Jour et Nuit and Ingmar Bergman's Apres La Répétition.

Karina has also maintained an important singing career. At the end of the 1960s, she scored a major hit with "Sous le soleil exactement" and "Roller Girl" by Serge Gainsbourg. Both songs are taken from the TV musical comedy Anna (1967), by the film director Pierre Koralnik, in which she sings seven songs alongside Gainsbourg and Jean-Claude Brialy. She subsequently recorded an album, Une histoire d'amour, with Philippe Katerine, which was followed up by a concert tour. Karina has also made several appearances on television. In 2005 she released Chansons de films, a collection of songs sung in movies.
Karina wrote, directed and starred in Victoria, a musical road movie filmed in Montreal, Quebec and Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean in 2007. A review by Richard Kuipers in Variety praised it as "a pleasant gambol through the backwoods of Quebec...Given plenty of room to work off each other, the members of this fine ensemble keep pic on track...Big plus is the music and heartfelt songs by Philippe Katerine".[citation needed]

Karina has written four novels: Vivre ensemble (1973); Golden City (1983); On n'achète pas le soleil (1988); and Jusqu'au bout du hasard (1998).[12]
[edit] Personal life.

Karina and Godard married on 3 March 1961, during the shooting of A Woman Is a Woman, and divorced in 1965. After Godard, she was married to scriptwriter-actor Pierre Fabre (1968–1973), actor-director Daniel Duval (1978–1981) and director Dennis Berry (1982–1994).


is a 1961 French film directed by Jean-Luc Godard, featuring Anna Karina, Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean-Claude Brialy. It is a tribute to American musical comedy and associated with the French New Wave.

The film centers on the relationship of exotic dancer Angéla (Karina) and her lover Émile (Brialy). Rather than ever having a proper discussion, Angéla and Émile prefer to trivialise serious matters, for example, arguing using book titles, and argue about trivialities, such as Angela's pronunciation of the letter "r". Angéla wants to have a child, but Émile does not. Complicating matters is Émile's best friend Alfred (Belmondo), who constantly insists that he is in love with her.

honestly one of my most loved films the costumes are stunning, and It has old school "stripping" wich in my eyes is burelesque, I almost held back on sharing ahahah but then though dont be selfish share with your friends, knowlege of such things shared with you all is the greatest form of love from me.
Any way I am ranting now this film is fun and visually beautiful I wanna live it ahah xoxoxo