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Brooklyn-based artist Alyssa Monks is a figurative painter, blurring the line between abstraction and realism. “Using filters such as glass, vinyl, water, and steam, I distort the body in shallow painted spaces. These filters allow for large areas of abstract design - islands of color with activated surfaces - while bits of the human form peak through. In a contemporary take on the traditional bathing women, my subjects are pushing against the glass “window”, distorting their own body, aware of and commanding the proverbial male gaze. Thick paint strokes in delicate color relationships are pushed and pulled to imitate glass, steam, water and flesh from a distance. However, up close, the delicious physical properties of oil paint are apparent. Thus sustaining the moment when abstract paint strokes become something else. When I began painting the human body, I was obsessed with it and needed to create as much realism as possible. I chased realism until it began to unravel and deconstruct itself, I am exploring the possibility and potential where representational painting and abstraction meet - if both can coexist in the same moment.” Monks’s paintings have been the subject of numerous solo and group exhibitions, and her work is represented in public and private collections.
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Tatiana Maslany, Nerd HQ 2014
(aka: series of photos where a blue angelic light happens to be shining behind an actual angel)
I YAHOO!-ed Myself with Natalie Dormer (x)
© Anne Geene, from the series New Facts
Sansa Stark Appreciation Week - Day 7: Anything you like Sansa + Sass
Though the majority of the villains are men, Orphan Black is not the story of women vs. men. (Even Helena, who represents the most radical form of feminism, sweetly dubs Felix “brother sestra.”) Instead, Orphan Black is about women vs. the system. While the men are nothing more than empty suits, the misogynist system they’re a part of gives them power. Leekie’s idea to reduce women to man-made synthetic wombs, Duncan’s project of creating an endless supply of “little girls,” Henrik’s religious rape — these ideas, not the men, are the real threats. And since the men who run these projects have wealth and institution on their side, they are able to provide real road blocks to the clones, even though the women are far more intelligent and proficient.
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