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Sep 19, 2014 / 2,967 notes

victongai:

A Cup of Salt Tears

Victo Ngai

Besides the fact that Irene Gallo being one of the best ADs, I am always excited to work onTor.com short story art there’s no way to tell what kind of subject matter will come along. 

This piece accompanies Isabel Yep’s novelette A cup of Salt Tears - an eerie yet beautiful story. You can read it here. The audiobook of IQ84 by Murakami Haruki accompanied the working of this piece, it was quite the perfect track. 

Makino’s mother taught her caution, showed her how to carve her name into cucumbers, and insisted that she never let a kappa touch her. But when she grows up and her husband Tetsuya falls deathly ill, a kappa that claims to know her comes calling with a barbed promise. “A Cup of Salt Tears” is a dark fantasy leaning towards horror that asks how much someone should sacrifice for the one she loves.” 

While I was doing research for this project, I learnt a lot of interesting facts about Kappa (河童 ”river-child”), including their obsession with shirikodama (尻子玉 "Small Anal Ball"). It’s believed that kappa lure their victims into the water and gain power by taking their shirikodama, a mythical ball said to contain their soul which is located inside the anus. Check out the amazing manga by Hokusai titled 同河童を釣るの法 (“How to fish for Kappa”).

David Alfaro Siqueiros, “Eco por un Grito”, c. 1955.
Sep 18, 2014 / 1 note

David Alfaro Siqueiros, “Eco por un Grito”, c. 1955.

Sep 18, 2014 / 16 notes

photogranuts:

狭い空と雑音

Sep 18, 2014 / 2,753 notes

fer1972:

To the Stars and Beyond: Space Suit Illustrations by Hernan Chavar  

Marc Chagall - Le cirque bleu (1950-52)
Sep 18, 2014 / 2 notes

Marc Chagall - Le cirque bleu (1950-52)

Sep 18, 2014 / 1,666 notes

asylum-art:

Jan Fabre: Superb Reinterpretation of Michelangelo’s Pietà

Venice Biennale, the Nuova Scuola Grande di Santa Maria della Misericordia  will host the latest exhibition of the works of Jan Fabre (Antwerp, 1958), entitled PIETAS.
Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art, Bergamo.
Fabre’s unprecedented reinterpretation of Michelangelo’s Pietà, entitled Merciful Dream (Pietà V), in which he has given his own face to Christ, while Mary has the face of a skull, the symbol of death.

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Sep 18, 2014 / 167 notes

walnutwax:

LOUISE FOLLAIN BY WALNUTWAX

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ukiyoe2013:

MUCHA
Sep 18, 2014 / 51 notes
carpe-veritas:

//divinity.
Sep 18, 2014 / 453 notes

carpe-veritas:

//divinity.

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beautifulbizarremag:

I’m in love w/ the simple sexiness in this beautiful painting by Jean-Pierre Kunkel
Sep 18, 2014 / 36 notes

beautifulbizarremag:

I’m in love w/ the simple sexiness in this beautiful painting by Jean-Pierre Kunkel

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mlb:

It’s understandable. They’re not used to land. 
Sep 18, 2014 / 1,431 notes

mlb:

It’s understandable. They’re not used to land. 

Gordon Parks, Ingrid Bergman at Stromboli, Stromboli, Italy, 1949
Sep 17, 2014

Gordon Parks, Ingrid Bergman at Stromboli, Stromboli, Italy, 1949

Sep 17, 2014 / 63 notes
Thomas Brooks - The Sister’s Grave (1857)
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Thomas Brooks - The Sister’s Grave (1857)

junmyk:

【衝撃】東京藝術大学の学園祭が桁外れにすごい!!!これが日本最高峰か… | netgeek
Sep 17, 2014 / 268 notes