Reader submission: ”"We told him to go away… and away he goes, Precious! Gone, gone, gone! Smeagol is free"
Am I the only one who sees Mark E. Smith here?
This is so perfect that I may weep.
Before they were stars they were in 90s commercials
holy shit they’re adorable
Even though I’ve messed up today, I feel all I have to do is listen to you. You will help me win. I feel it. I almost know it. It will be slow, but sure. It will be as much of a victory as my body is willing to give into.
A Walk Through Art History
I designed these shoes with a unique goal in mind: to create a shoe as a summation of an entire culture’s art. Each shoe possesses design qualities, color palettes, and designs only found in the respective culture. This project allowed me to investigate art historical cultures in a special way by challenging myself to translate an entire style (or series of styles) onto a single object.
Conveniently, I was able to use these designs as the concentration section of my AP Studio Art portfolio and received a score of a 5!
I possess full federal copyright of these designs.
One Christmas I received a calendar from my sister of awkwardly close RDJ headshots. I hung it up for a bit, but it was uncomfortable and weird. The perfect gift. After the year, I always saved it. “There must be a use for these Robert Downey Jr. faces” I would say. “Don’t throw this away.”
I was right.
Vanitas are works of art intended to remind the viewer of the shortness of human life, the uselessness of vanity and the certainty of death. This example features many symbols typical for this type of object, such as a skull and insects that feast on decaying flesh. The other side of the model shows the face during life. The verse scratched on to the front is from the biblical book of Ecclesiastes and reads “vanity of vanities, all is vanity”.