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all of the visual work on here is by me, unless noted.
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cavetocanvas:

Miriam Schapiro, Dollhouse, 1972
From the Smithsonian American Art Museum:

Miriam Schapiro collaborated with Sherry Brody onDollhouse as part of Womanhouse, an installation by a feminist art cooperative sponsored by the California Institute of the Arts. Womanhouse was a condemned Hollywood mansion transformed by the artists into a series of rooms dealing with different aspects of women’s experience, and Dollhouseprovided another level of imagination and fantasy as a set of  “rooms within rooms.” The compartments are filled with bits of lace, handkerchiefs, tea towels, miniature furniture, and personal mementos that Schapiro and Brody had collected from women all over the country. Dollhouse grew out of a series of works that Schapiro called her “shrines,” in which she explored her shifting identities as artist, wife, and mother. A parlor, a kitchen, a Hollywood star’s bedroom, a “harem” room, a nursery, and, on the top floor, an artist’s studio suggest these conflicting roles. The different symbols challenge the idea that the domestic lives of women prevent them from making “serious” art. At the same time, the tiny rooms in Dollhouse evoke cells in which the hopes of women are often imprisoned.

cavetocanvas:

Miriam Schapiro, Dollhouse, 1972

From the Smithsonian American Art Museum:

Miriam Schapiro collaborated with Sherry Brody onDollhouse as part of Womanhouse, an installation by a feminist art cooperative sponsored by the California Institute of the Arts. Womanhouse was a condemned Hollywood mansion transformed by the artists into a series of rooms dealing with different aspects of women’s experience, and Dollhouseprovided another level of imagination and fantasy as a set of  “rooms within rooms.” The compartments are filled with bits of lace, handkerchiefs, tea towels, miniature furniture, and personal mementos that Schapiro and Brody had collected from women all over the country. Dollhouse grew out of a series of works that Schapiro called her “shrines,” in which she explored her shifting identities as artist, wife, and mother. A parlor, a kitchen, a Hollywood star’s bedroom, a “harem” room, a nursery, and, on the top floor, an artist’s studio suggest these conflicting roles. The different symbols challenge the idea that the domestic lives of women prevent them from making “serious” art. At the same time, the tiny rooms in Dollhouse evoke cells in which the hopes of women are often imprisoned.

ratak-monodosico:

Robert Crumb - Cartoonist [1992]

(Source: mgworld4)

ratak-monodosico:

Geographical and astronomical illustrations from the mid-1800s by John Philipps Emslie via The Wellcome Collection)

(Source: spacetravelco)

from reddit

from reddit

craigscheihing:

wish you were here // 2014

craigscheihing:

wish you were here // 2014

My table cloth

My table cloth