One would think that the International Beauty Show would have Googled the alternate meaning of its initials — “IBS” — prior to posting them on all of their branding, but maybe I’m the only one to whom it seemed a little funny. Certainly this lovely show attendee, sporting a Hot Pink Blazer and electric blue tresses doesn’t seem to give a crap (see what I did there).
Thierry Mugler took his inspiration from comic-book heroines and science-fiction, from uniforms and medieval armor, from industrial design and futuristic vehicles. The aerodynamic and robot-style looks he invented are now iconic. At the frontiers of reality, his automotive bodywork-clad creatures and cyborgs foreshadow today’s transhumanist endeavors in which body parts can actually be replaced by man-made equivalents. Continue reading Eye On Design: Thierry Mugler, Machinenmensch Robot Suit
Alexander Archipenko (1887 – 1964) first conceived the form of The Ray (Vase Woman III, The Ray), an elongated, abstract figure of a woman, around 1918. He explored the figure numerous times in several variations and media, sometimes calling it Vase or Vase Woman and other times Ray, recognizing the flexibility of perception, as well as the relationship between animate and inanimate forms.
Photographed in The Brooklyn Museum
The only painting in which Edward Hopper depicts a cinema screen, New York Movie (1939) is one of the artist’s most compelling and spatially complex theater pictures. This work depicts three distinct features within the movie house: the screen, the moviegoers watching it, and the usher tasked with watching them. The space itself is an amalgam of hoppers on-site research from four New York theaters: the Globe, Palace, Republic, and Strand. Hopper’s wife, Jo, who posed for both the usher and the audience members, noted Edward’s struggle in bringing this painting together: “it is such a difficult subject…Not to be there as he looks – not even taken from any one theater – bits from all of them.” Examples from the 53 extant sketches show both the design flourishes characteristic to each theater, as well as certain architectural typologies common to all.
Photographed as part of the Exhibit Hopper’s New York on View at the Whitney Museum, New York City, Through March 5th, 2023.
Geminis are a unique breed. While they maintain a cool, extroverted exterior, they balance their impulses and indecisiveness. This contrast may make them confusing to others, but it’s the key to their dual nature and flexibility. You can learn more about what are Geminis like — their characteristics and their preferences– by reading a lot about them on astrological websites. If you or your loved one is a Gemini, you can also book a professional reading to get a better understanding of your personality traits.
Continue reading The Gemini Man or Woman – How to Find Your Life Path Number