Deposizione, Michelangelo Pistoletto (part of his mirror paintings) (1962-73)
La Pietà, Michelangelo Buonarroti (1498-99)
embrace no. 2
rehearsal embrace, Sofiane Sylve and Friedemann Vogel
Embrace, Robert Mapplethorpe (1982)
embrace no. 1
happy 33rd birthday to the beautiful Beyoncé, whose latest artistic masterpiece has forever changed my world— breathing life into me every day in ways I never knew were possible, and continuing to push me forward through my own personal feminist revolution.
Queen Bey, I love you and am eternally grateful.
i LIVE for completely unrelated pieces of art that have near identical colour schemes
(Femme assise dans un fauteuil (1953) - Pablo Picasso)
(Rose McGowan for Interview magazine, October 1995)
David Byrne, photographed by Annie Leibovitz
The Human Condition, Rene Magritte
album artwork for Classic Zeus, Zeus (2014)
album artwork for Forever Changes, Love (1967)
Still I Rise
You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.
Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.
Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise.
Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops,
Weakened by my soulful cries?
Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don’t you take it awful hard
‘Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines
Diggin’ in my own backyard.
You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.
Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I’ve got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?
Out of the huts of history’s shame
Up from a past that’s rooted in pain
I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
Maya Angelou, 1928 (via doubledaybooks)
it’s David Byrne’s birthday, so here is a photo of him being blonde and fabulous.
Happy Birthday, David Byrne! [14 May 1952]
"I wanted to be a secret agent and an astronaut, preferably at the same time."
"We don’t make music - it makes us."
"I’ve made money, and I’ve been ripped off. I’ve had creative freedom, and I’ve been pressured to make hits. I have dealt with diva behavior from crazy musicians, and I have seen genius records by wonderful artists get completely ignored. I love music. I always will.”
david, I love you.
Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday promotion
Annie Clark - fourth St. Vincent album cover
…you can be the king, but watch the Queen conquer..