Sunday: Something nice.

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Retrato de flora no. 24 1966 Óleo sobre tela 76.2cm x 60.9cm Colección Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes , La Habana #lahabana #rene #portocarrero #colecciones #artecubano #reneportocarrero #cuba #madreehija #Junio #arte #cubano #flora #Repost #peliroja #redheads #mixedmedia #circanow #vanguardiacubana #cubanvanguard #fineart #contemporaryart #miami #birdroadartdistrict #MANO #manofineart #daniel #karamelo #tentacion #yosoydani #yosoyboxeador

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Let’s stick with something nice today…

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‘Black Madonna’ by Hans Withoos.

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A community in constant mourning. #blacklivesmatter

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Art by Zhu Hua

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🐅❤️FED HIM TO MY TIGERS❤️🐅5.5×8.5 in custom print SOLD SOLD SOLD #blackgirlmagic #blackart #art #makeup #makeuplooks

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Under the leadership of founder and principal singer Maurice White, the band Earth, Wind & Fire developed a lush, horn-driven sound that fused elements of R&B, jazz, funk, and gospel. With chart-topping hits, such as “Shining Star," “September," and “Boogie Wonderland,” the band sold more than 90 million albums worldwide, received 7 Grammy Awards, and secured a place in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. . Commissioned in 1978, photographer Bruce Talamon wanted to represent the band’s members as superheroes. Shooting from a low vantage point, he photographed each of the nine musicians individually then assembled the portraits (without the benefit of Photoshop, which did not exist in 1978) to yield a seamless, composite image. . 📷: Earth, Wind & Fire by Bruce W. Talamon, 1978 (printed 2019). National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; acquired through the generosity of Randi Charno Levine. © Bruce W. Talamon.

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Helen, a Native American telephone and switchboard operator, working at Many Glacier Hotel, Babb, Montana, 1925.

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“We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.” – Anaïs Nin 🌹

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Mother and Daughter, from Carrie Mae Weems’ Kitchen Table series, 1990 ❤️⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ This image features in Reach Out and Touch Me, @jackshainman Gallery’s digital presentation for @artbasel. The online show explores the power of touch and intimacy during this time of isolation through the work of 15 artists, including Andy Warhol, @toyinojihodutola, @nickcaveart, @ninachanel, @carriemaeweems, and more. Tap the link in our bio to visit 📲

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UNE SEMAINE AVEC DOMINIQUE ISSERMANN ONE WEEK WITH DOMINIQUE ISSERMANN . Dernier rendez-vous avec la photographe @dominiqueissermann pour notre dernière "Une semaine avec…". . Jour 7: Edward Steichen, "M. Auguste Rodin" (1911). "Rodin remplit le cadre de la photo, en repousse les bords, prend sa place, se cale. Est-ce son ami Steichen qui l'a emmené vers cette pose, ce moment où, ému, il a pressé le déclencheur ? Est-ce que Rodin était complètement rétif à négocier son univers L'amitié, le respect, l'admiration que Steichen portait à Rodin lui ont sans doute pressé le cœur, noué la gorge, presque à en perdre conscience, pour viser si juste, pour réussir ce portrait si beau, puissant, intense, où on ne sait plus si Rodin est devenu, pour un instant de mystérieuse vérité, sa propre œuvre. Steichen a appelé sa deuxième fille Rodina. Rodin était son parrain". . Last intervention of the photographer @dominiqueissermann, last guest of our series "One Week with…". . Day 7: Edward Steichen, "M. Auguste Rodin" (1911). "Rodin fills the frame of the picture, pushes the borders away, takes his spot, settles himself. Is it Steichen who led his friend to take this pose, for the moment when, moved with emotion, he pressed the shutter release? Was Rodin completely unwilling to negotiate his universe? No doubt that the friendship, the respect, the admiration that Steichen felt towards Rodin pressed his heart, tightened his throat, almost to the point of losing consciousness, for him to aim so right, to make this portrait successful; a portrait so beautiful, powerful, and intense, that we are left to wonder if Rodin has become, for an instant of mysterious truth, his own work. Steichen named his second daughter Rodina. Rodin was her godfather". . #museedorsay #museeorsay #museum #art #beauxarts #finearts #unesemaineavec #oneweekwith #dominiqueissermann . © Estate of Edward Steichen – Adagp, Paris 2020 © RMN-Grand Palais (Musée d'Orsay) / René-Gabriel Ojéda

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On this next one, be sure to look at the second picture:

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Still-pretty-much-in-quarantine book #8. #zoranealehurston #theireyeswerewatchinggod

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I teamed up with @atabey.rev again to create this brief black history of Cuba. This is not intended to be the end of your research, which why I've included all of our sources in the link in my bio if you would like to further your studies into this subject. The more we know about these histories, the better we can be as humans to further this discussion and make change. Thank you! . . . . . . . . . #cuba #caribbean #blackhistory #afrocubans #cubanhistory #afrolatinx #cuban #aftrolatina #afrolatino #history #racism #blacklivesmatter #dominicanartists #cubanart #história #latinxart #latinoart #cubahistory #illustration #art #artoftheday #draw #book

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Even Edna knew! #ednaturnblad #divine #glennmilstead #harrisglennmilstead #hairspray #johnwaters #baltimore #popeoftrash #princeofpuke #jerrystiller #cornycollins #1960s #rickilake #iamdivine #mysondivine #shockvalue #indecentexposure #mrknowitall #filtharemypolitics #filthismylife #dumptrump #voteblue2020 #havesexinavotingbooth

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Hopefully we will close on our house this coming week, we should have closed on it last Tuesday…but as usual things happen, and Merrill Lynch lost our closing funds. It is ridiculous.

Have a safe Sunday. This is an open thread.


9 Comments on “Sunday: Something nice.”

  1. Enheduanna says:

    Hope everything works out quickly JJ. Love the artwork and photographs!

    I’m upset Dump’s “white power” tweet is changing the subject from his Putin Bounty Payments scandal. The media is so easily diverted. And he’s off playing golf again apparently. It’s just too much to take – an unrelenting garage of stupid and evil.

  2. djmm says:

    I mostly lurk, but love the daily posts. Such wonderful pictures and interesting comments! Please know that all the hard work of putting this site together is much appreciated.

    Malcolm Nance says, with personal knowledge, there is a process to immediately notify the President of important matters like the bounties. He says it is not credible that the President, VP, etc. did not know. You can find it on today’s AM Joy or on his Twitter feed:

    This is worse than even I ever imagined of this president — not to mention of the others who must be in the loop. He has ignored or even blessed by his inaction an act of war on Americans and our allies. And his political allies are still protecting him at the cost of American lives. I want Congressional hearings now.

    • djmm says:

      So sorry! Did not mean to embed so much! Here is the money quote:

      “These are lies. There is a special reporting communications system…for very imminent, very critical threat intelligence…that gets these reports to the desk of the President, or into President’s hands, 24/7/365 in no more than 10 minutes.”

  3. Enheduanna says:

    This is a beautiful APOD video illustrating the rotating earth – from the ground (only 43 seconds):