The Adventures of the Rogue Art Historian

The misfit adventures of this rogue art historian are valued and kept secret. These gems are true black pearls which have found their way away from the salty dark water to your face... lick them, stick them, devour them and enjoy...

I only ever asked him
to love me deeply
and earnestly,
but he still turned around
and said,
that I was too heavy,
that I was asking too much,
that he was only one man.
After him I learned,
that sometimes,
it takes two men to do,
the work of one woman.

—Key Ballah  (via lovelessramblings)

(Source: keywrites, via lovelessramblings)

thinktankgallery:

SURREAL AND SENSUAL PHOTOS BY YUNG CHENG LIN

The Taiwanese photographer Yung Cheng Lin creates work that is first foreboding, and later sensual. The pieces almost alway begin in a place of darkness, mostly in the physical sense but additionally in a thematic one depending on the viewer and what he or she pulls from it. The one unifying factor is that each is beautiful and has an extra layer of intimacy. 

Lin definitely knows his style, and his audience, and tying elements like a fly that appears over and over again tie in his work to the brilliance of Surrealists before him (like Dalí’s ants). 

Yung Chen Lin’s has a flickr account jam-packed with nearly a thousand voyeuristic photos to get lost inside of. 

(Source: juxtapoz.com)

littleworries:

This is your hidden fish.  It causes great holes in your heart.

littleworries:

This is your hidden fish.  It causes great holes in your heart.

For centuries, the figure has been the subject of fine art all over the world… Tonight, we revisit what the figure means to six very different contemporary artists, and explore what it means to be human, in the art exhibition reconFIGURED. Curated by The Rogue Art Historian, Evan Senn.
"reconFIGURED"May 2 - 30, 2014Opening Reception Friday, May 2, 2014 6-10PMhttps://www.facebook.com/events/1425974097656952/

Featuring work by:Sarah Elise AbramsonShay BredimusKen GardunoBarbara MilliornJoram RoukesSuzanne Walsh

*above art by Sarah Elise Abramson

For centuries, the figure has been the subject of fine art all over the world… Tonight, we revisit what the figure means to six very different contemporary artists, and explore what it means to be human, in the art exhibition reconFIGURED. Curated by The Rogue Art Historian, Evan Senn.

"reconFIGURED"
May 2 - 30, 2014
Opening Reception Friday, May 2, 2014 6-10PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/1425974097656952/

Featuring work by:
Sarah Elise Abramson
Shay Bredimus
Ken Garduno
Barbara Milliorn
Joram Roukes
Suzanne Walsh

*above art by Sarah Elise Abramson

I don’t give a shit what the world thinks. I was born a bitch, I was born a painter, I was born fucked. But I was happy in my way. You did not understand what I am. I am love. I am pleasure, I am essence, I am an idiot, I am an alcoholic, I am tenacious. I am; simply I am…You are a shit.

—Frida Kahlo, from an unsent letter to Diego Rivera (via redwinerivers)

(Source: violentwavesofemotion, via darlingjustbehuman)