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Impulse - $6.99

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Takashi Murakami
Arhat
Blum & Poe, Los Angeles

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"Bad books on writing tell you to ‘WRITE WHAT YOU KNOW’, a solemn and totally false adage that is the reason there exist so many mediocre novels about English professors contemplating adultery."

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Contemporary Art Week!
Volkan Baga 
Snapcaster Mage
Anyone who’s played a bit of Magic: The Gathering in the last few years will probably recognize the card art for Snapcaster Mage right away. It is, after all, one of the most powerful creature cards ever printed. Selling a play set of these at their height kept me in groceries for a week once upon a time.

But what many people don’t know is that this is actually a portrait of professional player Tiago Chan.
The Magic Invitational was a tournament held from 1997-2007, and the winner received as part of their prize a rather singular opportunity-to not only design a Magic card, but to have their portrait included in the card’s artwork. (The first winner, Olle Råde, didn’t “cash in” his prize until years after winning. WotC made an amusing condition: he must agree to be depicted with the long hair he had when he originally won on the art for Sylvan Safekeeper.)
You can view more on how the card was created and preliminary sketches for the final art here on the WotC website.

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Contemporary Art Week!

Volkan Baga

Snapcaster Mage

Anyone who’s played a bit of Magic: The Gathering in the last few years will probably recognize the card art for Snapcaster Mage right away. It is, after all, one of the most powerful creature cards ever printed. Selling a play set of these at their height kept me in groceries for a week once upon a time.

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But what many people don’t know is that this is actually a portrait of professional player Tiago Chan.

The Magic Invitational was a tournament held from 1997-2007, and the winner received as part of their prize a rather singular opportunity-to not only design a Magic card, but to have their portrait included in the card’s artwork. (The first winner, Olle Råde, didn’t “cash in” his prize until years after winning. WotC made an amusing condition: he must agree to be depicted with the long hair he had when he originally won on the art for Sylvan Safekeeper.)

You can view more on how the card was created and preliminary sketches for the final art here on the WotC website.

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Apparently this is "The clearest photo of Mercury ever taken."

why isnt everyone getting so excited about this, it is literally another planet look at how beautiful it is stop what your doing and look at how alien like this planet is what is living there oh my god mercury

EVERYONE STOP WHAT YOUR DOING AND LOOK AT FUCKING MERCURY OH MY GOD MERCURY

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Apparently this is "The clearest photo of Mercury ever taken."

why isnt everyone getting so excited about this, it is literally another planet look at how beautiful it is stop what your doing and look at how alien like this planet is what is living there oh my god mercury

EVERYONE STOP WHAT YOUR DOING AND LOOK AT FUCKING MERCURY OH MY GOD MERCURY

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Contemporary Art Week!

S. Ross Browne

Series: Self-Evident Truths

from the artist’s statement:

These paintings represent a modern study in dichotomy and perception from a historical context using portraiture as the interpretive engine.

I often use the image of the black woman in unaccustomed/atypical context; derived to create a visual tension between historical fact, misinformation and myth. The viewer is lured into the possible narrative of the depicted figure by her beauty, strength and grace; however immediately enters an intellectual menagerie where they are confounded by the disconnected visual clues. Is she slave or slaveholder? Is she captive or free, is she servant or served? Is she factual or fictional in a historical context? All of these questions and more provide basis for the individual viewers journey of allegorical interpretation.

The images are imbued with cultural and ethnic symbolism that provides insight into the historical context of the painting. Yet, the icons, combined with my personal visual vocabulary, may remain unseen or misread by the “unknowing” eye; the eye that never learned the historic bases for all the possibilities in the lives of these women. In a society that often make instant cultural judgements based on visual cues that are often stereotypical, but not always, I feel offering ethnic imagery that defies common visual library of the modern citizen may challenge each individuals biases and foregone conclusions of their own notions of what race represents in history and therefore in humanity.

The images beg the question: Is “Truth” self-evident? Who’s “Truth”? How does knowledge, experience and perception of one’s “self” determine what is evident? If the view of oneself is skewed is it possible to see another clearly?

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"Things [Will Be] Like That, Back Then"

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The thing that always gets me about the idea that the violence, racism, and misogyny in Game of Thrones is expected/excusable “because that’s how things were back then” isn’t just the fact that GoT isn’t a historical novel.

If progress was a steady, linear acceleration through…

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Contemporary Art Week!

Tamara Natalie Madden

Madden lists among influences Gustav Klimt and images of Egyptian royalty. You can view many, many more images of her work here at her official website.

I find these breathtaking acrylic and mixed media paintings evocative of both the Fayum Mummy Portraits and early medieval icons featuring the Black Madonna.

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THE LAST ONE THO

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