TALENT FOR LIVING



Talent
noun
1. natural ability to do something well

-for-

Living
intransitive verb
1. to continue to be alive

*ends up with someone who blasts the Dave Matthews band all morning and puts chocolate chips in my pancakes*

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allthingseurope:

Linz, Austria (by ktischlinger)

needa make a portfolio but like i dont wanna do observational shit no ty :)

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I fucked up my lower back wtf ow #pain

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thecompanionsdoctor:

The thing that sucks about mental illness is that if you aren’t depressed enough, suicidal enough, bad enough, nobody cares. Nobody cares until you reach their standard, and that standard is when your problem is bad enough to effect them

(via megatronn)

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AAAGGHHH WANT WANT WANT fuckin soft af vintage London fog suede jacket for 40!!!!

everythings kinda sad ya kno???

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funeral tomorrow 

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the thought of going into work today and tomorrow makes me want to try swallowing a large plastic object in the hopes that it will inevitably get stuck in my trachea cutting off my ability to breathe and therefore giving me a legitimate reason not to show up!! 

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who wants to help me study

Arts of Japan Review 3

  1. I.               Identifications: 8 of the Following, 5 points each

Provide the identifying information for each image plus one piece of significant information concerning the image shown (Info in parentheses is there to help you study)

Himeji Castle; Momoyama Period 1573-1615; exterior features stone foundations, plaster, and ceramic tile

-Four Seasons, by Kanō Eitoku; Momoyama Period 1573-1615; fusuma with ink and gold dust

-Crane and Pine detail, Four Seasons, by Kanō Eitoku; Momoyama Period 1573-1615; fusuma with ink and gold dust

Maple Tree, (by Hasegawa Tōhaku); Momoyama Period 1573-1615; fusuma with ink, mineral pigments, and gold foil

Tea Room in wabi style (Taian); Momoyama Period 1573-1615; mud and straw mix on wooden armature (you may use the term “wattle and daub”), bamboo, cedar-bark shingle

Tea Bowl (“Muichimotsu” by Chōjirō), Momoyama Period 1573-1615; Raku ware

The Tea House (the Hikone Screen); Momoyama Period 1573-1615; folding screen, ink, colors, and gold

 

-Waiting Room, Nijō Castle, Edo Period, 1615-1868; Kanō painter; fusuma painted with ink, mineral pigments, and gold

 

-Great Audience Hall, Nijō Castle (Ohiroma), Edo Period, 1615-1868; Kanō painter; fusuma painted with ink, mineral pigments, and gold

-Tokugawa Mausoleum, Entrance (Nikkō Tōshōgū), Edo Period, 1615-1868; in the mountains outside Edo

-Tokugawa Mausoleum, Stairs to “All Day Long Gate” (Nikkō Tōshōgū, Yōmeimon), Edo Period, 1615-1868; in the mountains outside Edo

Deer Scroll, Rinpa painter and calligrapher (Sōtatsu and Kōetsu); Edo Period, 1615-1868; handscroll, ink, gold, and silver wash on paper

Ivy Lane, Rinpa painter (Sōtatsu); Edo Period, 1615-1868; pair of folding screens, gold and mineral pigment on paper

Waves at Pine Islands (Matsushima); Rinpa painter (Sōtatsu); Edo Period, 1615-1868; pair of folding screens, gold and mineral pigment on paper

-Katsura Imperial Villa; aerial view, Edo Period, 1615-1868; Shoin-style architecture

-Katsura Imperial Villa; interior view, Edo Period, 1615-1868; Shoin-style architecture

View of a Pond in Edo; Dutch-Studies (rangaku) artist (Shiba Kōkan); Edo Period, 1615-1868; copperplate engraving and hand coloring

Goose, Dutch-Studies (rangaku) artist (Shiba Kōkan); Edo Period, 1615-1868; hanging scroll, homemade oil paint on silk

Summer Night, Winter Day, Life-drawing school (Maruyama-Shijō) artist (Maruyama Okyō); Edo Period, 1615-1868; pair of folding screens; ink and gold wash

Scholars Conversing, Literati artist (Ike Taiga), Edo Period, 1615-1868; hanging scroll, ink on paper

Courtesan print (Geigi, from the series Hokkoku goshiki sumi), (designed by Kitagawa Utamaro) made by a designer, a wood block carver, and a printer; Edo Period, 1615-1868; print, ink and colors on paper

 

Kabuki Theater print (Gōrō Uprooting a Bamboo Tree), (designed by Torii Kiyomasu I), made by a designer, a wood block carver, and a printer; Edo Period, 1615-1868; print, ink and color on paper

 

Emperor Meiji Reviews the Troops, (designed by Hashimoto Chikanobu); made by a designer, a wood block carver, and a printer; Meiji Period, 1868-1912; ink and colors on paper

 

Harvest, Western-style painter (Asai Chū); Meiji Period, 1868-1912; oil paint on canvas

Morning Toilette (Getting dressed); Western-style painter (Kuroda Seiki); Meiji Period, 1868-1912; oil paint on canvas (no longer extant, so known through black-and-white photo)

Preparing to Dance, Life-drawing school (Maruyama-Shijō) artist (Uemura Shōen); Meiji Period, 1868-1912; Single 2-panel screen, ink and color on silk

Sino-Japanese War print (“The Second Army’s Assault on Port Arthur”), (designed by Kobayashi Kiyochika); made by a designer, a wood block carver, and a printer; Meiji Period, 1868-1912; ink and colors on paper

Old Monkey, by a Buddhist icon maker turned sculptor (Takamura Kōun); Meiji Period, 1868-1912; wood

 

Dragon Ascending, Kanō painter (Kanō Hōgai), Meiji Period, 1868-1912; hanging scroll, ink on silk

II. 2 Comparisons taken from the above List: Possible Questions

(30 points each)

Make these answers as full and rich as possible

*Compare and/or contrast political ideas by examining these two images

*Compare and/or contrast style and subject matter as an expression of social status attitudes

*Compare the two images to discuss the overarching connections between the prevailing ideas of the period and the works of art (style and content) coming from that period

*Contrast the two images to discuss changes in the overarching ideas of the times and how these ideas are reflected in the style and content of the works of art

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FINE ITS NOT LIKE I WANTSTED TO WRITE ANY OF YOUUUUUUU LETTERS ANYWAY??????

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caitlin u should rly come back to boston js 

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holy fucking shit

this kid actually wrote the paper

in like a couple hours last night

and emailed it to me even tho i fell asleep

and its a good paper too

wtf

im so fucking torn

bc i just wanna hand it in lol

but then i feel super guilty and bad

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CAN WE JUST DISCUSS HOW I WAS AT CENTRAL SQUARE ONLY HOURS AGO TODAY AND THE FACT THAT IT’S BASICALLY MIT TURF I AM TERRIFIED RIGHT NOW LIKE MY FACE IS ACTUALLY CONTORTED WITH WORRY AND PAIN AHHHH LITERALLY I FEEL SO BLESSED I WAS NOT IN THESE PLACES I SO OFTEN GO THIS PAST WEEK

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My parents didnt come back