Representational artwork can just be so boring. There’s just something about seeing artwork that’s stripped down to its spirit. Something soulful.
Xica da Silva
Watched this crazy interesting film - Xica da Silva, a legendary ambitious black woman of Brazil who became rich & famous as the lover to one of the most powerful and wealthy men of Colonial Brazil.
The film and the actual history (http://blackwomenofbrazil.co/2013/03/19/chica-da-silva-from-slave-to-elite-in-18th-century-brazil/) differ a little here and there. Its quite possible that she was more powerful, influential, spiritual, respected and motherly-motherlike than the film presents. Still the film is an amazing proposition. Slavery in Brazil was so different. An amazing woman anywhere is always inspiring.
"I never trust people who don’t laugh - who say, "I’m serious"…and act as if they put airplane glue on the back of their hands and stuck it to their foreheads because I think they’re not serious, they’re boring as hell. If you’re serious, you really understand that’s it’s important to laugh as much as possible." - Maya Angelou
2013: Maya Angelou discusses MLK’s dream
Anderson Cooper 360| Added on August 28, 2013
I like the sound of laughter. I like to hear people laugh. It turns me on. I’ve given people passes to shows just because I heard them laughing on the street and I liked the sound of their laughter. - Luenell
Published on Sep 29, 2012
Comedian Luenell calls into Street Disciplez Radio and Talks Being a Female Comic, her new movie Hotel Transylvania, her new young boyfriend and more
I’ve been streaming a youtube playlist of 200 videos and interviews of comedian Luenell. Heard her say that laughter turns her on. It motivates her to do her work and it turns her on so much that she’s heard people laughing on the street and gave them free tickets to come to her show!
Let your moves flow out from your individual essence. Even the most masterful opponent will fall from a strike that has no history of reference.
For decades in art circles it was either a rumour or a joke, but now it is confirmed as a fact. The Central Intelligence Agency used American modern art - including the works of such artists as Jackson Pollock, Robert Motherwell, Willem de Kooning and Mark Rothko - as a weapon in the Cold War. In the manner of a Renaissance prince - except that it acted secretly - the CIA fostered and promoted American Abstract Expressionist painting around the world for more than 20 years.