Posts Tagged: Artist

Reclaiming the Identity of the Witch: A Conversation with Katy Horan

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Katy Horan discusses Literary Witches, which she illustrated and worked on in collaboration with writer Taisia Kitaiskaia, out tomorrow from Seal Press.

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The Business of Making Art: A Conversation with Beatriz Ramos

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Beatriz Ramos discusses DADA, the digital platform she hopes will democratize art and reimagine the Internet’s potential for visual artists.

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Kahlo vs. Kardashian: The Subversive Potential of the Female Self-Portrait

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Where does the line between the self-portrait and the selfie fall?

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The Storming Bohemian Punks the Muse #1: Are We Amused Yet?

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Here is something I’ve always believed: Just knowing I am an artist, asserting that identity, is more important than what I produce. It is a victory in itself.

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The Saturday Rumpus Essay: Instructions for Replicating a Bad Summer

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Compare yourself to a raw wound. Explain that everyone else is one too, whether they know it or not.

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Song of the Day: “In the Lost and Found”

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Elliot Smith fits the definition of “tortured artist” pretty cleanly. His childhood in Texas and the divorce of his parents contributed to enduring problems with depression, addiction, and suicidal tendencies. But the cliche fails to encompass his virtuosity and songwriting genius. On the song “In the Lost and Found,” Smith layers his trademark whisper over beautifully […]

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The Saturday Rumpus Essay: Queen of Decay

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I wish it had been: Amy was a brilliant and tortured artist. Lets explore her brilliance. Let’s watch her perform.

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The Rumpus Interview with Lidia Yuknavitch

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Lidia Yuknavitch discusses her latest book, The Small Backs of Children, war, art, the chaos of experience, and that photograph of the vulture stalking the dying child in the Sudan that won the Pulitzer Prize.

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Story of an Artist

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“You don’t have to be at the mercy of the muse. You need your own internalized thinking process that you can perform again and again.” Although Lena abandoned her desire to be an artist in the strict sense, her definition of an artist could be applied to her current role. “As an artist,” she says, […]

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