The Aesthetics of Modernity

Aesthetic- [es-thet-ik} n. the branch of philosophy dealing with such notions as the beautiful, the ugly, the sublime, the comic, etc., as applicable to the fine arts, with a view to establishing the meaning and validity of critical judgments concerning works of art, and the principles underlying or justifying such judgments.
Adebiyi, 1989
Fotographe: Rotimi Fani-Kayode

Adebiyi, 1989
Fotographe: Rotimi Fani-Kayode

Nothing to Lose XII (Bodies of Experience), 1989
Fotographe: Rotimi Fani Kayode

Nothing to Lose XII (Bodies of Experience), 1989
Fotographe: Rotimi Fani Kayode

#NP ‘Relax (Route 8’s Relaxed Remix)’ by Steve Murphy

dexternavy:

Ian Connor for BAPE #8

dexternavy:

Ian Connor for BAPE #8

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chaebuttuh:

SODOMITE.

chaebuttuh:

SODOMITE.

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When women have raised the standard of sexy ideals and purged the human mind of its unclean conception of sex, the fountain of the race will have been cleansed.

Margaret Sanger, Woman and the New Race ( New York, 1920) .

homonoire:

"Essex the poet" (Essex Hemphill), ‘85. Sharon Farmer, photographer. 

homonoire:

"Essex the poet" (Essex Hemphill), ‘85. Sharon Farmer, photographer. 

homonoire:

Essex Hemphill, ‘91. Jim Marks, photographer. 

homonoire:

Essex Hemphill, ‘91. Jim Marks, photographer. 

exercicedestyle:

Patrick Demarchelier

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colin-vian:

  Vincent van Gogh - Farfalle su un prato, (1890)

colin-vian:

  Vincent van Gogh - Farfalle su un prato, (1890)

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A child belongs to all of us.

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hellyeahmichonne:

Tonight (Oct. 10) Tavis Smiley sits down with Danai Gurira to talk about her latest movie “Mother of George” and of course “The Walking Dead.” Check your local listings for the time at PBS. In this preview Danai and Tavis talk about the cultural tensions between African and African Americans.

2dots:

Creativity is a turbulent array of inertia grounded between things existential and internal. All things creative in my life derive from my ancestors. Through creativity I’m the vehicle of an aesthetic residue harnessing the reverbs and echoes of those that came before me. Without my ancestors there is no echo, no life force, no creation, no creativity. I am an astronaut suspended in their universal mythos..

Creativity Decoded by cinematographer Bradford Young

Mother of George (2013)

dir. Andrew Dosunmu

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