In 1963, American Abstract-Experssionist painter, John Kacere (b. 1920 - d. 1999) moved rather suddenly to towards a more Photorealism approach to painting. For the majority of the remainder of his career, his paintings exclusively portrayed the female mid-sections draped in lingerie, painted at a larger than life scale. John soon became an icon of the photorealist movement.
Seems like IKEA are really shaking things up this year. In addition to the previously announced TV set, they’re also going to release a digital camera made of cardboard called Knäppa (“Snap”). It’ll hold 40 photographs at a time and plugs directly into your USB port. While it’s not the prettiest camera the world has ever seen, I do love the idea of a screen-less digital camera that brings people back to the wait-and-see days of film.
“Greek myths mention several Islands of Women, where Amazons lived without men, only consorting with neighboring colonies of males at certain seasons when they wanted to conceive their children. Taurus, Lemnos, and Lesbos were said to be such all-female societies. The Greeks apparently feared them. They said the women of Taurus sacrificed to their Goddess all men who landed on their shores; and the women of Lemnos had risen up against their husband and murdered all of them at once. The Greek writers seemed to have no doubt that women could destroy whole populations of adult males, and there was no effective defense against them.”
– The Woman’s Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets, Barbara G. Walker (p. 26)