Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Artist of the Week: Gerhard Richter

Heiner Friedrich, 1970

Gerhard Richter makes me smile. This German artist is a primary example of why I chose to study art history. He combines two of my great artistic passions: photography and painting, in many of his works. He is most famous for his over-painted photographs as well as his abstract paintings. I recently visited the Tate Modern and was overwhelmed with joy when I entered a room entirely full of Gerhard Richter paintings. His paintings may seem "typical" but in person they really move you. You feel the artist's motives and you truly are able to spend a great length of time taking in his paintings. You can find out more about Gerhard Richter here.

Cage 6, 2006

18.4.93, 1993

Sänger/Singer, 1965

Friday, July 23, 2010

Friday, July 9, 2010

my all-time 90s hip hop playlist!

Ice Cube - "Amerikkka's Most Wanted"
Outkast - "ATliens"
ATCQ - "Award Tour"
Mos Def - " B-boy Document '99"
Puff Daddy - "Been Around the World"
ATCQ - "Bonita Applebum"
Smif-N-Wessun - "Bucktown"
Wu-Tang - "C.R.E.A.M."
Souls of Mischief- "Cabfare"
Jay-Z- "Can't Knock the Hustle"
Jay-Z - "Can I Get A..."
ATCQ- "Can I Kick it?"
ATCQ- "Check the Rhime"
McLyte - "Cold Rock the Party"
Lil'Kim- "Crush On You"
Jay-Z - "Dead Presidents II"
Black Star - "Definition"
Lord Tariq&Peter Guns "Deja Vu"
Paperboy - "Ditty"
The Roots - "Do you want more??"
Eric B. & Rakim - "Don't Sweat the Technique"
Gangstarr - "DWYCK"
Big L - "Ebonics"
ATCQ - "Electric Relaxation"
Lauryn Hill - "Everything is Everything"
Bone Thugs - "First of the Month"
The Fugees - "Fu-Geela"
Da Brat - "Funkdafied"
Snoop Dogg - "Gin & Juice"
Mobb Deep - "Hell on Earth"
Dead Prez - "Hip hop"
Mos Def - "Hip hop"
Nautghy by Nature - "Hip Hop Hooray"
Cypress Hill - "Hits from the Bong"
Cypress Hill - "How I could Just kill a Man"
Biggie - "Hypnotize"
Luniz - "I got Five on it"
Positive K - "I got a Man"
Grand Puba - "I Like it"
Common - "I used to love H.E.R."
Raekwon - "Ice cream"
Nas - "If I Ruled the World"
Cypress Hill - "Insane in the Brain"
Beastie Boys - "Intergalactic"
Puff Daddy - "It's all about the Benjamins"
Biggie - "Juicy"
Gangstarr - "Just to get a rep"
2Pac - "Keep Ya Head Up"
Dr. Dre - "Let Me Ride"
LL Cool J - "Mama Said Knock You Out"
Mos Def - "Mathematics"
Gangstarr - "The Militia"
Biggie - "Mo Money Mo Problems"
Arrested Development- "Mr. Wendal"
Mos Def - "Ms. Fat Booty"
Big L - "MVP"
Naughty by Nature - "OPP"
Dr. Dre/Snoop - "Nuthin' But a G Thang"
Biggie - "One More Chance"
Biggie - "Only You"
Pharcyde - "Passing Me By"
Arrested Development- "People Everyday"
Junior M.A.F.I.A. - "Players Anthem"
Wu - Tang - "Protect Ya Neck"
Missy Elliot - "The Rain"
The Fugees - "Ready or Not"
Digable Planets - "Rebirth of Slick"
Warren G - "Regulate"
Method Man - "Release Yo' Delf"
Nas - "Represent"
Outkast - "Rosa Parks"
ATCQ - "Scenario"
PM Dawn - "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss"
Mobb Deep - "Shooked Ones II"
Onyx - "Slam"
Brand Nubian - "Slow Down"
Nice & Smooth - "Sometimes I Rhyme Slow"
Showbiz & AG - "Soul Clap"
Big Pun - "Still Not a Player"
Nas - "Street Dreams"
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - "They Reminisce Over You"
Das EFX - "They Want EFX"
Black Sheep - "This or That"
Bone Thugs - "Thuggish Ruggish Bone"
2Pac - "To Live & Die in LA"
Redman - "Tonight's Da Night"
Wu-Tang - "Triumph"
Queen Latifah - "U.N.I.T.Y."
Snoop Dogg - "What's my name?"
The Roots - "What they do"
Gangstarr - "Work"
Wu - Tang - "Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthing Ta Fuck Wit"
Method Man/ Mary J- "You're all I need to get by"
The Roots - "You Got Me"
Gangstarr - "You Know My Steez"
Hieroglyphics - "You Never Know"
Mase - "What You Want"
2Pac/Snoop - "2 of Amerika'z Most Wanted"
Gza - "4th Chamber"
Souls of Mischief - "93' Til Infinity"