valkyrsandravens:

pixilation:

*sigh* Pintrest sucks at Art History, and so does wikipaintings.
Guinevere rescued by Lancelot by William Russel Flint 1910-11
Actually, Queen Guinevere Rescued from the Stake by Sir Lancelot from Le Mort d’Arthur (source)

 
valkyrsandravens:

Guinevere rescued by Lancelot - by Edward Burne-Jones





I didn’t find this on Pinterest Mr. Internet expert - I was reading Le Mort D’Arthur and looked up related art - the site obviously had it wrong unfortunately.

Ya know, I am just adding correct information so rebloggers have it. It not your fault the site you got it from is wrong and that’s what I’m pointing out. I’m familiar with the Burne-Jones and I’ve seen this on my dashboard a few times. The reason I say Pintrest is because 90% of the google hits for this image come from there. This happens on lot on tumblr and the rest of the internet and it sucks for artists who are living when one of our images goes out there with our name removed from it. It’s like playing telephone.

valkyrsandravens:

pixilation:

*sigh* Pintrest sucks at Art History, and so does wikipaintings.

Guinevere rescued by Lancelot by William Russel Flint 1910-11

Actually, Queen Guinevere Rescued from the Stake by Sir Lancelot from Le Mort d’Arthur (source)

valkyrsandravens:

Guinevere rescued by Lancelot - by Edward Burne-Jones

I didn’t find this on Pinterest Mr. Internet expert - I was reading Le Mort D’Arthur and looked up related art - the site obviously had it wrong unfortunately.

Ya know, I am just adding correct information so rebloggers have it. It not your fault the site you got it from is wrong and that’s what I’m pointing out. I’m familiar with the Burne-Jones and I’ve seen this on my dashboard a few times. The reason I say Pintrest is because 90% of the google hits for this image come from there.

This happens on lot on tumblr and the rest of the internet and it sucks for artists who are living when one of our images goes out there with our name removed from it. It’s like playing telephone.

rubbishtiger:

juliedillon:

eskiworks:

The Workaholic Pedestal
We freelancers have a tendency to never truly be away from our work, regardless of the time or day of the week.  Especially if like me, your work station is in your home.  We work long hours and dedicate ourselves fully to whatever project we have at hand.  We loose sleep, skip social gatherings, eat whatever is quick and easy so we can get back to work. I have noticed that there is a sense of pride in general among freelancers that we are so in love with our work that we can dedicate ourselves this way.  Passion for your chosen profession is definitely a plus!
However, I have also observed a downside to this part of freelancing.  That dedication can cross the line into an unhealthy workaholic lifestyle, and other freelancers actually encourage it.  There is an underlying unspoken rule in freelancer culture that if you’re not working, you’re slacking.  I’ve seen other freelancers take subtle stabs at their peers for taking time off to see family, to tend to daily life, or to just have a day (or three) to simply BREATHE and do something other than art. Doing things like comparing your work load with others’ work load, making yourself out to be the harder working one.  Referring to things like showering, cooking, and cleaning as “free time” or “vacation”.  It creates or adds to guilt surrounding work, which is really not a nice thing to do to your friends and peers. 
The disclaimer here is that clearly not every freelancer does this, and I think those that do are not being purposefully malicious, so please don’t misread this as an attack.  I’m guilty of playing into this myself, we are just falling into a part of the starving artist stereotype;  The idea that your chosen craft/art must encompass ALL of your being, every day and every moment for you to truly be passionate about it. 
The truth is, there IS life outside of art and work, and it’s not a contest. We are living beings that must eat and sleep, and we are social animals that must have a connection with others.  So not only do we HAVE to do things other than art, but it’s also ok to spend time doing other things that make you happy.  It doesn’t mean you are less passionate about your work, or that other artists who spend more time on theirs love it more.
And yes, there are deadlines we must work under.  But none of us want to be starving artists. None of us enjoy loosing sleep, eating crappy or skipping meals, working our fingers to the bone, letting friendships fall apart…  These are not good things.  You aren’t a cooler or more a passionate artist for making those sacrifices.  So I think instead of putting that lifestyle on a pedestal, we should be encouraging one another to take time to care for ourselves, and to have a life outside of their work. Just like anyone else doing any other kind of work.  =)

YES. Thank you. It makes me really uncomfortable when I hear professionals saying things like “if you are not drawing 24/7 you’ll never make it”, implying that having outside interests or taking care of yourself means you will fail. You undoubtedly need to be dedicated and focused to succeed as a freelancer, but what is the point of having the so-called freedom that freelancing is supposed to provide you if you can’t even leave your desk every once in a while? Exercise, get outside, socialize, have other hobbies. I’ve found I’m more productive and happier and healthier and more passionate about my work and my career when I take time off, every day, to get away from work for a little while. Building a career is important and rewarding, but your life is not comprised solely of the amount of work you are able do. Your life is not defined solely by how many hours you clock at your work desk. 

"You can sleep when you’re dead" was a wry commisseration when I was in college; when I hear it now I want to punch someone in the neck.

rubbishtiger:

juliedillon:

eskiworks:

The Workaholic Pedestal

We freelancers have a tendency to never truly be away from our work, regardless of the time or day of the week.  Especially if like me, your work station is in your home.  We work long hours and dedicate ourselves fully to whatever project we have at hand.  We loose sleep, skip social gatherings, eat whatever is quick and easy so we can get back to work. I have noticed that there is a sense of pride in general among freelancers that we are so in love with our work that we can dedicate ourselves this way.  Passion for your chosen profession is definitely a plus!

However, I have also observed a downside to this part of freelancing.  That dedication can cross the line into an unhealthy workaholic lifestyle, and other freelancers actually encourage it.  There is an underlying unspoken rule in freelancer culture that if you’re not working, you’re slacking.  I’ve seen other freelancers take subtle stabs at their peers for taking time off to see family, to tend to daily life, or to just have a day (or three) to simply BREATHE and do something other than art. Doing things like comparing your work load with others’ work load, making yourself out to be the harder working one.  Referring to things like showering, cooking, and cleaning as “free time” or “vacation”.  It creates or adds to guilt surrounding work, which is really not a nice thing to do to your friends and peers. 

The disclaimer here is that clearly not every freelancer does this, and I think those that do are not being purposefully malicious, so please don’t misread this as an attack.  I’m guilty of playing into this myself, we are just falling into a part of the starving artist stereotype;  The idea that your chosen craft/art must encompass ALL of your being, every day and every moment for you to truly be passionate about it. 

The truth is, there IS life outside of art and work, and it’s not a contest. We are living beings that must eat and sleep, and we are social animals that must have a connection with others.  So not only do we HAVE to do things other than art, but it’s also ok to spend time doing other things that make you happy.  It doesn’t mean you are less passionate about your work, or that other artists who spend more time on theirs love it more.

And yes, there are deadlines we must work under.  But none of us want to be starving artists. None of us enjoy loosing sleep, eating crappy or skipping meals, working our fingers to the bone, letting friendships fall apart…  These are not good things.  You aren’t a cooler or more a passionate artist for making those sacrifices.  So I think instead of putting that lifestyle on a pedestal, we should be encouraging one another to take time to care for ourselves, and to have a life outside of their work. Just like anyone else doing any other kind of work.  =)

YES. Thank you. It makes me really uncomfortable when I hear professionals saying things like “if you are not drawing 24/7 you’ll never make it”, implying that having outside interests or taking care of yourself means you will fail. You undoubtedly need to be dedicated and focused to succeed as a freelancer, but what is the point of having the so-called freedom that freelancing is supposed to provide you if you can’t even leave your desk every once in a while? Exercise, get outside, socialize, have other hobbies. I’ve found I’m more productive and happier and healthier and more passionate about my work and my career when I take time off, every day, to get away from work for a little while. Building a career is important and rewarding, but your life is not comprised solely of the amount of work you are able do. Your life is not defined solely by how many hours you clock at your work desk. 

"You can sleep when you’re dead" was a wry commisseration when I was in college; when I hear it now I want to punch someone in the neck.

http://reapersun.tumblr.com/post/78974898998/a-quick-update-on-the-vk-situation-ive-gotten

reapersun:

A quick update on the vk situation.

I’ve gotten several messages that have stated that those are fan pages, that they source and they don’t mean harm, so I shouldn’t be upset about it.

I do understand this. I understand that it’s nice to be able to share stuff you like in a space you feel…

I don’t know this artist but this is something a lot of people don’t understand. Most artist simply don’t want their art out there with no connection to them. When you put it on another site without credit and links suddenly everyone who uses google thinks it’s free to do anything with.

If you really are a fan, it includes respecting how the artist feels about sharing.

Dear tumblr - I read you in hope of pretty things and then each blog constantly devolves into arguing back and forth with commenters publicly. If only you had comments this wouldn’t ruin entire blogs. *sigh*

Not every ask needs a public answer.

http://calantheandthenightingale.tumblr.com/post/78443367571/i-wanna-be-a-klaine-ship-ranger-prufrocking

i-wanna-be-a-klaine-ship-ranger:

prufrocking:

thegestianpoet:

and let’s take a moment to appreciate the fact that michaelangelo had probably never seen a girl naked and when he want to sculpt or paint them his mentality seems to be “wow, everyone likes women….they must be…

You’re right about modeling. It wasn’t really an acceptable profession and that’s why art schools in the 19th century still used lots of plaster casts instead of nude models.

Michelangelo made studies from corpses and attended dissections by a doctor friend. He would have had access to Roman nude sculptures as well and was surely aware of proportion and muscles differences between men women.

http://www.eeweems.com/michelangelo/methods-mobile.php

He also is know for writing poetry on the beauty of the male figure and had close relationships with men. http://universityideas.wordpress.com/2012/12/26/the-gay-issue-newman-and-michelangelo/

But if you look at the rest of 16th century Italian (and other countries) art you will not see a huge rash of women being painted like men. Most artists painted or sculpted women looking like women.