he takes dudes like these guys and lets them pick out/chooses an older picture to emulate and it’s a really interesting dichotomy between the hypermasculine way we’re supposed to think of black men and the way masculinity was thought of back in the day!
One of his pieces was in the Milwaukee Art Museum when I went up there for that Lautrec show. Insanely pigmented and beautiful in person.
I cannot get over Achilles’ face in this painting. Holy shit.
He’s totally like: “Oh god, mom, put a fucking shirt on, I mean, what are you even doing? Can’t you see I’m busy lamenting the death of my boyfriend? Like I really need to see your tits at a time like this— YOU’RE SO EMBARRASSING MOM GAWD.”
And the rest of the Greeks are jazz-handsing in the background. They’re all ‘WOAH LOOK AT THAT TOTALLY WICKED SET OF TITS— I MEAN ARMOUR. WOAH’
Let me just say that this is the best interpretation of a painting I have ever seen
Style.com has a front page mini feature on Robyn from The Creators Project. The video talks about the virtual marketing & art direction she (& her friend Mary Fagot, who is featured prominently in this video) used in the Body Talk series, which if you’ve been alive the last year, you know was brilliant. Brilliant.
And also the blue eyebrows/white eyeliner combo is #killingme so tough.
(click through for the short write-up that accompanied it on style.com)