Kate Pierson, The B-52s
Robert Crumb, Mr. Natural #2 [Uneeda Comix], 1970.
Given name: 直子
Family name: 武内
Birthday: Mar 15, 1967
Blood type: A
Naoko Takeuchi is a manga artist who lives in Tokyo, Japan. Takeuchi’s works are widely admired by anime/manga fans. She is a well-known mangaka in the United States. Her most popular work, Sailor Moon, has been widely reprinted and marketed in North America. She also wrote the lyrics for a number of songs featured in the Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon anime and live-action series. They are mainly character-based image songs, but do include a few theme songs. She has won several awards including the 2nd Nakayoshi Comic Prize for Newcomers, for “Yume ja Nai no Ne,” in 1985. She also won for “Love Call” which won Nakayoshi’s New Artist award which debuted in the Nakayoshi Deluxe September 1986 issue. In 1993 she won the 17th Kodansha Manga Award for shoujo for Sailor Moon. She is also married to the author of Hunter x Hunter and Yu Yu Hakusho, Togashi Yoshihiro.
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Girl in a River - Cold Fever
Jupiter’s Great Red Spot, observed by the Galileo space probe on June 26, 1996.
20 & 21
Anonymous Italian Artist
Seated Figure of a Nude Black Woman Bedecked With Jewels
Italy (c. 1500s)
Dark ambergris, gold, enamel, pearls; H: 11.4 cm.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art., Department of European Sculpture & Decorative Arts.
The Image of the Black in Western Art Research Project and Photo Archive, W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, Harvard University
wait, ambergris? as in the perfumy stuff from whales? are you saying this statue is MADE out of it? or am i misunderstanding something
It almost certainly is, yes. It was popular during the Renaissance to wear molded and decorated ambergris as jewelry, so it stands to reason that this statuette is made from molded (and decorated) ambergris, especially since she’s obviously showcasing jewelry. You can see that the material the statue is made of is a bit warped and cracked in quite a few places, which would make sense as centuries of oxidation might have that effect.
This guy found a lump of ambergris on the beach last year-it’s worth 43,000 GBP: