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Green, Grey, Red

Here’s the detail of my new painting, Green, Grey, Red.

Detail of Green, Grey, Red

Detail of Green, Grey, Red

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Pictures can’t really sum it all up, but here’s a few impressions of an artist’s life in the Balkan countryside.

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Rose

I’m making this for a friend.

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Remember that selected paintings are 30% off until July 25!

Purple by M.K. Hajdin

Purple by M.K. Hajdin

Now for a limited time:  30% off my paintings.  Click here for details.

Purple, red, green

Detail of Green, Pink by M.K. Hajdin

Detail of Green, Pink by M.K. Hajdin

Traveler Digital Camera

I’ve finished my second painting in this new series.  Metallic colors, vertical lines.  You can see it on my main blog by clicking here.

If you’re interested in buying it, the price is $600.  You can click here to go straight to Xanadu Gallery and buy.

M.K. Hajdin:

A must read.

Originally posted on Jeanne de Montbaston:

I recently watched Amanda Vickery’s series, ‘The Story of Women and Art,’ which you can catch on Iplayer (and catch it soon, before it goes).

I am a pretty obvious target for this series. The name I blog under, Jeanne de Montbaston, is the name of one of the few medieval women artists about whom we know a fair amount. I’m not an Art Historian, but I’m very interested in women artists, because in medieval England (and France, and Italy …), you often find that the people illuminating books –  or making tapestries and other works of art we’ve now lost – were women. I suspect that the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries were actually a reasonably good time to be a woman artist. Yet, ironically, I suspect that’s true for women like Jeanne de Montbaston simply because being an artist who illuminated medieval manuscripts did not carry the…

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M.K. Hajdin:

A must read.

Originally posted on glosswatch:

Misogyny is not particularly nuanced. It has a long history and manifests itself in different ways across different cultures, but essentially it’s always the same: hating women, viewing them as less than human, denying them their subjectivity. None of these things is very refined; indeed, when you are on the receiving end of misogyny, you know that it is gut-wrenchingly blunt.

Responses to killer Elliot Rodger’s misogynist manifesto have not been nuanced. This is because there are no subtle shades in lines such as these:

Women are like a plague. They don’t deserve to have any rights. Their wickedness must be contained in order prevent future generations from falling to degeneracy. Women are vicious, evil, barbaric animals, and they need to be treated as such. […]I would take great pleasure and satisfaction in condemning every single woman on earth to starve to death. I would have an enormous tower built just for…

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