Roderick Dempster MacKenzie, The State Entry into Delhi, 1907, Oil on canvas. 289.8 x 366 cm
from all the paintings i’ve seen in person, from canadian artists to the popular modern artists featured at the moma, this painting stands out to me the most. i came across this a few years back at the AGO and it still resonates with me. it’s probably one of my favourite paintings, to this day. the sheer size of this easily stretches way above your head, covering an entire wall. i still think about this painting and the crazy amount of detail this artist created. i love it so much.
I love myself.’
They made fun of your name and you have changed your name.
They made fun of your clothes and you changed clothes.
They made fun of your hair and you have straightened your hair.
They made fun of your skin and you bought skin brighteners.
They made fun of your languages and you have adopted their own.
They made fun of your religion and you have embraced theirs.
Who taught you to hate the texture of your hair?
Who taught you to hate the color of your skin? to the extent that you bleach to be like the white man.
Who taught you to hate the shape of your nose and the shape of your lips?
Who taught you to hate the top of your head to the soles of your feet?
Who taught you to hate your being? to hate the land of your ancestors, to hate the race you belong to, such a point that you do not want to be next to each other.
When will we realize? When will humanity?
Maria Anwander The Kiss
“The Kiss was given to the MoMA as a donation without asking for permission. I entered the museum as a regular visitor and gave an intense French kiss to the wall. Next to the invisible kiss I then fixed a fake label, which simulated the style of a regular MoMA caption.”
this is so cheeky but beautiful