Andrew Fishman's Art and Influences


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Sep 13, 2014
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Super Smash Bros.

A new one from my set of minimalist pop culture portraits.  

I’ve decided to pare them all down from sixteen to nine per set.  I’m thinking of reposting the previous ones too to show the updated versions.  Should I?


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Sep 13, 2014
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500th Post

It’s my five hundredth post on Tumblr!  I just wanted to express how lucky I feel to be welcomed as a member on a website full of such caring, passionate, intelligent people.  I’m glad that I chose this site to share my art and the art that I love with the world.  Keep up the good work, Tumblr.


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Sep 8, 2014
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Art School Confidential (2006)


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Sep 7, 2014
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Did anyone else buy a house in Skyrim just to have a place to put all the books they’ve been carrying around?


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Sep 7, 2014
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Parks and Recreation, The Camel (2009)


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Sep 6, 2014
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An American in Paris (1951)


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Sep 2, 2014
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Emma Sulkowicz, “Carry That Weight,” 2014
**Trigger warning: Sexual assault**
When Emma Sulkowicz was sexually assaulted in her dorm room, the college administrators did not believe her.  Unfortunately, this trend of colleges mishandling cases of sexual assault, intentionally or not, has become all too common nowadays.  
Sulkowicz decided to take the metaphorical weight that she felt every day in dealing with the authorities and make it literal and highly visible.  For her senior thesis project, she has vowed to carry her mattress with her everywhere she goes for as long as she attends the same school as her rapist.  As she says in the video explaining this incredible piece, this will be either until her rapist is expelled or until she graduates.  She’s hoping that the attention this will inevitably bring will help to shame Columbia University into doing the right thing for herself and the twenty two other students whose sexual assault cases were all mishandled.  

Emma Sulkowicz, “Carry That Weight,” 2014

**Trigger warning: Sexual assault**

When Emma Sulkowicz was sexually assaulted in her dorm room, the college administrators did not believe her.  Unfortunately, this trend of colleges mishandling cases of sexual assault, intentionally or not, has become all too common nowadays.  

Sulkowicz decided to take the metaphorical weight that she felt every day in dealing with the authorities and make it literal and highly visible.  For her senior thesis project, she has vowed to carry her mattress with her everywhere she goes for as long as she attends the same school as her rapist.  As she says in the video explaining this incredible piece, this will be either until her rapist is expelled or until she graduates.  She’s hoping that the attention this will inevitably bring will help to shame Columbia University into doing the right thing for herself and the twenty two other students whose sexual assault cases were all mishandled.  


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Aug 31, 2014
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…it’s both possible, and even necessary, to simultaneously enjoy a piece of media while also being critical of its more problematic or pernicious aspects.

— Anita Sarkeesian (x)

I’m reblogging this today because apparently the threats of violence against Sarkeesian have been so credible and grave that she has had to flee her home. I want to show my support in any way I can.


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Aug 28, 2014
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Parks and Recreation, The Camel (2009)


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Aug 27, 2014
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Mary Cassatt, “Girl Arranging Her Hair,” 1886
Mary Cassatt and Edgar Degas, two of the most brilliant Impressionist painters to ever live, were also close to one another, especially given their mutual respect for one another’s abilities and thoughts on art.  Despite their close relationship, Degas remained a sexist pig.  Once while viewing a mutual friend’s work, Cassatt remarked that one of the paintings had no style.  Degas laughed and gestured in a way that suggested “Just look at these women who presume to pass an opinion on art!  Do they really imagine they know what ‘style’ is?”  Cassatt never forgot the jab and decided to get back at him in her own subtle way. 

As her official biographer put it, “She found a very ugly model, a vulgar looking servant.  She had her pose in a shift next to her dressing table, in the act of a woman preparing to retire…the expression is stupid…”  When Degas saw the painting, he was awestruck, purchased it immediately, and kept it for the rest of his life, never realizing he’d proved himself wrong.   

Mary Cassatt, “Girl Arranging Her Hair,” 1886

Mary Cassatt and Edgar Degas, two of the most brilliant Impressionist painters to ever live, were also close to one another, especially given their mutual respect for one another’s abilities and thoughts on art.  Despite their close relationship, Degas remained a sexist pig.  Once while viewing a mutual friend’s work, Cassatt remarked that one of the paintings had no style.  Degas laughed and gestured in a way that suggested “Just look at these women who presume to pass an opinion on art!  Do they really imagine they know what ‘style’ is?”  Cassatt never forgot the jab and decided to get back at him in her own subtle way. 

As her official biographer put it, “She found a very ugly model, a vulgar looking servant.  She had her pose in a shift next to her dressing table, in the act of a woman preparing to retire…the expression is stupid…”  When Degas saw the painting, he was awestruck, purchased it immediately, and kept it for the rest of his life, never realizing he’d proved himself wrong.