gentlewave:

Pieter Bruegel the Elder (c. 1525-1569): Parable of the Sower, [detail], 1557, oil on panel, 73.7 x 102.9 cm, Timken Museum of Art, San Diego, USA, source: doportugalprofundo.blogspot.com.

gentlewave:

Pieter Bruegel the Elder (c. 1525-1569): Parable of the Sower, [detail], 1557, oil on panel, 73.7 x 102.9 cm, Timken Museum of Art, San Diego, USA, source: doportugalprofundo.blogspot.com.

sews:

Original 

arthur kleinjan, paris looks. 1999-2001

Between 1999 and 2001, the artist spent hours perched in a balcony above the Sacré Coeur church in Paris, watching the people below. As tourists struck poses for souvenir snapshots, he would take a second photograph from behind.

“Sometimes it takes a few seconds for their friends to get the camera ready, and they suddenly don’t know what to do with their bodies. They ask themselves, what leg do I stand on? A bag, or a bottle of water should be out of the image, so they keep it behind their back. They design themselves into what they think is a nice picture … I wanted to show the moment of alteration, as the tourists transform themselves into an image. They seem very self-conscious about the way they look. Vulnerability is revealed. Their discomfort with their own body, as they stand there, is isolated in time and space, waiting to become a future memory.” (x)

cu-f:

Pierre Soulages, 29 June 1965

cu-f:

Pierre Soulages, 29 June 1965


Joan of Arc by Albert Lynch (1851-1912)
engraving from Figaro Illustre magazine, 1903

Joan of Arc by Albert Lynch (1851-1912)

engraving from Figaro Illustre magazine, 1903

dwnsy:

Frida Kahlo (1907.07.06-1954.07.13)

dwnsy:

Frida Kahlo (1907.07.06-1954.07.13)

What Do Artists Do All Day is a BBC4 series consisting of exactly what it sounds like. In mini documentaries, a cameraman follows and interviews established artists during the course of their daily lives, observing them prepare for shows, make works, gather reference, go to their favourite cafes, etc. The production value is fantastic, the interviews are great, there is a huge amount of variety and (imo) the whole concept is enthralling.

:-) If you’re interested in this sort of thing check it out for sure! Each episode is half an hour and they’re all on youtube! I can’t stop watching them. (These stills are Norman Ackroyd and Polly Morgan.)

samanthaconlonart:

lovers i, october 2012

lovers were instructed to write their least favourite thing about each other on their most favourite part of each other

philamuseum:

Happy birthday to Gustav Klimt. Today we celebrate his special day with a painting he began in 1917, but was left unfinished by his sudden death in 1918. This masterful portraitist had an incredible impact on painting with his intimate depictions of women and remarkable detailing. Has anything unfinished ever looked so good?Now on view: “Frauenbildnis (Portrait of a Woman),” 1917–18, by Gustav Klimt (On loan from The Lewis Collection)

philamuseum:

Happy birthday to Gustav Klimt. Today we celebrate his special day with a painting he began in 1917, but was left unfinished by his sudden death in 1918. This masterful portraitist had an incredible impact on painting with his intimate depictions of women and remarkable detailing. Has anything unfinished ever looked so good?

Now on view: “Frauenbildnis (Portrait of a Woman),” 1917–18, by Gustav Klimt (On loan from The Lewis Collection)

hedoesntlikeprettygirls:

'FORBIDDEN FRUIT' 

This is the first shoot of the photo series.  I’m still in the process of deciding on other fruit options and trying to figure out how to open that coconut.

arthistorianmindswirls:

Walter Crane, Diana and Endymion

arthistorianmindswirls:

Walter Crane, Diana and Endymion

kevinlucbert:

House by the sea,
21 x 29,7cm, encre sur papier, Kevin Lucbert, 2013.

kevinlucbert:

House by the sea,

21 x 29,7cm, encre sur papier, Kevin Lucbert, 2013.

violaceae:

violaceae:

***casually falls in love with the girl who went to visit marina abramović’s ‘the artist is present’ on several separate occasions***

i still think about this girl a lot

Self-consciousness is the enemy of all art, be it acting, writing, painting, or living itself, which is the greatest art of all.
Ray Bradbury. (via ac-z)