Apple Family, 1920
Georgia O’Keeffe
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Apple Family, 1920

Georgia O’Keeffe

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The idea of the sacred is quite simply one of the most conservative notions in any culture, because it seeks to turn other ideas - uncertainty, progress, change - into crimes.
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Salman Rushdie


artemisdreaming:

Central Park Captured at Night (via: visualnews.com) 

Michael Massaia


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Diana Camera Work    

Anne Arden McDonald   HERE


From the Photographer via photoeye:  ”This series is about vagueness and images half-remembered from the subconscious. Each of these pieces is part of a series which, when seen together, creates a sensation of falling or floating. These images also remind me of a half-sleeping dream state, when we remember only parts of a dream and the parts become symbols. We wake with a head full of half-forgotten images that we try to piece into a linear story line—with this series I am trying to build mood without a specific narrative. I’m using a plastic Diana camera, shot of the “b” setting, to get this hazy , off-balance look. Because the camera has a plastic lens, everything is fuzzy and vignetted, and looks like it is coming up from under water or out of a dream.”  (via: photoeye.com)



A slight rain comes, bathed in dawn light.I hear it among treetop leaves before mistArrives. Soon it sprinkles the soil and,Windblown, follows clouds away. DeepenedColors grace thatch homes for a moment.Flocks and herds of things wild glistenFaintly. Then the scent of musk opens acrossHalf a mountain — and lingers on past noon. 

~Tu Fu, Morning Rain (image: maxparks.com)


A slight rain comes, bathed in dawn light.
I hear it among treetop leaves before mist
Arrives. Soon it sprinkles the soil and,
Windblown, follows clouds away. Deepened

Colors grace thatch homes for a moment.
Flocks and herds of things wild glisten
Faintly. Then the scent of musk opens across
Half a mountain — and lingers on past noon. 


~Tu Fu, Morning Rain (image: maxparks.com)


Sergei Rachmaninoff plays his Piano Concerto No. 2


Rachmaninoff (1873-1943) himself playing the first movement (Moderato) from his second piano concerto. 

Written between 1900 and 1901, Rachmaninoff slaved over its composition for many hours a day for more than half a year. It had been the first large work he had created since his poorly received first piano concerto four years earlier. 

The result, however, remains one of Rachmaninoff’s most well-known and beloved works that is a pillar in today’s piano repertoire. The concerto was first performed in its entirety on October 27, 1901 in Moscow. 

This record collection was recorded in 1929 by RCA victor with Rachmaninoff’s favorite orchestra; the Philadelphia Orchestra. Leopold Stokowski (1882-1977) is conducting.



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ratak-monodosico:

Source
jackbarnosky:  amusement park copy on Flickr.

Photographer on Tumblr:  jackbarnosky  

jackbarnosky:  amusement park copy on Flickr.


Photographer on Tumblr:  jackbarnosky  


Salvador Dali and Gala, Paris, 1932
Brassaï 

Salvador Dali and Gala, Paris, 1932

Brassaï 


Nude Ascending the Staircase, 1973: Homage to Marcel Duchamps Nude Descending a Staircase   
Salvador Dali 

Nude Ascending the Staircase, 1973: Homage to Marcel Duchamps Nude Descending a Staircase   

Salvador Dali 


帰漁 Going Back Home After Fishing, 1901
Hishida Shunsō 
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帰漁 Going Back Home After Fishing, 1901

Hishida Shunsō 

See archive for more:  HERE


artemisdreaming:

Amedeo Modigliani (film) Trailer - Ave Maria (via: Kere on youtube)

Artemis:  this came to mind the other day.  Amedeo Modigliani (film) Modigliani is a 2004 semi-biographical film of the Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani.

See archive for more Modigliani:  HERE  


ashtoniousrex:  backstories to random gifs are my favorite thing and they need to continue


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Caryatid, 1913-14
Amadeo Modigliani 

Caryatid, 1913-14

Amadeo Modigliani