Lake Superior, Eagle River, 2003, gelatin-silver, Fraenkel Gallery
Hiroshi Sugimoto

Lake Superior, Eagle River, 2003, gelatin-silver, Fraenkel Gallery

Hiroshi Sugimoto

Bay of Sagami, Atami, Fraenkel Gallery
Hiroshi Sugimoto

Bay of Sagami, Atami, Fraenkel Gallery

Hiroshi Sugimoto

via: pinterest without photographer, originally from tumblr.    
I think the original was in color (not my edit).  Photographer:  Sheena Callage  HERE 

via: pinterest without photographer, originally from tumblr.    

I think the original was in color (not my edit).  Photographer:  Sheena Callage  HERE 

The Dervish Series, 2003

Charcoal, pastel & gesso on paper 

Peter Daverington  HERE

Unknown  (via: weheartit — originally from facebook) 

Unknown  (via: weheartit — originally from facebook) 

via: missmegan.blogspot

via: missmegan.blogspot

Later, we held each other in the dark. The window was open and the stars were the color of the Madonna’s veil, and they washed the sky with a soft paleness. It was the first time we saw each others flesh, pink as a doll’s plastic limbs, a quick glimpse, as when a blue fork of lightning rips the dark and lights up the hidden trees and you feel as if you have seen something you were not supposed to see. Something sacred, forbidden.

adam stanley All My Sins Remembered (via iamadamstanley)

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Artemis:  Writer on tumblr:  iamadamstanley.  :)

She definitely wasn’t crazy. It’s just that she cared too much. We all used to be angels, she is just one of those unlucky ones who can still feel the weight of their wings on their naked shoulders. And that’s a burden that often becomes too heavy for any one with half a heart to bear.

adam stanley (via iamadamstanley)

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Artemis:  Writer on tumblr:  iamadamstanley.   :)

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Artemis:  LOL   gnostix1

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Artemis:  LOL   gnostix1

Dried Tear

Lita Cabellut

Represented at the Opera Gallery in NYC   HERE

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Bio from The Opera Gallery:  ”Spanish painter Lita Cabellut was born in 1961 as a gypsy on the streets of Barcelona. She was raised by her grandmother after being deserted by her mother. At the age of eight, Cabellut was placed in an orphanage following the death of her grandmother. She was eventually accepted into the Fine Arts School in Amsterdam after being inspired by past masters such as Rembrandt, Velazquez, El Greco, and Goya at the Prado Museum.

Cabellut’s work serves as a bridge between classical tradition and contemporary paintings, where she creates faces and figures from the past, infusing her own history as a gypsy into understanding the beginnings of the focused model she brings to her paintings. Because of her own experiences, Cabellut is able to see through the eyes and cautious stares of her subjects, and to ultimately engage her audience with a sense of challenge and compassion.

Cabellut is inspired by strong, struggling women of the past, such as Coco Channel and Frieda Kahlo. She paints these famous women, or representations of them, many times over. By doing this, Cabellut is paying homage to them and attempts to explore their inner emotions in how they relate to her. The artist works on large-scale canvases incorporating oil and plaster on linen. Cabellut employs a painterly technique combined with a visceral surface texture that aims for emotional release instead of precise recreation. Her works have been exhibited worldwide, including in Paris, Dubai, Seoul and Miami.”

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Artemis:  The artist on the title Dried Tear…  from Esquire (link below) “Asian women (that have) suffered with pain and dignity”, and the reason for the Dried Tear lies in “the pain that has dried, but is full of beauty.”  You could read more about  it:  HERE  and  HERE.  

She’s had some life.  Her work has always been so striking. Intense.  

Peonies in Bloom, Yamatane Museum of Art
Fukuda Heihachirō  (1892–1974)


Peonies in Bloom, Yamatane Museum of Art

Fukuda Heihachirō  (1892–1974)

You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anyone.
Maya Angelou (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
wbsloan:
Another Brick

wbsloan  Photographer on Tumblr.  :)

wbsloan:

Another Brick

wbsloan  Photographer on Tumblr.  :)

Landscape of the season: spring
mid 19th centuryUtagawa Hiroshige II , (Japanese, 1826 - 1869)Edo period Color on silk, H: 58.4 W: 36.1 cm Japan Smithsonian Museum, F1898.123

Landscape of the season: spring

mid 19th century

Utagawa Hiroshige II , (Japanese, 1826 - 1869)
Edo period 
Color on silk, H: 58.4 W: 36.1 cm 
Japan 
Smithsonian Museum, F1898.123
Landscape of the season: summer
mid 19th centuryUtagawa Hiroshige II , (Japanese, 1826 - 1869)Edo period Color on silk, H: 58.4 W: 36.1 cm Japan Smithsonian Museum,  F1898.126 

Landscape of the season: summer

mid 19th century

Utagawa Hiroshige II , (Japanese, 1826 - 1869)
Edo period 
Color on silk, H: 58.4 W: 36.1 cm 
Japan 
Smithsonian Museum,  F1898.126