Ray Johnson, Untitled (Taoist/Toast!), 1957
— One Hundred Years of Solitude. R.I.P Gabriel Garcia Marquez. You wrote like an angel who knew every soul personally. (via organmusic)
One bit my ass (at 大本山 東大寺 (Todai-ji))
"We went to a real rocket museum with real rockets."
— Y.Z (via rustyvoices)
Not to you I sighed. No, not a word.
We climbed together. Any feeling was
Formed with the hills. It was like trees’ unheard
And monumental sign of country peace.
But next day, stumbling, panting up dark stairs,
Rushing in room and door flung wide, I knew.
Oh empty walls, book-carcases, blank chairs
All splintered in my head and cried for you.
— "Not to you", Stephen Spender.
David Dawson - Working with Lucian Freud (2003-11)
1. Lucian with Fox Cub
2. Lucian Shaving
3. The Painter’s Feet
4. Albie Sitting for his Grandfather
5. Eli in Front of Portrait of the Hound
6. Grey Gelding
7. Lucian Freud and Kate Moss in Bed
8. Working at Night
9. Mirror in Studio
Ed Vebell illustration to “Loneliness Is Dangerous” by Harry Coren. Cutline: “Alone in the midst of millions, the girl, who longed to talk to someone, stood on her fire escape as the voices of others, enjoying the companionship denied her, drifted up through the night.” Sunday Mirror Magazine, August 14, 1955.
Malala Yousafzai, the 16-year-old Pakistani woman who was shot in the head by the Taliban for believing that women have a right to education, met with President Obama on Friday….Yousafzai pressed the President on the issue of drone strikes, a counterterrorism method he supports.
"I thanked President Obama for the United States’ work in supporting education in Pakistan and Afghanistan and for Syrian refugees," Yousafzai said in a statement after the meeting. "I also expressed my concerns that drone attacks are fueling terrorism. Innocent victims are killed in these acts, and they lead to resentment among the Pakistani people. If we refocus efforts on education it will make a big impact.”
I know I’m a few days late to the party on this one, but it’s so great.
LET THAT SINK IN
Imagine if funding for science or education was anywhere near that level.
Art history meme | 5/5 movements
Art Nouveau 1890 - 1910
Gustav Klimt, Alphonse Mucha, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri Privat-Livemont, Ivan Bilibin, Jules Cheret, Eugène Grasset.
Two-dimensional Art Nouveau pieces were painted, drawn, and printed in popular forms such as advertisements, posters, labels, magazines, and the like. Japanese wood-block prints, with their curved lines, patterned surfaces, contrasting voids, and flatness of visual plane, also inspired Art Nouveau. Some line and curve patterns became graphic clichés that were later found in works of artists from many parts of the world. [x]
The Green Bow - John White Alexander