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blastedheath:

Edmond Maurus, LA FORÊT VIERGE, BOUBIN (BOHÊME). Lithograph in colours, printed by J.E. Goossens, Paris, 150 x 100 cm.

blastedheath:

Edmond Maurus, LA FORÊT VIERGE, BOUBIN (BOHÊME). Lithograph in colours, printed by J.E. Goossens, Paris, 150 x 100 cm.

likeafieldmouse:

Arshile Gorky - Nighttime, Enigma and Nostalgia

"Between 1931 and 1934, Gorky made a series of more than eighty drawings and two paintings that he titled Nighttime, Enigma and Nostalgia. The inspiration for this important body of work came from Giorgio de Chirico’s 1914 painting The Fatal Temple [last image of the above set]. 

De Chirico’s mysterious painting, with its suggestion of the joy and suffering of the mother-and-son relationship, must have resonated with Gorky, who had by this time begun two important works on the theme of the artist and his mother.

With its interlocking shapes, shallow, Cubist-derived space, and compartmentalized imagery, the series represents a distinct departure from Gorky’s earlier experiments with the techniques and motifs of Cézanne and other modern masters.

Nighttime, Enigma and Nostalgia moved farther and farther from De Chirico’s work as it progressed, to the point where the two paintings on the theme can be considered among the most original of Gorky’s early accomplishments.”

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cjwho:

The House reflecting Ripples, Tsukubamirai, Japan by Kichi Architectural Design | via

The river banks to which the site of the house overlooks is among the prominent spots of Ibargi Prefecture, renowned for their cherry blossoms. In designing the house, I attached great importance to its relationship with the cherry blossoms.

The facade which consists of three white outer walls, is suggestive of triple ripples on the surface of the river. It is a house that enables its residents to live closely with the cherry trees which manifest all kinds of expressions with the changing of the seasons in Japan.

Based on the shape of the site, one that stretches in a narrow strip toward the cherry trees, I I conceived the shape of the house , a U-shaped one, so that every one of its rooms would fully benefit from the light.

Photography: Ippei Shinzawa

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unicorn-meat-is-too-mainstream:

Guerrilla graffiti artist Banksy is believed to be behind a new mural which recently appeared on a wall in Cheltenham, England near the headquarters of the Government’s intelligence agency, GCHQ. The artwork depicts three men dressed as 1950s spies in trademark trenchcoats and sunglasses spying on various phone conversations. The new mural comes in the wake of the storm over surveillance and the NSA revealed by whistleblower Edward Snowden.

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blastedheath:

Claudio Bravo (Chilean, 1936-2011), White, Blue and Yellow Papers, 2004. Oil on canvas, 146 x 114.3 cm.

blastedheath:

Claudio Bravo (Chilean, 1936-2011), White, Blue and Yellow Papers, 2004. Oil on canvas, 146 x 114.3 cm.

showslow:

Gregory Euclide fuses acrylic, biodegradable film, canvas, wood, eucalyptus, ferns, foam, moss, paper, pencil, photo transfer, sponge, and a multitude of other materials into miniature organic and urban landscapes, each object leading purposefully and delicately to the next.