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loftcultural:

Marc Chagall - Flower Bouquet (1982)

loftcultural:

Marc Chagall - Flower Bouquet (1982)

If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing.
– Marc Chagall (via oneenchantedelephant)
tierradentro:

“The Deep”, 1953, Jackson Pollock.

tierradentro:

The Deep”, 1953, Jackson Pollock.

becauseiamawoman:

Feminist Art Friday: Ai WeiWei

Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei is one of the best known contemporary artists working today. Weiwei’s work spans a variety of media including sculpture, photography, installations and film which he uses to explore social and political themes. His activism has landed him in hot water with the Chinese government, and in 2011 he was arrested and held for tax evasion. This charge is widely thought to have been retaliation for his criticism of the government. His arrest sparked an international outcry with activists, governments, human rights groups, and art institutions calling for his release. Since his release, Weiwei has continued to create art and was the subject of the 2012 documentary Never Sorry

I call on people to be ‘obsessed citizens,’ forever questioning and asking for accountability. That’s the only chance we have today of a healthy and happy life." - Ai Weiwei

For more information about the artist and their work, try the following resources:

mademoisellelapiquante:

A Girl Singing Ballads by a Paper Lanthorn by Henry Robert Morland
c. 1765-82

mademoisellelapiquante:

A Girl Singing Ballads by a Paper Lanthorn by Henry Robert Morland

c. 1765-82

(Source: tate.org.uk)

post-impressionisms:

I love art - no.39

Utagawa Hiroshige, Japanese  (1797—1858).

exceleton:

Vermeer / The Astronomer, 1668

exceleton:

Vermeer / The Astronomer, 1668

viridi-luscus-monstrum:

Jacob Wrestling with the Angel, Alexander Louis Leloir, 1865.

viridi-luscus-monstrum:

Jacob Wrestling with the Angel, Alexander Louis Leloir, 1865.

Must a painter paint HIMself?

hasta-standrews:

Written by Lily Barnes

The canon. I casually drop in references to it during tutorials because it’s a phrase in itself which doesn’t mean very much, but that holds a great deal of weight in the discipline of art history. And to any muggles who haven’t come across the term yet, it makes me sound…

the-hardest-of-hearts-survive:

James Abbott McNeill Whistler
Nocturne in Black and Gold (The Falling Rocket)
1875
Oil on panel
Detroit Institute of Arts

the-hardest-of-hearts-survive:

James Abbott McNeill Whistler

Nocturne in Black and Gold (The Falling Rocket)

1875

Oil on panel

Detroit Institute of Arts

I would love you as a bird loves flight, as meat loves salt, as a dog loves chase, as water finds its own level. Or I would not love you at all.
– Jeanette Winterson, Gut Symmetries (via courcel)

(Source: quote-book)

joereifer:

"This world is not a place where we can be happy" - Andrei Tarkovsky

joereifer:

"This world is not a place where we can be happy" - Andrei Tarkovsky

What is art? A declaration of love: the consciousness of our dependence on each other. A confession. An unconscious act that nonetheless reflects the true meaning of life—love and sacrifice.
– Andrei Tarkovsky (via tierradentro)

(via tierradentro)

I see it as my duty to stimulate reflection on what is essentially human and eternal in each individual soul, and which all too often a person will pass by, even though his fate lies in his hands. He is too busy chasing after phantoms and bowing down to idols. In the end everything can be reduced to the one simple element which is all a person can count upon in his existence: the capacity to love. That element can grow within the soul to become the supreme factor which determines the meaning of a person’s life. My function is to make whoever sees my films aware of his need to love and to give his love, and aware that beauty is summoning him.
– Andrei Tarkovsky (via theburdenofdreams)
loftcultural:

Marc Chagall - Flower Bouquet (1982)

loftcultural:

Marc Chagall - Flower Bouquet (1982)

If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing.
– Marc Chagall (via oneenchantedelephant)
tierradentro:

“The Deep”, 1953, Jackson Pollock.

tierradentro:

The Deep”, 1953, Jackson Pollock.

becauseiamawoman:

Feminist Art Friday: Ai WeiWei

Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei is one of the best known contemporary artists working today. Weiwei’s work spans a variety of media including sculpture, photography, installations and film which he uses to explore social and political themes. His activism has landed him in hot water with the Chinese government, and in 2011 he was arrested and held for tax evasion. This charge is widely thought to have been retaliation for his criticism of the government. His arrest sparked an international outcry with activists, governments, human rights groups, and art institutions calling for his release. Since his release, Weiwei has continued to create art and was the subject of the 2012 documentary Never Sorry

I call on people to be ‘obsessed citizens,’ forever questioning and asking for accountability. That’s the only chance we have today of a healthy and happy life." - Ai Weiwei

For more information about the artist and their work, try the following resources:

mademoisellelapiquante:

A Girl Singing Ballads by a Paper Lanthorn by Henry Robert Morland
c. 1765-82

mademoisellelapiquante:

A Girl Singing Ballads by a Paper Lanthorn by Henry Robert Morland

c. 1765-82

(Source: tate.org.uk)

post-impressionisms:

I love art - no.39

Utagawa Hiroshige, Japanese  (1797—1858).

exceleton:

Vermeer / The Astronomer, 1668

exceleton:

Vermeer / The Astronomer, 1668

viridi-luscus-monstrum:

Jacob Wrestling with the Angel, Alexander Louis Leloir, 1865.

viridi-luscus-monstrum:

Jacob Wrestling with the Angel, Alexander Louis Leloir, 1865.

Must a painter paint HIMself?

hasta-standrews:

Written by Lily Barnes

The canon. I casually drop in references to it during tutorials because it’s a phrase in itself which doesn’t mean very much, but that holds a great deal of weight in the discipline of art history. And to any muggles who haven’t come across the term yet, it makes me sound…

the-hardest-of-hearts-survive:

James Abbott McNeill Whistler
Nocturne in Black and Gold (The Falling Rocket)
1875
Oil on panel
Detroit Institute of Arts

the-hardest-of-hearts-survive:

James Abbott McNeill Whistler

Nocturne in Black and Gold (The Falling Rocket)

1875

Oil on panel

Detroit Institute of Arts

I would love you as a bird loves flight, as meat loves salt, as a dog loves chase, as water finds its own level. Or I would not love you at all.
– Jeanette Winterson, Gut Symmetries (via courcel)

(Source: quote-book)

joereifer:

"This world is not a place where we can be happy" - Andrei Tarkovsky

joereifer:

"This world is not a place where we can be happy" - Andrei Tarkovsky

What is art? A declaration of love: the consciousness of our dependence on each other. A confession. An unconscious act that nonetheless reflects the true meaning of life—love and sacrifice.
– Andrei Tarkovsky (via tierradentro)

(via tierradentro)

I see it as my duty to stimulate reflection on what is essentially human and eternal in each individual soul, and which all too often a person will pass by, even though his fate lies in his hands. He is too busy chasing after phantoms and bowing down to idols. In the end everything can be reduced to the one simple element which is all a person can count upon in his existence: the capacity to love. That element can grow within the soul to become the supreme factor which determines the meaning of a person’s life. My function is to make whoever sees my films aware of his need to love and to give his love, and aware that beauty is summoning him.
– Andrei Tarkovsky (via theburdenofdreams)
"If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing."
"I would love you as a bird loves flight, as meat loves salt, as a dog loves chase, as water finds its own level. Or I would not love you at all."
"What is art? A declaration of love: the consciousness of our dependence on each other. A confession. An unconscious act that nonetheless reflects the true meaning of life—love and sacrifice."
"I see it as my duty to stimulate reflection on what is essentially human and eternal in each individual soul, and which all too often a person will pass by, even though his fate lies in his hands. He is too busy chasing after phantoms and bowing down to idols. In the end everything can be reduced to the one simple element which is all a person can count upon in his existence: the capacity to love. That element can grow within the soul to become the supreme factor which determines the meaning of a person’s life. My function is to make whoever sees my films aware of his need to love and to give his love, and aware that beauty is summoning him."

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