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May
31
2013

Reblogged from surrealappeal :

surrealappeal:

Frank Stella, Flin Flon VIII, 1970.

My favorite Stella piece.  Love love love.

surrealappeal:

Frank Stella, Flin Flon VIII, 1970.

My favorite Stella piece. Love love love.

Video
Feb
19
2013

Reblogged from lisasimpsonbookclub :

classic art simpsons! lovesit!

(Source: insolacion)

Video
Aug
26
2012

Reblogged from orientaltiger :

orientaltiger:

David Mach sculpted seas of old magazines into giant, swirling waves that appear to be consuming all kinds of objects, from old cars to large pieces of furniture.

cool art of the day

Quote
Mar
6
2012

Reblogged from surrealappeal :

"Great art has dreadful masters. The hushed reverence of the gallery can fool you into believing masterpieces are polite things, visions that soothe, charm, and beguile, but actually they are thugs. Merciless and wily, the greatest paintings grab you in a headlock, rough up your composure, and then proceed in short order to rearrange your sense of reality."

Simon Schama, The Power of Art. (via caravaggista)

Photo
Nov
22
2011

Reblogged from museumnerd :

unbuiltroads:


Edward Ruscha’s business card, ca. 1960s, 05 x 09 cm. From the Lucy R. Lippard papers, 1940s-2006. Source: Archives of American Art.

unbuiltroads:

Edward Ruscha’s business card, ca. 1960s, 05 x 09 cm. From the Lucy R. Lippard papers, 1940s-2006. Source: Archives of American Art.

Photo
Oct
27
2011

Reblogged from themadposts :

themadposts:

Today - but much less glamorous.
misswallflower:

Gustave Caillebotte, Rue de Paris, temps de pluie, 1877

themadposts:

Today - but much less glamorous.

misswallflower:

Gustave Caillebotte, Rue de Paris, temps de pluie, 1877

Photo
Oct
24
2011

Reblogged from bbook :

worldpaintings:


 Tamara de Lempicka 
Self-Portrait in the Green Bugatti, 1925, oil on wood, private collection.
Tamara de Lempicka was a Polish Art Deco painter and “the first woman artist to be a glamour star.” Her distinctive and bold artistic style developed quickly (influenced most probably by “soft cubism”) and epitomized the cool yet sensual side of the Art Deco movement. She thought that many of the Impressionists drew “badly” and employed “dirty” colors. De Lempicka’s technique would be novel, clean, precise, and elegant. She became one of the most fashionable portrait painters of her generation among the aristocracy, painting duchesses and grand dukes and socialites.  Through her network of friends, she was able to display her paintings in  the most elite salons of the era.

worldpaintings:

Tamara de Lempicka

Self-Portrait in the Green Bugatti, 1925, oil on wood, private collection.

Tamara de Lempicka was a Polish Art Deco painter and “the first woman artist to be a glamour star.” Her distinctive and bold artistic style developed quickly (influenced most probably by “soft cubism”) and epitomized the cool yet sensual side of the Art Deco movement. She thought that many of the Impressionists drew “badly” and employed “dirty” colors. De Lempicka’s technique would be novel, clean, precise, and elegant. She became one of the most fashionable portrait painters of her generation among the aristocracy, painting duchesses and grand dukes and socialites. Through her network of friends, she was able to display her paintings in the most elite salons of the era.

Photo
Oct
10
2011

Reblogged from chagalov :

chagalov:

Edvard Munch, Self-Portrait, atelier of Skrubben, Kragerø, 1909-1910[Selvportrett i atelieret på Skrubben i Kragerø]
from and more:
Centre Pompidou (dossier pédagogique)
Munch-museet

chagalov:

Edvard Munch, Self-Portrait, atelier of Skrubben, Kragerø, 1909-1910
[Selvportrett i atelieret på Skrubben i Kragerø]

from and more:

Photo
Sep
26
2011


  Art gives us an inner superiority, for it has scope for every sensation of which human beings are capable, and first and foremost for love, which is the basis for knowledge. The artist loves without wanting to possess, and no one on earth can understand that except other artists, that is why other people think us mad. - Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

Art gives us an inner superiority, for it has scope for every sensation of which human beings are capable, and first and foremost for love, which is the basis for knowledge. The artist loves without wanting to possess, and no one on earth can understand that except other artists, that is why other people think us mad. - Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

Photo
Sep
8
2011

i cannot wait for the warhol shadows exhibition to open this month!

i cannot wait for the warhol shadows exhibition to open this month!

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Sep
1
2011
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Aug
29
2011

Reblogged from nprfreshair :

kqedarts:


Gorgeous results of Google Search: “Rothko Orange”

kqedarts:

Gorgeous results of Google Search: “Rothko Orange”

Photo
Aug
2
2011

Reblogged from hedgehogpillow :

The Artist’s Wife
Egon Schiele
1917

The Artist’s Wife
Egon Schiele
1917

Photo
May
10
2011

Reblogged from hydeordie :

hydeordie:

“Recently come to light after an extended period in private hands, Untitled No. 17 fits squarely among the 18 hitherto documented oils on canvas from 1961. Large, classic canvases that managed to elude my catalogue raisonné are uncommon, and most welcome. At its publication in 1998, I compared the catalogue raisonné project to a sort of homecoming, for a family of works that had been scattered around the world by time and circumstance into public, private and even forgotten places. Absent from my pages then, the rediscovery of Untitled No.17 adds another indelible presence to the great Rothko canon.” - David Anfam

hydeordie:

“Recently come to light after an extended period in private hands, Untitled No. 17 fits squarely among the 18 hitherto documented oils on canvas from 1961. Large, classic canvases that managed to elude my catalogue raisonné are uncommon, and most welcome. At its publication in 1998, I compared the catalogue raisonné project to a sort of homecoming, for a family of works that had been scattered around the world by time and circumstance into public, private and even forgotten places. Absent from my pages then, the rediscovery of Untitled No.17 adds another indelible presence to the great Rothko canon.” - David Anfam

Photo
Apr
30
2011

this book was so good!  its officially my favorite steve martin book now.  seriously, ridiculously good.

this book was so good! its officially my favorite steve martin book now. seriously, ridiculously good.

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