"Going too fast for myself I missed
more than I think I can remember
almost everything it seems sometimes
and yet there are chances that come back
that I did not notice when they stood
where I could have reached out and touched them
this morning the black shepherd dog
still young looking up and saying
Are you ready this time"
W. S. Merwin, “Turning” (via litverve)
Sunrise, Avon 2009
Bosque oil on panel
Blue Storm oil painting
Late Snow oil 2012
"But my body was like a harp and her words and gestures were like fingers running upon the wires."
James Joyce, ”Araby” (via lora-mathis)
"Bodily delight is a sensory experience, not any different from pure looking or the pure feeling with , which a beautiful fruit fills the tongue; it is a great, an infinite learning that is given to us, a knowledge of the world, the fullness and the splendor of all knowledge. And it is not our acceptance of it that is bad; what is bad is that most people misuse this learning and squander it and apply it as a stimulant on the tired places of their lives and as a distraction rather than as a way of gathering themselves for their highest moments."
Rainer Maria Rilke (via thelood)
demonagerie: Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, - BSB…
|| The Stylish Academic || From Dusty Old Textbooks to the New Vogue ||
Jindřich Heisler. Untitled, Philosophy in the Boudoir, L’Escalier, Bones, Objeto, Dolls at Window, Untitled, Man and Loose Boot, Untitled (Skeleton), Running Figure Pursued by Bird (top to bottom). 1940-1945.
Czech poet, photographer, and object-maker Jindřich Heisler began his creative career around 1935 and in 1938 joined Czechoslovakia’s Surrealist Group. Within months of his entrance, however, the Nazi occupation drove Surrealism underground, and Heisler, the child of a mixed-faith marriage, spent most of 1941–1945 in hiding. Sequestered at a friend’s apartment during this time of great danger for Jewish and avant-garde artists alike, Heisler created a diverse and whimsical body of work—books of poetry, photographic series, and assemblage objects. In 1947, having survived the German occupation and sensing the return of totalitarianism at home, Heisler, along with his close friend and fellow artist Toyen (Marie Čermínová), said fuck it and moved to Paris to join the French Surrealist movement.
Floating City Cardboard Sculpture by Nina Lindgren
Exposed to the Art Gallery Art Rebels in Copenhagen, “Floating City” is a cardboard sculpture created by a Swedish illustrator and designer Nina Lindgren. This incredible structure measuring about two meters of diameter and is made simply with cardboard and glue for a truly creative and unique result.
Workshop of Lucas Cranach Lucas Cranach I - Henry V the Pious, Duke of Saxony
Patti Smith (-Horses), 1975-ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE