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detailsofpaintings:

Gustav Klimt, Judith I (detail)
1901
Sep 18, 2014 / 1,932 notes

detailsofpaintings:

Gustav Klimt, Judith I (detail)

1901

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Sep 18, 2014 / 114 notes

burnedshoes:

CHRISTIAN STOLLEPIC

Christian Stoll’s wide angle views of futuristic locations, ‘Epic’; most of the images are part of worldwide print campaigns for IBM and Microsoft.

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surrealism:


Guernica by Pablo Picasso, 1937. Oil on canvas, 349.3 x 776.6 cm. Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain.
"Statesmen will invent cheap lies, putting blame upon the nation that is attacked, and every man will be glad of those conscience-soothing falsities, and will diligently study them, and refuse to examine any refutations of them; and thus he will by and by convince himself that the war is just, and will thank God for the better sleep he enjoys after this process of grotesque self-deception." – Mark Twain1

Mark Twain, “Chronicle of Young Satan,” in William Gibson, ed. The Mysterious Stranger, Volume 7 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1969), 155-56. [Link to Google Books] ↩
Sep 18, 2014 / 167 notes

surrealism:

Guernica by Pablo Picasso, 1937. Oil on canvas, 349.3 x 776.6 cm. Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain.

"Statesmen will invent cheap lies, putting blame upon the nation that is attacked, and every man will be glad of those conscience-soothing falsities, and will diligently study them, and refuse to examine any refutations of them; and thus he will by and by convince himself that the war is just, and will thank God for the better sleep he enjoys after this process of grotesque self-deception." – Mark Twain1


  1. Mark Twain, “Chronicle of Young Satan,” in William Gibson, ed. The Mysterious Stranger, Volume 7 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1969), 155-56. [Link to Google Books

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manifest05:

The Ex-Majlis Building in Tehran by Heydar Gholi Khan Ghiaï-Chamlou in 1955. The project depends heavily on principles of Islamic geometry and combines them with varied textures, materials, and dimensions. Long, exaggerated lines are used on the exterior façades, echoing the Futurist Manifesto. The brise-soleil recalls traditional Middle Eastern screens that filter light and delineate ornate patterns cast in shadows upon three dimensional surfaces. The dome of the building was inspired by the architect’s family crest. It was one of the first major modernist projects in Tehran and was considered the greatest advance in Iranian architecture at the time. Rather than borrowing from the west, it evolved the traditional forms already found in the vernacular architectural vocabulary of the region.  

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starswaterairdirt:

Wotan takes leave of Brynhildr, 1892.
from The Valkyrie, opera by Richard Wagner.
painting by Konrad Dielitz.
Sep 18, 2014 / 1,040 notes

starswaterairdirt:

Wotan takes leave of Brynhildr, 1892.

from The Valkyrie, opera by Richard Wagner.

painting by Konrad Dielitz.

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Sep 13, 2014 / 281 notes
king-of-uruk:

Reconstruction of Ishtar Gate, Pergamonmuseum.
Sep 13, 2014 / 536 notes

king-of-uruk:

Reconstruction of Ishtar Gate, Pergamonmuseum.

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womenofarthistory:

An Allegory of Peace and the Arts under the English CrownArtemisia Gentileschi, Orazio Gentileschica. 1638-39Central Hall, Queen’s House, Greenwich (now Malborough House, London)
One of the few documented collaborations between father and daughter [x]
Sep 13, 2014 / 137 notes

womenofarthistory:

An Allegory of Peace and the Arts under the English Crown
Artemisia Gentileschi, Orazio Gentileschi
ca. 1638-39
Central Hall, Queen’s House, Greenwich (now Malborough House, London)

  • One of the few documented collaborations between father and daughter [x]
adanvc:

The Intelligence of Flowers. 1907.
by Alvin Langdon Coburn
Sep 13, 2014 / 207 notes

adanvc:

The Intelligence of Flowers. 1907.

by Alvin Langdon Coburn

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