Posts tagged art

juurianchi:

You can never have too many art books! (I have too many)
http://www.getty.edu/publications/virtuallibrary/index.html

juurianchi:

You can never have too many art books! (I have too many)

http://www.getty.edu/publications/virtuallibrary/index.html

showslow:

Andrea Farina

Embroidery on stretched linen

likeafieldmouse:

Iori Tomita - New World Transparent Specimens (2005-)

Fisherman-turned-artist in Yokohama City, Japan, Tomita creates art using the skeletons of various dead marine specimens, which he preserves and then colors with bright shades of dye.

The process strips down each creature to the toughest parts of its remains and Tomita has dyed more than 5,000 dead creatures since 2005, which is amazing, considering each piece takes at least a few weeks to complete, and some up to a year.

"Although these are just transparent specimens, they’re filled with the drama of organisms which I have so much love for. I want people to enjoy the beauty of life, treat life with respect and understand that there is drama happening that is not centered on themselves when they look at the specimens. These specimens which you see here are actually animals that have died for some some reason or whose carcasses were discarded from pet shops or fishermen. I use those animals which passed away and repurpose them."

All worthy work is open to interpretations the author did not intend. Art isn’t your pet — it’s your kid. It grows up and talks back to you.
Joss Whedon (via i-m-an-angel-you-ass)
christiannaturist:

Question, what is the difference between these two pictures in today’s societal view? Michaelangelo’s “David” on the left has been heralded for centuries as a masterpiece. It is readily viewable by any museum visitor. Pictures of it are plastered in art books and classes worldwide. Why then, would a naked male in the other picture be deemed “obscene” or “pornographic”? Why is our society ready enough to view the sculpture, but not a male model? Why does a penis automatically garner an NC-17 rating from the MPAA when mass killings, drug use, and sex scenes can get a PG-13 label, or be shown on cable TV? Why are we so afraid of seeing our bodies?

christiannaturist:

Question, what is the difference between these two pictures in today’s societal view? Michaelangelo’s “David” on the left has been heralded for centuries as a masterpiece. It is readily viewable by any museum visitor. Pictures of it are plastered in art books and classes worldwide. Why then, would a naked male in the other picture be deemed “obscene” or “pornographic”? Why is our society ready enough to view the sculpture, but not a male model? Why does a penis automatically garner an NC-17 rating from the MPAA when mass killings, drug use, and sex scenes can get a PG-13 label, or be shown on cable TV? Why are we so afraid of seeing our bodies?

superawesomeshop:

In the week leading up to the election, hundreds of artists nationwide are creating unique images using the tag #govote. Please encourage your friends to vote by sharing these images. We invite you to create your own non-partisan #govote image, upload it, tag it, or submit it on this page.

http://govotenov6.tumblr.com/

Images 1, 2, 3, 4

ambientwhispers:

gaksdesigns:

Pumpkin Carvings by Ray Villafane

WOW

I just screamed, “holy shit”

victoriousvocabulary:

PSYCHALGIA

[noun]

also known as psychogenic pain - physical pain that is caused, increased, or prolonged by mental, emotional, or behavioural factors. Headaches, back pain, or stomach pain are some of the most common types of psychogenic pain. It may occur, rarely, in persons with a mental disorder, but more commonly it accompanies or is induced by social rejection, broken heart, grief, love sickness, or other such emotional events.

[Fabio Selvatici]