the child grows enormous but never grows up
cjwho:

Superdetailed Maze-Drawing
ushishir:

Pieter Bruegel the Elder: Drawings and Prints
Orenstein, Nadine M., ed., with contributions by Nadine M. Orenstein, Manfred Sellink, Jürgen Müller, Michiel C. Plomp, Martin Royalton-Kisch, and Larry Silver (2001)
Free Pdf available to download here:
http://resources.metmuseum.org/resources/metpublications/pdf/Pieter_Bruegel_the_Elder_Drawings_and_Prints.pdf 

ushishir:

Pieter Bruegel the Elder: Drawings and Prints

Orenstein, Nadine M., ed., with contributions by Nadine M. Orenstein, Manfred Sellink, Jürgen Müller, Michiel C. Plomp, Martin Royalton-Kisch, and Larry Silver (2001)

Free Pdf available to download here:

http://resources.metmuseum.org/resources/metpublications/pdf/Pieter_Bruegel_the_Elder_Drawings_and_Prints.pdf 

Installation (by Henrique Oliveira)

likeafieldmouse:

Raymond Depardon - San Clemente Psychiatric Hospital (1980)

thegoldeneternity:

Vincent Van Gogh, Landscape Drawings.

mianoti:

JT Nimoy calculated that the average color of modern art is the Pantone color #A79F94. This worked out from 26,000 images from MoMA.

mianoti:

JT Nimoy calculated that the average color of modern art is the Pantone color #A79F94. This worked out from 26,000 images from MoMA.

slabbb-blockkk-hilarious:


Xie Lei. Blow, 2011. Oil on canvas, 44.1 x 55.2 cm.

slabbb-blockkk-hilarious:

Xie Lei. Blow, 2011. Oil on canvas, 44.1 x 55.2 cm.


group of paintings using household bleach on large sheets of black cotton.

group of paintings using household bleach on large sheets of black cotton.

thejogging:

Reading Light in Clementine Peel, 2012
Christmas Decoration
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thejogging:

Reading Light in Clementine Peel, 2012

Christmas Decoration

 

slowartday:

Joseph Mallord William Turner, studies of the sky, 1816-1818

Room 666 (1982)

"Is cinema a language about to get lost, an art about to die?"

Jean-Luc Godard
Paul Morrissey
Mike De Leon
Monte Hellman
Romain Goupil
Susan Seidelman
Noël Simsolo
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Werner Herzog
Robert Kramer
Ana Carolina
Maroun Bagdadi
Steven Spielberg
Michelangelo Antonioni
Wim Wenders
Yilmaz Güney

cavetocanvas:

Thomas Wilmer Dewing, Head of a Woman, c. 1894
From the Cleveland Museum of Art:

This remarkable drawing reveals the beauty of silverpoint, which requires scratching with a metal point on to a prepared paper. A demanding technique that allows no corrections, the method was used in the Renaissance by artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, and it was revived in the late 19th century. Beginning in 1896, the art supply company Winsor-Newton offered a kit with a silverpoint tool and prepared paper. Dewing skillfully exploited the qualities of this technique to create an image with a silvery sheen, which seems to float upon the paper.

cavetocanvas:

Thomas Wilmer Dewing, Head of a Woman, c. 1894

From the Cleveland Museum of Art:

This remarkable drawing reveals the beauty of silverpoint, which requires scratching with a metal point on to a prepared paper. A demanding technique that allows no corrections, the method was used in the Renaissance by artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, and it was revived in the late 19th century. Beginning in 1896, the art supply company Winsor-Newton offered a kit with a silverpoint tool and prepared paper. Dewing skillfully exploited the qualities of this technique to create an image with a silvery sheen, which seems to float upon the paper.

jtotheizzoe:

Weaving Neuroscience and Art Together

What’s that? Wooden brains aren’t enough for you? Ok, since you can’t get enough, here’s some amazing knitted brain art. These are real fMRI scans and anatomical studies translated into yarn and woven into rugs!

There’s actually a whole mini-museum for this stuff, appropriately titled “The Museum of Scientifically Accurate Brain Art”. Best “weaving” of science and art since these math-inspired creations of New Mexico artist Donna Loraine Contractor.

Even more: Here’s some yarn playing tricks on your brain, via “Illusion Knitting”.

shitty:

I DONT GET THE NEW LIVEJOURNAL QUIZZES

shitty:

I DONT GET THE NEW LIVEJOURNAL QUIZZES

For the writer of fiction everything has its testing point in the eye, and the eye is an organ that eventually involves the whole personality, and as much of the world as can be got into it.
Flannery O’Connor, taken from The Cartoons