Saturday, 9 August 2014

This made me smile




This is was happens when you give an artist a simple task to do

flow magazine


I've discovered the lovely flow magazine.  It's so full of wonderful illustrations,  what a good not-online find.

























Street art





A garden in Lüneburg


Friday, 8 August 2014

Good question to start off your day





Why isn't Laokoön shouting? Aesthetics or anaesthetics? Where's the pleasure in painful representations in art?


Quote




Art is beautiful, it gives a lot work, though
Karl Valentin


Nature going all expressionist




It didn't last long, but for a few seconds the sky caught fire. There's not a pixel of photoshop in this photo, but any painter who dared using this colour would be labeled as expressionist instead of realist.



The Palace of Darius, Susa









Reconstruction of the frieze of archers from the Palace of Darius in Susa (Ancient Persia) at the Pergamonmuseum in Berlin.


This will be inspiration for Chanel for sure





Bags, chapter II









Good old Ashurbanipal, king of the Assyrian empire
 from Pergamon Museum, Berlin



Note: If you liked "Bags, chapter II", you'll probably like "Bags, chapter I"




Berlin skyline




August quiz


In which painting do we find this lady, all set and ready to go?



Window display: books







Monday, 23 June 2014

7 July, Saint Fermín




Pedro Armestre got the prestigious Ortega y Gasset journalism prize for photography in 2014.
Pamplona during the "Sanfermines" festival

"I look so that others can see" Pedro Armestre



Quote



What a luxury, to enjoy nuances.




Alex Grijelmo

Mesopotamian goddesses




Juan Gelman




Eternity is a violent idea
capitalist
accumulating future











Juan Gelman
1930-2014