Friday, 28 August 2015

Global concerns

survey on  men & sandals









Reasons why I love the German language I




Reason nº 1:


Because "common sense" translates as ...



Healthy human understanding




(gesund Menschenverstand)





...brilliant 

Saturday, 6 June 2015

About painting






George Wimpenny, Clara Potts sitting at an easel painting a still life of flowers, 1897




Postcard from Berlin










Madrid Book Fair 2015



 

Open air fair at the Retiro park in Madrid, from 29th May to 14th June
Go for the books, go for the lively atmosphere too.


Friday, 3 April 2015

Did you know...?




...that the words "text" and "textile" are family? 


 Why?
 Because they both derive from the latin word "textus", that meant "thing woven",

 (textus being the past participle stem of texere which meant "to weave, to join, fit together, braid, interweave, construct, fabricate, build,")

Can you think of ways in which a text is "woven"?


Yep, yet another joy thanks to the Online Etymology Dictionary

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