Sunday, 21 June 2009

Better tomorrow

An optimistic song for troubled times by Spanish singer Vega, Better Tomorrow!
How shall we do it? With culture or with politics?
I love the video.

What is art?

Hypothese 1, hmm...

Hypothese 2, my favourite

Postcard from Burano



but above all

Align Centercolourful


Thursday, 18 June 2009

Smile today

At last someone has come up with a good idea to help me get up in the morning,
Jim Stoten aka Jim the Illustrator. He posts his wonderful colourful work in his website.

Sunday, 14 June 2009

The Prado report: Joaquín Sorolla 1863-1923

From May 26 until September 6 the Prado museum in Madrid will be showing an exhibition of works by Spanish painter Joaquín Sorolla (1863-1923). During that time the dark rooms of the museum will be filled with the light, water and colour of the Mediterranean, with the inmense mastery of his craft and with the taste of salt that the waves will leave in the mouths of visitors. I don't know how well known Sorolla is outside his country, so here's some samples of his work.

Catalogue of the exhibition

And they say fish is expensive!, 1894

Return from fishing, 1894

Sewing the sail, 1896

Female nude, 1902

Afternoon sun, 1903

The white boat, 1905

The horse's bath, 1909

Antonio García on the Beach, 1909

The pink robe, 1916

Gatochy's photostream

From 1930s

I need to tell the world about Gatochy's photostream at Flickr. She has uploaded quite a few albums with the most gorgeous images of different kinds: photography, advertising, paintings, vintage illustration and magazine covers... Visual time travelling at its best.

Here's just a few of my favourites:


From favourite Paintings

From East Asia album

From Decades of Fashion Book

From 1850-1919 album

Thank you for this amazing gift Gatochy!

Reflection of the day

Friendship is true love