Reflejos
"Whoever does not move among works of art as if among dangerous animals does not know among what he moves." - Nicolás Gómez Dávila
“The thing I hate the most about advertising is that it attracts all the bright, creative and ambitious young people, leaving us mainly with the slow and self-obsessed to become our artists. Modern art is a disaster area. Never in the field of human history has so much been used by so many to say so little.”
—  

Bansky

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cavetocanvas:

George Bellows
Beach at Coney Island, 1908-10

cavetocanvas:

George Bellows

Beach at Coney Island, 1908-10

lustforthemoonlight:
Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)
White Frost, 1873
Oil on canvas - Paris, musée d’Orsay

lustforthemoonlight:

Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)

White Frost, 1873

Oil on canvas - Paris, musée d’Orsay

brazenswing:

William Glackens: Young Woman in Green, 1915

brazenswing:

William Glackens: Young Woman in Green, 1915

“Listen once in a while. It’s amazing what you can hear. On a hot summer day in the country you can hear the corn growing, the crack of a tin roof buckling under the power of the sun. In a real old-fashioned parlor silence so deep you can hear the dust settling on the velveteen settee, you might hear the footsteps of something sinister gaining on you, or a heart-stoppingly beautiful phrase from Mozart you haven’t heard since childhood, or the voice of somebody - now gone - whom you loved. Or sometime when you’re talking up a storm so brilliant, so charming that you can hardly believe how wonderful you are, pause just a moment and listen to yourself. It’s good for the soul to hear yourself as others hear you, and next time maybe, just maybe, you will not talk so much, so loudly, so brilliantly, so charmingly, so utterly shamelessly foolishly.”
—  

Russell Baker, Class of 1995 Commencement Address at Connecticut College

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ymutate:

August Macke 
“Portrait Of The Artist’s Wife With A Hat,” 1909,  
found at joshuaabelow.blogspot.com

ymutate:

August Macke 

“Portrait Of The Artist’s Wife With A Hat,” 1909,  

found at joshuaabelow.blogspot.com

T. S. Eliot:


So here I am, in the middle way, having had twenty years—
Twenty years largely wasted, the years of l’entre deux guerres
Trying to learn to use words, and every attempt
Is a wholly new start, and a different kind of failure
Because one has only learnt to get the better of words
For the thing one no longer has to say, or the way in which
One is no longer disposed to say it. And so each venture
Is a new beginning, a raid on the inarticulate
With shabby equipment always deteriorating
In the general mess of imprecision of feeling,
Undisciplined squads of emotion.
And what there is to conquer
By strength and submission, has already been discovered
Once or twice, or several times, by men whom one cannot hope
To emulate—but there is no competition—
There is only the fight to recover what has been lost
And found and lost again and again: and now, under conditions
That seem unpropitious. But perhaps neither gain nor loss.
For us, there is only the trying. The rest is not our business.

—  

“East Coker,” T.S. Eliot, 1940. 

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From the multi-talented William De Morgan (British, 1839–1917)

From the multi-talented William De Morgan (British, 1839–1917)

n-e-w-w-o-r-l-d:

Illustration of Boone’s ritual adoption by the Shawnees, from Life & Times of Col. Daniel Boone, by Cecil B. Hartley (1859)

n-e-w-w-o-r-l-d:

Illustration of Boone’s ritual adoption by the Shawnees, from Life & Times of Col. Daniel Boone, by Cecil B. Hartley (1859)

peira:

Armand Guillaumin:  Landscape at Crozant (c.1917)

peira:

Armand GuillauminLandscape at Crozant (c.1917)

cavetocanvas:

Steaming Streets - George Bellows, 1908

cavetocanvas:

Steaming Streets - George Bellows, 1908

estme:

Edward Henry Potthast (American 1857 - 1927)
Children Playing at the Seashore

estme:

Edward Henry Potthast (American 1857 - 1927)

Children Playing at the Seashore

Robert Henri
Mary Agnes, c. 1924
61 x 50.8 cm
oil on canvas

Robert Henri

Mary Agnes, c. 1924

61 x 50.8 cm

oil on canvas

ursinecurses:

Hans Memling, The Archangel Michael

ursinecurses:

Hans Memling, The Archangel Michael

lyghtmylife:

Joseph Mallord William Turner
[English Romantic Painter, 1775-1851]
Peace - Burial at Sea, 1842
Oil on canvas, 87 x 86,5 cmTate Gallery, London

lyghtmylife:

Joseph Mallord William Turner

[English Romantic Painter, 1775-1851]

Peace - Burial at Sea1842

Oil on canvas, 87 x 86,5 cm
Tate Gallery, London