Burgau Blue

Abril de 2014
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Burgau Blue

Abril de 2014
©SenhoritaSpencer

The Surprising Science of Yawning

newyorker:

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Maria Konnikova on why yawning may actually signal the opposite of what we think: http://nyr.kr/1kWX9VS

Photograph by Chris Steele-Perkins/Magnum.

The world is so big, so complicated, so replete with marvels and surprises that it takes years for most people to begin to notice that it is, also, irretrievably broken. We call this period of research “childhood.”

There follows a program of renewed inquiry, often involuntary, into the nature and effects of mortality, entropy, heartbreak, violence, failure, cowardice, duplicity, cruelty, and grief; the researcher learns their histories, and their bitter lessons, by heart. Along the way, he or she discovers that the world has been broken for as long as anyone can remember, and struggles to reconcile this fact with the ache of cosmic nostalgia that arises, from time to time, in the researcher’s heart: an intimation of vanished glory, of lost wholeness, a memory of the world unbroken. We call the moment at which this ache first arises “adolescence.” The feeling haunts people all their lives.

Everyone, sooner or later, gets a thorough schooling in brokenness.

Michael Chabon, The Wes Anderson Collection (via brightwalldarkroom)
Far From Any Road by The Handsome Family from the album: Singing Bones

marineer:

The Handsome Family - Far From Any Road

"True Detective" OST

Uma nódoa de gordura, um vislumbre do esgoto.

A grease stain, a glimpse into the gutter.

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georgiagraceartthird:

i don’t only have glitter in my veins, 2013

nevver:

Back in bed, Keinyo White

Dead chilli plant. 

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Dead chilli plant.

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artchipel:

Ran Ortner (b.1959, USA)

San Francisco-born artist Ran Ortner’s background as a professional motorcycle racer influenced his interest in art. Drawn to the physicality and energy of motorcycle racing, Ortner later transferred this dynamism into his approach to painting:

"Water is a manifestation of the multitude of wave energies that surround us, a formless, colorless, tasteless, odorless “billowing solid” (Wallace Stevens), visible to our eye only with the addition of light. A single drop potentially mirrors everything that surrounds it. Water embodies the concept of endlessness, of complexities repeated fractally from one drop to the vast sea. I expose the identity of the ancient body of the ocean with integrity by being hyper-observant to its nature, focusing on the structure, synchronicity, and oscillations of the waves.

Yet I am interested in conveying how the ocean resonates, rather than depicting it. Constantly moving in a dance that mirrors the tempo of the human body, waves break in time with the beating of our hearts, the in and out of our breaths, like a metronome marking the present moment: now, now. My paintings are about being immersed in this present. For that reason, the horizon and any other reference points are disappeared, a move that detaches my work from the tradition of marine paintings, from Caspar David Friedrich, Turner, the Hudson River. Now we are not a distant observer, but all in.

How I paint today evolved from the minimalism I practiced for years while making all white panels that echo the reign of space and silence, the sparseness of Rainer Maria Rilke “living the questions.” The courage and emotional complexity of Rembrandt also influence my work, which nevertheless lives in the continuity of Abstract Expressionism. It connects with the luminosity and vastness of Mark Rothko’s transcendent fields of color as well as the vitality and intensity of Jackson Pollock’s drip paintings.

Each day, in one painting after the next, I attend to an ever deeper engagement and understanding.”

[more Ran Ortner | artist recommended by loic-arnaud]

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