Saturday, March 7, 2009

Ghandi's Glasses

The simple belongings of a man who did not care for possessions: his steel-framed spectacles, a pair of sandals, a bowl, a plate and a pocket watch = $1.8 Million.

:photo via City Room
:via The New York Times

Friday, March 6, 2009


Maverick, You Cast a Giant Shadow

Bruce Marden
Ellsworth Kelly


The statement “Cézanne is the father of us all” has been attributed to Picasso and Matisse.

: slideshow
: Cezanne

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

The Dreamer

" Der Himmel über Berlin " 1987
, Wim Wenders
" The Far East. The Great North. The Wild West. The Great Bear Lake. Tristan da Cunha. The Mississippi Delta. Stromboli. The old houses of Charlottenburg. Albert Camus. The morning light. The child's eyes. The swim in the waterfall. The spots of the first drops of rain. The sun. The bread and wine. Hopping. Easter. The veins of leaves. The blowing grass. The color of stones. The pebbles on the stream's bed. The white tablecloth outdoors. The dream of the house in the house. The dear one asleep in the next room. The peaceful Sundays. The horizon. The light from the room in the garden. The night flight. Riding a bicycle with no hands. The beautiful stranger. My father. My mother. My wife. My child.
:The Dreamer, photo/text via by Mlle Mathilde at flickr

from The Unbearable Lightness of Being
“We all need somebody to look at us. We can be divided into four categories according to the kind of look we wish to live under. The first category longs for the look of an infinite number of anonymous eyes, in other words, for the look of the public…
The second category is made up of people who have a vital need to be looked at by many known eyes. They are the tireless hosts of cocktail parties and dinners…
Then there is the third category, the category of people who need to be constantly before the eyes of the person they love. Their situation is as dangerous as the situation of people in the first category. One day the eyes of their beloved will close, and the room will go dark..
And finally there is the fourth category, the rarest, the category of people who live in the imaginary eyes of those who are not present. They are the dreamers.

Milan Kundera

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Jet Art

Only a few artists in the history of art have ever created an original art form. Jurgen von Anhalt, attracted worldwide attention for being the first and only person in the world to create Jet Art. Rather than merely painting with a brush, dripping paint or splashing a canvas, he painted with a 20th Century paint brush – the jet airplane.

:via art bistro

Snow Birds

“For truly the body needs / a song, a spirit, a soul. And no less, to make this work, / the soul has need of a body, / and I am both of the earth and I am of the inexplicable / beauty of heaven / where I fly so easily, so welcome, yes, / and this is why I have been sent, to teach this to your heart.”
Mary Oliver

: Allison Trentelman via Bliss

Monday, March 2, 2009

"Ars Poetica"

A poem should be palpable and mute
As a globed fruit,

As old medallions to the thumb,

Silent as the sleeve-worn stone
Of casement ledges where the moss has grown --

A poem should be wordless
As the flight of birds.


A poem should be motionless in time
As the moon climbs,

Leaving, as the moon releases
Twig by twig the night-entangled trees,

Leaving, as the moon behind the winter leaves,
Memory by memory the mind --

A poem should be motionless in time
As the moon climbs.


A poem should be equal to
Not true.

For all the history of grief
An empty doorway and a maple leaf.

For love
The leaning grasses and two lights above the sea --

A poem should not mean
But be.

Archibald MacLeish (1926)

:untitled 3 via flickr