25 Of The Most Powerful Quotes Of All Time We all have trouble finding strength in this harsh world sometimes. Fortunately, wise and mentally strong people have come before us and said things that uplift and inspire. These are our 25 favorite quotes. 1. “He who fears he will suffer, already suffers because he fears.” – Michel De Montaigne 2. The Gravity Defying Paintings of Jacek Yerka I’m a big fan of the surreal art of Hieronymus Bosch (for me, Bosch was the first surrealist before surrealism was even a thing), and Polish surrealist Jacek Yerka says Bosch was one of the reasons he decided to throw himself full pelt into art, after seriously considering a career in astronomy. You can actually see his love of both astronomy and Bosch in his wonderfully odd paintings that defy gravity; bedrooms are turned upside down, 15th century Flemish towns are uprooted from the ground by giant stony heads, whilst libraries suspend reservoirs. It’s all delightfully playful, hints at mystery and myths, whilst pooling dreams for subject matter and Dutch renaissance art for technical inspiration. Think Dali meets Van Eyck and you’ve got it.
Dark Art by Anton Semenov Article by James Pond I am the owner of Pondly.com / art lover / electrical engineer / software developer / MBA in e-business student. I blog for pleasure and love to share my Internet findings. Web site: Amazing dark & twisted illustrations by the Russian Artist. The Eccentric Artwork of Rebecca Horn If Rebecca Horn is not a cult artist, it’s hard to define what we mean by ‘cult artist’. But the truth is that Horn isn’t really viewed as a cult artist at all. From her distinctive looks, to her body of work that spans five decades and includes whispering Chinese voices in the dark, rattling hanging typewriters, Donald Sutherland dancing with snakes, and a woman wandering around with a horn protruding from her headpiece, Horn’s career is brimming with the kind of eccentric material that would normally see an artist labelled ‘cult.’ Horn, born in Germany during the latter stages of the Second World War, sits alongside Joseph Beuys and Anselm Kiefer as one of her nations greatest contemporary artists. Like Kiefer, it is easy to point to her homelands tumultuous recent history as providing a backdrop for her art, particular in light of her attempt to recreate Germany’s past for Skulptor Projekte Munster. No doubt the young artist experienced the scars of wartime defeat.
Piety within Progression AUGUST DEAL For a limited time only. The economy has been a bitch lately hasn't it? I could insert a little political rant here and cuss out different parites for being idiots but I won't. I would rather give you 40% off of all digitals at my store. Get the fonts on the cheap this week only and flip it for a buck on your next project.This offer is only good till the end of the week. Discounts will apply at check out! The Stories That Only Artists Can Tell Here is a pitch for artists to write their own stories, their autobiographies, because there aren't many fine artists who have done so. A handful have -- including Thomas Hart Benton, Man Ray, James Rosenquist, Leroy Neiman, Larry Rivers, Margaret Bourke-White, Eric Fischl, Anne Truitt (if you count her published diary entries), Andy Warhol and Salvador Dali (neither of whose books were intended to be revealing, so they hardly count at all) -- and occasionally some artists have written essays for catalogues (usually about their art). However, the most important artists of the past century or so have been content to let others write about them. Why does that matter? A couple of reasons: First, it seems to me that artists talk about different things when describing themselves than do their biographers and commentators. Biographers focus almost exclusively on the artwork, who taught and influenced the artist, changes in the artist's work, an estimation of the artist's work.
Cassini Seeks Insights to Life in Plumes of Enceladus, Saturn’s Icy Moon This video is not currently supported on your browser. Advertisement Continue reading the main story Video Where there is water, is there life? That’s the $64 billion question now facing NASA and the rest of lonely humanity. When the New Horizons spacecraft, cameras clicking, sped past Pluto in July, it represented an inflection point in the conquest of the solar system. The Buffett Formula “The best thing a human being can do is to help another human being know more.” — Charlie Munger “Go to bed smarter than when you woke up.” — Charlie Munger Most people go though life not really getting any smarter. Why? They simply won’t do the work required.
aagalery8 © Antropark 2006 Illustrations and text © Libor Balák Antropark Home Page Profile: Michael Bierut: Statement I grew up in Ohio in the 60s in a suburban milieu where design was seldom seen and never discussed. My parents encouraged my interest in art, which was in my pimply junior high school days a first a hobby, then an obsession, and finally a refuge.