Notes: 548 / 4 months ago
"No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist."
Notes: 40171 / 10 months ago
from rerylikes (originally from tqvinn)
Thomas Quinn | tqvinn on Tumblr - Face reality as it is
I just did a little test with something called ‘anamorphic typography’. Essentially, it is an illusion where the type looks just right when viewed from the exact right spot, but it looks stretched and warped when viewed from elsewhere in the room. We might be doing something similar in a HOLLY HUNT showrooms later this year, so I did this in a room above my parents’ garage to make sure I could pull it off when the time comes. For what it is worth, I certainly didn’t invent this sort of thing, and I’d like to give lots of credit to this project by Joseph Egan and Hunter Thompson for tipping me off to the idea, as well as the artist Felice Varini, who is doing this sort of thing on a much larger and much more impressive scale.
thanks to rerylikes
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Notes: 124 / 11 months ago
"An artist is not there to be at one with the world, he is there to transform it."
- Anaïs Nin
Notes: 138 / 1 year ago
”The Silent Strength of Liu Xia” an exhibit of photographs by Liu Xia, wife of imprisoned 2010 Nobel Peace Prize Winner Liu Xiaobo will be presented at Columbia University starting Feb. 9, 2012. [ AP Photo /Columbia University]
Liu Xia is a forbidden artist whose work is censored in her native China. The photographer, who is under house arrest, uses life-like dolls as metaphors for the pain and suffering of the Chinese people.
Notes: 2435 / 1 year ago
“In Untitled (1976), a contact sheet of eleven photographs, Woodman physically articulates the experience of transition… Divided, her identity a blur, she is counterpoised between the past and the future. Standing before her photographs, suspended in a young adult purgatory I thought I would never leave, I felt the same way: illegible, pulled in two.”
from sfmoma and their blog
Notes: 218 / 1 year ago
Happy Birthday, Paul Klee! thanks to sfmoma ;]
Among the most versatile and wide-ranging of modern artists, Paul Klee experimented in nearly every major avant-garde style, yet maintained his distinctive artistic personality throughout. Klee taught for many years at the Bauhaus, the famed academy in Weimar dedicated to the fine and applied arts.
Learn more here.