Notes: 112 / 3 years ago
Life is occupied in both perpetuating itself and in surpassing itself; if all it does is maintain itself, then living is only not dying. Simone de Beauvoire
Portrait from 1949 by Elliott Erwitt
Notes: 16 / 3 years ago
has to be pictured
has to be said
has to be dreamed
has to be held tight
but do not touch it with your finger
July 16, 1982
Self portrait with staccato,NY,1967 by Ilse Bing *
motto from myhero
Notes: 54 / 3 years ago
Notes: 6 / 3 years ago
"I SPENT THE DAY DREAMING. the delusions of daydreaming and imagination. random sub-elements. authorship is not a feeling. its not art. its work. today i see cloud berries flipping through the letters, while typing away."
Notes: 9 / 3 years ago
Laurie Anderson Finishes 'Homeland' Thanks to Husband Lou Reed's Impatience
Reed helped her sort through the wealth of material, and wasn’t shy about telling her when he thought a song was complete.
"He would say, ‘Be there until you’re finished,’ and I was like, ‘Um, OK, I guess that’s good,’" Anderson says. "But it was fantastic, because really good producers can move you along. He’d listen to something and say, ‘That’s done. Let’s go on.’ I’d say, ‘But this is not done,’ and he’d say, ‘It’s done. Let’s move on.’ It was really, really great working with him."
Reed wasn’t her only collaborator. Antony Hegarty, John Zorn, Kieran Hebden of Four Tet, Tuvan throat singers and even her dog, Lolabelle, contributed to ‘Homeland.’
"She’s a rat terrier and when she got very advanced cancer, we got someone to take care of her and she said, ‘I taught my dogs to play piano,’ so I said, ‘Teach our dog!’" Anderson says with a chuckle. "Our dog has been playing piano for a year, and she’s a fantastic player, actually. She does notes and chords. She kind of walks up and down the keyboard once in a while, which a lot of keyboard players don’t do."
Jun 22nd 2010.
p.s.belgrade was part of the Homeland in making,i’ve just realized that.
Notes: 5 / 4 years ago
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
portrait from 1954 by Louise Dahl Wolfe
[see also young Coco by Horst and not so young by Avedon…]
Notes: 44 / 4 years ago
i12bent:Nickolas Muray: Three Fridas
Frida Kahlo in her studio, in front of “The Two Fridas” painting.
Notes: 53 / 4 years ago
Notes: 22 / 4 years ago
ontheborderland:Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) (via Gravel and Gold)
My hair does not look dissimilar from this today. Consequently, there are no more hibiscus blooms in the yard.
4 years ago
Notes: 3 / 4 years ago
Notes: 18 / 4 years ago
i present you special edition of LL for tonight,i discovered by chance this author today,and the only other post regarding her work i found on dash was bent’s of course,so we’ll start with his introduction,and there’s more in queue;]
Anne Brigman (Dec. 3, 1869 - 1950): The Dying Cedar, 1906 (Smithsonian)
Super-strange mythopoetic photography!
“Anne W. Brigman, a late nineteenth-century pictorialist photographer, was born in Hawaii but spent most of her life in California. She used natural images combined with the female figure to create mysteriously poetic images. The Dying Cedar can be understood as a commentary on the grandeur and universality of nature—the oneness of woman and creation. More recently, the photograph has been seen as a statement of feminist principles, expressing a yearning for some sort of unattainable freedom. Brigman used cedar trees almost exclusively in her female nude images, but the reference to Daphne (the nymph pursued by Apollo who was saved by being transformed into a laurel tree) is unmistakable. Brigman was one of the first women to photograph nudes in a wilderness landscape. Her images deliberately resemble charcoal drawings, as she sought to capture the spirit of her subject rather than a faithful reproduction.” - National Museum of American Art (CD-ROM) (New York and Washington D.C.: MacMillan Digital in cooperation with the National Museum of American Art, 1996).i12bent
Notes: 7 / 4 years ago
i12bent:Lee Miller’s fine photo:4 Women Asleep (Lee Miller, Leonora Carrington, Ady Fidelin and Nusch Eluard)
Notes: 38 / 4 years ago
Two of the last surviving Surrealist painters are both women, and former lovers/wives of Max Ernst…
Today we celebrate Leonora Carrington, born April 6, 1917 and still going strong at 92.
Leonora Carrington: Self-portrait, 1938