Jean Francois Millet, Hunting Birds at Night, 1874, Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Jean Francois Millet, Hunting Birds at Night, 1874, Philadelphia Museum of Art.

dominusvenustas:

Monet Monet Monet

People discuss my art and pretend to understand as if it were necessary to understand, when it’s simply necessary to love.

- Monet

handsometuesday:

Dr. Mary Walker ”believed that tight corsets along with voluminous skirts and petticoats were unsanitary and hampered her medical practice. So she didn’t wear them: first sporting bloomers, then, midway through the war, abandoning those for a male surgeon’s uniform. She didn’t attempt to pass as a man; she was an obviously female doctor wearing a male uniform…. She continued to wear men’s clothing throughout her long life (she lived until 1919) and continually advocated for rational dress reform for women.”

guardian:

The artist who lays eggs with her vagina – or why performance art is so silly

Performance artist Milo Moiré creates abstract paintings by pushing eggs filled with paint and ink out of her vaginal canal. She does this while standing naked in front of an audience. The nudity, apparently, is artistically essential. As for the act of pushing paint-filled eggs out of her body, it is – as no doubt you perceive – a powerful feminist statement about women, fertility and creativity. 
– Jonathan Jones.

guardian:

The artist who lays eggs with her vagina – or why performance art is so silly

Performance artist Milo Moiré creates abstract paintings by pushing eggs filled with paint and ink out of her vaginal canal. She does this while standing naked in front of an audience. The nudity, apparently, is artistically essential. As for the act of pushing paint-filled eggs out of her body, it is – as no doubt you perceive – a powerful feminist statement about women, fertility and creativity. 

Jonathan Jones.

bricksandmortarandchewinggum:

holdmypurse:

Remember when Romney lost the election so somebody created White People Mourning Romney and collected various people crying over Romney’s loss

Still so funny.

quincampoix:

Kurt Schwitters, Mondrian in his 278 boulevard Raspail studio, 1936

quincampoix:

Kurt Schwitters, Mondrian in his 278 boulevard Raspail studio, 1936

“In my view you cannot claim to have seen something until you have photographed it.”
Emile Zola (via mfs)
karamazove:

Émile Zola, ca. 1895, by Félix Nadar

karamazove:

Émile Zola, ca. 1895, by Félix Nadar

“…A strange art, music; the most poetic and precise of all the arts, vague as a dream and exact as algebra.”
Guy de Maupassant (via tierradentro)
“Du roman à la critique et de la critique au roman la distance aujourd’hui n’est pas grande. Si le roman s’emploie à montrer ce que nous sommes, la critique s’emploie à montrer ce que nous avons été. L’un et l’autre sont maintenant une grande enquête sur l’Homme”
Article sûr Réalisme par Larousse

Slavoj Zizek, The Reality Of The Virtual (2004)

prettayprettaygood:

So that Seinfeld screen shot from yesterday might just be a joke, but this article is a genuine piece of CNN journalism.
The awfulness of the Cable News Network refuses to die.

prettayprettaygood:

So that Seinfeld screen shot from yesterday might just be a joke, but this article is a genuine piece of CNN journalism.

The awfulness of the Cable News Network refuses to die.

thewolfsayshello:

Katharina Fritsch, Händler (Dealer), 2001

thewolfsayshello:

Katharina Fritsch, Händler (Dealer), 2001

Philip Seymour Hoffman