worldpaintings:

Wassily Kandinsky
Munich-Schwabing with the Church of St. Ursula, 1908, oil on cardboard, 68.8 x 49 cm, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany.
One of the earliest works by the genius of abstraction, born today in Moscow in 1866. Having studied law and economics, he gave up a promising career to enroll in art school in Munich. He was not immediately granted admission, and began learning art on his own. He started to paint at the age of 30, taken with the impressionistic style. Kandinsky’s creation of abstract work followed a long period of development and maturation of intense thought based on his artistic experiences. He called this devotion to inner beauty and inner necessity; it was a central aspect of his art.

worldpaintings:

Wassily Kandinsky

Munich-Schwabing with the Church of St. Ursula, 1908, oil on cardboard, 68.8 x 49 cm, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany.

One of the earliest works by the genius of abstraction, born today in Moscow in 1866. Having studied law and economics, he gave up a promising career to enroll in art school in Munich. He was not immediately granted admission, and began learning art on his own. He started to paint at the age of 30, taken with the impressionistic style. Kandinsky’s creation of abstract work followed a long period of development and maturation of intense thought based on his artistic experiences. He called this devotion to inner beauty and inner necessity; it was a central aspect of his art.


Bonnie Tsang
themissingboy:

James Tissot (French-born British Victorian-era Realism painter, 1836-1902)- The Farewell, 1871 (oil on canvas).

themissingboy:

James Tissot (French-born British Victorian-era Realism painter, 1836-1902)- The Farewell, 1871 (oil on canvas).

(Source: walzerjahrhundert)

“Naturalmente, se uno pensa a delle cose quindici o vent’anni prima degli altri, sarà considerato assurdo e ridicolo.”
Ezra Pound (via abatelunare)

likeafieldmouse:

Daniele Buetti - Is My Soul Losing Control? (2006)

workman:

regardintemporel:
Hans Gedda - Still Life, n.d.

workman:

regardintemporel:

Hans Gedda - Still Life, n.d.

The Wind Portal: Installation of 5,000 Paper Windmills by Najla El Zein

Designer Najla El Zein just released these new photos of The Wind Portal, a beautiful installation that’s currently showing at the London Design Festival 2013. Made up of 5,000 paper windmills that spin to an integrated wind system, the installation has an architectural shape that creates a trompe l’oeil effect. Depending on where you stand, the gate appears to be closed. As you approach it, however, the gate seems as if it magically opens up for you.

The hand-folded paper windmills are accompanied by a complex wind and light system that’s computerized. As the artist states, “Different flows of wind are programmed resulting into different speeds, sounds and feelings. The light, which seems to play with the wind flow, gives us an impression of a breathing piece. Indeed, the gate breathes in and out, where wind is its main source of life.”


Fashion models working in Florence, Italy, 1951, Milton Greene

Fashion models working in Florence, Italy, 1951, Milton Greene

(Source: mote-historie)

greeneyes55:

Photo: Anders Petersen 

greeneyes55:

Photo: Anders Petersen 

vcrfl:

Edouard Vandenbosch: Still life with a squirrel, 1874.

vcrfl:

Edouard Vandenbosch: Still life with a squirrel, 1874.

(Source: art-and-things-of-beauty)