artmastered:

Jessie Arms Botke, Peacocks, n.d.

theparisreview:

How I Would Paint Happiness
Something sudden, a windfall,a meteor shower. No—a flowering tree releasingall its blossoms at once,and the one standing beneath itunexpectedly robed in bloom,transformed into a strangertoo beautiful to touch.
—Lisel Mueller, from “Imaginary Paintings.”Art: Guido Cadorin.

theparisreview:

How I Would Paint Happiness

Something sudden, a windfall,
a meteor shower. No—
a flowering tree releasing
all its blossoms at once,
and the one standing beneath it
unexpectedly robed in bloom,
transformed into a stranger
too beautiful to touch.

Lisel Mueller, from “Imaginary Paintings.”
Art: Guido Cadorin.

The morning / answers nothing, / yet I have asked for light. / Light like light is light.

Cid Corman, “The Answer,” Livingdying (via heteroglossia)

(via xxkxnxx)

bofransson:

Sea with Stormy Sky
Emil Nolde - circa 1925-1930

bofransson:

Sea with Stormy Sky

Emil Nolde - circa 1925-1930

bofransson:

Gustav Klimt

bofransson:

Gustav Klimt

theparisreview:

John Barth, The Art of Fiction No. 86

theparisreview:

John Barth, The Art of Fiction No. 86

You know nobody’s ever going to see the stuff, but you have to write through it. You’re just trying to satisfy some grim, barren mandate. There’s probably a German word for that.

John Jeremiah Sullivan, on false starts (via theparisreview)

ardora:

David Cox, “A Railway Engine” (date not known)

ardora:

David Cox, “A Railway Engine” (date not known)

(Source: ardora)

ardora:

From Mica Nava: Stuart Hall, among others, manning the crèche at the first Women’s conference at Ruskin College, Oxford, in 1970. 
Mica says: ‘…all carers at the conference crèche were men. So the use of manning in my caption [i]s quite deliberate. The other man in this photo is Henry Wortis. There is another photo taken at the same time of my son Jake aged 6 months in the arms of cinema historian Chris Williams. 
All photos of the Ruskin conference were by Sally Fraser (now Chandan Fraser)’

ardora:

From Mica Nava: Stuart Hall, among others, manning the crèche at the first Women’s conference at Ruskin College, Oxford, in 1970.

Mica says: ‘…all carers at the conference crèche were men. So the use of manning in my caption [i]s quite deliberate. The other man in this photo is Henry Wortis. There is another photo taken at the same time of my son Jake aged 6 months in the arms of cinema historian Chris Williams.

All photos of the Ruskin conference were by Sally Fraser (now Chandan Fraser)’

(Source: facebook.com)