rawpleasures:

Al Weber

rawpleasures:

Al Weber

blastedheath:

Sam Szafran (French, b. 1934), Sans titre (Escalier), c.1955. Watercolour on silk, 27 x 31 cm.

blastedheath:

Sam Szafran (French, b. 1934), Sans titre (Escalier), c.1955. Watercolour on silk, 27 x 31 cm.

agabella:

Paintings by Amy Judd

agabella:

Valerie Hegarty creates ‘Decaying’ paintings as visual representation of neglect.

agabella:

Valerie Hegarty creates ‘Decaying’ paintings as visual representation of neglect.

agabella:

Fumie Sasabuchi
untitled, 2012, oil on canvas, 120 x 100 cm

agabella:

Fumie Sasabuchi

untitled, 2012, oil on canvas, 120 x 100 cm

statue-porn:

|| Dreaming of Lakes, Linguslingus, 2006.

statue-porn:

|| Dreaming of Lakes, Linguslingus, 2006.

hideback:

Hilma af Klint (Swedish, 1862-1944)

Altarpiece Number 1, Group X, 1907

Hilma af Klint’s paintings are diagrams of a spiritual plane that underlies the visual world. She was a member of a small group of women who would meet to access religious spirits with knowledge of the afterlife. 

Gregor, one of the spiritual masters she contacted during these meetings, said to her that the paintings represent "All the knowledge that is not of the senses, not of the intellect, not of the heart but is the property that exclusively belongs to the deepest aspect of your being […] the knowledge of your spirit."

Altarpiece Number 1 was intended to display in the Goetheanum, Rudolf Steiner’s spiritual center in Switzerland. It never reached this destination, so the painting survived the Goetheanum fire of 1923.

According to her wishes, Hilma af Klint’s paintings were kept secret from the public until 20 years after her death.

wasbella102:

The Very First Color Photographs of the United States By Marc Walter

Photochroms of,

Apache Chief James A. Garfield

Arch Rock, Mackinac Island, Michigan

wolfenstain:

Photochrom of the New Mosque (Yeni Cami) and Eminönü Bazaar, İstanbul, Turkey, c. 1895.

wolfenstain:

Photochrom of the New Mosque (Yeni Cami) and Eminönü Bazaar, İstanbul, Turkey, c. 1895.

peninsularian:

A Monday washing, New York / photographer unknown c 1888 - 1924
From the private collection of Marc Walter

peninsularian:

A Monday washing, New York / photographer unknown c 1888 - 1924

From the private collection of Marc Walter

peninsularian:

Mulberry Street, New York / photographer unknown /  c. 1888 - 1924
From the private collection of Marc Walter

peninsularian:

Mulberry Street, New York / photographer unknown /  c. 1888 - 1924

From the private collection of Marc Walter

briennewalsh:

These hand-tinted photographs from the early 20th century captures the south better than my iPhone.
(View more here.)

briennewalsh:

These hand-tinted photographs from the early 20th century captures the south better than my iPhone.

(View more here.)

monolithzine:

The 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

monolithzine:

The 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

statue-porn:

|| Mom’s Hands and Daddy’s Nose, Gerhard Demetz, 2013.

statue-porn:

|| Siren (Kate Moss), Marc Quinn, 2008.

statue-porn:

|| Siren (Kate Moss), Marc Quinn, 2008.