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I like nice people, art and things that come in threes. I draw sometimes, in England.

Posted on 19th Sep at 5:09 PM, with 408 notes
artandscholarship:

The origin of the blog’s icon (in the bottom left corner): Haeckel, Ernst - “Discomedusae. Scheibenquallen.”

"For Haeckel, the illustration is not a depiction of existing knowledge, but is itself the acquisition of knowledge of nature. The truths of nature are seen. Accordingly, Haeckel’s "Art Forms in Nature" is not merely a set of examples, which with each detail reveals part of the whole. It demonstrates naturalness itself. (…) Knowledge of nature is "natural aesthetics." Accordingly, aesthetics are nothing more than reflections of nature itself. Nature, which develops out of and into itself, is "beautiful." (…)
Consequently, the pages of “Art Forms in Nature” took on a further dimension for Haeckel. The fact that the illustrations are “aesthetic,” beautiful, and that this beauty is found in the smallest facets of nature—such as unicellular organisms or in the medusae of the deep sea—demonstrated to Haeckel that one finds in the smallest living things what distinguishes, or what at least should distinguish, humans in their judgements: “spirit.” The beauty of these minuscule creatures revealed to him the natural quality of one of the largest forms of life—human beings. Hacekel maintained that to be part of nature is to be an element in and the result of the evolutionary process. Accordingly, the phylogeny of forms is simultaneously the phylogeny of the spirit.”
- Breidbach, Olaf. “Brief Instructions to Viewing Haeckel’s Pictures.” From the 2008 reprinting and compiling of Haeckel’s “Art Forms in Nature,” originally published between 1899 and 1904.
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artandscholarship:

The origin of the blog’s icon (in the bottom left corner): Haeckel, Ernst - “Discomedusae. Scheibenquallen.”

"For Haeckel, the illustration is not a depiction of existing knowledge, but is itself the acquisition of knowledge of nature. The truths of nature are seen. Accordingly, Haeckel’s "Art Forms in Nature" is not merely a set of examples, which with each detail reveals part of the whole. It demonstrates naturalness itself. (…) Knowledge of nature is "natural aesthetics." Accordingly, aesthetics are nothing more than reflections of nature itself. Nature, which develops out of and into itself, is "beautiful." (…)

Consequently, the pages of “Art Forms in Nature” took on a further dimension for Haeckel. The fact that the illustrations are “aesthetic,” beautiful, and that this beauty is found in the smallest facets of nature—such as unicellular organisms or in the medusae of the deep sea—demonstrated to Haeckel that one finds in the smallest living things what distinguishes, or what at least should distinguish, humans in their judgements: “spirit.” The beauty of these minuscule creatures revealed to him the natural quality of one of the largest forms of life—human beings. Hacekel maintained that to be part of nature is to be an element in and the result of the evolutionary process. Accordingly, the phylogeny of forms is simultaneously the phylogeny of the spirit.”

- Breidbach, Olaf. “Brief Instructions to Viewing Haeckel’s Pictures.” From the 2008 reprinting and compiling of Haeckel’s “Art Forms in Nature,” originally published between 1899 and 1904.

Posted on 17th Sep at 11:47 PM, with 105,084 notes
lavagatrabajadoble:

STAND WITH SURVIVORS AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
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lavagatrabajadoble:

STAND WITH SURVIVORS AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

Posted on 17th Sep at 11:42 PM, with 564 notes

turinqs:

sitting on rooftops as time goes by

Posted on 17th Sep at 11:20 PM, with 249 notes
vivaillajams:

"Drawing is essential for designing"
Dutch designer Christa Van Der Meer #INSPIRED
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vivaillajams:

"Drawing is essential for designing"

Dutch designer Christa Van Der Meer
#INSPIRED

Posted on 15th Sep at 5:56 PM, with 2,273 notes
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Ooo // Karen O 

Don’t tell me that they’re all the same
'Cause even the sound of his name
Carries me over their reach
Back to some golden beach
Where only he remains

You planted your eyes on my feet
You told me to dig my heels deep
The night wore the rain
on her window pane
Drifted us to sleep

Posted on 15th Sep at 1:38 PM, with 96 notes
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soulofmotown:

Playboy - The Marvelettes (Playboy, 1962)

Posted on 14th Sep at 11:38 PM, with 15,159 notes
"Never, never tell them. Try and remember that. Never tell anyone anything ever. Never tell anyone anything again."
Ernest Hemingway, from The Garden Of Eden (via notexcited)
Posted on 14th Sep at 6:49 PM

Karen O - Rapt (Official Video)
~evening jam

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