Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Renaissance has led Art to talk about itself

David Teniers, 1651, depicts the private collection of the archduke Leopold Wilhelm.
Art has started to talk about itself and not only about religion.

First published at Hella Heaven.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Somewhere over the rainbow

it's not gold what I want to find at the end of my rainbow

First published at justAna.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Very comfortable!

This is our friend from the post below. What a difference five days make.

.gif by RetroRoger1

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A little bit uncomfortable

Just found this .gif image and felt like sharing. I'm glad it's not me.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Mary Cassat: The letter "Because the sky is blue it makes me cry"

The Letter, Mary Cassatt, 1880-81

I like this painting very much. Mary Cassat is impressionist but this painting has the influence of Japanese prints.
There is something about blue that touch us in a very deep way.
"Because the sky is blue it makes me cry
Because the sky is blue..."
John Lennon

Sunday, June 5, 2011

London Underground's map

Designed by Harry Beck the London Underground Map can be considered a work of art.
It has already been studied by some scholars and Rudolf Arnheim in his "Art and Visual Perception" claims that it's harmony pleases the eyes and it is perfectly designed to convey the informations it needs.
Withdrawing the realistic informations, such as geographic details or streets, it is the best possible image to show what needs to be found quickly.
He says lots of things. Just look. If you are a British citizen try to forget it's utility. Perhaps it will be easier if you look at it upside down.

Harry Beck worked many years to find this last version in 1960.
adapted from Hella Heaven.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Albert Einstein is watching you

"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity."
Albert Einstein

First published at justAna.