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"The moon hung over the planet Earth, a dead thing over a dying thing."

- John Fowles (via amandaonwriting)

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Frank Lloyd Wright (American, 1867-1959)
San Francisco Call, Press Headquarters Building, 1913

Jacques De Tonnancour (1917-2005), Untitled, 1960. Oil on masonite, 16 1/2 x 20 in.

Joseph Wright of Derby - Vesuvius in Eruption, with a View over the Islands in the Bay of Naples [c.1776-80] by Gandalf’s Gallery on Flickr.

"Tired, tired with nothing, tired with everything, tired with the world’s weight he had never chosen to bear."

- F. Scott Fitzgerald (via arkitextura)

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Eric fischl:  The bed, The chair, Head to foot

Walter Gropius by Irvin Penn
New York, March 12, 1948, printed 1984
Art Institute Chicago

"Limitation makes the creative mind inventive."

- Walter Gropius, 1925 (via design-is-fine)


Kurt Solmssen (1958-….) Winter Above Vaughn, Oil, 2011 44” x 60”

Dora Wheeler Keith (American; 1856–1940)Penelope Unraveling Her Work at NightSilk embroidered with silk thread, 1886Embroidered panel made for Associated Artists (1883–1907)The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Thus she: at once the generous train complies,Nor fraud mistrusts in virtue’s fair disguise.The work she plied; but, studious of delay,By night reversed the labours of the day.While thrice the sun his annual journey made,The conscious lamp the midnight fraud survey’d;Unheard, unseen, three years her arts prevail;The fourth her maid unfolds the amazing tale.We saw, as unperceived we took our stand,The backward labours of her faithless hand.Then urged, she perfects her illustrious toils;A wondrous monument of female wiles!Odyssey, Book II (translated by Alexander Pope)

George Overbury “Pop” Hart (American; 1868–1933)The MatineeSoftground etching and aquatint on paper plate, 1926 Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.

Charles Lewis Fussell (1840-1909), Landscape with Two Bathers, c.1900, oil on canvas, 18.9 x 22.9 cm, PAFA

Léon Spilliaert (Belgian, 1881-1946), Sept femmes en noir [Seven women in black], 1902-1903. Pencil and ink on paper, 25.3 x 37.2 cm.

Jervis McEntee (American, 1828-1891), Roman Acqueduct in the Campagna. Oil on canvas laid down on board, 5 1/4 x 8 1/2 in. 13 x 21.5 cm.

John French Sloan, The Cot, 1907