Infinite Stairs and Dissected Buildings | Marcin Bialas | Socks Studio
Marcin Bialas is a Polish artist who’s specialized in etchings and drawings in black an white. Among his large production, a recurring theme is dissected buildings and surreal constructions, such as infinite staircases and labyrinthine interiors, an atemporal combination of G.B. Piranesi and Brodsky/Utkin prints. The structures seem unfinished, yet already in ruin, able to plunge the viewer into an uncomfortable feeling. Somewhere between nightmares and theatrical settings, Marcin Bialas’ retro drawings explore the dramatic potential of different projections and points of view.
"Thank God Christmas is over. I prefer Ash Wednesday." — Waugh & T.S.Eliot
ANNE FRANK WAS BI
HOW DID NO ONE EVER TELL ME THIS
I FEEL FUCKING ROBBED
Frank, Anne; Massotty, Susan (translation); Frank, Otto H. & Pressler, Mirjam (editors) (1995). The Diary of a Young Girl - The Definitive Edition. Doubleday. ISBN 0-553-29698-1. Diary: Thursday, 6 January 1944 “Once when I was spending the night at Jacque’s, I could no longer restrain my curiosity about her body, which she’d always hidden from me and which I’d never seen. I asked her whether, as proof of our friendiship, we could touch each other’s breasts. Jacque refused. I also had a terrible desire to kiss her, which I did. Every time I see a female nude, such as the Venus in my art history book, I go into ecstasy. Sometimes I find them so exquisite I have to struggle to hold back my tears. If only I had a girlfriend!”
By Christian Hopkins, this very talented young photographer uses his photography as a true artistic outlet to help with his depression. The whole set of images are just stunning and really draw you in, a perfect example of how art can help a person having a difficult time to express themselves.
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Jean Rousseau, Watch, 1650-1660
Case: Rock crystal and gilded brass
Dial: silver, enamel
Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Lots of people made bird pictures important
Science and Technology in Society, Virginia Tech
"Aesthetics for Birds: Institutions, Artist-Naturalists, and Artisans in American Ornithology Illustrations, from Alexander Wilson to John Cassin"
missing missives from the (deleted) instagrams of the basic eight
ft. abigal breslin as flannery culp; chloe grace moretz as natasha hyatt; kiernan shipka as kate gordon; dane dehaan as adam state; asa butterfield as douglas; hailee steinfeld as jennifer rose milton
A few of my favourite William Morris/Morris & Co. patterns.
1. Honeysuckle 1876
2. Windrush 1883
3. Corncockle 1883
4. Jasmine Trellis 1868-70
5. Poppy 1880
water cube pavilion
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"Hamlet is Everyman, a universal, cross-cultural figure. Women identify with him too, but we cannot play him because he is a man. Imagine you are trained and capable of playing Beethoven’s piano concertos but you are forbidden to perform them because you are a woman." - Dame Harriet Walter
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"They all want to play Hamlet.
They have not exactly seen their fathers killed
Nor their mothers in a frame-up to kill,
Nor an Ophelia dying with a dust gagging the heart,
Not exactly the spinning circles of singing golden spiders,
Not exactly this have they got at nor the meaning of flowers—O flowers, flowers slung by a dancing girl—in the saddest play the inkfish, Shakespeare, ever wrote;
Yet they all want to play Hamlet because it is sad like all actors are sad and to stand by an open grave with a joker’s skull in the hand and then to say over slow and say over slow wise, keen, beautiful words masking a heart that’s breaking, breaking,
This is something that calls and calls to their blood.
They are acting when they talk about it and they know it is acting to be particular about it and yet: They all want to play Hamlet."
"They All Want to Play Hamlet," Carl Sandburg