The northern girl had a wild beauty, as he recalled, though however bright a torch might burn it could never match the rising sun.

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    I gotta admit I’m mad at her at this point.


    art history meme. 2/9 paintings

    The Kiss, Gustav Klimt (1907-1908).

    The Kiss is one of the most iconic works from the twentieth century, and one of the most recognizable art works of all times. After visiting Byzantine mosaics in Ravenna and Venice in 1903, the Austrian painter Gustav Klimt became fascinated with the use of gold leaf in his paintings, which is when his “golden period” began. Paintings from this period of his art take on an appearance similar to medieval icons. The Kiss has a sense of horror vacui with the sheer amount of ornamentation present; no area is untouched by flowers or gold. The painting focuses on two young lovers, possibly Klimt and his partner Emilie Floege or his wife Adele Boch-Bauer, but the features are very similar to the faces of other women in his art, so it is difficult to identity them.

    It captures the tenderness of love, a common theme in his other works. The woman rests her weight on the man, who gently cradles her face. They seem to be in a world completely apart from ours, anchored into a mound of flowers against a golden backdrop. The vibrant patterns and breathtaking colors make this painting incredibly popular; even before it was completely finished, the Austrian Gallery acquired it from Klimt. It currently resides in the Upper Belvedere Palace in Vienna, Austria. 




    Animated art gif

    squint at it when you look at it

    this is incredible


    (Source: evgeng)



    Skull in a salt lake

    Wow that is the highest quality gif I have ever seen!

    It looks like I’m actually there

    (Source: osteo-princess)


    People shouldn’t assume parenting is more natural to women than men, these guys are the cutest.


    mental topography
    12” x 9” 
    micron pen

    Photo Hedi Slimane

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