Posts from category "Inspiration"

Inspiration- Paul Strand

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“The material of the artist lies not within himself nor in the fabrications of his imagination, but in the world around him. The element which gives life to the great Picassos and Cezannes,

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The photographer Edgar Degas

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Φωτογραφία -Edgar Degas -  

Δεν είχα δει τις φωτογραφίες του, γύρω στις 40 διάβασα ότι σώζονται οι οποίες είναι πλέον συγκεντρωμενες σε βιβλίο. 

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Let's talk about you - Winding Numbers

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Hello Larry, I met you on the Tumblr platform where you manage two blogs. To start,tell me a few things about yourself. Just the things you feel like sharing, of course.

I’m retired after spending a few years in the military and then many years as an educator.

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Let's talk about you - Sascha Windolph

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Sascha welcome to my "home", thank you very much for

agreeing to take part in this new column of my blog.

 Through this i want to get to know the artists that i appreciate

most and i would like that they share with me their thoughts,

worries, as well as an overview of a few aspects of interest in

their life.

Just a casual conversation between friends.

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Listen

Love this song. The story of the singer is very interesting and it moved me a lot. Take a look.

Melody Gardot  is an American jazz singer whose career began after she was injured in a bicycle accident.

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Greek vintage ads

 Love these old ads, some of them are little pieces of art. I will continue searching.. 

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VINTAGE / Out of date / For dreamers

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In my last photographs from the self-portrait series i used vintage clothes and objects. As a person i am espessially romantic and wanting to do something different i thought to revive the old. I got excited with this idea and i started looking for vintage's history. So i decided whenever i find something interesting regarding vintage to present it to you. For example did you know that the word 'vintage' means  'harvest' ? ( i didn't )

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MY LIBRARY / Magic mountain - Thomas Mann

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Der Zauberberg, first German edition, 1924 

 

 The Magic Mountain begins with a short but important introduction. Thomas Mann tells us this will have to be a very long book, since he wants to tell the story of a person, and a person is built up very slowly by important details of his or her past.We learn

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INSPIRATION / Self-Portraits / Rembrandt van Rijn

 

"I can't paint the way they want me to paint and they know that too.Of course you will say that I ought to be practical and ought to try and paint the way they want me to paint. Well, I will tell you a secret. I have tried and I have tried very hard, but I can't do it. I just can't do it! And that is why I am just a little crazy. "

  • As quoted in R.v.R. : Being an Account of the Last Years and the Death of One Rembrandt Harmenszoon Van Rijn (1930) by Hendrik Willem van Loon 

 

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 No artist has left  a loftier or more penetrating personal testament than Rembrandt van Rijn. In more than 90 portraits of himself(including over forty paintings, thirty-one etchings and about seven drawings) that date from the outset of his career in the 1620s to the year of his death in 1669,he created an autobiography in art that is the equal of the finest ever produced in literature even of the intimately analytical Confessions of St. Augustine.

To Kenneth Clark,(art historian) Rembrandt is "with the possible exception of Van Gogh the only artist who has made the self-portrait a major means of artistic self-expression, and

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FEMALE ARTISTS / Hannah Höch

I would like to show the world today as an ant sees it and tomorrow as the moon sees it.Hannah Hoch   

 

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Hannah Höch

1889–1978

Hannah Höch documented Weimar Germany’s political and social turmoil through paintings, drawings, prints, and, most notably, photomontages.

Höch was born in Gotha, Germany and moved to Berlin in 1912 to study calligraphy, embroidery, wallpaper design, and graphic arts. With Raoul Hausmann, George Grosz, and others, Höch founded Berlin Dada. This international avant-garde

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