July 21, 2014
smithsonianlibraries:

Oh, hello there!
Friendly skeleton from Natural History for the use of schools and families (1864)

smithsonianlibraries:

Oh, hello there!

Friendly skeleton from Natural History for the use of schools and families (1864)

July 21, 2014
moma:

This week at MoMA: palm readings & Polke, Toulouse-Lautrec opens, Thao (from The Get Down Stay Down), and more! 

[Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. “La Troupe de Mademoiselle Églantine (Mademoiselle Églantine’s Troupe).” 1896.]

moma:

This week at MoMA: palm readings & Polke, Toulouse-Lautrec opens, Thao (from The Get Down Stay Down), and more! 

[Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. “La Troupe de Mademoiselle Églantine (Mademoiselle Églantine’s Troupe).” 1896.]

July 21, 2014

africanartagenda:

Alexander “Skunder ” Boghossian

Profile:

Country: Ethiopia

Style: Abstract/ Surrealism Fine Art

Medium: Goat Skin, Oil, Ink, Crayon, Bark

Fun Fact: He got to hang out with the likes  of Leopold Senghor and Aime Cesaire the later Of whom ‘Made  and introduced surealism clearer” to him

Quote: " I was heavly influenced by Cesaire. His imagery, the graphicness [sic] of it, was puncturing. I was a surrealist and he formed for me a stronger vision. He introduced me to more surrealism in poetry. He made me read Edouard and Appolinaire. Cubism became clearer to me in its departure of thought, its ideas and mannerisms. I could feel it, but I did not know how to do it. I did not know how to translate the idea. I had wresteled with this in Ethiopia, with Goudbet."

Paintings:

1. Homage to Abebe Bekila

2. Anathamy of the hunt

3. Crossroads

4. The End of the Beginning

5. Red Snaper

Contact: He. Died in 2003, is represented by http://www.contempafricanart.com/toc_inl.asp

Like him onn facebook; https://www.facebook.com/pages/Skunder-Boghossian/193333204062695?sk=info

Read more about him here; http://www.blengrafix.com/blenmagazine/skunder_jewel.htm

(via eastafricaart)

July 21, 2014

letmypeopleshow:

The Eyes of Mickalene Thomas Speak Volumes

(via niborama)

July 21, 2014
architizer:

The organically-shaped Porsche Pavilion curves over a lake, shading visitors. Read more.

architizer:

The organically-shaped Porsche Pavilion curves over a lake, shading visitors. Read more.

July 21, 2014
blantonmuseum:

picklebeholding:

Anicka Yi, Mimetic Peanuts, 2013 in Chatbots, Tongues, Denial, & Various Other Abstractions at Bortolami Gallery.
"Mom, what do you mean that there is dog food in this gallery but it is art?"

Our tumblr of the week! (Thanks for discovering Pickle, thehammermuseum!)

blantonmuseum:

picklebeholding:

Anicka Yi, Mimetic Peanuts, 2013 in Chatbots, Tongues, Denial, & Various Other Abstractions at Bortolami Gallery.

"Mom, what do you mean that there is dog food in this gallery but it is art?"

Our tumblr of the week! (Thanks for discovering Pickle, thehammermuseum!)

July 21, 2014
newyorker:

To help you navigate our newly unlocked content, we’ve created themed collections of classic New Yorker articles. Read about an eccentric magician, a renowned crime reporter, and a daring high-wire artist, in our Profiles Collection.
Photograph by Chris Callis

newyorker:

To help you navigate our newly unlocked content, we’ve created themed collections of classic New Yorker articles. Read about an eccentric magician, a renowned crime reporter, and a daring high-wire artist, in our Profiles Collection.

Photograph by Chris Callis

(Source: newyorker.com)

July 21, 2014

brwnpaperbag:

Gorgeous (and insanely detailed!) illustrations by Michelle Morin. 

July 21, 2014
mothernaturenetwork:

What species rules Earth? (It’s probably not humans)If humans were wiped out, who would rise up to take our place? Rats? Pigs? Or something else?

mothernaturenetwork:

What species rules Earth? (It’s probably not humans)
If humans were wiped out, who would rise up to take our place? Rats? Pigs? Or something else?

July 21, 2014
installator:

"How the Guggenheim Installed James Turrell’s Aten Reign" (video) (Guggenheim)

installator:

"How the Guggenheim Installed James Turrell’s Aten Reign" (video) (Guggenheim)