Ephemeral

This is my little hideaway. A visual diary of sorts - random ramblings about art, poetry and history. My therapy to 'awaken the senses'.
centuriespast:

GIULIO ROMANOVault: The Assembly of Gods around Jupiter’s Throne1532-34FrescoSala dei Giganti, Palazzo del Tè, Mantua

centuriespast:

GIULIO ROMANO
Vault: The Assembly of Gods around Jupiter’s Throne
1532-34
Fresco
Sala dei Giganti, Palazzo del Tè, Mantua

I love the rain. I love how it softens the outlines of things. The world becomes softly blurred, and I feel like I melt right into it.

Hanamoto HagumiHoney and Clover (via w-ildfires)

I love the rain!

(Source: stephanericherthanyou, via hauntedbeautifully)

asylum-art:

"Head" Naum Gabo               

Russian-born American sculptor Naum Gabo (1890-1977) was a pioneer of the Russian Constructivist art movement. His work utilized what is known as “stereometric construction,” by which form is achieved through the description of space rather than mass. In explaining the method he once stated, “We take four planes and we construct with them the same volume as four tons of mass.  He felt his Head  sculpture created in 1916.

(via asylum-art)

ontheedgeofdarkness:

Goursat
Night in the Tuileries Garden, Paris
Taken from the book,’The World’s Best Photographs : Third Series’, Odhams Press Limited, London, 1947

ontheedgeofdarkness:

Goursat

Night in the Tuileries Garden, Paris

Taken from the book,’The World’s Best Photographs : Third Series’, Odhams Press Limited, London, 1947

He suddenly recalled from Plato’s Symposium: People were hermaphrodites until God split then in two, and now all the halves wander the world over seeking one another. Love is the longing for the half of ourselves we have lost.

—― Milan Kundera (via psych-quotes)

(via psych-quotes)

onlyoldphotography:

George Hoyningen-Huene: Divers, Paris, 1930

Hoyningen-Huene’s best-known photograph shows two bathers - one, his lover and protégé, Horst P. Horst; the other, an androgynous female model - facing away from the camera, staring across an infinite horizon toward the “sea” (in reality, the balustrade on the roof of Vogue’s Paris studio). Here and in all of Hoyningen-Huene’s best works, lighting imparts drama, sophistication and longing for both.

onlyoldphotography:

George Hoyningen-Huene: Divers, Paris, 1930

Hoyningen-Huene’s best-known photograph shows two bathers - one, his lover and protégé, Horst P. Horst; the other, an androgynous female model - facing away from the camera, staring across an infinite horizon toward the “sea” (in reality, the balustrade on the roof of Vogue’s Paris studio). Here and in all of Hoyningen-Huene’s best works, lighting imparts drama, sophistication and longing for both.

The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.

—Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (via ontheedgeofdarkness)

(Source: cosmicroots, via ontheedgeofdarkness)