1. 13:52 22nd Aug 2014

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    ad rem Akzidenz aka Philipp Bolthausen

    "My works aren’t pictures of something, but objects about something."

  2. 11:40

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    "no homo" I whisper as I look at my garden of pea plants. The progeny had expressed a 1:2:1 ratio of phenotypes. I am Gregor Mendel. 

    (Source: rianderthal)

  3. 22:34 20th Aug 2014

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    I love art - no.41

    Ivan Aivazovsky, Ukrainian  (1835—1899).

  4. 20:34 19th Aug 2014

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    1. liberal: um has this revolution been approved by the state?
  5. 20:34

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  6. 09:45

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    Valencia, Venezuela-based artist Gustavo Silva Nuñez creates extraordinary paintings that are so hyperrealistic, they seem to come to life and flow right off the canvas. He adds another dimension to the lifelike paintings with playful snapshots of himself interacting with his creations.

  7. 09:43

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    kids these days dont know how good they have it like i see people being like “oh no ill just stay with the free version” of an app on their iphone or whatever dude it’s 99 cents when i was your age i paid 5 dollars for a ringtone and it sounded like a fart in a can please give your dollar my goodness

    Well *I* had to pay three day’s salary, make the phone myself, and the ringtone was silent.

  8. 21:21 17th Aug 2014

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    To all of the people who complain about capitalism: Capitalism has many faults, but what is your proposed alternative? Communism?


    A fire melting your flesh has many faults, but what is your proposed alternative? A soothing bucket of cool water?

  9. 21:18

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    I’m actually concerned for boys who complain about how different girls look without makeup. Like did you think eyeshadow permanently alters a girls eyelid? Are you frightened when people change clothes

    Babies have no concept of object permanence

  10. 21:17

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    Symbolic urban visions of William T. Horton. From A Book of Images 1898.

  11. 21:16

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    Racial bias in America: from higher suspension rates in preschool, to disproportionate rates of capital punishment, to everything in between, structures of authority routinely allow anti-Black racial bias to color the “facts”, and warp the narrative. And frequently (whether unintentional or otherwise) the police and the media often work together to further criminalize innocent Black victims

    1Criminalizing Blackness in America

    2. 14-year-old Tremaine McMillian attacked and choked by police, literally while holding a puppy…because McMillian made them “feel threatened” and gave them “dehumanizing stares

    3. Author and CNN contributor keithboykin: how the AP slandered Renisha McBride even in death

    4.  The Associated Press: when can skin color alone determine who is and who isn’t a looter? (hint: don’t be Black)

    This implicit racial bias does not magically stop at innocuous events like the VMAs, or in Hollywood. So far, it doesn’t ever turn off. There are two Americas and racial bias is as ubiquitous as the air we breathe

    Tell us something we don’t fucking know.

  12. 11:11 14th Aug 2014

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    Jean Nouvel’s Responsive Solar Facade at Institut du Monde Arabe

    In the early eighties famed architect Jean Nouvel, in conjunction with Architecture-Studio, won the competition to design what would become the Institut du Monde Arabe (IMA). It was conceived during the Grands Projets, a major development initiative headed by the French government, as a forum to explore the relationship of the Arab culture with France. Jean Nouvel, known for his innovative façade detailing, proposed an advanced responsive metallic brise soleil based on an archetypal element of Arabic architecture, the mashrabiyya. Drawing inspiration from the traditional lattice work that has been used for centuries in the Middle East to protect the occupants from the sun and provide privacy, Nouvel created a modular system of mechanized panels that could react dynamically to changing sunlight. Each made of several hundred light sensitive diaphragms, the panels could sensitively regulate the amount of light allowed to enter the building. During the various phases of the lens, a shifting geometric pattern of squares, circles, and octagons are formed and showcased as both light and void. As a result, the IMA’s interior spaces are dramatically modified, along with the exterior appearance, throughout the day. While these ocular devices create an incredible aesthetic, they are perhaps most innovative for their environmental performance. Since solar gain is easily mitigated by closing or reducing the aperture sizes, the building can be climate controlled efficiently without relying on energy-intensive air conditioning systems. Though completed almost three decades ago, the building remains a powerful example of alternative ways of imagining an “ecological” and culturally-aware architecture. 

    (Source: archdaily.com)

  13. 20:40 13th Aug 2014

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Untitled Barbara Kruger1989

Can i just point out how relevant this is?


    Barbara Kruger

    Can i just point out how relevant this is?

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    Tags: landscapeartsedlacek

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Franz Sedlacek (Austrian, 1891-1945), Industrielandschaft (Industrial Landscape), 1934.


    Franz Sedlacek (Austrian, 1891-1945), Industrielandschaft (Industrial Landscape), 1934.