The Attic Window, Dresden
1909 Karl Struss Born: New York, New York 1886 Died: Santa Monica, California 1981 platinum print sheet and image: 9 1/4 x 7 1/2 in. (23.5 x 19.0 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase from the Charles Isaacs Collection made possible in part by the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment 1994.91.179
Ying Yang by Roma ag2
Modestly attired Japanese women wade into water to bathe, October 1928.Photograph by Kiyoshi Sakamoto, National Geographic
Peter Matthews, “A Volume of Ocean Knowledge” (via)
Yoshiwara, old prostitution district in Tokyo Japan
Oracle - Mystifying Playing Cards, based on the Spiritualist movement and talking boards, and is currently raising funds through Kickstarter.
Tetsu Yon Mari Kuma Gashira Harikake Kabuto. Muromachi Period.
Bear head Kabuto. Cutest armour ever.
Arthur Illies: Jelängerjelieber
size: 30.00 cm x 24.00 cm on 50.00 cm x 35.00 cm
runk-like compositions created by colombian artist miler lagos are made from layers upon layers of densely stacked newspaper clippings, uniting in formation of giant, fallen tree branches. ‘fragments of time’ ironically reinterprets the source material; the paper used becomes the artistic materialization its origin, transposed from foundation to creative application. the lifeless pieces arranged on the gallery floor are made up of hundreds of thin sheets newsprint, tightly packed together, carved and sanded on the edges, and painted with a distressed wooden color effect, transforming them into hyper-realistic organic shapes.
the exposed cross section of each individual bark piece reveals printed matter — a fragment from a newspaper, chronicling various events and stories — alluding to the artwork’s namesake. segments of black and white feature photos and cut-off headlines impart only a fraction of what is trying to be told, beckoning viewers to interpret their original context.