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blastedheath:

Anton Henning (German, b. 1964), Interieur No. 99, 2001. Oil on canvas, 157 x 199.5 cm. Collection Martijn and Jeannette Sanders.

"I overcame myself, the sufferer; I carried my own ashes to the mountains; I invented a brighter flame for myself."

- Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra   (via sisyphean-revolt)

performance-sofa:

Louise Bourgeois — Self-portrait, 1990

hi! its my birthday!

Paintings by Hilma af Klint (1862-1944)

Five years before Wassily Kandinsky (he of the book Concerning the Spiritual In Art, 1910), before Piet Mondrian and Kazimir Malevich, before the images of Carl Jung and Rudolf Steiner—who dismissed her ideas as wrong—was this revolutionary artist and abstractionist, Hilma af Klint, possibly the first purely abstract painter to produced non-objective works in the early 1900s.

Hilma af Klint was influenced by contemporary spiritual movements, such as spiritism, theosophy and, later, anthroposophy. Her oeuvre builds on the awareness of a spiritual dimension of consciousness, an aspect that was being marginalised in an increasingly materialistic world. When she painted, she believed that a higher consciousness was speaking through her. In her astonishing works she combines geometric shapes and symbols with ornamentation. Her multifaceted imagery strives to give insights into the different dimensions of existence, where microcosm and macrocosm reflect one another.

mementomoriiv:

Moonassi

Ruth Thorne-Thomson

transistoradio:

Dorothy Brett (1883-1977), Massacre in the Canyon of Death: Vision of the Sun God (1958), oil and spangles on board, 67.9 x 88.3 cm. Collection of Tate, UK. Via Tate.

importantmodernart:

Head of a Fryer, 1982
Jean-Michel Basquiat

from Courts, by Ward Roberts

Fragment of the face of a queen, yellow jasper, c. 1353–1336 B.C. Middle Egypt

efedra:

German conceptual artist Joseph Beuys looks at the landscape of his childhood in Kleve, Germany

Ricardo CasesPaloma al Aire, 2011

weepling:

Mark RothkoUntitled, 1949

likeafieldmouse:

Zhu Jinshi (1990)

1. Black Dan

2. Grey of Berlin

3. Black and White 4