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Alberto Giacometti

gallowhill:

Yoko Ono - Ceiling Painting (Yes Painting), 1966

"I used to think that I could never lose anyone if I photographed them enough. In fact, my pictures show me how much I’ve lost."

- Nan Goldin

Hand from Michelangelo’s Pieta after the sculpture was vandalized in 1972

Kiki SmithRibs, 1987, terracotta, ink, and thread

Mark Rothko - Untitled, 1949, oil on canvas

Matt Waples - Untitled, photographic painting using light and miscellaneous liquids, 2014

Peter Alexander - Cloud Box, 1966, Cast Polyester Resin

Antonio PaucarAltar, 2005

princex-misdreavus:

For Every Flower Forced To Bloom, 2013 

digital film still

Details of works by Hakob Hovnatanyan (1806-1881) filmed by Sergei Parajanov

museumuesum:

Qiu Zhijie

Writing the “Orchid Pavilion Preface” One Thousand Times, 1990–95

Five chromogenic prints, 19 1/4 × 29 inches each

This photographic documentation of Qiu’s best-known, process-driven work exemplifies his early interest in the performative aspect of calligraphy, particularly the pedagogical method of repeatedly copying a model until its brush movements become second nature. The “Orchid Pavilion Preface,” written by the patriarch of calligraphy Wang Xizhi (303–61), has long been revered as the unsurpassed model of cursive writing. Repeatedly writing over his free-hand interpretation of the original, Qiu turns the paper into a saturated black field. By focusing on the process of writing rather than its literary content, Qiu asserts that the ultimate goal of calligraphic practice is “a form of ‘written meditation’.”

Lupo Cane - ti restituisco le labbra che ti ho preso in un sogno, 2013

Anonymous asked:
The fact about the Louvre being evacuated is true, however, most of the pictures are fake. Ie, the Mona Lisa? The actual Mona Lisa is about the size of a piece of paper. Everyone believes it to be huge, so when you show pictures of it being excavated, and the painting is big, it's a fake

i’m guessing you are referring to this image i posted here:

it isn’t fake.

photographer pierre jahan (1909-2003) took this picture in 1945 while documenting the return of works to the louvre after the war. his work is published here.

and also, while she looks tiny compared to more monumental canvases, the mona lisa isn’t as itty bitty as a piece of paper. the painting is actually roughly 30 by 21 inches (so ~3x the size your standard printer paper). for comparison here’s another pic from 1945 (also by pierre jahan):

…and one more from 1914 (following its recovery after the 1911 theft):

so yeah, it’s real!

hope this clarifies a few things.

-ellen

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Yoko Ono