Michael Simms: Portrait of Unknown Couple
He sketched in charcoal
the arch of a shoulder
the movement of a hand
the woman’s head
turned and tilted slightly
toward the man
Anna Hennessey: I saw my baby as a river flowing through me, and gave birth
I imagined a large river cascading down a mountain through my own body. The image was strong in my mind and my body was calm.
Herman Melville: Art
In placid hours well-pleased we dream
Of many a brave unbodied scheme.
But form to lend, pulsed life create,
What unlike things must meet and mate…
Julianne Chung: To be creative, Chinese philosophy teaches us to abandon ‘originality’
Creativity isn’t conceived as aiming at novelty or originality, but rather integration. Instead of aiming at something new, it aims at something that combines well with the situation of which it’s a part.
Video: Anne Lamott | 12 Truths I Learned from Life and Writing
If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better.
Judith Vollmer: For Aaron Sheon
“The body doesn’t make sense by itself,” you said, pointing the red-tip
wand at the chalky nudes of Ingres.
Vanessa German: Of Art
i believe in the power of art. and that’s mostly all. but good news is i find it everywhere. like there is this one man on the street and he … Continue reading
Jose Padua: Peacocks
When it’s done right, the third movement of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No 3 rocks harder than nearly anything else in music, except perhaps Raw Power by the Stooges. You … Continue reading
Video: “Piano Fling” from Northern Exposure
This is possibly the best explanation of art and innovation ever to appear in American popular culture: “It’s not the thing you fling, it’s the fling itself.”