Beauty always dies, the manner dies with the matter, the world dies with the individual.
blastedheath:

Dirk Baksteen (Belgian, 1886-1971), Herfstgoud [Autumn gold] , 1949. Canvas, 51 x 70.5 cm.

blastedheath:

Dirk Baksteen (Belgian, 1886-1971), Herfstgoud [Autumn gold] , 1949. Canvas, 51 x 70.5 cm.

titreuse:

IMAGE 11/2012 by Wendy Mark. 5” X 5” MONOTYPE + PHOTOGRAPH 2012

titreuse:

IMAGE 11/2012 by Wendy Mark. 5” X 5” MONOTYPE + PHOTOGRAPH 2012

negativeoffice:

Friedrich Nietzsche, photographed in mid-1899, after a mental breakdown and two strokes.
Photograph by Hans Olde

negativeoffice:

Friedrich Nietzsche, photographed in mid-1899, after a mental breakdown and two strokes.

Photograph by Hans Olde

modelarchitecture:

Propuesta para el Museo Regional de Atacama / David Rodriguez Arquitectos + Combeau De Iruarrizaga Arquitectos

modelarchitecture:

Propuesta para el Museo Regional de Atacama / David Rodriguez Arquitectos + Combeau De Iruarrizaga Arquitectos

Technology is a cultural phenomenon, and as such it is molded by our cultural values. We prefer good health to sickness so we develop medicine. We value wealth and freedom over poverty and bondage, so we invent markets and the multitudinous thingummies of comfort. We are curious, so we aim for the stars. Yet when it comes to creating conscious simulacra of ourselves, what exactly is our motive? What deep emotions drive us to imagine, and strive to create, machines in our own image? If it is not fear, or want, or curiosity, then what is it? Are we indulging in abject narcissism? Are we being unforgivably vain? Or could it be because of love?

miguelcarlos:

Leonardo da Vinci, construction for an octagon inscribed in a circle (redrawn by Mark Reynolds)

miguelcarlos:

Leonardo da Vinci, construction for an octagon inscribed in a circle (redrawn by Mark Reynolds)

What we never possessed can also never be lost. …Melancholy obfuscates… that the object is lacking from the very beginning, that its emergence coincides with its lack, that this object is nothing but the positivization of a void/lack.

— Slavoj Zizek on Jacques Lacan (via alterities)
blastedheath:

Marcel Louis Baugniet (Belgian, 1896-1995), Aéroplan, 1982. Watercolour on paper, 22,50 x 24 cm

blastedheath:

Marcel Louis Baugniet (Belgian, 1896-1995), Aéroplan, 1982. Watercolour on paper, 22,50 x 24 cm

forgetlings:

Du warst mein Tod:
dich konnte ich halten,
während mir alles entfiel.

— Paul Celan

translation:

You were my death:
you I could hold
while everything slipped away.

translated from the German by Daniel Stephensen

billdomonkos:

If both what is before and what is after are in this same “now”, things which happened ten thousand years ago would be simultaneous with what has happened today, and nothing would be before or after anything else. 
—Aristotle, c. 330 BC
(Photo: Theodor Horydczak)

billdomonkos:

If both what is before and what is after are in this same “now”, things which happened ten thousand years ago would be simultaneous with what has happened today, and nothing would be before or after anything else. 

—Aristotle, c. 330 BC

(Photo: Theodor Horydczak)

blastedheath:

Gilbert Swimberghe (Belgian, b.1927), Untitled, 1987. Oil on canvas, 12 x 12 in.

blastedheath:

Gilbert Swimberghe (Belgian, b.1927), Untitled, 1987. Oil on canvas, 12 x 12 in.

blastedheath:

Frederick Hammersley (American, 1919-2009), Ampersand, 1975. Oil on linen, 26 x 26 cm.

blastedheath:

Frederick Hammersley (American, 1919-2009), Ampersand, 1975. Oil on linen, 26 x 26 cm.

less-ismore:

Friedrich Nietzsche, The Gay Science, 1882.

less-ismore:

Friedrich Nietzsche, The Gay Science, 1882.

The work is the death mask of its conception.

— Walter Benjamin (via kenbaumann)
decadentiacoprofaga:

Mamão e melancia, Agostinho da Mota, 1860. Source.

decadentiacoprofaga:

Mamão e melancia, Agostinho da Mota, 1860. Source.