femme-de-lettres:

Large (Wikimedia)
Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller painted The Roman Ruins in Schönbrunn in 1832.
I’ve always found Waldmüller’s body of work surprisingly incongruous. His genre scenes—paintings of every-day life—consist almost entirely of idealized, moralizing images of smiling rural families and occasional heavy-handed religious themes. They read almost as parodies of the pastoral ideal.
Yet his still-lives (and, as seen here, his landscapes) manage to be realistic—but also full of life; the statues in the middle seem mere moments from turning around, highlighted as they are by the little patch of sun through the arch.

femme-de-lettres:

Large (Wikimedia)

Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller painted The Roman Ruins in Schönbrunn in 1832.

I’ve always found Waldmüller’s body of work surprisingly incongruous. His genre scenes—paintings of every-day life—consist almost entirely of idealized, moralizing images of smiling rural families and occasional heavy-handed religious themes. They read almost as parodies of the pastoral ideal.

Yet his still-lives (and, as seen here, his landscapes) manage to be realistic—but also full of life; the statues in the middle seem mere moments from turning around, highlighted as they are by the little patch of sun through the arch.

posted on 14.05.15

faboomama:

I wish these images had credits to them. This pixel art is wonderful.

(Source: elosilla)

posted on 14.05.08

headyhunter:

Michael Grab has mastered the art of stone balancing. He explains how he does it. “The most fundamental element of balancing in a physical sense is finding some kind of “tripod” for the rock to stand on. Every rock is covered in a variety of tiny to large indentations that can act as a tripod for the rock to stand upright, or in most orientations you can think of with other rocks. By paying close attention to the feeling of the rocks, you will start to feel even the smallest clicks as the notches of the rocks in contact are moving over one another. In the finer point balances, these clicks can be felt on a scale smaller than millimeters. Some point balances will give the illusion of weightlessness as the rocks look to be barely touching. Parallel to the physical element of finding tripods, the most fundamental non-physical element is harder to explain through words. In a nutshell, I am referring to meditation, or finding a zero point or silence within yourself. Some balances can apply significant pressure on your mind and your patience. The challenge is overcoming any doubt that may arise.”

Find more heady works at www.headyhunter.com

posted on 14.03.03

hennamodel:

jesseekkah:

The Sidi Saiyyed Mosque, built in 1573, is one of the most famous mosques of Ahmedabad.

Uhhhhhhhhh!  Islamic art is so beautiful

(Source: harmonia-art)

posted on 14.01.04

likeafieldmouse:

Alfredo Jaar - Venezia, Venezia (2013)

"A pool filled with lagoon water from which every 3 minutes a replica of the Giardini in Venice emerges for a few seconds and then sinks back down, as if a mysterious and lost civilization were rising back to life."

posted on 13.10.01

gazing-imaginary:

Nancy HoltSun Tunnels.

gazing-imaginary:

Nancy Holt
Sun Tunnels.

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razorshapes:

Ran Ortner - Oil on Canvas

posted on 13.04.14

likeafieldmouse:

Soo Sunny Park - Capturing Resonance (2011)

(Source: likeafieldmouse)

posted on 13.01.11

metaconscious:

hifas:

Trace - Ferns - Brush Brook - Blue Line by Barry Underwood

Love these light paintings, they bring a mysterious glow to the natural surroundings.

posted on 13.01.03

opticoverload:

Winter’s Masterpiece

opticoverload:

Winter’s Masterpiece

posted on 12.12.25

mydarkenedeyes:

Nikola Bašić - Greetings to the Sun

This public art installation by Croatian architect Nikola Bašić comes to life at sunset in the beautiful coastal town of Zadar, Croatia. This circle of light consists of 300 photovoltaic solar glass plates installed on the stone-paved waterfront, next to his famous oceanic-musical instrument, the Sea Organ.  The LED’s change colour and pattern to create a spectacular show of light to the rhythm of the waves and the sounds of the Sea Organ.  It produces enough energy to be used not only for the installation, but for the lighting of the entire waterfront. The project is a unique example of implementing the use of renewable energy sources and energy efficiency in the city space.

posted on 12.10.23

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