Monday, August 31, 2015

So fine

Sunday, August 30, 2015

MC5 - Looking At You (Live 1970)


Stunning- Paul Kiwlecki Girl Sitting on the Bumper of an Old Car, Georgia 1970

Dionne Warwick Uncredited and Undated Photograph

Alexander (Hammid) Hackenschmied Maya Deren c.1930 “In an anagram all the elements exist in a simultaneous relationship. Consequently, within it, nothing is first and nothing is last; nothing is future and nothing is past; nothing is old and nothing is new… Each element of an anagram is so related to the whole that no one of them may be changed without affecting its series and so affecting the whole. And conversely the whole is so related to every part that whether one reads horizontally, vertically, diagonally or even in reverse, the logic of the whole is not disrupted, but remains intact.” Maya Deren, “An Anagram of Ideas on Art, Form and Film” 1946

Uncredited Photographer Oliver Sacks, Doctor of Neurology and Writer, Greenwich Village 1961 Oliver Sacks 1933-2015 Ave atque Vale “Every act of perception is to some degree an act of creation, and every act of memory is to some degree an act of imagination.” Oliver Sacks, “Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain” 2007

Joan Mitchell: Little Trip (1964)


Friday, August 28, 2015

Granted-the subject matter is crazy...but the color !?



Girl’s party dress, 1865.

I adore this picture.

Charles Demuth (American, 1883-1935),: Coastal Scene, Etretat, (c.1913) Watercolor

Arshile Gorky Carnival, 1943

crashinglybeautiful: “When the Lakota leader Sitting Bull was asked by a white reporter why his people loved and respected him, Sitting Bull replied by asking if it was not true that among white people a man is respected because he has many horses, many houses? When the reporter replied that was indeed true, Sitting Bull then said that his people respected him because he kept nothing for himself.” –Joseph Bruchac: “Sacred Giving; Sacred Receiving,” PARABOLA, Summer 2011.

And thus it began...

A picture like this helps me believe in God.

Young Sammy Davis Jr. -Originally posted by klaumich

the problem of anxiety-John Ashbery

Fifty years have passed
since I started living in those dark towns
I was telling you about.
Well, not much has changed. I still can’t figure out
how to get from the post office to the swings in the park.
Apple trees blossom in the cold, not from conviction,
and my hair is the color of dandelion fuzz.

Suppose this poem were about you–would you
put in the things I’ve carefully left out:
descriptions of pain, and sex, and how shiftily
people behave toward each other? Naw, that’s
all in some book it seems. For you
I’ve saved the descriptions of finger sandwiches,
and the glass eye that stares at me in amazement
from the bronze mantel, and will never be appeased.

Gene Davis ( American 1920-1985) Saratoga Springboard (1969)

Tanner Tillung by Hedi Slimane (via anyobjections)

James Mollison: Faces of Apes (

Anna Magnani Italian pronunciation: [ˈanna maɲˈɲaːni] 7 March 1908 – 26 September 1973)

Leni Riefenstahl: The German Olympics (Berlin, 1936)

Ergy Landau

Sometimes I miss my past VERY much.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

This is so odd, so off kilter a found object sort of look- yet color and framing hint at an Art School experience. No info. No luck. Compeling none the less...

This picture just SCREAMS "Self Actualization" doesn't it?!

Paul Cézanne: Bathers (1870s)

のせ猫 x カエル Frog put cat 2015/2

Paradoxes of War - Princeton University | Coursera Miguel A. Centeno Musgrave Professor of Sociology and Professor of Sociology and International Affairs Princeton University

About this Course

The Paradoxes of War teaches us to understand that war is not only a normal part of human existence, but is arguably one of the most important factors in making us who we are. Through this course, I hope that you will come to appreciate that war is both a natural expression of common human emotions and interactions and a constitutive part of how we cohere as groups. That is, war is paradoxically an expression of our basest animal nature and the exemplar of our most vaunted and valued civilized virtues. You will learn some basic military history and sociology in this course as a lens for the more important purpose of seeing the broader social themes and issues related to war. I want you to both learn about war, but more importantly, use it as way of understanding your everyday social world. So, for example, the discussion of war and gender will serve to start you thinking about how expectations of masculinity are created and our discussion of nationalism will make clear how easy “us-them” dichotomies can be established and (ab)used. I will suggest some readings for you to complement the class and assign some activities through which you will be able to apply the theoretical insights from the course to your observations of everyday life. At the end of the course, you will start to see war everywhere and come to appreciate how much it defines our life.

Professor Centeno is the Musgrave Professor of Sociology and Professor of Sociology and International Affairs in the WWS. He was the founding Director of the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (2003-2007) and Master of Wilson College (1997-2004). In 2000, he founded the Princeton University Preparatory Program. He is interested in political sociology and social change. He is the author of Democracy within Reason: Technocratic Revolution in Mexico, Blood and Debt: War and the Nation State in Latin America, and Global Capitalism among other works. He is also the editor of Discrimination in an Unequal World, Towards a New Cuba and The Politics of Expertise in Latin America, The Other Mirror: Comparative Theory Through A Latin American Lens (ed. with F. Lopez-Alves); and Mapping the Global Web (ed. with E. Hargittai). Forthcoming books include War and Society, 2014 and Building States in the Developing World (w. A. Kohli and D. Yashar). New projects include an analysis of “emergent risk” in global flows and a history of the concept of discipline

Female figurine Terracotta Egypt, Second Intermediate Period (ca. 1630 - 1539 B.C.E.), Hyksos Dynasty 15 (ca. 1630 - 1523 B.C.E.), Dynasty 16 (ca. 1630 - 1523 B.C.E.), Theban Dynasty 17 (ca. 1630 - 1539 B.C.E.), Dynasty 18 (ca. 1539 - 1295 B.C.E.) Freer Gallery

Glorious Source: mirkokosmos

Stunning (via a-state-of-bliss) Source: amen69fashion

I sense an outgoing personality

Chryselephantine Sculpture - Thought to be a depiction of Apollo Fire-blackened ivory with gold on a wooden core — Greek — 6th Century BCE — belonging to the Delphi Archaeological Museum, Greece

Well.I mean, why not?!

Yvonne de Carlo