Impossibly Chic

by Erica Birmingham
at Bloomberg

at Bloomberg

The abandoned Kishinev circus, Russia

The abandoned Kishinev circus, Russia

crashinglybeautiful:

“It’s not hard to paint a design,” Hopper told me dolefully. “Nor to paint a representation of something you can see. But to express a thought in painting–that is hard. Why? Because thought is fluid. What you put on canvas is concrete, and this tends to direct thought. The more you put on canvas, the less of your original thought remains.”
… Looking at “Nighthawks,” I sense an invisible fifth participant who hovers on our side of the street. A passerby like us, he observes the action from the dark, and in through the plate glass, with appreciative and yet rather terrible detachment. Darkly shimmering, mercurial, and soon gone again is the artist’s self, the actual nighthawk.”
–Alexander Eliot, author, critic, and historian on Edward Hopper’s painting: “Nighthawks,” from the summer 1995 issue: “The Stranger.” 
via: parabola-magazine.

crashinglybeautiful:

“It’s not hard to paint a design,” Hopper told me dolefully. “Nor to paint a representation of something you can see. But to express a thought in painting–that is hard. Why? Because thought is fluid. What you put on canvas is concrete, and this tends to direct thought. The more you put on canvas, the less of your original thought remains.”

… Looking at “Nighthawks,” I sense an invisible fifth participant who hovers on our side of the street. A passerby like us, he observes the action from the dark, and in through the plate glass, with appreciative and yet rather terrible detachment. Darkly shimmering, mercurial, and soon gone again is the artist’s self, the actual nighthawk.”

–Alexander Eliot, author, critic, and historian on Edward Hopper’s painting: “Nighthawks,” from the summer 1995 issue: “The Stranger.” 

via: parabola-magazine.

(via aspenanomie)

natgeofound:

A woman shops for a fur coat at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City. Her Chinese pug, Miss Puffet, sits on a nearby chaise. December 1964. This is a previously unpublished image.Photograph by Albert Moldvay, National Geographic

natgeofound:

A woman shops for a fur coat at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City. Her Chinese pug, Miss Puffet, sits on a nearby chaise. December 1964. This is a previously unpublished image.Photograph by Albert Moldvay, National Geographic

Richard Misrach
Drive In Theater, Las Vegas
1987

Richard Misrach

Drive In Theater, Las Vegas

1987

California, 1940.
Photograph by J. Baylor Roberts, National Geographic

California, 1940.

Photograph by J. Baylor Roberts, National Geographic

(Source: natgeofound)

natgeofound:

Porters transport a car on long poles across a stream in Nepal, January 1950.Photograph by Volkmar K. Wenztel, National Geographic

natgeofound:

Porters transport a car on long poles across a stream in Nepal, January 1950.
Photograph by Volkmar K. Wenztel, National Geographic

Paul Newman

Paul Newman

The amazing Tomas Saraceno In Orbit at K21 in Düsseldorf until March 2014

(Source: lukescape)