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Anonymous said: Yessss another Gustav Klimt admirer. Love your blog!

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A Modern Language of Nerves 

Klimt’s portraits society women presented them as insubstantial, distracted, tense, refined, cultured, sexualised.

The figures were rigid, placed alone on the canvas. Their hands were flexed in uncomfortable manners which made them look ugly. Some women were portrayed wearing chokers, which makes them look so tense they could hardly breathe. Such portraits illustrate Vienna’s intense obsession with Neurasthenia and various other ‘nervous illnesses’ around 1900; intense in a sense that it was perceived fashionable to be nervous, tense, having trouble sleeping or giving up smoking, and having a constant need to be reading, writing or talking.

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Gustav Klimt

Su Yılanları II (detay)

Water Serpents II (detail)

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Gustav Klimt im blauen Malerkittel
Egon Schiele
1913 CE
pencil and gouache on paper

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Medicine (detail of Hygieia) ~ Gustav Klimt

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My favorite Art piece everrrrr

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Artist Marina González Eme (behance)

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Better yourself this weekend by watching (or rewatching) this TED Talk from the amazing Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

And remember to check out Adichie’s novel, Americanah, published in paperback just this past week.

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If you were given a book with the story of your life, would you read the end?

(via repaint)


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 Swirling Vortex of Salt by Motoi Yamamoto

Some artists want their works to last forever, but Motoi Yamamoto compares his art to an arrangement of fresh flowers — it’s alive to enjoy for just a short period of time, and then it becomes a beautiful memory.

Yamamoto used a small oil dispenser, similar to a condiment squeeze bottle, to create the salt art that covers the floor of the gallery.

The artist started working on the installation on February 24 and just completed it last week. The opening reception is tonight and it will remain on display until April 12. The salt, which was donated by The Morton Salt Company, will ultimately be dispersed into the Great Salt Lake.




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Paintings by Dan Voinea

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In the series Postcards from the Future, artist Francesco Romoli transforms classic portraits from the early 19th century into unexpected part machine, part human figures and forms.

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