10.7.14

take care home - alone - adieux !






you can find me here

Jean Brusselmans, 'The Rainbow'
William N. Copley, 'Rosarita Beach', 1948

9.7.14

The more that is added, the less you can see




Wilfredo Prieto on wooden shelves:
"Two Classics", 2011 
"Birthday Cake", 2008 
"Pan con Pan (Bread with Bread)", 2011
Till September 29 on show at SMAK, Ghent

8.7.14

dolls


Katharina Detzel with a male stuffed dummy of her own making, c 1918
Oskar Kokoschka, "Self-portrait with doll", 1921

from 'Outsider Art: Spontaneous Alternatives', Colin Rhodes

6.7.14

empty hands


Jean-Luc Godard, Nouvelle Vague, 1990

Thomas Ruff, Zeitungsfoto 372, 1991

4.7.14

tweeblaarkanniedood

The plant in the background is a 'tweeblaarkanniedood' or 'welwitschia'. Some of these 'living fossils' may be more than 2000 years old. 
They live in the Namib desert - but one kiddo also grows up here, in the heart of Amsterdam.

30.6.14

holi-holiday



Henri Matisse (1869–1954)

The Swimming Pool

Late summer 1953
Gouache on paper, cut and pasted, on painted paper
185.4 x 1643.3 cm
(c) 2014 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

From the MOMA Collection:
Commenting on The Swimming Pool, his largest cutout, Matisse said, "I have always adored the sea, and now that I can no longer go for a swim, I have surrounded myself with it." Indeed, this nearly fifty-four-foot-long frieze of blue bathers silhouetted against a white rectangular band was designed to adorn the walls of Matisse's dining room at the Hôtel Régina in Nice. At the time of its creation, the artist was restricted to his bed or to a wheelchair, and he conjured this lyrical depiction of the natural world for his personal enjoyment.

(Thank you Kitty Bons Bons)

matter






from the book Materie. Parool/Life, by Lapp R.E., 1965

28.6.14

champignonnekes








ATLAS PHOTOGRAPHIQUE DES CHAMPIGNONS
500 photographs and microphotographs in black&white
by Nardi Raymond, Sedes, 1966

27.6.14

'An eliptic bed for a single lady'
















The Philosophy of the Bed, by Mary Eden & Richard Carrington, Hutchinson of London, 1961