All is full of love.


New York-based artist James Clar has created a series of installation with the use of fluorescent lights to form patterns, designs, and illuminate words. Via


The River of Blood (1961).  Malangatana Ngwenya. 

Oil on fiberboard.  Cleveland Museum of Art. 

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reclining statue of a prince, oil on gessoed canvas, 2013


Elsa Mora


Blair Whiteford, “Pool Bather”. 2012

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Leo Eguiarte

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Dragos Burlacu - The Color is in the Shadow (2011)

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Magda Kopytiuk

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Melanie Bonajo

Furniture Bondage



Magdalena Abakanowicz, Backs, 1976-82


Ken Price


In broad brushstrokes, Tiina Heiska

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Roman Ruins with the Pyramid of Caius Cestius.  18th.century. Giovanni Paolo Panini. Italian 1691-1765. oil/canvas.

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I am interested in language because it wounds or seduces me.

— Roland Barthes, The Pleasure of the Text (via saisonlune)

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Album of Hawks and Calligraphy.

Ink and color on silk.

Kano Tsunenobu, 17th – 18th Century. H.O. Havemeyer Collection.

This album containing pictures of hawks—posed on boughs or rocks, awaiting their prey, and one with its prey already ensnared—was probably created for a young male member of the samurai elite, to instill appreciation for hawking and Chinese learning. The calligraphy, by an unidentified artist, is inscribed on sumptuously colored silk decorated with golden phoenixes, and the content is taken from a Confucian didactic text. Tsunenobu was a painter in the service of the Tokugawa shogunate. In 1650, while still a teenager, he took over from his father as the head of the Kobikichō Kano school in Edo. Hawking had become the exclusive right of samurai earlier in the seventeenth century, during the reign of Ieyasu, the first Tokugawa shogun, who was an avid practitioner. But between 1693 and 1709, toward the end of the artist’s life, hawking had been temporarily suspended by his primary patron, Tokugawa Tsunayoshi (1646–1709). Though Tsunayoshi was tyrannical in his politics, he was famous for his compassion toward birds and animals, to the extent that he made maltreatment of dogs a capital offense, earning him the nickname the Dog Shogun. Tokugawa Yoshimune (1684–1751), the eighth shogun, revived falconry for the warrior class, and authored a treatise on crane hawking”.  Text and images via MET.

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