themouthofthecaves:

Albert Bierstadt Storm in the Mountains, ca. 1870

themouthofthecaves:

Albert Bierstadt Storm in the Mountains, ca. 1870

thusreluctant:

Lake Tahoe, Spearing Fish by Torchlight by Albert Bierstadt

thusreluctant:

Lake Tahoe, Spearing Fish by Torchlight by Albert Bierstadt

rjtyler:

DURAND, Asher Brown
American painter (b. 1796, Springfield Township, d. 1886, Maplewood)
A Stream in the Wood
1865
Oil on canvas, 102 x 82 cm
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid
A Stream in the Wood is also typical of Durand’s subject matter, as most of his paintings depict woods. He almost invariably uses the same compositional format, comprising a few trees in the foreground, an empty middle area, and beyond these a luminous sky which casts light on the valley. Durand’s paintings show nature in its wild state, without any sign of human presence, and glorify American nature as a new Eden.

rjtyler:

DURAND, Asher Brown

American painter (b. 1796, Springfield Township, d. 1886, Maplewood)

A Stream in the Wood

1865

Oil on canvas, 102 x 82 cm

Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

A Stream in the Wood is also typical of Durand’s subject matter, as most of his paintings depict woods. He almost invariably uses the same compositional format, comprising a few trees in the foreground, an empty middle area, and beyond these a luminous sky which casts light on the valley. Durand’s paintings show nature in its wild state, without any sign of human presence, and glorify American nature as a new Eden.

Ich brauche reine glatte Spiegel für meine Lehren; auf eurer Oberfläche verzerrt sich noch mein eignes Bildnis.
- Nietzsche, Also sprach Zarathustra
vcrfl:

Ivan Aivazovsky: The Black Sea at Night, 1879.

vcrfl:

Ivan Aivazovsky: The Black Sea at Night, 1879.

autruchon:

Pablo Picasso, Deux saltimbanques avec un chien (1905)

autruchon:

Pablo Picasso, Deux saltimbanques avec un chien (1905)

german-expressionists:

Ernst Ludiwg Kirchner, Mask Dance, 1929 

german-expressionists:

Ernst Ludiwg Kirchner, Mask Dance, 1929 

imagediver:

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Detail from Judith Beheading Holofernes, Caravaggio

imagediver:

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Detail from Judith Beheading Holofernes, Caravaggio

The Plane of Immanence

The Plane of Immanence

This blog is more or less an aesthetic expression of metaphysics, of the way art resounds in concepts and in thinking our way through them. "The plane of immanence is not a concept that is or can be thought but rather the image of thought, the image thought gives itself of what it means to think, to make use of thought, to find one's bearings in thought."-Deleuze