Fabian Oefner is bringing art and science together. In this eye-catching series of clips, Oefner makes sound waves visible by placing colorful crystals over a speaker and filming their movement. The result is poetic and more than a little trippy.
Nothing ever ends poetically. It ends and we turn it into poetry. All that blood was never once beautiful. It was just red.
Marie Louise Elisabeth Vigée-LeBrun
Baroness Anna Sergeevna Stroganova and her son Sergey
Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russa
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My cover for the novel “Nobody Is Ever Missing” by Catherine Lacey for FSG. The art director was Charlotte Strick.
shakespeare’s dating tips:
- use romantic metaphors and beautiful rhymes on your girl until she’s yours
- dress up as a guy, befriend your man and ask him what he thinks about you
- kill her cousin, then yourself (because you love her so much)
- don’t be mean to your girl or she might drown herself in a river. be nice
One of the most important things we can take away from Shakespeare’s corpus is that if you don’t want things to end in a pile of bodies, dress in drag, NOW.
Salvador Dali ~ “Galatea of the Spheres”, 1952
The Galatea of the Spheres is a marvelous portrait of Salvador Dali’s wife known as Gala. Gala was born Elena Ivanovna Diakonova (7 September 1894 – 10 June 1982) in Russia, to a family of intellectuals. Dali first met Gala in 1929 while working on the film Un Chien Andalou with Luis Bunuel- Gala was the wife of another Surrealist, Paul Eluard. Salvador Dali seduced Gala away from Eluard. In 1934 Dali and Gala were married in a civil ceremony in Paris and in 1958 the church permitted a Catholic ceremony (Gala’s former husband died in 1952) and forever after she became known as Gala Éluard Dalí. Gala managed Dali’s business affairs for their entire marriage a task to which the artist was unsuited. Salvador Dali considered Gala his world and his saviour and signed many of his works with her name. <source>