Whoever controls the media, the images, controls the culture. — Allen Ginsberg (via michaeldonovan)
Kamchatka Ice Cave
The photo above shows a surreal-looking ice cave on the Kamchatka Peninsula of Russia. It was formed by a stream flowing from the hot springs associated with the Mutnovsky volcano.
This stream flows beneath glacial ice on the flanks of Mutnovsky. Because glaciers on Kamchatka volcanoes have been melting in recent years, the roof of this cave is now so thin that sunlight penetrates through it, eerily illuminating the icy structures within. — Marc Szeglat
Galeries Lafayette in Christmas, Paris | France (by Derek Gordon)
Eric Fischl, Time for Bed, 1980
In this sexually charged image, Fischl plays with narrative; what exactly is going on in this painting? Although it is set in an upper class home, the contrast of the downcast children with the boozy parents creates a social tension in the painting, and the viewer feels like a voyeur when looking at the scene. Like a Hopper painting taken to the extreme, Fischl’s suburban scenes create a sense of unease and alienation in the viewer.
Julian Schnabel, Exile, 1980
Jean Harlow is a “Red Headed Woman” (1932)
RUBENS, Pieter Pauwel
(b. 1577, Siegen, d. 1640, Antwerpen)
The Fall of the Damned
Oil on canvas, 286 x 224 cm
Alte Pinakothek, Munich
“What spirit is so empty and blind, that it cannot recognize the fact that the foot is more noble than the shoe, and skin more beautiful that the garment with which it is clothed?”