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theparisreview:

“The artist personified himself as the owl—old, wise, and nocturnal. From his early years he had painted nights and slept until mid-day.”
An excerpt from the portfolio “Picasso’s Women.”

theparisreview:

“The artist personified himself as the owl—old, wise, and nocturnal. From his early years he had painted nights and slept until mid-day.”

An excerpt from the portfolio “Picasso’s Women.”

justbrad:

I’ve been enjoying my time in Minneapolis.

justbrad:

I’ve been enjoying my time in Minneapolis.

Billie Holiday - Strange Fruit

75 years ago, on this date, Billie Holiday recorded a song that Time Magazine would call song of the century: Strange Fruit, a song written about a lynching in the South. 

Holiday first performed the song at Cafe Society in 1939. She said that singing it made her fearful of retaliation but, because its imagery reminded her of her father, she continued to sing the piece making it a regular part of her live performances. Because of the poignancy of the song, Josephson drew up some rules: Holiday would close with it; the waiters would stop all service in advance; the room would be in darkness except for a spotlight on Holiday’s face; and there would be no encore. During the musical introduction, Holiday would stand with her eyes closed, as if she were evoking a prayer.

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The Flowing Hair ‘52 by Matisse
The Acrobat c. ‘30 by Picasso
drakontomalloi:

Denis Forkas Kostromitin - Ερεβος motif / The Hanged Man. 2013

drakontomalloi:

Denis Forkas Kostromitin - Ερεβος motif / The Hanged Man. 2013

worldofthecutestcuties:

I took my cat on his first walk yesterday

worldofthecutestcuties:

I took my cat on his first walk yesterday

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Bjork in Nytt lif in (Morgunbladid, October 1982)

(Source: irene-skorn, via fearnotdie)

fontan-elle:

Edmond-François Aman-Jean (French, 1858-1936)Venezia Bella, Regina del Mare, 1893

fontan-elle:

Edmond-François Aman-Jean (French, 1858-1936)
Venezia Bella, Regina del Mare, 1893

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wmud:

erik and tore ahlsén - pub department store, stockholm, sweden, 1956

wmud:

erik and tore ahlsén - pub department store, stockholm, sweden, 1956

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blueklectic:

Son.

blueklectic:

Son.

(Source: katara, via ladyfreedomme)

kushandwizdom:

More good vibes here
ppicasso:

People look at the stage curtain entitled ‘the Minotaur’s body dressed as Harlequin’ painted by Picasso in 1936 for Romain Rolland’s play ‘Le 14 Juillet’ at the Abattoirs museum in Toulouse, south of France, on April 28, 2011. The museum will be hosting the ‘Modern and contempory masterpieces’ exhibition from April, 15 to August 21, 2011.

ppicasso:

People look at the stage curtain entitled ‘the Minotaur’s body dressed as Harlequin’ painted by Picasso in 1936 for Romain Rolland’s play ‘Le 14 Juillet’ at the Abattoirs museum in Toulouse, south of France, on April 28, 2011. The museum will be hosting the ‘Modern and contempory masterpieces’ exhibition from April, 15 to August 21, 2011.

(via room-of-flint)