Maria  Clara Eimmart, Ten Depictions of Heavenly Phenomena, (late 17th century)

 Immart was the daughter of the history painter, portraitist and amateur astronomer Georg Christoph Eimmart, with whom she collaborated. Her father was director of the Malerakademie in Nürnberg but also established a private observatory. She was given a broad education in the fine arts, and specialized in botanical and astronomical illustrations. She made a series of some 350 drawings of lunar phases, observed by telescope, and captured on distinctive blue paper. Twelve of these were given to conte Marsili, a scientific collaborator with her father, of those twelve, ten survive in Bologna. She shortly thereafter married her father’s pupil and successor, the astronomer Johann Heinrich Müller and died in childbirth.

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"I long so much to make beautiful things. But beautiful things require effort and disappointment and perseverance."
Vincent van Gogh

"I long so much to make beautiful things. But beautiful things require effort and disappointment and perseverance."

Vincent van Gogh



"Don’t be Shy" 


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so I made myself sad 4 months before this film even comes out.


so I made myself sad 4 months before this film even comes out.

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Arthur Radebaugh

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I am the left brain. I am a scientist. A mathematician. I love the familiar. I categorize. I am accurate. Linear. Analytical. Strategic. I am practical. Always in control. A master of words and language. Realistic. I calculate questions and play with numbers. I am order. I am logic. I know exactly who I am.

I am the right brain. I am creativity. A free spirit. I am passion. Yearning. Sensuality. I am the sound of roaring laughter. I am taste. The feeling of sand beneath bare feet. I am movement. Vivid colors. I am the urge to paint on an empty canvas. I am boundless imagination. Art. Poetry. I sense. I feel. I am everything I wanted to be.


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Curator’s Monday 140

Andy Julia (b.1982, France)

Andy Julia is a french freelance artist photographer based in Montmartre, Paris. He began studying photography at 17 years old, after studying painting, drawing and art history at “L’école des Beaux Arts” of Toulouse in France. Following a technical, audiovisual photography internship, he began working as an assistant at the Daylight Studios in Paris, often working with Willy Vanderpeere. The more minds wander, the best universes connect. Following this idea, Andy drives his different projects in combining all his influences drifted from the practicing of photography painting and music to the elaboration of a singular visual universe. Above all, Andy captures the essence of things, to keep and share the vibration of life, through the filter of an everyday redefined beauty. After 10 years of artistic evolution and two books published about his personal work, Andy begins today a new cycle of creation based on perpetual traveling and renewal. Many thanks to Diane Drubay, founder of Buzzeum and curator of creamoftheirskin, for being this Curator’s Monday!

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Quilled Anatomy by Yakawonis Quilling
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Art History Meme [1/6] Themes or Series or Subjects
↳ Rose Windows


Xu Wei(徐渭 Chinese, 1521-1593)


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Digital Illustrations by Artem Cheboha

Russian based CGI artist and painter Artem Cheboha creates beautiful illustrations. 

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Two women on the shore (woodcut, 1898) Edvard Munch

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Tmblr Artist

Stefan Krauss | on Tumblr (b.1968, Germany)

Stefan Krauss is a Germany born Crete based self-taught photographer. Utmost elegant minimalism with a masterly play of textures and tones are some of the elements of Krauss’ photography. Between conceptual art and abstraction - or “land art” - his work transcends the purely material to offer us a sober picture of sinuous lines and aesthetic refinement. The use of colour stands out for its clever use of light and the ability to work with pastel tones which enhance feelings of softness, elegance and quietude. His photos seem to be deep meditations on time, light, and nature applicable to both his colour and black and whites. His black and whites take advantage of the strong contrasts, shadows and highlights, to chisel simple images due to their proximity to total abstraction yet remain within his universe of stillness and self-reflection - all timeless images of great inner strength. (source: luxlit) As Ezra Pound said: “Do not move, let the wind speak.”

Stefan Krauss can be found with updated posts on his Tumblr A Funky Space Reincarnation and Stars fell on Livaniana.

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"Everything we see hides another thing, we always want to see what is hidden by what we see."
René Magritte (1898–1967, Belgium)
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