1. Wallace Stevens, “Hibiscus on the Sleeping Shores”

    I say now, Fernando, that on that day
    The mind roamed as a moth roams,
    Among the blooms beyond the open sand;

    And that whatever noise the motion of the waves
    Made on the sea-weeds and the covered stones
    Disturbed not even the most idle ear.

    Then it was that monstered moth
    Which had lain folded against the blue
    And the colored purple of the lazy sea,

    And which had drowsed along the bony shores,
    Shut to the blather that the water made,
    Rose up besprent and sought the flaming red

    Dabbled with yellow pollen - red as red
    As the flag above the old café - 
    And roamed there all the stupid afternoon.

     
  2. artesens:

    Le joueur de flûte, 1932

    Pablo Picasso

    (Source: blastedheath, via justcopypasting)

     
  3. (Source: gk2nist, via wahnwitzig)

     
  4. Andres Amador Sand art
    Andres Amador Sand art
    Andres Amador Sand art
    Andres Amador Sand art
    Andres Amador Sand art

    artchipel:

    Andres Amador (b.1971, USA)

    Artist Andres Amador is a San Francisco native, world spirit. He doesn’t paint or sculpt. He prefers a medium that is temporary but absolutely beautiful: a sandy beach at low tide. He uses a rake to create works of art that can be bigger than 100,000 sq. ft.
    He spends hours creating these intricate masterpieces, knowing that the tide will soon come in and wash away his work forever. (src. Feel Design)

    © All images courtesy the artist

    [more Andres Amador | artist found at Feel Design]

     
  5. fourteenth:

    From the Parthenon, 1900

    Fred Boissonnas

     

    (via c-aesarion)

     
  6. aleyma:

    Mikhail Evlampievich Perkhin and Konstantin Yakovlevich Krijitski for the House of Carl Faberge, Imperial Caucasus Egg, 1893 (source).

     
  7. aleyma:

    Henrik Emanuel Wigstrom and Vassily Ivanovich Zuiev for the House of Carl Faberge, Imperial Napoleonic Egg, 1912 (source).

     
  8. ruo:

    untitled by Lisa Uijtewaal

    (via kelixir)

     
  9. noonesnemesis: The Eye. René Gruau, 1970

    (via kelixir)

     
  10. poppoppopblowblowbubblegum:

    the growth that gave the name to the green line dividing west and east beirut, 1982, overtaking the then-uninhabitable area.

    (via priceofliberty)

     
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  12. frenchhistory:

    Cachet du général en chef de l’armée de l’Ouest (1794).

    The Army of the West (armée de l’Ouest) was one of the French Revolutionary Armies. It was created on 1 August 1793 by merging the armée des côtes de Brest, the armée des côtes de La Rochelle, and the armée de Mayence, and was sent to fight the revolt in the Vendee.

    (Source: archives.vendee.fr)

     
  13. artchipel:

    Parker Fitzgerald | on Tumblr - Overgrowth | Anemone

    Styled by Riley Messina (Erba Floral Studio). Limited edition available in two sizes @ Overgrowth

     
  14. artchipel:

    Parker Fitzgerald | on Tumblr - Overgrowth | Peonies, Roses, Lisianthus

    Preview shot from Overgrowth’s portrait series. Rikako with roses and peonies. Styled by Riley Messina (Erba Floral Studio). Shot on Kodak Portra 160. Limited edition available in two sizes @ Overgrowth

    (Source: parkerfitzgerald.com)

     
  15. shawnclybor:

    Karel Dudešek - linocut of a proletarian romance, published in his text Balada, 1932, (edition of only 200 copies)

    (via dolola)