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asylum-art:

Jim Lambie

(sculpture David Batchelor)

James “Jim” Lambie is a contemporary visual artist, and was shortlisted for the 2005 Turner Prize with an installation called Mental Oyster. Jim Lambie graduated from the Glasgow School of Art with a Honors Bachelors of Arts degree.

The word “genius” is the nuclear weapon in the critic’s armoury. A lot of people think it should never be used. I used it a while ago and someone wrote to the Guardian complaining. I think they thought I was using it satirically - so rarely is this term employed and so dangerous is its aura.

Yet it has a venerable history. In Renaissance Europe the idea of the “genius” of the artist grew out of Neo-Platonic philosophy and the idea that creativity comes to the poet in a “fury”, a frenzy. From the start it identified artistic excellence with transports of mind. Albrecht Dürer may have been the first artist to see himself as a “genius”, portraying himself as a Christ-like messianic figure. Anyway I know a genius when I see one and the Glasgow artist Jim Lambie is a genius.
Text : The Guardian

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The air was soft, the stars so fine, the promise of every cobbled alley so great, that I thought I was in a dream.
—  Jack Kerouac (via purplebuddhaproject)

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Asian girl does terrifyingly weird cup song

im pretty sure this is my life in one video

This girl is everything

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fastcompany:

Some schools are canceling recess. But this North Carolina grade school is going in the opposite direction: Kids ride bikes as they read.
"Riding exercise bikes makes reading fun for many kids who get frustrated when they read," says Scott Ertl, who started the program. "They have a way to release that frustration they feel while they ride."
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fastcompany:

Some schools are canceling recess. But this North Carolina grade school is going in the opposite direction: Kids ride bikes as they read.

"Riding exercise bikes makes reading fun for many kids who get frustrated when they read," says Scott Ertl, who started the program. "They have a way to release that frustration they feel while they ride."

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salvadordali-art:

The Lacemaker (after Vermeer), 1955
Salvador Dali

salvadordali-art:

The Lacemaker (after Vermeer), 1955

Salvador Dali

allotherthingsintheworld:

Roberto Ferri (1978, Taranto)_Perpetua

allotherthingsintheworld:

Roberto Ferri (1978, Taranto)_Perpetua

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hadrian6:

Thalia Muse of the Theatre.  Roman 2nd.century AD. marble.
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hadrian6:

Thalia Muse of the Theatre.  Roman 2nd.century AD. marble.

http://hadrian6.tumblr.com

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To define is to limit.
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salvadordali-art:

The Sacrament of the Last Supper, 1955
Salvador Dali

salvadordali-art:

The Sacrament of the Last Supper, 1955

Salvador Dali