beetleinabox:

Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, Soap Bubble, 1733 (National Gallery of Art, Washington).

Michael Fried writes:

In the Soap Bubble the transparent, slightly distended globe at the tip of the young man’s blowpipe seems almost to swell and tremble before our eyes; in the Card Castle the youth placing a card in position appears on the verge of drawing back his hand; while in the Game of Knucklebones a single moment has been isolated in all its plentitude and density from an absorptive continuum the full extent of which the painting masterfully evokes. Images such as these are not of time wasted but of time filled (as a glass may be filled not just to the level of the rim but slightly above). Whatever their iconographic precedents or even their actual symbolic connotations, they embody a new, unmoralized vision of distraction as a vehicle of absorption; or perhaps one should say of that vision that it distills, from the most ordinary states and activities, an unofficial morality according to which absorption emerges as a good in and of itself, without regard to its occasion; or perhaps it is simply that Chardin found in the absorption of his figures both a natural correlative for his own engrossment in the act of painting and a proleptic mirroring of what he trusted would be the absorption of the viewer before the work.

(vía kafkino-dijete)

Timestamp: 1413587381

beetleinabox:

Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, Soap Bubble, 1733 (National Gallery of Art, Washington).

Michael Fried writes:

In the Soap Bubble the transparent, slightly distended globe at the tip of the young man’s blowpipe seems almost to swell and tremble before our eyes; in the Card Castle the youth placing a card in position appears on the verge of drawing back his hand; while in the Game of Knucklebones a single moment has been isolated in all its plentitude and density from an absorptive continuum the full extent of which the painting masterfully evokes. Images such as these are not of time wasted but of time filled (as a glass may be filled not just to the level of the rim but slightly above). Whatever their iconographic precedents or even their actual symbolic connotations, they embody a new, unmoralized vision of distraction as a vehicle of absorption; or perhaps one should say of that vision that it distills, from the most ordinary states and activities, an unofficial morality according to which absorption emerges as a good in and of itself, without regard to its occasion; or perhaps it is simply that Chardin found in the absorption of his figures both a natural correlative for his own engrossment in the act of painting and a proleptic mirroring of what he trusted would be the absorption of the viewer before the work.

(vía kafkino-dijete)

panrhema:

greuze:

Vlaho Bukovac, Andromeda (Detail), 19th/20th Century

(vía alienandgirl)

Timestamp: 1413587366

panrhema:

greuze:

Vlaho Bukovac, Andromeda (Detail), 19th/20th Century

(vía alienandgirl)

16chakras:

Firmin Baes (1874 – 1945, Belgian)

(Fuente: wonderingaesthetic, vía wim-visscher)

Timestamp: 1413587133

16chakras:

Firmin Baes (1874 – 1945, Belgian)

(Fuente: wonderingaesthetic, vía wim-visscher)

(Fuente: mnagso, vía alchemistdreamer)

putdownthepotato:

Glendalough, Co. Wicklow, Ireland by Paul Moore

(vía compressionoftime)

Timestamp: 1413587120

putdownthepotato:

Glendalough, Co. Wicklow, Ireland by Paul Moore

(vía compressionoftime)

touchn2btouched:

“The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.” 

__Emily Dickinson

(Fuente: venusasaboy1, vía rouskilla)

Timestamp: 1413587092

touchn2btouched:

“The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.” 

__Emily Dickinson

(Fuente: venusasaboy1, vía rouskilla)

rustedbox:

Hugo Schnars-Alquist (1855-1939), Marine - 1906

(Fuente: leprincelointain, vía annnnnnnnnn)

Timestamp: 1413587077

rustedbox:

Hugo Schnars-Alquist (1855-1939), Marine - 1906

(Fuente: leprincelointain, vía annnnnnnnnn)

rustedbox:

Water Lilies, Claude Monet

(Fuente: yourspiritinblack, vía annnnnnnnnn)

Timestamp: 1413587071

rustedbox:

Water Lilies, Claude Monet

(Fuente: yourspiritinblack, vía annnnnnnnnn)

(Fuente: bbnnt, vía adictaalatinta)