Thursday, May 31, 2012

Van Gogh, Self-Portrait Dedicated to Paul Gauguin detail of eye

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Vincent van Gogh, Self-Portrait Dedicated to Paul Gauguin, 1888, oil on canvas, 24 x 19-11/16 inches (Fogg, Harvard Art Museums)

This self portrait was painted for Paul Gauguin as part of swap between the artists. The other painting is Paul Gauguin's Self-Portrait Dedicated to Vincent van Gogh (Les Misérables), 1888.

Delaunay-Terk, Sonia (1885-1979) - 1915 Market at Minho

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Oil on canvas.

Sonia Delaunay was a Jewish-French artist who, with her husband Robert Delaunay and others, co-founded the Orphism art movement, noted for its use of strong colors and geometric shapes. Her work extends to painting, textile design and stage set design. She was the first living female artist to have a retrospective exhibition at the Louvre in 1964, and in 1975 was named an officer of the French Legion of Honor. Her work in modern design included the concepts of geometric abstraction, the integration of furniture, fabrics, wall coverings, and clothing.

Delaunay grew up in St. Petersburg. She studied drawing in Karlsruhe, Germany, and in 1905 moved to Paris, where she was influenced by the Post-Impressionists and the Fauvists. She married the artist Robert Delaunay in 1910, by which time she was painting in the style known as Orphism, which involved the harmonious juxtaposition of areas of pure colour. She extended Orphist principles to the design of fabrics, pottery decoration, stage sets, and other applied arts. Among her most important works were her Orphist illustrations for a poem by Blaise Cendrars entitled La Prose du Transsibérien et de la petite Jehanne de France (1913; “The Prose of the Trans-Siberian and of Little Jehanne of France”); the resulting volume was a landmark in modern book production.

During the 1920s Delaunay designed textiles and dresses, and her use of abstract colour harmonies had a strong influence on international fashion. She returned to painting in the 1930s, joining the Abstraction-Création association in 1931. She and Robert Delaunay became involved in public art projects, and they collaborated on vast murals for the Paris Exposition of 1937. After her husband’s death in 1941, Delaunay continued to work as a painter and designer, and she lived to see the mounting of retrospectives of her work by major museums from the 1950s onward. In 1964 she became the only woman to have had an exhibition at the Louvre Museum in her own lifetime.


Woodpecker by PHOTOFENNISH
Woodpecker, a photo by PHOTOFENNISH on Flickr.

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Ink on Photopaper

Beach scene at Batemans Bay - photo art


Untitled, a photo by PHOTOFENNISH on Flickr.

Ink on photopaper

Dongen, Kees van (1877-1968) - 1919c. The Corn Poppy

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Kees van Dongen, was a Dutch painter and one of the Fauves. He gained a reputation for his sensuous, at times garish, portraits. He was born in the suburbs of Rotterdam. In 1892 van Dongen started his studies at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Rotterdam. Between 1892 to 1897, he frequented the Red Quarter seaport area, where he drew scenes of sailors and prostitutes. In 1899 he went to Paris. He began to exhibit in Paris, including the controversial 1905 exhibition Salon d'Automne, in a room featuring Matisse and others. The bright colors of this group of artists led to them being called Fauves ('Wild Beasts'). He was also briefly a member of the German Expressionist group Die Brücke (The Bridge). He was part of an avant-garde wave of painters—Maurice de Vlaminck, Othon Friesz, Henri Rousseau, Robert Delaunay, Albert Marquet, Edouard Vuillard—who incarnated hopes of a renewal in painting stuck in Neo-impressionism. In 1906 he moved to 13 rue Ravignan, where he was friends with the circle surrounding Pablo Picasso.

Under the influence of Jasmy Jacob, amongst others, Kees van Dongen developed the lush colors of his Fauvist style. This gained him a solid reputation with the French bourgeoisie. As a fashionable portraitist his subjects included Arletty, Leopold III of Belgium and Maurice Chevalier. With a playful cynicism he remarked of his popularity as a portraitist with high society women; ' The essential thing is to elongate the women and especially to make them slim. After that it just remains to enlarge their jewels. They are ravished.' A remark that allies itself to another of his sayings - ' Painting is the most beautiful of lies.' In 1926 he was awarded the Legion of Honour and in 1927 the Order of the Crown of Belgium. In 1929 he received French nationality and two of his works were admitted to the Musée du Luxembourg.

NYC - MoMA: Henri Matisse's Bather

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Bather, Cavalière, summer 1909
Oil on canvas, 36 1/2 x 29 1/8" (92.7 x 74 cm)
Henri Matisse, French, 1869-1954

Gift of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller.


The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) was founded in 1929 and is often recognized as the most influential museum of modern art in the world. Over the course of the next ten years, the Museum moved three times into progressively larger temporary quarters, and in 1939 finally opened the doors of its midtown home, located on 53rd Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues in midtown.

MoMA's holdings include more than 150,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, architectural models and drawings, and design objects. Highlights of the collection inlcude Vincent Van Gogh's The Starry Night, Salvador Dali's The Persisence of Memory, Pablo Picasso's Les Demoiseels d'Avignon and Three Musicians, Claude Monet's Water Lilies, Piet Mondrian's Broadway Boogie Woogie, Paul Gauguin's The Seed of the Areoi, Henri Matisse's Dance, Marc Chagall's I and the Village, Paul Cezanne's The Bather, Jackson Pollack's Number 31, 1950, and Andy Warhol's Campbell's Soup Cans. MoMA also owns approximately 22,000 films and four million film stills, and MoMA's Library and Archives, the premier research facilities of their kind in the world, hold over 300,000 books, artist books, and periodicals, and extensive individual files on more than 70,000 artists.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Move Along

Move Along by ke_cupcake
Move Along, a photo by ke_cupcake on Flickr.

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My planner kit from RVA!
its coming along, but not finished!

i love my little trailer.


move by jordaan mason
move, a photo by jordaan mason on Flickr.

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jason just briefly after moving into his bathurst apartment in toronto, september 2007.

Move along little doggie.

Move along little doggie. by Rita Petita
Move along little doggie., a photo by Rita Petita on Flickr.

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Bai Yun urges Yun Zi to keep moving.

Move Along

Move Along by Vitamin_E
Move Along, a photo by Vitamin_E on Flickr.

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Posted via email from Vitamin E

Moving Along 5th Avenue

Moving Along 5th Avenue by fromhereonend
Moving Along 5th Avenue, a photo by fromhereonend on Flickr.

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Things are always moving along on 5th Avenue. Lot's of impatience and horn honking yellow cabs.

Today i'm heading over to B&H Superstore to visit and buy the new camera that i have been wanting.

Have a good day.

Please press L to view large on black

(107/365) Move along!

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I was going to catch a photo of this street performer playing his bucket drums, but just as I got there the NYPD officer told him he needed to pack it up and move along.

Check out my Portfolio, and follow me on Twitter!

This way Rupert!

This way Rupert! by PHOTOFENNISH
This way Rupert!, a photo by PHOTOFENNISH on Flickr.

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Ink on Photopaper

Tuesday, May 29, 2012


Live/Lev by Grundvold
Live/Lev, a photo by Grundvold on Flickr.

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In memory of all the people who died on Utøya and in Oslo we shall live more than ever.

formspring | twitter | photo tumblr | other tumblr | official homepage | youtube

Room of memories

Room of memories by valbond
Room of memories, a photo by valbond on Flickr.

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Models: Alexey, Polina and Roman


memories by vokuss
memories, a photo by vokuss on Flickr.

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shooting from 5/2011


Growing memories.

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day 365/365

Finally, another year has gone by, a year full of memories - memories that will grow inside me; like roots around my ribcage and sprouting flowers on my collarbones. I believe I could pick the flowers' petals everyday, but that won't prove me I'll forget everything - after all, the roots remains there, and they keep growing to remind me of what I've been through.
(Personal thoughts)

Picture taken and edited by me.


Memories by .Naina
Memories, a photo by .Naina on Flickr.

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Memories are the birds we never captured,
The wind we never felt,
The moments we never treasured,
The hands we never held.

Memories are the places we never visited,
The trees we never saw,
The frozen leaves on a broken branch,
That never seemed to thaw.

Memories are the papers we never kept,
The phones we didn't pick up,
The grass we never sat down in,
The water we never touched.

Memories are the rivers we never watched go by,
The rocks and the pebbles we never kicked,
The hawks in the sky we never noticed,
The ice cream cones we never licked.

Memories are the songs we never sang,
The tears that we never shed,
The angels we never whispered to,
Before going off to bed.

Memories are the paths we never tread,
The music that will never be stuck in our heads,
The dust that we will never see,
The people that we'll never be.

Memories by ~saltandpepper


Captured using a Hipstamatic 150.
B&W conversion and selective color done using PS CS5.

Memory collection

Memory collection by teclasorg
Memory collection, a photo by teclasorg on Flickr.

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12 bytes core memory --> ... -->32Kbytes--> ... --> 2Mbytes --> 8 Gbytes

Big City Memories

Big City Memories by PHOTOFENNISH
Big City Memories, a photo by PHOTOFENNISH on Flickr.

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Ink on Photopaper

Friday, May 25, 2012


ghost by jimdunkley1
ghost, a photo by jimdunkley1 on Flickr.

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One of a series of images that explore the intensity of emotional and physical intimacy.

sidewalk blasphemy

sidewalk blasphemy by DREASAN
sidewalk blasphemy, a photo by DREASAN on Flickr.

Sleeping with ghosts naked

Sleeping with ghosts naked by Kr. B.
Sleeping with ghosts naked, a photo by Kr. B. on Flickr.

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Hate that wallpaper in the back. Home studio charity fund, anyone?

I hope that for others this doesn't look as silly as it looks for me.

Ghosts of Times Past

Ghosts of Times Past by tact1
Ghosts of Times Past, a photo by tact1 on Flickr.

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A ghost wandering the now silent showers at Big Pit

Ghost guardians

Ghost guardians by Tommy Ironic
Ghost guardians, a photo by Tommy Ironic on Flickr.

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Ghosts statues in Rhyolite ghost town, Nevada

ghost riding1

ghost riding1 by anvancy
ghost riding1, a photo by anvancy on Flickr.

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new experiment on ghost riding..literal meaning of ghost riding

Ghost Vegan

Ghost Vegan, a photo by PHOTOFENNISH on Flickr.

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Autumn 2009

Sony Carl Zeiss
2, 8-5/7, 9-23,7

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Share, a photo by PHOTOFENNISH on Flickr.

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Autumn 2007
Sony Carl Zeiss
2, 8-5/7, 9-23,7

~1/52~ Sharing a Stroll with a Friend

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For the Paint the moon 52 challenge: Sharing
For the 52 theme: My town - We don't usually have elephants in "my town"

Hope all is well! I am still alive!

Share DDB 2011

Share DDB 2011 by Maurice Li
Share DDB 2011, a photo by Maurice Li on Flickr.

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Chairman Ting x Company Policy live painting exhibition at Share DDB - an annual silent charity art auction in Vancouver.

This year's auction benefits the James Lee Foundation, giving grants to youth with creative aspirations, and Covenant House, an organization helping street youth on their way to better lives. | | @maurice | facebook


Share by Sadia Sarfraz
Share, a photo by Sadia Sarfraz on Flickr.

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Sharing is loving.


Share by sassylittlelulu
Share, a photo by sassylittlelulu on Flickr.

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We don't share much anymore do we. We want it all for ourselves. One of the reasons I didn't want to have only one child is because of how you learn to share with your brother or sister. We make them share everything.


Cher by Sionth
Cher, a photo by Sionth on Flickr.

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Cher again. I just love how she matches the barn.


Cher by Famous Fashionistas (First)
Cher, a photo by Famous Fashionistas (First) on Flickr.

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Singer Cher photographed by Richard Avedon and wearing Bulgari's jewelry.American Vogue,April 1972.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Sea Horse in Sky

Sea Horse in Sky by PHOTOFENNISH
Sea Horse in Sky, a photo by PHOTOFENNISH on Flickr.

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Spring 2012
Sony Carl Zeiss
2, 8-5/7, 9-23,7

Sea horses

Sea horses by Svetlana Petrova
Sea horses, a photo by Svetlana Petrova on Flickr.

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Sevastopol, Russia, Black Sea

Sea Horse

Sea Horse by trisgti
Sea Horse, a photo by trisgti on Flickr.

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It's weird that this little sea horse will probably live out his days in a big glass aquarium and have no concept this is different from the rest of his species.

Port Aransas sea horses

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The first thing I see every time I come to Port Aransas is the herd of sea horses in front of one of the gift shops, and they look good enough to eat every time. I see they added grape this year.

Sea Horse

Sea Horse by keithmaguire
Sea Horse, a photo by keithmaguire on Flickr.

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Sea Horse, Dublin, Ireland

Sea Horse

Sea Horse by BunnyHugger
Sea Horse, a photo by BunnyHugger on Flickr.

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Sea horse (hippocampus) on the Silver Beach carousel.

Sea Horse

Sea Horse by metric_iso
Sea Horse, a photo by metric_iso on Flickr.

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sea horse

Monday, May 21, 2012


Flicker, a photo by PHOTOFENNISH on Flickr.


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Union Station, New Haven

Sony Carl Zeiss
2, 8-5/7, 9-23,7


Untitled by joeribosma
Untitled, a photo by joeribosma on Flickr.

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My parent are so not going to agree that I'm standing half naked on a railroad in Paris.

I spent my day in Parc des Buttes Chaumont and in camera stores.


Naked as the day he was born

Asleep on the train_0342-1

Asleep on the train_0342-1 by jandarmor
Asleep on the train_0342-1, a photo by jandarmor on Flickr.


train by maryclaire roman
train, a photo by maryclaire roman on Flickr.

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"you're waiting for a train; a train that will take you far away. you know where you hope this train will take you, but you can't be sure. yet- it doesn't matter, because we'll be together"

*another inception quote typed ono a film print

Train to Connecticut series

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Train to Connecticut series

Some Trains Go Nowhere

Some Trains Go Nowhere by Extra Medium
Some Trains Go Nowhere, a photo by Extra Medium on Flickr.

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On the way to Mt. Rainier is the tiny town of Elbe. Now I don't live in a big city, so when I call a town small, it's small.

They closed the railroad to Mt. Rainier years ago, and it left a bunch of train cars stranded near this town, so the town did the smart thing. Painted them vivid colors, and created restaurants and motels out of them.

Thank you ALL for all the recent attention regarding the photos from this week. It's been hard to take ANY photos at all as Seattle is always cloudy and rainy. I'm off this weekend so. I'm off to....

(pick one or two)

1. Mt. Hood
2. Vancouver
3. Olympic National Park
4. Mt. St. Helens
5. Portland
6. Columbia River Gorge
7. Northern Cascades Park
8. Stay inside my hotel and watch HBO2

Just as a thank you for answering enjoy a LARGE version of this photo to see all the nooks and cranies.