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Jean-Baptiste André Godin, Palais Social du Familistère, based on socialist Charles Fourier’s Phalanstery, Guise, France, c. 1859 — interior
Paintings by Hilma af Klint (1862-1944)
Five years before Wassily Kandinsky (he of the book Concerning the Spiritual In Art, 1910), before Piet Mondrian and Kazimir Malevich, before the images of Carl Jung and Rudolf Steiner—who dismissed her ideas as wrong—was this revolutionary artist and abstractionist, Hilma af Klint, possibly the first purely abstract painter to produced non-objective works in the early 1900s.Hilma af Klint was influenced by contemporary spiritual movements, such as spiritism, theosophy and, later, anthroposophy. Her oeuvre builds on the awareness of a spiritual dimension of consciousness, an aspect that was being marginalised in an increasingly materialistic world. When she painted, she believed that a higher consciousness was speaking through her. In her astonishing works she combines geometric shapes and symbols with ornamentation. Her multifaceted imagery strives to give insights into the different dimensions of existence, where microcosm and macrocosm reflect one another.
ANCIENT INDIGO DYED BORO KIMONOS
Not boro or kimonos, but sashiko stitched zokin, and maybe a furoshiki…
At the base of the
One of the finest clouds I’ve seen in a while.
What happened to Kchung’s archive? Solbot?
"TALKING HEADS" (GADAJACE GLOWY): a short documentary, directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski in 1980, turns a simple idea into a masterpiece: ordinary people of different age and background in Poland were asked 3 simple questions. Their spontaneous responses reveal the way they see life…
Part 1: “WHO ARE YOU?”: A difficult question with a simple answer…