so apropos.

likeafieldmouse:

Gustave Caillebotte - The Floor Scrapers (1875-6)

Original on top, later version below

"Despite the effort Caillebotte put into the painting, it was rejected by France’s most prestigious art exhibition, The Salon, in 1875. The depiction of working-class people in their trade, not fully clothed, shocked the jurors and was deemed a ‘vulgar subject matter.’ 

The images of the floor scrapers came to be associated with Degas’s paintings of washerwomen, also presented at the same exhibition and similarly scorned as ‘vulgar’”.

I go down to the shore in the morning
and depending on the hour the waves
are rolling in or moving out,
and I say, oh, I am miserable,
what shall—
what should I do? And the sea says
in its lovely voice:
Excuse me, I have work to do.

Mary Oliver, from the book A Thousand Mornings (via fishingboatproceeds)

nevver:

I don’t want to go where I’m going I just want to leave where I am

nevver:

The Skeleton Painter, James Ensor

nevver:

The sea of love, Javier Piñón

missfolly:

Study for Napoleon Seated on His Throne
Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (ca 1806)

Of the lunacies earth can boast, The one that must please the devil the most is pride reduced to the whimsical terms of causing the slugs to despise the worms.

Robert Brough, The Tent Makers (via missfolly)

nevver:

Drinking is bad, feelings are worse - Nick Barclay

She waited for the train to pass. Then she said, ’ I sometimes think that people’s hearts are like deep wells. Nobody knows what’s at the bottom. All you can do is imagine by what comes floating to the surface every once in a while.’

Haruki Murakami, Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman 
(via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)

How slow life is, how violent hope is.

Guillaume Apollinaire (via likeafieldmouse)

(Source: tasteforthetasteless)

supersonicart:

Haunted Euth & T.S. Claire, “Dreamland Summer.”

In what will certainly be one of the best showcases of contemporary street art this summer, artists Haunted Euth and T.S. Claire will be presenting a brand new body of work entitled, “Dreamland Summer,” this Saturday, August 30th at Clean Aesthetic in Culver City, California.  Having taken a look at most of the work for the show and following both artists closely (A portrait of me done by T.S. Claire hangs in my bedroom and one of Haunted Euth’s cement faces sits on my desk) I will say that this is one show you do not want to miss if you’re in the area.  Check out 10 more images below from the show - a tiny fraction of the epic amount of work the artists have made for it.

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