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Student Performs New York State of Mind....with Billy Joel

In a Q&A session at Vanderbilt University, an audacious question leads to a magnificent impromptu performance - Michael Pollack gets the awesome …

Mt LeConte Sunset

At the Lake

Rockefeller Memorial

Winter is Coming [explore]

Redwoods

colommes: o

doggie camo ... you can't hide from me, but i will be there when you least expect it. rawr.

My LOVE

Paradise Found

Dead Horse Mill

Winter in Hangzhou, West Lake 杭州, 西湖冬季 #09 ~ an appreciation of Chinese landscapes

Kennst du das Land (1795)

<i>Aufnahme 2011</i><p>Kennst du das Land, wo die Zitronen blühn,<br>Im dunklen Laub die Goldorangen glühn,<br>Ein sanfter Wind vom blauen Himmel weht,<br>Die Myrte still …

Rastlose Liebe (1776)

<i>Aufnahme 2001</i><p>Dem Schnee, dem Regen,<br>Dem Wind entgegen,<br>Im Dampf der Klüfte,<br>Durch Nebeldüfte,<br>Immer zu! Immer zu!<br>Ohne Rast und Ruh!<p>Lieber durch …

“Demeter” by Daniel Valaisis

“Demeter” by Daniel Valaisis

Natalie Shau’s new solo exhibition entitled “Hide and Seek” opening at Dorothy Circus Gallery in Rome. 

On Love, Loving and what is right

<i>Richard and Mildred Loving with their children Peggy, Donald, and Sidney, 1965.</i><p>Today, as we celebrate the importance of Dr. King’s life and legacy, I find it remarkable that the story of the Loving Family and their historic struggle that led the Supreme Court to ultimately strike down laws banning racially-mixed marriages in this country, seems to have been lost in history’s ether. I had certainly never heard of their story before. Have you? This Friday, the 20th of January, the ICP in New York …

“Embarking upon the journey, I found myself challenged in many ways, not least because I had no knowledge of moving through this difficul…

<i>“Embarking upon the journey, I found myself challenged in many ways, not least because I had no knowledge of moving through this difficult land, and no experience of using this type of film. I was dealing with the unknown, negotiating my own ignorance.” Richard Mosse</i><p>The photographer Richard Mosse is well educated. His point of view combines accomplished experience in the world of academe and the tough-going work of photojournalism. He is also Irish and comes from a family of artists.<p>I remark on …

“I wasn’t born a commercial photographer. I was born an artist, and I’ve been doing art my whole life.” –Jill Greenberg

<i>“I wasn’t born a commercial photographer. I was born an artist, and I’ve been doing art my whole life.” –Jill Greenberg</i><p>The photographer, Jill Greenberg’s, latest show Horse is ending this week at ClampArt. With her signature lighting, Greenberg is back in action doing what she does best: portraits. Her work, distinctive and often imitated, rides a fine line between what many argue is “commercial” and what is “fine art.” I won’t belabor any distinctions here.<p>In the essay to her new book Horses. …

“For the Persian poet Rumi, each human life is analogous to a bowl floating on the surface of an infinite ocean

<i>“For the Persian poet Rumi, each human life is analogous to a bowl floating on the surface of an infinite ocean. As it moves along, it is slowly filling with the water around it. That’s a metaphor for the acquisition of knowledge. When the water in the bowl finally reaches the same level as the water outside, there is no longer any need for the container, and it drops away as the inner water merges with the outside water. We call this the moment of death. That analogy returns to me over and</i> …

“I sung of Chaos and eternal Night,Taught by the heav’nly Muse to venture downThe dark descent, and up to re-ascend…” —Paradise Lost

<i>“I sung of Chaos and eternal Night,</i><i><br>Taught by the heav’nly Muse to venture down</i><i><br>The dark descent, and up to re-ascend…” —Paradise Lost</i><p>Biblical themes and allegorical creations fascinate the German artist Claudia Rogge. Well regarded for her work using bodies <i>en masse,</i> her series “Lost in Paradise” and “Ever After” unabashedly embrace the epic works of Dante and Milton. Through careful staging and photoshop manipulation, Rogge thrusts viewers into the action. It’s live theatre, with all its …

“It is better to live your own destiny imperfectly, than to live an imitation of somebody else’s life with perfection"—Bhagavad Gita

<i>“It is better to live your own destiny imperfectly, than to live an imitation of somebody else’s life with perfection"—Bhagavad Gita</i><p>Mumbai-born and Brooklyn-based photographer Manjari Sharma’s project “Darshan” shows us how “practice, faith, and devotion” can reveal the sublime. Originally funded as a Kickstarter campaign, Sharma raised the necessary money to research, design, and craft these elaborately staged sets. By eschewing photoshop and painstakingly maintaining the integrity of the …

AIVAZOVSKY, Ivan Konstantinovich

AIVAZOVSKY, Ivan Konstantinovich<p>The Ninth Wave<p>1850<p>Oil on canvas, 221 × 332 cm<p>State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

A Hound, a Spaniel and a Pug (A Portrait of a Mastiff)

A Hound, a Spaniel and a Pug (A Portrait of a Mastiff)<p>by Francis Hayman<p>Date painted: 1734<p>Oil on canvas, 45.2 x 100.1 cm<p>Collection: Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service (Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery)

Defeat of the Spanish Armada, 8 August 1588

Defeat of the Spanish Armada, 8 August 1588<p>by Philip James de Loutherbourg<p>Date painted: 1796<p>Oil on canvas, 214.6 x 278.1 cm<p>Collection: National Maritime Museum

Lady Beatrice Butler (1876–1952), Lady Pole-Carew

Lady Beatrice Butler (1876–1952), Lady Pole-Carew<p>by Ellis William Roberts

The Vale of Llanberis, Snowdon

The Vale of Llanberis, Snowdon<p>by Anthony V. C. Fielding<p>Oil on panel, 26.7 x 39.4 cm<p>Collection: Gloucester Museums Service Art Collection

18 Things Everyone Should Start Making Time For Again

By Brianna Wiest,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1fwN1N3<p>1. Writing things by hand. Letters to friends, lists for the store, goals for the week, …

McDonald's restaurant turns to opera to drive out loitering teenagers

Fed up with outlet's night-time transformation into unofficial youth club, staff at an Australian McDonald's are playing classical music and opera to deter young people from loitering<p>A McDonald's outlet in Australia has begun playing classical musical and opera late at night to deter young people …