1. slowartday:

    Mark Boot

  2. explore-blog:

    101 years after the first box of Crayola rolled off the factory line, Wired looks at how the iconic crayons are made.

  3. itscolossal:

    Artist Kevin Weir Creates Ghostly Animated GIFs Using Archival Photos from the Library of Congress [Sponsor]

  4. a-bittersweet-life:

What matters to me is that the feeling excited by my films should be universal. An artistic image is capable of arousing identical feelings in viewers, while the thoughts that come later may be very different. If you start to search for a meaning during the film you will miss everything that happens. The ideal viewer is someone who watches a film like a traveler watching the country he is passing through: because the effect of an artistic image is an extra-mental type of communication. There are some artists who attach symbolic meaning to their images, but that is not possible for me. Zen poets have a good way of dealing with this: they work to eliminate any possibility of interpretation, and in the process a parallel arises between the real world and what the artist creates in his work…It seems to me that the purpose of art is to prepare the human soul for the perception of good. The soul opens up under the influence of an artistic image, and it is for this reason that we say it helps us to communicate—but it is communication in the highest sense of the word…My purpose as far as possible is to make films that will help people to live, even if they sometimes cause unhappiness…art can reach to the depths of the human soul and leave man defenseless against good.
Andrei Tarkovsky

    a-bittersweet-life:

    What matters to me is that the feeling excited by my films should be universal. An artistic image is capable of arousing identical feelings in viewers, while the thoughts that come later may be very different. If you start to search for a meaning during the film you will miss everything that happens. The ideal viewer is someone who watches a film like a traveler watching the country he is passing through: because the effect of an artistic image is an extra-mental type of communication. There are some artists who attach symbolic meaning to their images, but that is not possible for me. Zen poets have a good way of dealing with this: they work to eliminate any possibility of interpretation, and in the process a parallel arises between the real world and what the artist creates in his work…It seems to me that the purpose of art is to prepare the human soul for the perception of good. The soul opens up under the influence of an artistic image, and it is for this reason that we say it helps us to communicate—but it is communication in the highest sense of the word…My purpose as far as possible is to make films that will help people to live, even if they sometimes cause unhappiness…art can reach to the depths of the human soul and leave man defenseless against good.

    Andrei Tarkovsky

  5. explore-blog:

Legendary composer Aaron Copland on the conditions of creativity, the interplay of emotion and intellect, and the trap of public opinion – so much wisdom that applies to every field of creative endeavor. 

    explore-blog:

    Legendary composer Aaron Copland on the conditions of creativity, the interplay of emotion and intellect, and the trap of public opinion – so much wisdom that applies to every field of creative endeavor. 

  6. humansofnewyork:

"Ukraine has suffered so much. We’ve lost so many people to war and famines and historical events. Almost seven million Ukrainians were killed in World War II, more than any other country. We don’t need much in this country. We’re not an imperialistic people. We aren’t very warlike. Our land is covered with black soil, so we can grow everything we need. We just need peace."
(Baryshivka, Ukraine)

    humansofnewyork:

    "Ukraine has suffered so much. We’ve lost so many people to war and famines and historical events. Almost seven million Ukrainians were killed in World War II, more than any other country. We don’t need much in this country. We’re not an imperialistic people. We aren’t very warlike. Our land is covered with black soil, so we can grow everything we need. We just need peace."

    (Baryshivka, Ukraine)

  7. newyorker:

A Labor Day cartoon by Danny Shanahan.

    newyorker:

    A Labor Day cartoon by Danny Shanahan.

  8. 1. Get more sleep
    2. Drink more water
    3. Get more exercise
    4. Read more
    5. Get more organized
    6. Clean more often
    7. Explore more
    8. Relax more
    9. Have more patience
    10. Be happy

    — (via soyy-lait)

    (Source: fitandhealthyhero)

  9. laughingsquid:

New Film In the Works About the Ramones With Martin Scorsese as Director

    laughingsquid:

    New Film In the Works About the Ramones With Martin Scorsese as Director

  10. fewthistle:

Discarded Books. New York City. 1974.
Photographer: André Kertész

    fewthistle:

    Discarded Books. New York City. 1974.

    Photographer: André Kertész