2.01.2015

Art History, Bitches

2.01.2015
So I keep dropping out of school. It's kind of a curse because I get restless pretty easily and have left school twice to pursue other opportunities. However, I love school. The American education system is a pretty fucked-up thing, but the I have found a subject matter I am fascinated with and have met some pretty inspiring professors in my academic career, so I see higher education as an overall worthwhile adventure. Since I am currently not in school, I have really missed my art history curriculum and would like to maybe start writing about and exploring art history subjects as well as contemporary artists on my blog. Because um duh it's the best inspo out there. To kick it off, here are some of my favorites ever:
The Garden of Earthly Delights, Hieronymus Bosch, 1503 
Untitled, Lee Bontecou, 2005.
Francesca Woodman, 1977.
Untitled, Joseph Cornell.
Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose, John Singer Sargent, 1886.
Witches' Sabbath, Hans Baldung Grien, 1510
Untitled, Ralph Eugene Meatyard, 1961.

6 comments :

  1. ah, i'd find it really interesting if you started writing about art history as well! i've never really studied it, apart from a few lessons in high school, and wanted to take some modules in uni but they never fit with my timetable.. these are lovely picks, i've only ever seen the first one which i've always liked:-) also, really like that last one! xx

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  2. Wow! Amazing pictures! I love history and art too
    xx

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  3. I had no idea that the American education system is a fucked-up thing. I always thought it's better than the European one. I love art too and I'm looking forward to you posts!

    xx glamdevils.com / miradevils.blogspot.com

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  4. Man I hear ya, it's a hard decision to choose what to do with the rest of your life. The nice thing is that what you major in undergrad doesn't even really matter- all people want is just the fact that you went. Sigh. These are all such beautiful images- I can only imagine how fascinating it was to learn about them. I always appreciate the little plaques next to some paintings in museums because it's always such a mystery when I look at a work of art. I know that I think it's pretty, and I can appreciate the artist's skill, but it turns into something completely different when you know about the inspiration, or the reasoning, or the technique. Aaalso, if you're jonesing to get back into it, there are a lot of free online courses you can take for funsies. Schools like Harvard offer them, which is pretty cool :)

    xo marlen
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  5. Magnificent work!
    Have a nice day!
    Angela Donava
    http://www.lookbooks.fr/

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  6. art is so interesting
    i wish i knew more about art/history/art history when i was still a kid
    i feel like everythings too late now

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