Étienne-Louis Boullée is the master of monumental cenotaphs.
Boullée’s most emblematic project is his cenotaph designed for Isaac Newton. It’s the first of the pictures below and you can find a short text about it here.
Cacti and succulents are plants with fascinating characteristics. And this series portrays them in the most beautiful way.
I wanted to make a post about the Brazilian visionary artist Tuco Amalfi for some time already. Now I saw…
If the human being is the only animal that knows it lives in time, the movie is about that knowledge, a modern fairy tale about the nature of being alive.
Wenzel Hablik is a visionary, an utopian architect of the proverbial crystal castles in the clouds.
These days the light returns and I behold an enchanted world. I feel so grateful for this gift of vision and the living world it presents to me.
Take a close look at insects and remember how inconceivably wild and manifold life shapes on this planet.
R. Buckminster Fuller gave an extraordinary series of lectures concerning his entire life’s work. These thinking out loud lectures span 42 hours and examine in depth all of his major inventions and discoveries.
I hesitated to make this post because what it reveals is a rather weird presentation of human desire. But ultimately…
Georgia O’Keeffe is mostly known for her large-scale paintings of natural forms and flowers at close range with which she sought to share the beauty she witnessed.
The art of dying, the experience of letting go all that is known is almost forgotten in our culture.
Traveling south, being outdoors and reading Hesse goes well together.
And I’m realizing again how deeply this man talks to me.
Phyllis Galembo‘s pictures reflect the ritual adornment and spirituality of masquerade in Nigeria, Benin and Burkina Faso in West Africa.
This documentary from 1996 is a celebration of life.
Pedro Friedeberg and Frida Kahlo were the only two Mexican artists recognized by Andre Breton as part of the Surrealist movement.
This text is immensely powerful to illuminate death or any transition into the unknown. Remember that you already went through a fantastic metamorphosis before.
At the time when I picked the name The Door Of Perception I didn’t know much about Aldous Huxley and his teachings — because that’s what his writings are, rather than novels.
Kilian Eng is one of the most popular futuristic illustrators of today. Also one of the most productive one’s.
Maxfield Parrish captures a light mood in his paintings that feels supernatural and very real and tangible at the same time.
Gazing up into the kaleidoscopic worlds of these Iranian mosque ceilings invokes a feeling of transcendental glory.
Judy Chicago has continued to make art a vehicle for intellectual transformation and social change and to women’s right to engage in the highest level of art production.