infamousaccessories:

Clémentine Despocq

Toison d’or, plastron : silicone, fils doré, tissu coton - Collection : Mise à nu

La peau est notre miroir, elle est un palimpseste sur lequel peut se lire notre histoire intime, notre trajectoire personnelle volontaire et involontaire : cicatrice, ride, grain de beauté, tatouage, taches de naissance ou de vieillesse. Mise à nu scrute ce tégument que nous ne prenons plus le temps de voir dans sa globalité. Mes bijoux l’exposent, l’exhibent, le magnifient.

justanothermasterpiece:

Shohei Hanazaki.

justanothermasterpiece:

Shohei Hanazaki.

slimgrape:

ooblium:

ETHIOPIAN MAGIC SCROLLS

Ethiopia, mythically Jewish until it was converted to Christianity in the fourth century, was almost isolated from Europe by the screen of Islam after the seventh century.  Thus it has retained many cultural forms that disappeared elsewhere long ago—among them, a tradition of talismanic art.  Talismans are not considered to be the products of human skill; they are part of a “mystery” faithfully reproduced through revelation.  Thus the Ethiopian genius translated into a pictorial language on “Magic Scrolls”, the antique theory of correspondences between men, animals, stars, demons, sicknesses, etc.  The artists saw their work as interlaces filled with eyes in order to protect a man as defined by his astrological sign.  These paintings were considered capable of commanding spirits because of their intrinsic healing qualities, coupled with the realization of the desires of their owners—a theme of continuing interest today.

The plates in these images depict:

A two-headed demon

A guardian angel

A sun and three animals

A nocturnal angel

Abba Samuel on his lion

Saint George

How Solomon killed the Demon-blacksmith’s Kings

How king Alexander entered the land of the Eternal aided by a bird’s mouth

A demon

Daniel

booksimplehome:

http://pinterest.com/pin/29977153743069596/
exercicedestyle:

Paolo Roversi

exercicedestyle:

Paolo Roversi

“We people can only live in illusions - without them we simply cannot survive. Because there is no meaning in the world. There is absolutely no meaning. We only live in the illusion and from illusions.”
Anselm Kiefer interviewed by Boris Manner, 2006. (via danielshea)
margadirube:

fishstickmonkey:Pair of Doors Iran, 15th-16th century Architecture; Architectural Elements Wood, carved a) 67 x 16 1/4 in. (170.18 x 41.27 cm); b) 64 x 15 1/2 in. (162.56 x 39.37 cm) The Nasli M. Heeramaneck Collection, gift of Joan Palevsky LACMA

margadirube:

fishstickmonkey:Pair of Doors Iran, 15th-16th century Architecture; Architectural Elements Wood, carved a) 67 x 16 1/4 in. (170.18 x 41.27 cm); b) 64 x 15 1/2 in. (162.56 x 39.37 cm) The Nasli M. Heeramaneck Collection, gift of Joan Palevsky LACMA

workman:

outtsidethelines:
Leonardo Drew

workman:

outtsidethelines:

Leonardo Drew

exercicedestyle:

Mikkel Mortensen

kompajunior:

Constantin Brâncuși studio in Paris (1876-1957)