Filed under: art, Reblogged Content | Tags: art, Biblioklept, Lotta Hannerz
You know what they say about pictures…. A thousand words and all that jazz.
Filed under: art, inspiration | Tags: Andrew Wyeth, art, Ashley James Photography, Blue Nude, Christina's World, Cy Twombly, Graham A. Stephen, IneseMj Photography, inspiration, Pablo Picasso, Pan II, Taylor Hollingsworth, writing
Following are just a few examples of art that I find terribly inspiring.
Twisted and Sedona, Taylor Hollingsworth
Full disclosure: I know Taylor Hollingsworth personally. But that doesn’t keep me from getting inspired by her huge, emotion-inducing paintings.
Two of my favorites are Twisted – which strikes a chord with me due to my history of depression and anxiety – and Sedona – which I flipped over because of my recent obsession with the Southwest. I want to step into Taylor’s Sedona.
Again, full disclosure: Ashley is one of my favorite people. But she also happens to be a damn fine photographer. Following are just a couple of my favorites of hers.
Pan II, Cy Twombly
I’m a bit obsessed with the blog Bibliokept. And for good reason: there are always amazing pieces of art on display, including literature and song. Bibliokept is the reason I came across Cy Twombly’s Pan II.
I don’t love all of Cy Twombly‘s stuff, but Pan II…it grabs my heart for some reason. It makes me go to a place of anger and passion. It makes me feel. (Isn’t that what we writers strive to do? Make those who read or view our work feel something?)
I found Graham Stephen’s blog through another blog, and I’m so glad I did. I’ve become enamored with many of Graham’s photographs. Following are just a few.
Christina’s World, Andrew Wyeth
On a trip to NYC in junior high, I first saw Christina’s World in the Museum of Modern Art. I wanted to be Christina, lying in a field, away from reality and consumed with her own version of the world. These feelings still arise when I look at the painting.
“Splash of Colour,” IneseMj Photography
This is another photographer I found through a blog I follow, and I have so enjoyed sneaking a peek at her photos. A recent post titled “Splash of Colour” had a couple of images I couldn’t take my eyes off of.
Blue Nude, Pablo Picasso
I lack the skill to articulate how I feel when I look at this painting. Hopefully it will speak for itself.
This shit hits me right in the effing feels.