I made this zine for my sis on inspirational Japanese people. 

**To my dearest sister Rhiannon,
There is nothing more liberating than 
acceptance and pride of one’s own diversity.**

(via smartgirlsattheparty)


Paul Klee (1879-1940), Seaside Resort in the South of France (1927), graphite, crayon, and watercolour on paper on board, 48.8 x 32.7 cm. Collection of Tate, UK. Via Tate.


CultureART: 20th Century Artists At Work

1. Roy Lichtenstein / 2. Jean-Michel Basquiat / 3. Pablo Picasso


Cold Shoulder by Roy Lichtenstein

Date: 1963


Born on this day (07/22/1882): Edward Hopper.

Self-Portrait and Hand Studies, c. 1900.


— Chocolate Amattler (1902), by Alphonse Mucha


Diego Rivera, Dancer Resting. 1939, oil on canvas. Museo Dolores Olmedo Patino, Mexico City, Mexico. 


Georgia O’keeffe_Nude series VIII_1917


 [uh-vahnt-gahrd, uh-vant-, av-ahnt-, ah-vahnt-; French a-vahn-gard]


1. the advance group in any field, especially in the visual, literary, or musical
arts, whose works are characterized chiefly by unorthodox and
experimental methods.


2. of or pertaining to the experimental treatment of artistic, musical, or literary material.

3. belonging to the avant-garde: an avant-garde composer.

4. unorthodox or daring; radical.

Andy Warhol, Botticelli, 1984

(via camillessketchbook)

"The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious - the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science."

Albert Einstein (1879-1995, German-Swiss-American)


Pablo Picasso, Family of Saltimbanques, 1905, oil on canvas, 212.8 x 229.6 cm, National Gallery of Art, Washington D. C. Source

Saltimbanques, or circus performers, became a major theme in Picasso’s art between the years of 1904 and 1906, according to the National Gallery of Art. This particular composition was reworked again and again until the artist was happy with it.


Alberto Giacometti, Head-Skull, 1933-34, plaster, 18.5 x 20 x 22.5 cm, MoMA, New York. Source

"My opinion is that new needs new techniques. And the modern artists have found new ways and new means of making their statements. It seems to me that the modern painter cannot express this age, the airplane, the atom bomb, the radio, in the old forms of the Renaissance or of any other past culture. Each age finds its own technique."

Jackson Pollock, from an interview with William Wright, 1950. (via museoleum)


Frida Kahlo, Henry Ford Hospital, 1932, oil on canvas, 30.5 x 38 cm, Collection of Dolores Olmedo, Mexico City. Source

Surrounding the hospital bed on which Kahlo lies are objects that relate to the artist’s miscarriage. The Tate states that the snail, for instance, is symbolic of how long the miscarriage took to end, whilst the autoclave - a sterilising instrument used for  medical tools - is likely to refer to Kahlo’s own infertility.