"Anything that one wants to do really and one loves doing, one must do every day. It should be as easy to the artist and as natural as flying is to a bird. And you can’t imagine a bird saying, ‘Well, I’m tired today. I’m not going to fly."
herman de vries - ‘quercus’, 1992 oak leaves collected at the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh mounted on paper
“A three second exposure meant that subjects had to stand very still to avoid being blurred, and holding a smile for that period was tricky. As a result, we have a tendency to see our Victorian ancestors as even more formal and stern than they might have been.”
I’ve reblogged this before and I will reblog it again.
This is so great
(Source : klainedestined)
'simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication.'
leonardo da vinci
letter from gertrude stein to alice toklas
'because i didn’t say good night —and i
miss it so— please know now how much
i love you. gertrude dearest. good night.’
Rudolf Steiner. In mir ist Gott – Ich bin in Gott (God is in me – I am in God). 1924
This drawing indicates how Steiner, one of the most influential educational theorists of the twentieth-century, would illustrate school lessons and public lectures with rapid chalk sketches on a blackboard or sheets of black paper. By means of such instantaneous mark-making, he communicated his sense of thought as living, creative energy, and of the individual as part of larger metaphysical harmonies. Steiner established his first school in 1919 for children of employees at the Waldorf- Astoria cigarette factory in Stuttgart. Within a decade Steiner schools had been established not only in Germany and his native Switzerland, butin Austria, Britain, Hungary, the Netherlands, Norway, and the United States, where the first one opened in New York, on East 79th Street.
Learn more at MoMA.org/centuryofthechild