Sorry for the lack of posts lately, Oman completely took my breath away. From the mighty Jebel Al Akhdar over countless wadis, Empty Quarter, green fields of Dhofar to the unbelievably kind people, this is a fairytale come true.
Regular posts will continue from next monday.
Reconstruction of the Langhans Palace / Rekonstrukce paláce Langhans, Praha
"It’s characteristic for the present, that we are better at uncovering things rather than building new ones. We are not good at public sculptures. We don’t even know to whom they should be dedicated, or we fail to agree on it.
But the uncovering? We are good at that.”
my all time favourite
Oman by Hdpsp
I was just browsing some of Jan Hísek’s work when this magnificent tattoo popped on my dash.
Jan Hísek - Vítězná růže
Dechem Studio - Interactive glass floor
Interactive glass and light floor for National Theater square in Prague.
80 x 80 cm Glass blocks with air bubbles sealed inside evoke underwater worlds and ice covered landscapes. It provides the wanderers of the night with an unexpected optical encounter.
George Brassai - Graffiti (published 1961)
"Best known for his photographs of nocturnal Paris and its demimonde, Brassai also took pictures of wall carvings and markings over three decades. He was interested in how the images eventually altered, either through additions by later graffiti artists or because of the vagaries of time.”
From a 1964 interview with Brassai:
Brassai, we can say that you’ve been the photographer of Paris’s walls. How did you get so interested in all of these graffiti that made you so famous, in addition to all of these other activities?
Well, I often walked through Paris and I often observed the walls and I thought that everything that takes place on the walls is very interesting.
There are even cracks in the walls, and there are graffiti that people secretly painted there, and I started taking pictures of these things as of 1930-1932.
I had little notepads on which I wrote down the addresses, I could follow their development, because it was a collective work, there were many other people who painted and continued a graffito.
And they say that Picasso followed many of the graffiti artists.
In fact, Picasso himself really likes them, he’s done graffiti, in Montmartre, many of them, and he told me, in a bank, one day he was waiting, he found, he made a graffito, on a wall, and then the manager found out that it was a graffito by Picasso, so he had the wall taken apart, and now it’s in his apartment, along.