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i live in the clouds of a new world, i breathe new air and try my best to keep up

Aloysius wouldn't approve of that at all, would you, you pompous old bear?

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Inside cover for Authority, book 2 of Jeff Vandermeer’s Southern Reach Trilogy.  Due out in May.


The Turkeys, 1876

Claude Monet

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Photographer Bobby-Jo Clow [website | facebook] found herself face-to-face with a cheetah cub who approached her Landrover while on safari at the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. She documented the curious cat’s looks of wonder and trepidation at the vehicle and its passengers.

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To the artist, the forest is an asylum of peace and dancing shadows.

John F. Carlson (May 05, 1875 - May 19, 1947) born in Sweden

American impressionist


Geta Brătescu

Hypostasis of Medea no.7 (1980)

Drawing with Sewing Machine


Isaac Levitan


Katmai Crater - Mount Katmai, Alaska, Katmai National Park



Self portrait from this evening :)

by Magicfran


Nocturne in Black and Gold, The Falling Rocket by James Abbott McNeil Whistler (probably 1875)

Oil on Canvas, 60 x 47 cm

Detroit Institute of Arts, USA

James Abbott McNeil Whistler rejected the conventions of his era and maintained that ideas for painting are here to cause a special mood or atmosphere inside a person, and that creating a compositional harmony comes only after that. He often compared his paintings to visual music and gave them names such as ”symphony” or ”nocturne”. 

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