surrealistcircus

Surrealism Sarcasm and the occasional oddity

“It is a nostalgic time right now, and photographs actively promote nostalgia. Photography is an elegiac art, a twilight art. Most subjects photographed are, just by virtue of being photographed, touched with pathos. An ugly or grotesque subject may be moving because it has been dignified by the attention of the photographer. A beautiful subject can be the object of rueful feelings, because it has aged or decayed or no longer exists. All photographs are memento mori. To take a photograph is to participate in another person’s (or thing’s) mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time’s relentless melt.”

—   Susan Sontag, ‘In Plato’s Cave’, in On Photography (via funeral-wreaths)

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thecreativesense:

Hyundai Card Travel Library - Wonderwall

This amazing library and cafe interior in South Korea is a celebration of fractured geometry and irregular forms. It has been designed to communicate the diversity of both the information it exhibits and the people who visit it; a point that is partially accentuated by the collection of chairs sourced from around the world that line the table in the cafe area… envisioned by its designers as the spot where people meet and cultures collide. The staircase that jaggedly winds its way up the centre of the space is fantastic too. 

See more at: ArchDaily

"It has been designed to communicate the diversity of both the information it exhibits and the people who visit it."

I want to live here

shakespearestagehands:

Rainy Day Park Strike 2014 (#rainraingoaway #shakespearestagehands #ShakespeareInthePark #nyc #castle #fall #theater #centralpark) (at Delacorte Theater)

shakespearestagehands:

Rainy Day Park Strike 2014 (#rainraingoaway #shakespearestagehands #ShakespeareInthePark #nyc #castle #fall #theater #centralpark) (at Delacorte Theater)

greeneyes55:

Soho London 1950s
Photo: Bert Hardy 

greeneyes55:

Soho London 1950s

Photo: Bert Hardy 

(Source: wallflooweerr)

Paintings by Francesco Garieri

Saatchi Art

Autodidacte de l’art brut et contemporain .

Art brut : ” indemne de toute culture artistique , sociale , et commerciale ….” Jean Dubuffet .

” Peindre pour être libre ”

(Source: asylum-art, via asylum-art)

missfolly:

Oscar Wilde  Unattributed (1900) 
'The camera, you know, will never capture you. Photography, in my experience, has the miraculous power of transferring wine into waterOscar Wilde

missfolly:

Oscar Wilde  
Unattributed (1900) 

'The camera, you know, will never capture you. Photography, in my experience, has the miraculous power of transferring wine into water
Oscar Wilde

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asylum-art:

Dosshaus: Just Used Cardboard To Create These Magical, Dream-Like Scenes

Artist on Tumblr | on deviantART | Facebook

House of cardboard”, “The Music Room”, "The Writer’s Room"

  • Cardboard, paint and glue, 2014

Artists Zoey Taylor and David Connelly have created the artistic duo Dosshaus. They don’t just create photos, but entire worlds made of cardboard. It’s mesmerizing. 
Connelly and Taylor create large scenes in which they interact with their cardboard creations.
But when you look closer, you’ll see that their creations are most impressive for their details.
The scene “The Writer’s Room” is incredible in the atmosphere it creates.
But when you look at the little items in the scene, you see the work that was involved in each object.
Sometimes their scenes show everyday moments in new and mesmerizing proportions.
It’s amazing that something so realistic can also be so surreal.

(via asylum-art)

cross-connect:

The 36-year-old Tokyo resident, self-taught sculpture artist Haroshi, combining his love for art and skateboarding, uses the discarded leftovers of broken skateboards to create striking wooden creations.  

His creations are born through styles such as wooden mosaic, dots, and pixels; where each element, either cut out in different shapes or kept in their original form, are connected in different styles, and shaven into the form of the final art piece. 

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installator:

"My name is Matthew DiClemente and I work as one of the Art Handlers on The Andy Warhol Museum’s exhibitions team. The other art handlers and I do many jobs around the museum – some glamorous, others not so much. Some of our tasks include the installation and deinstallation of the art, building crates and frames, shipping and receiving artwork, and accompanying artwork when it leaves the museum. One of our most difficult jobs however, is keeping the Silver Clouds exhibition looking good." (warhol.org)

installator:

"My name is Matthew DiClemente and I work as one of the Art Handlers on The Andy Warhol Museum’s exhibitions team. The other art handlers and I do many jobs around the museum – some glamorous, others not so much. Some of our tasks include the installation and deinstallation of the art, building crates and frames, shipping and receiving artwork, and accompanying artwork when it leaves the museum. One of our most difficult jobs however, is keeping the Silver Clouds exhibition looking good." (warhol.org)

(via blouinartinfo)

geekandsundry:

Check out hellomintplus's Doctor Who Lavender Sea Salt Chocolate Recipe. The linked playlist also has all of the other Geek & Sundry geeky food and drink recipes so have fun and share pictures if you try any recipes yourself!

geekandsundry:

Check out hellomintplus's Doctor Who Lavender Sea Salt Chocolate Recipe. The linked playlist also has all of the other Geek & Sundry geeky food and drink recipes so have fun and share pictures if you try any recipes yourself!

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lomographicsociety:

 Giles Clement Tintype Portraits at Thirdman Records Studio

The tradition of tintype portraiture lives on in this digital day and age. Photographer Giles Clement keeps the passion for wet plate collodion photography with his decades-old photographic equipment. He brings his studio to Third Man Records this week. http://bit.ly/1pksd2s

(via workman)

2000-lightyearsfromhome:

Diane Arbus: Sword swallower, Maryland, 1970

2000-lightyearsfromhome:

Diane Arbus: Sword swallower, Maryland, 1970

(via workman)