Cigarettes & Coffee

pinmeupagainstthesky:

These, for me, are the two most depressing paintings in western history. They were painted by post-impressionist Henry de Toulouse-Lautrec, a man who, due to inbreeding, was born with a genetic disorder that prevented his legs from growing after they were broken. After being so thoroughly mocked for is appearance, he became an alcoholic, which is what eventually caused his institutionalization and death. His only known romantic relations were with prostitutes.

And then he paints something like this which is so beautiful and tender and sentimental. It seems like the couple in bed really loves each other—cares about each other. Wakes up happy to look at each other. And I see that love and passion and I wonder how lonely he must have been. I wonder how he could paint something like this without it breaking his heart. 

Maybe they say artists should create what they know, not because its unbelievable when they extend themselves beyond their experiences, but because when they pull it off with such elegance, it’s so damn unbearable to look at. I hate thinking of Lautrec, wondering about the lovers he created and knowing it was beyond his experience. Creating something that he knows is beautiful and knows he’ll never really understand. 

(via 10-pm)

etucru:

just made breakfast in my lovely coffee up apron seriously someone date me so I can bake you cakes in this

Seriously how is she single?

etucru:

just made breakfast in my lovely coffee up apron seriously someone date me so I can bake you cakes in this

Seriously how is she single?

(via etucru)

fuckyeahtattoos:

Eternal Ink in South Florida. Tucker did this. Great job I may say and a good overall experience.

fuckyeahtattoos:

Eternal Ink in South Florida. Tucker did this. Great job I may say and a good overall experience.

jordanconductor:

keyofdminor:

galleryavocado:

the fuck is this

it’s graphic notation.you can play the chimes in whichever way you interpret the lines.for example, you could see it as high points being forte dynamics, and low points being piano dynamics.but in this case, it looks like the composer just wants you to sustain the sound of the chimes after hitting an accent with them.it looks weird, yeah, but thankfully you don’t have to overthink this.


What piece is this?

jordanconductor:

keyofdminor:

galleryavocado:

the fuck is this

it’s graphic notation.

you can play the chimes in whichever way you interpret the lines.

for example, you could see it as high points being forte dynamics, and low points being piano dynamics.

but in this case, it looks like the composer just wants you to sustain the sound of the chimes after hitting an accent with them.

it looks weird, yeah, but thankfully you don’t have to overthink this.

What piece is this?