Detail : Astronomical observations: The Moon, 1711, by Donato Creti. When you gently shake your phone (especially in the dark), it looks like the moon is here, in 3D. It’s a pocket moon.
What are some art pieces that comfort you in times of melancholy?
1. The threads #stars, #moon, #night on my blog. These celestial bodies remind me that human drama is so insignificant that we couldn’t even hear it from the closest celestial object ever : the moon. Moreover, from up there, we would just be stunned by the strange beauty of this odd blue ball that we need to live.
2. As for me, as an afrodescendant person, art representing black people; because usually when I feel sad it’s related to systemic issues. If you’re in this situation, I suggest platforms such as: @medievalpoc. If you face another systemic oppression, I suggest you find art depicting your oppressed human experience, because it’s incredibly dignifying: someone actually took time to literally think about your representation, with actions, and wanted to immortalize that.
3. Nature. It’s a work of art to me. When you observe/sense it long enough, if you have this possibility, it starts to get into you and before you even realize what happens it starts to heal you; because nature is origins, roots, destination too if we want to succeed as a species, and these always do heal.
4. In general: impressonism (as an art movement). It is material emotion in each paint stroke. Someone felt something and now you see each impulse marked with radiant colors even when the painting is sad; each feeling is celebrated, somehow; and the more you let it get into you, the more you see the emotional process of the artist. Someone freed their feelings, and it now frees you.
5. If you can do so, go to a museum to witness art; feel that someone created what you now see or hear about, and somehow managed to make their feelings eternal as far as these are cared for in the present (restoration of paintings and so on). Somehow, it doesn’t make me feel sadness will be eternal; it shows me how much feelings are precious, even sad ones, because whole organizations of people work towards conservation and exposition of these. Humans, so capitalists, still managed to create jobs to take care of visual depictions of ancient and present and future feelings. Isn’t that wonderful?
6. Think of yourself as a work of art too, because you are not the product of human civilization; you are the product of something bigger, terribly elegant and literally infinite. Take time to contemplate this work of art too.
This is what works for me with art. I hope you find peace ♡. Y’all, consider answering to this question in the comments or with reblogs if you have your own ways ♡.
This marble was loved enough to make mortals shiver when they brush the cold hands with their warm ones, hesitating an instant to call it alive and subject. •
‘The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science.’ - Albert Einstein. From Beauty and by Rino Stefano Tagliafierro.
Apollo and Daphne, 1625, by Bernini.
Details : Rainbow at sea with some cruising ships, 1836, by Christoffer Vilhelm Eckersberg.
Shades of pastel yellow, by Vincent Van Gogh.
Details : The Ninth Wave, 1850, by Ivan Aivazovsky.
Oceanshades | By Frederick Judd Waugh (1861-1940)
Ocean looking like clouds / By Frederick Judd Waugh (1861-1940)
I'm LIVING for this sudden barrage of posts
Haha, thank you. That’ll sound extreme (and it is) but it’s been more than a year that I’ve stopped posting regularly… because since an ancient-archaic update of Tumblr, posting photos on mobile is made with the text tool rather than the photo tool, which then ruins my computer-tumblr-theme aesthetic by displaying the text. And I don’t go often on tumblr-computer. But I proudly announce that this extremism is over. And thank you again.
i love your blog ♥️
Merci beaucoup! ❦
I love your blog! So happy I stumbled upon it 😊
Thank you! :-) I’m-really-glad-that-the-internet-exists kind of feeling and that we’re able to share the general artistic insides of our mind just with two thumbs. It’s awesome to share that with y’all.
I love your blog.
Thanks-merci! * Belle journée/soirée.
what's your description/bio from?
It’s from me, it was from my phase « I’m a boy with a flower in the hair » which still lasts to this day.
Merci beaucoup pour votre travaille! Ce blog était très beau.
Merci à toi! Je suis content de savoir que tu l’aimes. (I’m happy to know that you like it.) Belle journée~
Fighting Gods. Details, by Anton Raphael Mengs, mid-18th century, Neoclassical.
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