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Picasso’s bulls

The shrinking bull wiener is more mesmerizing to me than it should be. 

free-parking:

Picasso’s bulls

The shrinking bull wiener is more mesmerizing to me than it should be. 

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— 1 year ago with 46471 notes
#20th Century  #Pablo Picasso  #art history  #drawing  #spanish  #abstraction 
Watching the Canada Day fireworks reminded me of this lovely Whistler painting. That man came oh so close to being the first to discover pure abstraction, picking up on the similarity between painting and musical compositions much like Kandinsky would just a few decades later.
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James Abbott McNeill Whistler
Nocturne in Black and Gold (The Falling Rocket), 1874

Watching the Canada Day fireworks reminded me of this lovely Whistler painting. That man came oh so close to being the first to discover pure abstraction, picking up on the similarity between painting and musical compositions much like Kandinsky would just a few decades later.

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James Abbott McNeill Whistler

Nocturne in Black and Gold (The Falling Rocket), 1874

— 1 year ago with 68 notes
#art history  #painting  #american  #19th Century  #abstraction  #James Abbott McNeill Whistler  #art