1. aestheticgoddess:

    4900 Colors Version II, Gerhard Richter

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  2. aestheticgoddess:

    Gerhard Richter

     

  3. adoredunknown asked: Who is this Gerard richter guy? I'm falling in love with his work! Great blog ✌️

    aestheticgoddess:

    (Same) (Thanks) Gerhard Richter is a German painter, born 1932. In the early 1960s Richter was exposed to both American and British Pop art, which was just becoming known in Europe, and to the Fluxus movement. Richter consistently regarded himself simply as a painter. He began to paint enlarged copies of black-and-white photographs using only a range of greys.
    The evident reliance on a ready-made source gave Richter’s paintings an apparent objectivity that he felt was lacking in abstract art of the period. The indistinctness of the images that emerged in the course of their transformation into thick layers of oil paint helped free them of traditional associations and meaning. Richter concentrated exclusively on the process of applying paint to the surface.
    As early as 1966 he had made paintings based on colour charts. Although these paintings, like those based on photographs, were still dependent on an existing artefact, all that was left in them was the naked physical presence of colour as the essential material of all painting.
    All vestiges of subject-matter seem to have been abandoned by Richter in the paintings that he began to produce in 1976. Even these supposedly wholly invented paintings retained a second-hand look, as if the brushstrokes had been copied from photographic enlargements.
    The extreme variety of Richter’s work left him open to criticism, but his rejection of an artificially maintained consistency of style was a conscious conceptual act that allowed him to investigate freely the basic principles of painting. source

     

  4. neurosciencestuff:

    What’s one of your worst memories? How did it make you feel? According to psychologists, remembering the emotions felt during a negative personal experience, such as how sad you were or how embarrassed you felt, can lead to emotional distress, especially when you can’t stop thinking about it.

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  5. neurosciencestuff:

    Older people who have apathy but not depression may have smaller brain volumes than those without apathy, according to a new study published in the April 16, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Apathy is a lack of interest or emotion.

     

  6. neurosciencestuff:

    Researchers may have identified key genes linked to why some people have a higher tolerance for pain than others, according to a study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 66th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, April 26 to May 3, 2014.

    “Our study is quite…

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  8. vanityfair:

    RIP Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

    Photograph by Helmut Newton.

     
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  10. mamaneedsabigidea:

    A post on Jezebel today declares, “America now has more baby girls named Khaleesi than Betsy.”

    Which got me thinking about the saga I have been calling “Two Copywriters and a Baby: The Battle for Naming Supremacy.

    See, getting two people to agree on a name for their baby is a tough process…