Posts tagged "winter"

November 29, 2009

Another artwork that totally gets the severity of mountain winter is the breath-taking Bourbaki Panorama by Edouard Castres in my sweet little hometown of Luzern.

I’ve never seen a better translation of the time- and spacelessness of deep, deep mountain winter and the impossible optical simultaneity of dusk and dawn that can make you lose your mind if you don’t stick your head in the snow every now and again.

Anyway, go see this panorama when you’re in central Switzerland. You won’t regret it. It will leave a lasting chill in your old bones.

. switzerland bourbaki panorama luzern lucerne Edouard Castres winter
liquidnight:

Kay Nielsen
[via Old Paint]

Beautiful. I couldn’t help being reminded of one of my favourite Swiss-Italian paintings: Le Cattive Madri by Giovanni Segantini, 1894:

I find it somewhat upsetting to talk to non-mountain folks about this painting since it seems that they never share my passion for it, for the way the light hits the mountains of the Savognin and how this (painted!) light gives you an immediate sensation of the precise temperature and the extreme silence that reigned supreme there and then, so anyways, I stopped talking about it altogether.
It’s too epic for words anyways.

liquidnight:

Kay Nielsen

[via Old Paint]

Beautiful. I couldn’t help being reminded of one of my favourite Swiss-Italian paintings: Le Cattive Madri by Giovanni Segantini, 1894:

I find it somewhat upsetting to talk to non-mountain folks about this painting since it seems that they never share my passion for it, for the way the light hits the mountains of the Savognin and how this (painted!) light gives you an immediate sensation of the precise temperature and the extreme silence that reigned supreme there and then, so anyways, I stopped talking about it altogether.

It’s too epic for words anyways.

. Kay Nielsen winter Le Cattive Madri Giovanni Segantini
September 23, 2009

Found my 3m long black knitted scarf. Winter, you may come now.

. music clip ladytron destroy everything you touch video winter
September 6, 2009
cavesoflilith:
mothlarvae:(via deerly)
What the hell is going on here? Are these frozen horse heads near Stalingrad 1942/1943 or something? Help, please.
EDIT: geaphiles sez (cos she’s a genius and stuff): “a still from the film My Winnipeg”
Thank you! xxx

cavesoflilith:

mothlarvae:(via deerly)

What the hell is going on here? Are these frozen horse heads near Stalingrad 1942/1943 or something? Help, please.

EDIT: geaphiles sez (cos she’s a genius and stuff): “a still from the film My Winnipeg”

Thank you! xxx

. bw photography horses heads snow winter