“I still paint. I love the joy that color can give to our lives and to our communities. I try to bring something of the artist in me to my politics.”
Meet Creative Time Summit: Stockholm keynote speaker Edi Rama! As Prime Minister of Albania, Rama is loved for championing a number of initiatives that have transformed urban space for the better–from beautifying the city with paint to creating an abundance of new green space. He has led important post-Communist reforms, including the vetting of government officials to reestablish civic trust. In addition to his civic innovations, Rama is a noteworthy painter and writer, and grew up the son of a sculptor.
The typical carpet comes in a few familiar fabrics and textiles, but the artists Marcia Nolte, Stijn van der Vleuten and Bob Waardenburg at We Make Carpets have been throwing in a dose of the unexpected by making rugs and carpets out of everyday objects. Staples, cocktail sticks, paper clips, bandaids, and more become repurposed to form illusory carpets in their temporary installations.
David Chatt uses glass beadwork to remove function from objects, and emphasize the importance of the memories associated with those objects.
(Top) Bedside Table, and (Bottom) Love, Dad
"It is a collection of fatherly things painstakingly covered in tiny white beads.The beads and the needlework, hold the items in time and space.The objects, rendered useless by their covering, can now be appreciated as iconic images and a reminder of the places in our lives that hold meaning and memory.” -David Chatt
for those not in the know, night witches were russian lady bombers who bombed the shit out of german lines in WW2. Thing is though, they had the oldest, noisiest, crappest planes in the entire world. The engines used to conk out halfway through their missions, so they had to climb out on the wings mid flight to restart the props. the planes were also so noisy that to stop germans from hearing them combing and starting up their anti aircraft guns, they’d climb up to a certain height, coast down to german positions, drop their bombs, restart their engines in midair, and get the fuck out of dodge.
their leader flew over 200 missions and was never captured.
how the fuck is this not taught in every single history class ever
girl pilots (◕‿◕✿)
girl pilots killing nazis ✧･ﾟ: *✧･ﾟ:* \(◕ヮ◕✿)/ *:･ﾟ✧*:･ﾟ✧
But, remember, women never did anything in history.
I’m reblogging this again. Always reblogging. Always
Kenneth Noland: "…I think that when you experience art - I mean really have that experience - when you’re looking at it, it tends to lose gravity. It tends to float…it’s true of Matisse as an example - I mean, Matisses really float. And I think content comes from this experience, from kinetic experience."
Inspired by the likes of Cezanne and Matisse, Kenneth Noland's interest in the emotional effects of color and geometric form have left us with some of the most vital pieces of abstract art today. Pictured here are two of his paintings that span the course of his career, Vault (1976) and Mysteries: Toward East Light (2002).