Patrick van Caeckenbergh

(Source: clickred)

okiya:

秋光と戯れて (by adagio25)

The Temple of the Mind - Albert Pinkham Ryder

inmood08:

Katerina Lomonosov

"Without the Girls, Show Biz is No Biz" - Gordon Parks, 1958

7-17-93


I discovered Van Gogh
about the time I gave up baseball
in Santa Monica
at a cheap picture framing shop
with my old man
in back
flipping a stack of prints
while pop argued over returning a chipped piece of glass

 

The pain in the paintings hit me like flames
jumped out
a mad man’s hundred-year-old vivid fury
blasting me between the eyes
scalding my senses
and changing my life
like a first kiss

 

And today
driving
forty-years-later
I saw “Irises” again
in a window at a stop signal on Wilshire Boulevard

 
The light changed and behind me some dickhead began honking like a
fucking maniac
while I sat there wiping tears from my face
for the pure passion
in the vision of
Vincent’s eyes

 

Dan Fante

cantgetanygayer:

Liane de Pougy, Courtesan.

(Source: s-pell)

greuze:

Camille-Félix Bellanger, Abel (Detail), 1874-75

June Carter & Johnny Cash

(Source: redath)