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O Geógrafo e O Astrónomo


The Geographer is a painting created by Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer in 1668–1669, and is now in the collection of the Städelsches Kunstinstitut museum in FrankfurtGermany. It is closely related to Vermeer's The Astronomer, for instance using the same model in the same dress, and has sometimes been considered a pendant painting to it. A 2017 study indicated that the canvas for the two works came from the same bolt of material.



The Astronomer is a painting finished in about 1668 by the Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer. It is oil on canvas, 51 cm × 45 cm (20 in × 18 in), and is on display at the Louvre, in Paris, France.

Franz Kline & Frank O'Hara


I will always love you
though I never loved you


a boy smelling faintly of heather
staring up at your window


the passion that enlightens
and stills and cultivates, gone


while I sought your face
to be familiar in the blueness


or to follow your sharp whistle
around a corner into my light


that was love growing fainter
each time you failed to appear


I spent my whole self searching
love which I thought was you


it was mine so briefly
and I never knew it, or you went


I thought it was outside disappearing
but it is disappearing in my heart


like snow blown in a window
to be gone from the world


I will always love you.


Featuring the work of 42 poets and artists, from Dylan Thomas to Frank O’Hara, and Helen Phillips to Willem de Kooning, the portfolio 21 Etchings and Poems, published in 1960, represents a noteworthy collaboration between the visual and literary arts. Each print closely integrates text and image, including a poem written in the hand of its author and imagery created through a wide range of innovative print techniques. Initiated by artist Peter Grippe, director of the renowned Atelier 17 print workshop, and the result of nearly ten years of effort, 21 Etchings and Poems is not only a landmark of mid-20th century American print publishing, but is unique in its inclusion of writers and artists from across the spectrum of 1950s cultural production.

Naked Man, Back View


Lucien Freud - Naked Man, Back View (1991-1992)

For more than half a century, Freud has concentrated on depicting the human face and figure in paintings, drawings, and etchings. Earlier examples are smaller in scale and crafted in a distinctive, meticulous style with extreme precision. Freud's major compositions of the last thirty years are considerably larger, with heavily worked and impastoed surfaces. The model for this picture, Leigh Bowery (Australian, 1961–1994), was a performance artist in London.

Bruno Walpoth









Lisa Trockner, quoted in Bruno Walpoth's site:

Bruno Walpoth‘s human figures created from limewood or walnut come about as a result of his meeting and dealing with models. On a scale of one-to-one, the bodies, lines and forms of the few young, gaunt men and the myriad of beautiful women take shape from the block of wood by means of his hands.

Morgan Parker - The High Priestess of Soul’s Sunday Morning Visit to the Wall of Respect

The Impressionism wing strikes me as too
dainty for my mood, except for one oil painting
by Gustave Caillebotte, Calf’s Head and Ox Tongue,
which is described in the wall text as 
“visually unpleasant.” A bust of an African woman
bums me out. This year, I cried 
at everyone’s kitchen table, 
I spit on the street and was late on purpose and stepped
in glass and my dog died and I saw
minuses over and over. I’ll figure it out.
I let a man walk away and then
another one. It has taken me exactly this long
to realize I could have done something else.
I'm being repetitive now but do you ever
hate yourself?


Calf's Head and Ox Tongue Date (c. 1882) Gustave Caillebotte French, 1848-1894

Hilma af Klint









Hilma af Klint (October 26, 1862 – October 21, 1944) was a Swedish artist and mystic whose paintings were among the first abstract art. A considerable body of her abstract work predates the first purely abstract compositions by Kandinsky. She belonged to a group called "The Five", a circle of women who shared her belief in the importance of trying to make contact with the so-called "High Masters"—often by way of séances. Her paintings, which sometimes resemble diagrams, were a visual representation of complex spiritual ideas.


Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future from Felipe Lima on Vimeo.

Commissioned by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum on the occasion of the exhibition
Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future
October 12, 2018 — April 23, 2019

Featuring interviews with Tracey Bashkoff, Christine Burgin, Susan Cianciolo, and Josiah McElheny

Produced by Ways & Means
Directed by Ted Gerike and Felipe Lima
Executive Producers Lana Kim and Jett Steiger
Producer Steph Max
Guggenheim Producers Stephan Knuesel and Naomi Leibowitz
Voiceover Narrator Hayley Magnus
Editor Sean Leonard
Music Andrew Miller
Sound Mixer Colin Alexander
Motion Graphics Matthew Miller
Post Sound Unbridled Sound
Sound Supervisor Brent Kiser
Sound Editor Ian Chase
Color Bossi Baker