Posts Tagged ‘ Albrecht Dürer ’

Alain de Botton in School of Life

Here is Albrecht Dürer, looking – as only children usually do – very closely at a clod of earth


The pioneers at making life feel longer in the way that counts are not dieticians, but artists. At its best, art is a tool that reminds us of how little we have fathomed and noticed. It re-introduces us to ordinary things and reopens our eyes to a latent beauty and interest in precisely those areas we had ceased to bother with. It helps us to recover some of the manic sensitivity we had as newborns.  – Alain de Botton

Source: How to lengthen your Life – The Book of LifeThe Book of Life

Man in the mirror: The Self Portrait by James Hall | New Statesman

Artemisia Gentileschi. Her Self-Portrait as the Allegory of Painting_selfport

Artemisia Gentileschi’s Self-Portrait as the Allegory of Painting 1630s Oil on canvas, 96,5 x 73,7 cm Royal Collection, Windsor

Things that Quicken the Heart: Things with Wings



Nancy Loughlin

Things that Quicken the Heart: Things with Wings.