1. La Luna, 1990 

    grafite e pigmento nero su carta pesta

    Bizhan Bassiri

  3. Cat in the moonlight, c. 1900

    Théophile Alexandre Steinlen 

  4. Reliquary of the Virgin’s VeilSouthern Netherlands, early 15th century

  5. franflow:

    of deposited lands

    Herbert Pfostl 

    (Source: artistjournals)

  6. Painting of Slowness, 2006-08

    oil on canvas

    Shan Fan

    From a Chinese perspective, emptiness is not vague or representing anything lacking — as the Western understanding of this concept suggests. Faced with Shan Fan’s bamboo paintings, one comprehends the effect of the white surface as a free space and potential for development with one’s own eyes. It is a wisdom deeply rooted in Chinese thought that the relationship between emptiness and fullness is not antagonistic but a mutual conditionality. 


  8. Spring and Autumn Trees and Grasses by a Stream, Edo period, 2nd half of the 17th century

    Rimpa School (Japanese)

    Pair of six-panel screens; ink, color, gold, and silver on paper 


  10. 3wings:

    Mats Gustafson, who is known for his elegant fashion illustrations and his spare, lyrical depictions of nature, has lately turned his eye to swans. Until January 23, 2010, John McWhinnie at Glenn Horowitz Bookseller is showing the Swedish-born artist’s pastels of the majestic birds, along with some dreamy landscapes and the swan-themed wallpaper that Gustafson has done for Maharam Digital Projects’ collection of digitally printed, large-scale wallcoverings.
    (Swanning Around | Mats Gustafson)

  11. 3wings:

    Self-Portrait in Profile

    Marcel Duchamp

  13. Raven’s Daughter


    Denise Kester

  14. Echo - Daphne Descends, 2012

    graphite, watercolor, ink on wood

    Alessia Iannetti

  15. Stumpwork depicting Tristan and Isolde (textile)

    German School, (16th century)

    Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK / The Bridgeman Art Library