The Scapegoat (1854-5) —William Holman Hunt

The Scapegoat (1854-5William Holman Hunt

Idioteque
Radiohead

Idioteque — Radiohead

Even though I made no emotional connection with Haruki Murakami’s Kafka on the Shore, the book rekindled my interest in KID A by Radiohead.

"Where violence and death are constant, the real enemy is boredom."
Joe Bendel, NYFF ’10: Review of Kawaita Hana (Pale Flower, 1964)
felineillusion:

Morgiana / 1972 / dir. Juraj Herz
Polish poster

felineillusion:

Morgiana / 1972 / dir. Juraj Herz

Polish poster

thepyrocase:

猫は高いところが好き

thepyrocase:

猫は高いところが好き

Etalase
Sore

Etalase — Sore (Centralismo)

Sleep Alone
Bat For Lashes

Sleep Alone — Bat For Lashes

The dream of love is a two-hearted dream

thewolfkitten:

Poster for Kodoku no Gurume (The Solitary Gourmet).

thewolfkitten:

Poster for Kodoku no Gurume (The Solitary Gourmet).

Hanafuda (Japanese card game) in the film Kawaita Hana (Pale Flower, 1964) is beautifully captured by Masao Kosugi

Who knew gambling could exude such elegance?

Kawaita Hana (Pale Flower, 1964, directed by Masahiro Shinoda) follows an icy protagonist who blankets himself with the darkness of his own shadow. The film maximizes the stark contrast of light and shadow. Despite lacking the witty dialogue that is renowned in most of its American counterparts, Pale Flower is a prime example of film noir.

A Colt Is My Passport (1967)  Takashi Nomura 

The perfect payback is done with a deadly mix of wits and guts.

The Hermitage

wtfarthistory:

I absolutely love painted views of museum collections and Luigi Premazzi’s watercolors of the State Hermitage in St. Petersburg are among my favorites.  Today I will be spending as many hours as possible casually strolling the galleries, keeping an eye out for examples of WTF Art History.  Stay tuned…

Luigi Premazzi, The Room of Ancient Sculpture, 1856, watercolor.  The State Hermitage, St. PetersburgLuigi Premazzi, The Room of Ancient Sculpture, 1856, watercolor.  The State Hermitage, St. Petersburg

Luigi Premazzi, The Cabinet of the Italian Schools, 1860, watercolor.  The State Hermitage, St. PetersburgLuigi Premazzi, The Cabinet of the Italian Schools, 1860, watercolor.  The State Hermitage, St. Petersburg

Luigi Premazzi, The Gallery of the French School, 1859, watercolor.  The State Hermitage, St. PetersburgLuigi Premazzi, The Gallery of the French School, 1859, watercolor.  The State Hermitage, St. Petersburg

Luigi Premazzi, The Gallery of the Flemish School, 1860, watercolor.  The State Hermitage, St. PetersburgLuigi Premazzi, The Gallery of the Flemish School, 1860, watercolor.  The State Hermitage, St. Petersburg

Luigi Premazzi, The Room of the Dutch and Flemish Schools, 1858, watercolor.  The State Hermitage, St. PetersburgLuigi Premazzi, The Room of the Dutch and Flemish Schools, 1858, watercolor.  The State Hermitage, St. Petersburg

How is this watercolor??

Hands Awkwardly Placed, by Bronzino

wtfarthistory:

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Agnolo Bronzino, Portrait of a Sculptor, c. 1550, oil on canvas.  Musée du Louvre, Paris

This young man either looks like a solemn Michael Cera or Logan Lerman when he’s in The Perks of Being a Wallflower.