1. archivesofamericanart:

Meet Henry Ossawa Tanner: a painter who studied under Thomas Eakins, son of a minister and a former slave, chevalier of the Legion of Honor, and lifelong supporter of the pointy goatee.
Henry Ossawa Tanner, 1907 / Frederick Gutekunst, photographer. Henry Ossawa Tanner papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

    archivesofamericanart:

    Meet Henry Ossawa Tanner: a painter who studied under Thomas Eakins, son of a minister and a former slave, chevalier of the Legion of Honor, and lifelong supporter of the pointy goatee.

    Henry Ossawa Tanner, 1907 / Frederick Gutekunst, photographer. Henry Ossawa Tanner papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

  2. thesufjanstevensmodel5000:

    encore.

  3. hughmacleod:

Creativity requires a discipline. #marfa

    hughmacleod:

    Creativity requires a discipline. #marfa

  4. I never thought much about career. I’m an artist. You know, I moved to Alaska in my 20s. I never studied with the right people at the right schools. Early on I didn’t win the right prizes. It seems that every time I had the opportunity to make the right career choice, I made the wrong career choice, which in the long run turned out to be the right artistic choice. And now, after 40 years or more of doing this, it seems like maybe there’s a larger audience for the work and that’s profoundly gratifying.

    — John Luther Adams

  5. thesufjanstevensmodel5000:

    I would do anything to be in this band.

  6. lastnightsreading:

Lydia Davis at Symphony Space, 4/2/14

    lastnightsreading:

    Lydia Davis at Symphony Space, 4/2/14

  7. It’s not our history that makes me fatalistic, it’s our history of looking away.

    — Ta-Nehisi Coates

  8. mentaltimetraveller:

Maxime Rossi
Père Lachaise
2013

    mentaltimetraveller:

    Maxime Rossi
    Père Lachaise
    2013

  9. We go through life and we’re sort of two dimensional so often, then when you can do a painting or some writing it brings out another dimension to you.

    — Edward P. Jones