Clean Lines




"Every city has its gates, which need not be of stone."
"This is how it always ends. With death. But first there was life, hidden beneath the blah, blah, blah… It’s all settled beneath the chitter chatter and the noise, silence and sentiment, emotion and fear. The haggard, inconstant flashes of beauty. And then the wretched squalor and miserable humanity. All buried under the cover of the embarrassment of being in the world, blah, blah, blah… Beyond there is what lies beyond. And I don’t deal with what lies beyond. Therefore… let this novel begin. After all… it’s just a trick. Yes, it’s just a trick."

Jep Gambardella.

From “The Great Beauty”

thefuturistiswriting:

an-imbibing-gentleman:

Martini by John Register, 1994 (Oil on Canvas)

It’s time for:
A MOMENT WITH LIQUOR (and Art)
Oh, THE FUTURIST! wants this painting in his living room.
* Query - Did someone use THE FUTURIST! as a model for this piece of art when he wasn’t aware due to extreme ennui and despondency?
gentleman-and-a-scholar:

Mashburn
extrarouge:

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Detail of Rochefort’s Escape, by Édouard Manet.

Turtle Flats, Harvard Glacier, Chugach Range, Alaska by Floris Van Cauwelaert
dutch-book:

A clerk is inundated with ticker tape during the crash that came to be known as the ‘Kennedy Slide’. Shot for LIFE by Yale Joel (1962)