r a q u e l nineteen m a i n e


but for now we are young, let us lay in the sun and count every beautiful thing we can see


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a s k
a r c h i v e
t h e m e
a b o u t m e
p e r s o n a l
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t w i t t e r
f l i c k r

rendzina:

over coffee with my mom this morning: “sometimes we hesitate to invite people into our life because we feel like our space isn’t good enough yet. things are a little messy, or our place settings don’t match, or our situation isn’t quite what we want it to be. don’t let that stop you. invite people in anyway.”

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picaet:

I by Matthias Viertel on Flickr.

picaet:

I by Matthias Viertel on Flickr.

fatcatartru:

Zarathustra the cat with his life size portrait by Claude Monet

fatcatartru:

Zarathustra the cat with his life size portrait by Claude Monet

artchipel:

Curator’s Monday 155 - Artist on Tumblr

Alyssa Monks | on Tumblr (b.1977, USA)

Brooklyn-based artist Alyssa Monks is a figurative painter, blurring the line between abstraction and realism. “Using filters such as glass, vinyl, water, and steam, I distort the body in shallow painted spaces. These filters allow for large areas of abstract design - islands of color with activated surfaces - while bits of the human form peak through. In a contemporary take on the traditional bathing women, my subjects are pushing against the glass “window”, distorting their own body, aware of and commanding the proverbial male gaze. Thick paint strokes in delicate color relationships are pushed and pulled to imitate glass, steam, water and flesh from a distance. However, up close, the delicious physical properties of oil paint are apparent. Thus sustaining the moment when abstract paint strokes become something else. When I began painting the human body, I was obsessed with it and needed to create as much realism as possible. I chased realism until it began to unravel and deconstruct itself, I am exploring the possibility and potential where representational painting and abstraction meet - if both can coexist in the same moment.” Monks’s paintings have been the subject of numerous solo and group exhibitions, and her work is represented in public and private collections.

© All images courtesy of the artist

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ashleyfrostart:

“North Melbourne Study 20”
Oil on board
18x18cm 
University of Wollongong collection 2013
www.ashleyfrost.com.au

ashleyfrostart:

North Melbourne Study 20

Oil on board

18x18cm 

University of Wollongong collection 2013

www.ashleyfrost.com.au

mfjr:

Oil paintings by Alyssa Monks.

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