1. cavetocanvas:

    Hans Hofmann, Rhapsody, 1965

  2. dedalusfoundation:

    Spring 1948

    Robert Motherwell’s painting The Checkered Skirt is included in the Kootz Gallery’s Third Anniversary show (March 20–April 17) 

    View the full Motherwell Chronology.

    [Image: The Checkered Skirt, 1947, in the collection of North Carolina Museum of Art. © Dedalus Foundation, Inc./Licensed by VAGA. New York, NY]

  3. napoleonicrevival:

    Willem de Kooning, Untitled I, 1980

  4. (Source: stoned-wisdom)

  6. archiemcphee:

    As part of a tour put on by an organization called The Mystical Arts of Tibet, a group of Tibetan Buddhist monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in India recently visited the Crow Collection of Asian Art in Dallas, Texas. They were there for a weeklong residency during which they constructed this magnificent Tantric Buddhist mandala sandpainting.

    The monks will spend up to eight hours a day working together on one of their sandpaintings. The process starts with an opening ceremony and the consecration of work site.

    Each work begins as a drawing, the outline of the mandala. Then, colored sand is poured from traditional metal funnels called chak-purs. Each monk holds a chak-pur in one hand, while running a metal rod on its grated surface; the vibration causes the sands to flow like liquid.

    Once the sandpainting has been completed it is ceremoniously destroyed using a ritual vajra.

    "The sands are swept up and placed in an urn; to fulfill the function of healing, half is distributed to the audience at the closing ceremony, while the remainder is carried to a nearby body of water, where it is deposited. The waters then carry the healing blessing to the ocean, and from there it spreads throughout the world for planetary healing."

    Click here to learn more about The Mystical Arts of Tibet

    [via My Modern Metropolis]

  7. instagram:

    A Peek into the Life of a Tibetan Monk with @gdax

    For a peek into the daily life of Tibetan monk དགེ་འདུན་དབང་ཕྱུག (Gedun Wangchuk), follow @gdax on Instagram.

    དགེ་འདུན་དབང་ཕྱུག, or Gedun Wangchuk, (@gdax) is a Buddhist monk living in Tibet, where he uses Instagram to share scenes from his daily life atop one of the highest locations on earth. The region boasts an average elevation of 4,900 meters (16,000 feet) and is home to some of the world’s tallest mountains, including Mount Everest at the Nepal border to the southwest.

    "Mankind shares and lives on planet Earth as one family with each continent having its own different nationalities, religions, faith, customs, unique culture and languages. But aside from such differences, we all have the same common desire for happiness," Gedun says. "That’s why Instagram, as a window to this global family, is a joy."

  8. the-gasoline-station:

    Wall of Houses

    Larung Gar, Tibet. Homes of monks, nuns and religious students cover the hillside Buddhist Academy. Nestled amid the rolling mountains, deep within the Larung Gar Valley, thousands of tiny wooden homes form one of the world’s largest Buddhist institutes

    Picture: Imaginechina/REX

    Source: The Guardian

  9. magictransistor:

    R. Buckminster Fuller. Marines Flying Dome at 50 Knots With No Damage, Foldable Geodesic Sphere, Necklace Structure Black Mountain College, MIT, First Wood and Plastic Geodesic, 3/4 Sphere, Hyperbolic Parabola Geodesic Restaurant, "Growth House" Accordion Dome, 55 Foot Pneumatic Quilted Double-Skin Geodesic Dome, Double Heat-Sealed Pneumatic Transparent Skin (top to bottom). 1950s.