Matazo Kayama

Matazo Kayama (1927-2004) was born in Kyoto, the son of a designer of Kimono. 
He used to play in his father’s studio, and loved to see him and his disciples
at work sketching and painting. He also learned a lot from his father’s collection 
of international art books. Kayama started making art, and when he was 13 years old
he entered the Japanese Painting Academy in Kyoto. In 1944 he went on to study 
traditional Nihonga techniques at Tokyo National Academy of Fine Arts, at a time 
when the country was in the grips of World War II. His father died at the 
end of the war, but Kayama managed to keep studying art in Tokyo while helping his mother and younger sisters in Kyoto
Kayama became a famous painter in his early 30’s and held his first personal exhibitio
abroad in New York in 1961. Animals were one of his favorite themes throughout his career, 
while his sources of inspiration shifted from modern Western art to traditional RImpa Japanese 
painting and Chinese ink paintings. All of these influences were reinterpreted through Kayama’s 
own refined and innovative style. His work has been exhibited at the Central Museum of Beijing 
and the British Museum, and in 2009 a large retrospective was held at Tokyo’s National Art Center.

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My name is Don Dianda and I am a 25 year-old photographer living in San Francisco. I am inspired by nature, Zen Buddhist literature, hiking, laughing, meditation, and poetry. I try to live by the motto: “Live the life that is here and enjoy the time that has been given to you.” Because in the end, all we ever have is our fleeting experience of life — so enjoy it!

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The Lion of Lucerne, is a sculpture in Lucerene, Switzerland, designed by Beretel Thorvaldsen and hewn in 1820–21 by Lukas Ahorn. It commemorates theSwiss Guards who were massacred in 1792 during theFrench Revolution, when revolutionaries stormed the Tuileries Palace in Paris, France.

The Lion lies in his lair in the perpendicular face of a low cliff — for he is carved from the living rock of the cliff. His size is colossal, his attitude is noble. His head is bowed, the broken spear is sticking in his shoulder, his protecting paw rests upon the lilies of France. Vines hang down the cliff and wave in the wind, and a clear stream trickles from above and empties into a pond at the base, and in the smooth surface of the pond the lion is mirrored, among the water-lilies.

Around about are green trees and grass. The place is a sheltered, reposeful woodland nook, remote from noise and stir and confusion — and all this is fitting, for lions do die in such places, and not on granite pedestals in public squares fenced with fancy iron railings. The Lion of Lucerne would be impressive anywhere, but nowhere so impressive as where he is. -Mark Twain

Wikipedia article


I’m on the revolutionaries side, but the monument is beautiful. 


Vitor Correia


Iceland by Adrienne Pitts


Iceland by Adrienne Pitts


Combining the deconstructed and minimal aesthetic of old-school video graphics with the rough and uneven textures more often seen in watercolour paintings, American painter Adam Lister creates engaging visual compositions that depict famous artworks and pop-culture characters…


A selected works by young and very talented artist painter

Marco Grassi born1987 in Reggio Emilia ( Italy), where he actually lives.

// selected by Tu recepcja


Eleni Tsami


by iumazark


Flower mandalas by Kathy Klein

(Source: xcapades)


- on Flickr.


- on Flickr.


Finally did some personal design work, finished one of many ideas that are pending. Hope you guys like it. Prints and other products available at Society6



Finally did some personal design work, finished one of many ideas that are pending. Hope you guys like it.

Prints and other products available at Society6

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