artpropelled:

Ivo Stoyanov

artpropelled:

Ivo Stoyanov

"

Writers and painters and stand-up comics and other creative types where solitude is so critical—these folks often think that the pair phenomenon is for others. But creative intimacy is so much more than “collaboration.” In writing especially, the problem of the hidden partner is rife. Most good editors don’t talk about what they do. It’s often indiscrete, or even disrespectful. I just heard the story of a magazine editor who lost his job because he’d lost the confidence of his writers by talking so promiscuously about how he rescued their work. Michael Pietsch, who edited David Foster Wallace, said that “The editor works in disappearing ink. If a writer takes a suggestion, it becomes part of her creation. If not, it never happened. The editor’s work is and always should be invisible.”

And some writers don’t even have an editor yet, or an agent, but many of the same functions of muse, critic, sounding board—these get played by members of writing workshops, spouses, special readers. (John McPhee calls them his “listeners.”)

"

The Rumpus Book Club Chat With Joshua Shenk (via therumpus)

(via therumpus)

artpropelled:

Jay Kelly

artpropelled:

Jay Kelly

"I can’t abandon
the person I used to be
so I carry her"

— 365 Days of Haiku, Day #123 (via ontheedgeofdarkness)

(via ontheedgeofdarkness)

artpropelled:

ivo stoyanov

artpropelled:

ivo stoyanov

blue-voids:

Lynda Howitt - oil on canvas and board

artemisdreaming:

Anselm Kiefer, Aschenblume, 2007-2012. Oil, emulsion, acrylic, shellac and chalk on canvas, 380 x 280 cm.(via: ozartsetc.com)

artemisdreaming:

Anselm Kiefer, Aschenblume, 2007-2012. Oil, emulsion, acrylic, shellac and chalk on canvas, 380 x 280 cm.(via: ozartsetc.com)

(via alongtimealone)

paintingbox:

John Singer Sargent (1856-1925)
Study for a Portrait of Captain John Spicer, c. 1901 Oil on canvas26 1/2 x 18in

paintingbox:

John Singer Sargent (1856-1925)
Study for a Portrait of Captain John Spicer, c. 1901 
Oil on canvas
26 1/2 x 18in

(via alongtimealone)

blastedheath:

Arnulf Rainer (Austrian, b. 1929), Nebel [Fog]. Eching, 18 x 27 cm. Numbered 9/10.

blastedheath:

Arnulf Rainer (Austrian, b. 1929), Nebel [Fog]. Eching, 18 x 27 cm. Numbered 9/10.