July 21, 2014
oupacademic:

The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere by Grant Wood.

He imbued American Regionalist landscape painting with a particular, distinctive character, through the use of clearly defined contours and a geometrical treatment of volume and form. His works often use crayon, chalk and charcoal on brown wrapping paper of the type used by butchers. The brown ground heightens the warm tonalities of the red- or ochre-coloured chalks. His paintings of the people of the American Mid-West are suffused with his highly personal, somewhat idealised Regionalism, fuelled by local fables and legends. The resulting images are a tribute to the American pioneers, to rural life, and to the value of labour over money. His precise attention to detail is reminiscent of the work of Holbein, but he adds a satirical flavour, and a sense of unreality that approaches that of the Surrealists.

From 'WOOD, Grant' in the Benezit Dictionary of Artists on Oxford Art Online. 
We’re examining inspiring landscapes this July on the Oxford Academic Tumblr. 
Image credit: The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere. Grant Wood. 1931. Metropolitan Museum of Art. Public domain via WikiArt.  

oupacademic:

The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere by Grant Wood.

He imbued American Regionalist landscape painting with a particular, distinctive character, through the use of clearly defined contours and a geometrical treatment of volume and form. His works often use crayon, chalk and charcoal on brown wrapping paper of the type used by butchers. The brown ground heightens the warm tonalities of the red- or ochre-coloured chalks. His paintings of the people of the American Mid-West are suffused with his highly personal, somewhat idealised Regionalism, fuelled by local fables and legends. The resulting images are a tribute to the American pioneers, to rural life, and to the value of labour over money. His precise attention to detail is reminiscent of the work of Holbein, but he adds a satirical flavour, and a sense of unreality that approaches that of the Surrealists.

From 'WOOD, Grant' in the Benezit Dictionary of Artists on Oxford Art Online

We’re examining inspiring landscapes this July on the Oxford Academic Tumblr. 

Image credit: The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere. Grant Wood. 1931. Metropolitan Museum of Art. Public domain via WikiArt.  

July 13, 2014
If a velociraptor jumps out at me I swear to god #welcometojurassicpark

If a velociraptor jumps out at me I swear to god #welcometojurassicpark

July 13, 2014
The water lilies are in bloom #moneteatyourheartout

The water lilies are in bloom #moneteatyourheartout

July 13, 2014
This cactus couldn’t be bothered to grow upright #ugh #whatevermom

This cactus couldn’t be bothered to grow upright #ugh #whatevermom

12:52pm  |   URL: http://tmblr.co/ZLUm0y1LN3BZi
Filed under: whatevermom ugh 
July 13, 2014
"Zanzibar Squill" sounds like something out of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them #newtscamander

"Zanzibar Squill" sounds like something out of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them #newtscamander

12:49pm  |   URL: http://tmblr.co/ZLUm0y1LN2Sh4
Filed under: newtscamander 
July 13, 2014
The Willy Shakes Garden (maybe not the official name?) #countdown2castles #parsleysagerosemaryand

The Willy Shakes Garden (maybe not the official name?) #countdown2castles #parsleysagerosemaryand

July 13, 2014
These lilies are so big I thought they would start talking to us #aliceinwonderland #countdown2castles

These lilies are so big I thought they would start talking to us #aliceinwonderland #countdown2castles

July 13, 2014
Brooklyn Botanic Garden with nary a soul in sight #countdown2castles

Brooklyn Botanic Garden with nary a soul in sight #countdown2castles

July 12, 2014

@WorstMuse

(Source: jabletown, via thepierglass)

July 11, 2014

bookorithms:

1940: Mystery novels by A.A. Fair, a pseudonym of Erle Stanley Gardner.

I don’t think this guy knows a lot about birds