Pierre Joseph Redouté, Crinum erubescens, Swamp Lily, 1805-16. From: Les liliacées, France. NYPL
Cy Twombly, Poems to the Sea, suite of 24 drawings, 1959
Helsinki-born photographer Osma Harvilahti is absolutely killing it with his studies in colour, composition and visual abstraction. His images are aestheticised so far to the point that reality takes on an almost sculptural feel.
Osma’s photographs seem familiar, almost as though we have already seen or have taken mental screen shots of these images of every day life - clutter in a lounge room, clothes on a washing line, a plate of fruit. It’s this perfect balance between aesthetic and reality that he has found an almost comforting place for the viewer.
Gil Scott-Heron | Home Is Where The Hatred Is
François Boucher, Venus on a Wave (detail)
“You are the most beautiful girl in the world”
"You’re just saying that"
"No! I’m madly in love with you and it’s not because of your brains or your personality"
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris