mudwerks:

Eagle Carrying Off A Child (by Namey McNamerson)

mudwerks:

Eagle Carrying Off A Child (by Namey McNamerson)

historicaltimes:

Los Alamos scientist sitting next to the worlds first atomic bomb shortly before the Trinity test. July 16, 1945

historicaltimes:

Los Alamos scientist sitting next to the worlds first atomic bomb shortly before the Trinity test. July 16, 1945

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moxx-sp:

Buster Keaton

moxx-sp:

Buster Keaton

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maudelynn:

Ballet Dancer Ekaterina Galanta c.1923 
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maudelynn:

Ballet Dancer Ekaterina Galanta c.1923 

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boomerstarkiller67:

Flash Gordon and Dale Arden - Alex Raymond

boomerstarkiller67:

Flash Gordon and Dale Arden - Alex Raymond

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regardintemporel:


 Friedl Kubelka - Venzone, 1975 

regardintemporel:

Friedl Kubelka - Venzone, 1975 

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"My films are not a personal expression but a prayer. When I make a film, it’s like a holy day. As if I were lighting a candle in front of an icon, or placing a bouquet of flowers before it. The spectator always ends up by understanding when you are sincere in what you are telling him. I don’t invent any language to appear simpler, stupider, or smarter. A lack of honesty would destroy the dialogue. Time has worked for me. When people understood that I was speaking a natural language, that I wasn’t pretending, that I didn’t take them for imbeciles, that I only say what I think, then they became interested in what I was doing."
"Given the competition with commercial cinema, a director has a particular responsibility towards his audiences. I mean by this that because of cinema’s unique power to affect an auditorium—in the identification of the screen with life—the most meaningless, unreal commercial film can have just the same kind of magical effect on the uncritical and uneducated cinema-goer as that derived by his discerning counterpart from a real film. The tragic and crucial difference is that if art can stimulate emotions and ideas, mass-appeal cinema, because of its easy, irresistible effect, extinguishes all traces of thought and feeling irrevocably. People cease to feel any need for the beautiful or the spiritual, and consume films like bottles of Coca-Cola.”
Andrei TarkovskyApril 4, 1932 — December 29, 1986

"My films are not a personal expression but a prayer. When I make a film, it’s like a holy day. As if I were lighting a candle in front of an icon, or placing a bouquet of flowers before it. The spectator always ends up by understanding when you are sincere in what you are telling him. I don’t invent any language to appear simpler, stupider, or smarter. A lack of honesty would destroy the dialogue. Time has worked for me. When people understood that I was speaking a natural language, that I wasn’t pretending, that I didn’t take them for imbeciles, that I only say what I think, then they became interested in what I was doing."

"Given the competition with commercial cinema, a director has a particular responsibility towards his audiences. I mean by this that because of cinema’s unique power to affect an auditorium—in the identification of the screen with life—the most meaningless, unreal commercial film can have just the same kind of magical effect on the uncritical and uneducated cinema-goer as that derived by his discerning counterpart from a real film. The tragic and crucial difference is that if art can stimulate emotions and ideas, mass-appeal cinema, because of its easy, irresistible effect, extinguishes all traces of thought and feeling irrevocably. People cease to feel any need for the beautiful or the spiritual, and consume films like bottles of Coca-Cola.”

Andrei Tarkovsky
April 4, 1932 — December 29, 1986

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midcenturymodernfreak:

Giant Electronic Brain
A giant electrified model of the human brain’s control system is demonstrated by Dr. A.G. Macleod, at the meeting of the American Medical Association in New York, on June 26, 1961. The maze of twisting tubes and blinking lights traces the way the brain receives information and turns it into thought and then action. - Via

midcenturymodernfreak:

Giant Electronic Brain

A giant electrified model of the human brain’s control system is demonstrated by Dr. A.G. Macleod, at the meeting of the American Medical Association in New York, on June 26, 1961. The maze of twisting tubes and blinking lights traces the way the brain receives information and turns it into thought and then action. - Via

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thats-the-way-it-was:

Flying boat ride attraction at the Crystal Palace
London, April 19, 1929

Photo: Planet News/SSLP/Getty

thats-the-way-it-was:

Flying boat ride attraction at the Crystal Palace
London, April 19, 1929
Photo: Planet News/SSLP/Getty

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rudygodinez:

Unknown Photographer, Two Photographs of M.C. Escher in his Office, (1969-1970)

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