William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Seated Nude. 1884, oil on canvas. Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts, United States. 


Félix Thiollier (1842-1914): Figure contemplant les monts du Menzenc, 1895-1905. | Collection Julien-Laferrière @MuseeOrsay Patrice Schmidt


Wilhelm Mikhailovsky ph. (latvian photographer, b. 1941)

"I hate people generally, but I like people individually."
introverts (via modernbabylon)


April Wind  (1952)

Andrew Wyeth

"Silence is always beautiful, and a silent person is always more beautiful than one who talks."
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Adolescent (via 90377)


Jock Sturges ph. -  ’Evolution of Grace’ 1995

"In the dark I rest,
unready for the light which dawns
day after day,
eager to be shared.
Black silk, shelter me.
I need
more of the night before I open
eyes and heart
to illumination. I must still
grow in the dark like a root
not ready, not ready at all."
Denise Levertov (via observando)


Robert Mapplethorpe 


At the Cafe, Edgar Degas 

c. 1877