Stress Build-Up - Animation from a 1957 industrial film promoting Atarax, a popular tranquilizer that promised a happy, relaxed, and fulfilled life.

Sea Study, 1881
Claude Monet

Aerial view of glacial ice on the River Thjorsa, Iceland 

Two Horizons, 1968 Kazuo Nakamura oil on canvas 261.6 x 196.9 cm (103” x 67”) Government of Ontario Art Collection, 619763

"I don’t listen to what art critics say. I don’t know anybody who needs a critic to find out what art is.” –Jean-Michel Basquiat (Photo: New York Times Magazine, 1985)

Paul Klee (Swiss: 1879 -1940), Small Fool in trance (Kleiner narr in trance) , 1927.

“Breakfast is a personal ritual that can only be properly observed alone, and in a spirit of genuine excess … four Bloody Marys, two grapefruits, a pot of coffee, Rangoon crêpes, a half-pound of either sausage, bacon, or corned-beef hash with diced chilies, a Spanish omelette or eggs Benedict, a quart of milk, a chopped lemon for random seasoning, and something like a slice of key lime pie, two margaritas and six lines of the best cocaine for dessert.” —The breakfast habits of Hunter S. Thompson, born on this day in 1937. (via)


The Shining - 1980