It’s the back-to-school time of year, and for kids my age, back to school usually means away from home. To me, home is where your dog is or at the very least where most of your useful stuff takes up space. It’s a pain in the ass to haul all your things somewhere new every semester of college, but if you think about the grand number of times you’ll have to do it till you graduate, it’ll only make you depressed.
Each new dorm or apartment is an opportunity to recreate the space you spend the most time in (even if it’s only a few square feet), so this inspiration post is dedicated to everyone currently in transition.
May you settle with grace in a space that suits you.
|Andrew Wyeth (1917 – 2009) – Ericksons Photo found on Tumblr here.
This man sits patiently, hands delicately intertwined, and the expression on his face is one of near-surprise. As if he’s been looking out that same window for years and all of a sudden something’s different, someone’s arrived.
|by Belgian artist Henri de Braekeleer, 1877
Photo from Tumblr, found here.
Although I couldn’t exactly tell if this was the man’s studio or his home, I imagine that as an artist the two places are pretty closely related. The objects in the painting remain somewhat still, but the floor and empty walls seem to shake and shimmer with the vibration of empty space.
|Henri Matisse, The Violinist at the Window, 1918
Photo found here via Tumblr.
|Daylight Raid from My Studio Window, Sir John Lavery, 1917
Photo found on Tumblr here.