My name is Andres. I'm a Leo bordering on Virgo. I am an Art Education major at San Jose State University. I like art, illustration, black & white photography, children's classics, and guys. Here are some images and things I find pleasing.
Reblogged from illusionismine
"To understand why we chose the name, think of the subtle transformation of something dead into something living — the transformation of inanimacy into animacy. Think of the processes concerning life from death, and death into life. Our music takes a similar path.(…) Unfortunately, a lot of people missed the symbolism of what we were trying to convey, and simply assumed Dead Can Dance was some innocuous death-rock reference. To the contrary, our music was about giving life, not taking it…”
- Brendan Perry describing the very nature of the name Dead Can Dance.
Reblogged from esotericallyarcane
LITERATURE MEME | 1/2 MOVEMENTS
"The mind in creation is as a fading coal, which some invisible influence, like an inconstant wind, awakens to transitory brightness; this power arises from within, like the colour of a flower which fades and changes as it is developed, and the conscious portions of our nature are unprophetic either of its approach or its departure."
Percy Bysshe Shelley, A Defence of Poetry.
Romanticism was an attitude or intellectual orientation that characterised many works of literature, painting, music, architecture, criticism, and historiography in Western civilisation over a period from the late 18th to the mid-19th century. Romanticism can be seen as a rejection of the precepts of order, calm, harmony, balance, idealisation, and rationality that typified Classicism in general and late 18th-century Neoclassicism in particular. It was also to some extent a reaction against the Enlightenment and against 18th-century rationalism and physical materialism in general. Romanticism emphasised the individual, the subjective, the irrational, the imaginative, the personal, the spontaneous, the emotional, the visionary, and the transcendental.