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Trailer: Tim Burton’s next movie looks surprisingly … normal. Well, almost.

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ok but i didn’t know the true story behind this until just now

GUYS THIS LADY’S HUSBAND TOOK CREDIT FOR HER ARTWORK AND SHE STRAIGHT UP TOOK HIM TO COURT OVER IT

THEY HAD A FUCKING PAINT-OFF IN THE GODDAMN COURT ROOM WHICH SHE WON BECAUSE HE MADE EXCUSES FOR WHY HE COULDN’T DO IT

THE POWERPUFF GIRLS ARE INSPIRED BY THIS WOMAN’S ARTWORK

sorry i’m just really REALLY fascinated by this story

wait this movie looks amazing tho

a biopic of one of my favorite artists of all time? Sign me up 

Her name is Margaret Keane btw

MISS KEANE

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Andy Goldsworthy, progress shots, 1984-1986

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THAT IS SUCH A SMART JOKE, WHAT THE HELL

I 100% had to Google this joke and I have 300% more respect for Rugrats.

i don’t get it, can someone explain? [i searched their names and still don’t get it]

Mapplethorpe’s photography was usually very evocative and often contained nude subjects. She having people over who are “very conservative” so she is telling someone (I forget who on the show) to put a Norman Rockwell painting because his work is pretty conventionally accepted as important in american history. The people in his paintings were usually white Americans, often working class, and sometimes soldiers. His work was about pulling the country together, patriotism, american exceptionalism, etc. So more appropriate for a conservative visitor than a picture of a naked guy.

Dude.

Ho. Lee. Shit.

It’s 7am and my day has been made. 

just want to point out, norman rockwell wasn’t an entirely pro-nationalism conservative painter. he was an illustrator so he didn’t really have that much creative control over his work, but he did do some stuff that was pretty critical of american society w/r/t racism and sexism. here are some of his less conventional illustrations:

"the problem we all live with"

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"murder in mississippi"image

study for “blood brothers”

http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/exhibitions/witness_civil_rights/images/EL113.075_Rockwell_New-Kids-in-the-Neighborhood_428H.jpg

"negro in the suburbs"image

"love ouanga"

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"glen canyon dam"

"young lady with a shiner"

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"girl at the mirror"

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"fixing a flat"

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"the prom dress"

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"rosie the riveter"

"new years baby 1943"

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"the golden rule"

tbh i don’t know enough about norman rockwell to know exactly where he stood politically and the vast majority of his illustrations do paint a portrait of a very idealized white-supremacist patriarchal america. even his portraits of non-white people—which i think humanize them in a way most white artists weren’t doing at the time—are still quite naive and some of them place undue focus on white figures. also, much of his work has a signature lightheartedness and happiness about it that borders on creepy when you look at his pro-american ads and those he was commissioned to do in support of the war effort. but still for someone so popular in his era some of the work he did was surprisingly critical and unconventional.

How’s this for non-conservative: Second to last image is by J.C Leyendecker , a gay man who was was a huge influence on and friend of Rockwell. Leyendecker’s stuff is amazing, please check him out.

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artnouveaustyle:

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Alphonse Mucha’s art nouveau proposal for the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

More from the Musée d’Orsay: “Many of the proposals submitted to the 1894 competition for the 1900 Universal Exhibition planned to modify the Eiffel Tower, retaining only the first platform. Mucha, however, envisaged covering the base of the tower with monumental statues and a globe, as a tribute to man’s progress. Had it been executed, this would have been one of the most emblematic structures of Art Nouveau.”

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concretefemme:

look at this cop-hating suffragette kitty 

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artnouveaustyle:

A crown made in arts & crafts/art nouveau style that was given to the winner of the free verse competition at the National Eisteddfod of Wales. Made of silver, green enamel and velvet.  Produced in 1908 by Philip & Thomas Vaughton.Source

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mahtte:

Models posing in Alphonse Mucha’s studio, Rue Du Val de Grâce, Paris.

(Circa 1894)

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catherineaddington:

I had kind of a nerd-out this morning. But I felt like everyone needed to know about this.

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archaicwonder:

Greek Bee Fibula, 4th century BC

The bee, found in the artifacts of Ancient Near East and Aegean cultures, was believed to be the sacred insect that bridged the natural world to the underworld.

Potnia, the Minoan-Mycenaean “mistress” goddess,  was referred to as “The Pure Mother Bee”. Her priestesses received the name of “Melissa” (“bee”). It is interesting to note that Mycenaean tholos tombs were shaped like beehives.

In another myth, the Homeric Hymn to Apollo acknowledges that Apollo’s gift of prophecy first came to him from three bee maidens, usually identified with the Thriae. The Thriae was a trinity of pre-Hellenic Aegean bee goddesses.

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