Posts Tagged: art history

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Vasily Klyukin

The Winged Victory Of Samothrace Could One Day Dominate Your City’s Skyline

post modernist architecture is fucked up and rude

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  • Question: Also, regarding having stupid amounts of fabric in your clothing being a display of wealth, I'd been taught that that was part of why the slash-and-puff technique became such a fad among nobles. Not only did it make you a bigger, more imposing figure, but it also shouted, "I'm so rich I can just cut up this fabric without caring. Also underneath my fabric is MORE FABRIC! Suck it, peasants!" - sputnik-sweetheart-888
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    medievalpoc:

    Yes, and also this is too funny not to publish.

    You literally cannot read this without picturing Henry VIII.

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bobbycaputo:

Mind-Blowing TV Spot Recreates Six Iconic Images in One Uninterrupted Shot

No CGI. It’s all practical work. Sploosh.

Don’t need no computers for magic to work!  Yeahhh! Awesome!

DUUUUUUUUDE

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"You read something which you thought only happened to you, and you discover that it happened 100 years ago to Dostoyevsky. This is a very great liberation for the suffering, struggling person, who always thinks that he is alone. This is why art is important. Art would not be important if life were not important, and life is important."

- James Baldwin, Conversations with James Baldwin (via horreure)

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shoomlah:

if I had a nickel for every time someone said they didn’t “get” my series and that it was stupid, hooboy

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factsinallcaps:

ELVIS PRESLEY’S POPULARITY WAS LARGELY FUELED BY THE FACT THAT ROCK AND ROLL WAS AN AWESOME GENRE OF WHAT WAS KNOWN AT THE TIME AS “BLACK MUSIC,” AND RACIST WHITE AUDIENCES WERE UNWILLING TO LISTEN TO BLACK PERFORMERS, BUT WHEN A WHITE PERFORMER BEGAN SINGING MUSIC HE COPIED FROM BLACK PEOPLE, MANY WHITE AUDIENCES SUDDENLY FOUND THEMSELVES COMFORTABLE WITH THE IDEA OF LISTENING TO ROCK AND ROLL AS LONG AS THE PERFORMER WAS WHITE. 

THIS IS ALSO ONE OF THE MAIN REASONS EMINEM AND MACKLEMORE BECAME SO POPULAR SO FAST. WHILE NOT ALL THEIR FANS ARE RACIST, A GREAT DEAL OF THE REASON THEY RECEIVED SUCH WIDESPREAD MEDIA ATTENTION IS BECAUSE THE WHITE SUPREMACIST MEDIA IS MORE COMFORTABLE PRESENTING RAP AND HIP-HOP WITH A WHITE FACE. 

WHILE THIS IS NOT INTENDED TO SLIGHT THE TALENTS OF MR. PRESLEY, MR. MATHERS, OR MR. LEMORE, THEY ARE ALL RATHER GOOD AT WHAT THEY DO, BUT THEY HAVE ALL BENEFITTED FROM A SOCIOLOGICAL PHENOMENON IN WHICH THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF PEOPLE OF COLOR ONLY GET MAINSTREAM VALIDATION WHEN THEY ARE SOLD BY A WHITE PERSON. 

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jtotheizzoe:

Holy Metal

I’m hard at work today on a pretty awesome if-I-do-say-so-myself script for the YouTubes, and I learned something neat. As you probably already know, at least if you’ve ever looked at a periodic table, Iron gets its symbol Fe from its Latin name “ferrum”. That’s not what I learned.

But what you might not know (I didn’t) is that “iron” comes from an Anglo-Saxon word which definition traces back to “holy metal”. Why? Because the earliest samples of pure iron collected by ancient humans, Egyptian beads dating back to 3500 BCwere collected directly from meteorites

It’s only natural that they viewed this metal as a gift from the gods!

(image of meteoric iron via Wikipedia)

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zeezrom:

Cover from Au Quartier Latin, 1898
Alphonse Mucha

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hehasawifeyouknow:

Possibly the greatest Greek-myth trainers ever (and maybe the only).

hehasawifeyouknow:

Possibly the greatest Greek-myth trainers ever (and maybe the only).

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