The Music or the Misery

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Nov 23

guiltyguiltypleasures:

escargod:

none of these are any good but can’t tell why

The light in the second one is just awesome. And I really like the knotty hands in the first. Ooh, and the hair.

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Jul 12

Jun 14
cavetocanvas:

Brassaï, Paris from Notre-Dame Cathedral, 1933

cavetocanvas:

Brassaï, Paris from Notre-Dame Cathedral, 1933


Jun 3
worldpaintings:

Charles August Mengin
Sappho, 1877, oil on canvas, 230.7 × 151.1 cm, Manchester Art Gallery.
Sappho was a Greek poet who lived around 600 BC. She wrote about love, yearning and reflection, often dedicating her poems to the female pupils who studied with her on the island of Lesbos. Mengin has chosen to paint a legend narrating that Sappho killed herself by jumping off the Leucadian cliffs for unrequited love of Phaon, a ferryman. This legend is regarded as unhistorical by modern scholars, but it may have resulted in part from a desire to assert Sappho as heterosexual.

worldpaintings:

Charles August Mengin

Sappho, 1877, oil on canvas, 230.7 × 151.1 cm, Manchester Art Gallery.

Sappho was a Greek poet who lived around 600 BC. She wrote about love, yearning and reflection, often dedicating her poems to the female pupils who studied with her on the island of Lesbos. Mengin has chosen to paint a legend narrating that Sappho killed herself by jumping off the Leucadian cliffs for unrequited love of Phaon, a ferryman. This legend is regarded as unhistorical by modern scholars, but it may have resulted in part from a desire to assert Sappho as heterosexual.

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Jun 1

May 23

alecshao:

We Are Dorothy - Casualties of War, 2009


May 14
unypl:

“Ask the Dust,” by John Fante 
Read Ask the Dust

unypl:

“Ask the Dust,” by John Fante 

Read Ask the Dust


May 13
“I’d like to say to the parents that I realized something while I was writing this speech: the last teacher your kids will have in college will be me. And that thought scared the hell out of me. Frankly, you should feel exactly the same way.”

Aaron Sorkin in today’s Syracuse University Commencement Speech

You can read the whole thing through the link.

(via popculturebrain)

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May 7
proustitute:

Annibale Carracci, The Dead Christ, c. 1582

proustitute:

Annibale Carracci, The Dead Christ, c. 1582

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May 4

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