ancientart:

Skulls represented at the Maya archaeological site of Copán, Honduras. Copán was at its peak during the Classic period between AD 300 and 900.

Photo taken by WideAngleWandering.

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art21:

"I don’t think that my work is actually effectively dealing with history. I think of my work as subsumed by history or consumed by history." —Kara Walker

New episode from Art21’s Exclusive series: An in-depth look at the creation of Kara Walker’s monumental public project for Creative Time, A Subtlety, or the Marvelous Sugar Baby (2014), at the Domino Sugar Factory in Brooklyn, NY.

WATCH: Kara Walker: “A Subtlety, or the Marvelous Sugar Baby”

IMAGES: Production stills from the Art21 Exclusive episode, Kara Walker: “A Subtlety, or the Marvelous Sugar Baby”. © Art21, Inc. 2014.

YES, KARA WALKER, YES.

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surisburnbook:

This is your semi-annual reminder that this is the future King of England.

God Bless America.

(Source: wills-and-kate)

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beautone:

Bolaji Badejo who played the alien creature in the film Alien, England, 1978. Photographed by Eve Arnold.
via curate

beautone:

Bolaji Badejo who played the alien creature in the film Alien, England, 1978. Photographed by Eve Arnold.

via curate

(Source: becketts)

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La Sirena Loteria card

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gacougnol:

Herbert Matter
Nude with Seaweed 1940

gacougnol:

Herbert Matter

Nude with Seaweed
1940

(Reblogged from gacougnol)

gacougnol:

Herbert Matter

Woman with Beads, 1948

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We think of men as antiheroes, as capable of occupying an intense and fascinating moral grey area; of being able to fall, and rise, and fall again, but still be worthy of love on some fundamental level, because if it was the world and its failings that broke them, then we surely must owe them some sympathy. But women aren’t allowed to be broken by the world; or if we are, it’s the breaking that makes us villains. Wronged women turn into avenging furies, inhuman and monstrous: once we cross to the dark side, we become adversaries to be defeated, not lost souls in need of mending. Which is what happens, when you let benevolent sexism invest you in the idea that women are humanity’s moral guardians and men its native renegades: because if female goodness is only ever an inherent quality – something we’re born both with and to be – then once lost, it must necessarily be lost forever, a severed limb we can’t regrow. Whereas male goodness, by virtue of being an acquired quality – something bestowed through the kindness of women, earned through right action or learned through struggle – can just as necessarily be gained and lost multiple times without being tarnished, like a jewel we might pawn in hardship, and later reclaim.

Foz Meadows (Gender, Orphan Black & The Meta of Meta)

Look at your stories - don’t just count who gets to be the hero and the villain (what kind of hero? what kind of villain?); count who gets the redemption arcs.

(via notsosilentsister)

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