fleurdulys:

The Garden Room - Gotthardt Kuehl
1897

fleurdulys:

The Garden Room - Gotthardt Kuehl

1897

nubbsgalore:

rotflseals. photos by (click pic) saqopakajmer, hinrich basemann, robert hardingdavid remneyveronica craftanthony marston, kasia nowak (see also: previous seal posts

I wish I was a seal

bobbygio:

Auguste Rodin , the circle of loves c 1885

bobbygio:

Auguste Rodin , the circle of loves c 1885

rimbaudwasademonchild:

Talking Heads, backstage at The Lower Manhattan Ocean Club, 10 February 1977. Photo by Allan Tannenbaum.

rimbaudwasademonchild:

Talking Heads, backstage at The Lower Manhattan Ocean Club, 10 February 1977. Photo by Allan Tannenbaum.

fer1972:

How Animals were Created: Illustrations by Ricardo Solis   

vincentvangogh-art:

Apricot Trees in Blossom, 1888
Vincent van Gogh

vincentvangogh-art:

Apricot Trees in Blossom, 1888

Vincent van Gogh

retrogasm:

Bzorp!

retrogasm:

Bzorp!

art-yeti:

Claude Monet, Islet of Nettles; 1897

art-yeti:

Claude Monet, Islet of Nettles; 1897

red-lipstick:

Danny O’Connor aka ArtByDoc aka DOC (UK) - Copy Paper Challenge, 2013      Drawings: Pencils on A4 Copy Paper

I don’t understand how someone can look at what is happening in Ferguson, or Gaza, or the Mexican/US border and think “those people are getting what they deserve” - or whatever more subtle version they may have come up with or are regurgitating from the media - and in the same breath turn around and say “but I’m not racist.” I don’t understand how people can be so stupid and blind, blind not only to what is really happening in the world but also blind to what is happening in themselves when they think those thoughts. I believe that it was Stokely Carmichael who said that for nonviolence to work, your opponent must have a conscience, and that the United States has none. Unfortunately I see his point more and more every day. Yes, individual Americans may have a conscience, and we may band together every now and then when an institution of power in the United States goes “too far” - and demand justice. But what use is it to demand justice from an institution that is morally bankrupt? If anything is ever going to change, Americans must look into themselves first and foremost and demand justice within themselves, give themselves the power to actualize that justice, and not put the power of justice into the hands of a government that has struggled with racist and classist corruption since its birth. That means not being afraid to look in a mirror and see some things that maybe aren’t too pretty. In this day and age, denial is the bedrock of corruption and prejudice, and if any one really wants to change the world for the better, the first thing they must do is look into themselves and admit that they are complicit.

I don’t understand how someone can look at what is happening in Ferguson, or Gaza, or the Mexican/US border and think “those people are getting what they deserve” - or whatever more subtle version they may have come up with or are regurgitating from the media - and in the same breath turn around and say “but I’m not racist.” I don’t understand how people can be so stupid and blind, blind not only to what is really happening in the world but also blind to what is happening in themselves when they think those thoughts. I believe that it was Stokely Carmichael who said that for nonviolence to work, your opponent must have a conscience, and that the United States has none. Unfortunately I see his point more and more every day. Yes, individual Americans may have a conscience, and we may band together every now and then when an institution of power in the United States goes “too far” - and demand justice. But what use is it to demand justice from an institution that is morally bankrupt? If anything is ever going to change, Americans must look into themselves first and foremost and demand justice within themselves, give themselves the power to actualize that justice, and not put the power of justice into the hands of a government that has struggled with racist and classist corruption since its birth. That means not being afraid to look in a mirror and see some things that maybe aren’t too pretty. In this day and age, denial is the bedrock of corruption and prejudice, and if any one really wants to change the world for the better, the first thing they must do is look into themselves and admit that they are complicit.

“The civilized have created the wretched, quite coldly and deliberately, and do not intend to change the status quo; are responsible for their slaughter and enslavement; rain down bombs on defenseless children whenever and wherever they decide that their ‘vital interests’ are menaced, and think nothing of torturing a [person] to death: these people are not to be taken seriously when they speak of the ‘sanctity’ of human life, or the ‘conscience’ of the civilized world.”

— James Baldwin, The Devil Finds Work (via theeducatedfieldnegro)
mustnt-be-afraid-to-dream:

In honor of Shark Week and the irrational fear of being killed by a shark. It is estimated that 11,417 sharks are killed by humans every hour of every day or about 100,000,000 per year.

mustnt-be-afraid-to-dream:

In honor of Shark Week and the irrational fear of being killed by a shark. It is estimated that 11,417 sharks are killed by humans every hour of every day or about 100,000,000 per year.

blackhistoryalbum:

A young “Miss Maggie” Walker, the daughter of a former slave, who in 1903 became the first woman of any race to found and become president of an American bank. She also founded a newspaper and a department store called “Saint Luke’s Emporium.”
Courtesy of the Maggie L. Walker National Historic SiteFind Black History Album on Tumblr  Pinterest  Facebook  Twitter

blackhistoryalbum:

A young “Miss Maggie” Walker, the daughter of a former slave, who in 1903 became the first woman of any race to found and become president of an American bank. She also founded a newspaper and a department store called “Saint Luke’s Emporium.”

Courtesy of the Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site

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