Mille, the Norwegian Forest Cat | Jane Bjerkli
Seealpsee (by yweibel)
Lonely Bison at Grand Prismatic Spring by Michael Liu
Portrait of Two Society Women
England (c. 1740s)
Oil on Canvas, 123 x 100 cm.
The Wadsworth Atheneum, Ella Gallup Sumner and Mary Catlin Sumner Collection. See Also: Ellis K. Waterhouse, The Dictionary of British 18th Century Painters in Oils and Crayons (Woodbridge, England, 1981), p. 348.
Of course you can find many images of Slaughter’s portraits in high resolution and full color online at multiple sites, but of course, not THIS one. Never this one. I wonder why. :|
Portrait of a Young Black Man
Italy (c. 1760s)
Oil on Canvas, 75 x 65 cm.
The Image of the Black in Western Art Research Project and Photo Archive, W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, Harvard University
The Fisherman on minimoleskine ( Thinkspace Gallery )
Can’t stop, won’t stop (9.22): Updates from tonight’s town hall are slow coming due to the virtual media black out, but it seems like the name of tonight’s game was “Pass the Buck.” Hard to heal when no one’s willing to take responsibility for their wrongs. #staywoke #farfromover
okay but how can they even begin to deny having military gear when there are literally hundreds of pictures of cannisters and riot gear???
is this some semantic-based loophole?!
"Our police department doesn’t use or possess tear gas, rubber bullets, stingers, or any of the items used during protest."
So are they admitting those items were used during the protests? Or are they saying “we don’t use them during protests [but we didn’t consider those times protests]”
Like what in the holy fuck is happening?
Okay, Clarification: The City of Ferguson probably doesn’t have any military equipment. HOWEVER, St. Louis County does and Ferguson is a municipality in St. Louis County and is allowed to borrow and allocate resources from general county resources (including police officers from other municipalities; the “Go Fuck Yourself” Cop was from St. Ann). Just a point of reference: there are 90 municipalities in St. Louis County.
Remember, the police presence during the main protests were a mixed bag of Missouri State Highway Patrol, Ferguson PD, St. Louis County PD, and other “borrowed” cops from neighboring municipalities. It’s also why it’s so insidious that they didn’t wear their name-tags or badges. Pure fuckery.
Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Djibouti. Those are the countries. It will be drought-resistant species, mostly acacias. And this is a fucking brilliant idea you have no idea oh my Christ
This will create so many jobs and regenerate so many communities and aaaaaahhhhhhh
more info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Green_Wall
it’s already happening, and already having positive effects. this is wonderful, why have i not heard of this before? i’m so happy!
Oh yes, acacia trees.
They fix nitrogen and improve soil quality.
And, to make things fun, the species they’re using practices “reverse leaf phenology.” The trees go dormant in the rainy season and then grow their leaves again in the dry season. This means you can plant crops under the trees, in that nitrogen-rich soil, and the trees don’t compete for light because they don’t have any leaves on.
And then in the dry season, you harvest the leaves and feed them to your cows.
Crops grown under acacia trees have better yield than those grown without them. Considerably better.
So, this isn’t just about stopping the advancement of the Sahara - it’s also about improving food security for the entire sub-Saharan belt and possibly reclaiming some of the desert as productive land.
Of course, before the “green revolution,” the farmers knew to plant acacia trees - it’s a traditional practice that they were convinced to abandon in favor of “more reliable” artificial fertilizers (that caused soil degradation, soil erosion, etc).
This is why you listen to the people who, you know, have lived with and on land for centuries.
THIS is an incredible display of human knowledge and ingenuity.
Studio of Francis Harwood (in Italy)
Portrait Bust of a Black Man
England, Italy (1758)
Black Stone and Yellow Siena Marble, 2 ft. 3 1/2 in. x 1 ft. 7 3/4 in. x 10 1/2 in.
Info via Getty Museum:
With noble bearing, this man proudly holds his chin high above his powerful chest. Sculptor Francis Harwood chose a black stone to reproduce the sitter’s skin tone. Harwood also chose an unusualformat for the , terminating it in a wide arc below the man’s pectoral muscles. Harwood was familiar with antique sculptures from time spent in Florence reproducing and copying them. He may have deliberately used this elegant, rounded termination, which includes the entire, unclothed chest and shoulders, to evoke associations with ancient busts of notable men. Although the identity of the sitter is unknown, the scar on his face suggests that this is a portrait of a specific individual.
This work may be one of the earliest sculpted portraits of a Black individual by a European.*
* I think we should all know by now that this is definitely untrue.
…And the fact that the last line (struck out above) was included AT ALL is telling. Details folks. DETAILS.
Nearly every work featuring a “Black individual” in European art has the same claim written by the museum writer/curator.
This is one of those ideas where some person was like “Hehe, this might be silly.” And then struck fucking gold.
Matt Damon was conflicted when friends Jimmy Kimmel and Ben Affleck called on him to complete the ALS ice bucket challenge.
HOLY SHIT THIS IS THE BEST THING
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