Mythology Meme (redux): Two Mythological Objects - [1/2] King Midas’ Golden Touch

cinque-del-mattino:

Almond Branches In Bloom, San Remy | Vincent Van Gogh

cinque-del-mattino:

Almond Branches In Bloom, San Remy | Vincent Van Gogh

slowlyeden:

Art history meme | 2/8 artists

 Artemisia Gentileschi (1593–1656)

A baroque painter and follower of Caravaggio, Gentileschi is widely held to be the most important and accomplished woman artist before the modern period and one of the great artists of the Italian Baroque.

While the few woman painters of the time were largely restricted to domestic scenes and still lifes, Artemisia began, from a young age, to paint large-scale paintings of historical and religious subjects. Her most appreciated works nowadays display Caravaggesque  use of chiaroscuro and high drama.  

Some of her most famous paintings reflect her interest in  depicting mythic-heroic women. These works have been described as proto-feministic in their depictions of their female subjects and in their subversion of the representations of these women typically found in male contemporaries’ works.

Originally tutored by her father, Orazio Gentileschi, Artemisia was raped  as a young woman by a friend of her father’s, who had taken over her tutelage. During a high-profile trial in which Artemisia testified against her rapist, she was subjected to humiliation and torture in order to ‘prove’ her claims. Critics have often tied these events in her own life into Gentileschi’s work as an artist, seeing her images of female vengeance, violence and strength as a cathartic and therapeutic representation of Artemisia’s anger and trauma.

jobhaver:

secret government agent: tell me right now, do aliens smoke weed

mulder: [tied to a chair in a dark room] i wont ever tell you this

secret government agent: *punches mulder in the face* what kind of weed do aliens smoke

mulder: *spits blood on the agent*

secret government agent: where can i buy this dank ass space weed

mulder: fuck you

When kids get angry they deal with it in one of two ways. They either h u r t themselves or they hurt someone else.

chidoree:

if you threw a pad or tampon into a crowd of boys they would probably all scream and it would be like that scene from monsters inc where george gets contaminated by a sock

vaingloriousbitches:

Nyasha Matonhodze wearing Alexander McQueen photographed by Sølve Sundsbø for Vogue Japan, November 2011

vaingloriousbitches:

Nyasha Matonhodze wearing Alexander McQueen photographed by Sølve Sundsbø for Vogue Japan, November 2011

i don’t even know what to say about my downward spiral into haven aside from: it’s 5:32pm and i’m getting drunk on the good beer with my best friend who i pretend to hate a lot, while making pancakes.

pr1nceshawn:

Shocking Truths Behind What Cat Behaviors Really Mean…

omg this poor guy who’s fixing our toilet probably wants to kill me like i’m so sorry i am the typical white girl who can’t speak spanish to save her life and am making this process a thousand times harder because i can’t actually describe to you what’s wrong with it.

Fetishizing ‘power’ in women characters – having them kicking ass and always being ready with a putdown - isn’t the same as writing them as human beings.
Jack Graham, in Stephen Moffat - A Case For The Prosecution, a guest post on Philip Sandifer’s blog (via linnealurks)
Dark thing,
make a myth of yourself:

all women turn into lilacs,

all men grow sick of their errant scent.
You could learn

to build a window, to change flesh
into isinglass, nothing

but a brittle river, a love of bone.
Jennifer Chang, from “This Corner of the Western World,” The History of Anonymity (University of Georgia Press, 2008)

thespacebetween100:

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