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art-and-fury:

Nympheas (Water Lilies) - Roy Lichtenstein

(others)

art-and-fury:

Nympheas (Water Lilies) - Roy Lichtenstein

(others)


Ilana: Dude, I would follow you into hell.
Abbi: I would take you on my shoulders, like, I’d strap you up and I’d be like, “Let’s go through hell”


Ugh, Reddit is such a cesspit. I mostly comment on r/makeupaddiction and r/femalefashionadvice but occasionally go on the default subs and JESUS CHRIST the fat hatred, the sexism, the racism. One of the top comments on this r/askreddit post is this story about a woman who was going to be a nurse, but quit when she encountered a really overweight woman who had a miscarriage which had gone septic and needed to be removed.

The way that she gleefully described how repulsive and disgusting this woman was, shocked that this woman could find someone to fuck her, comments (made up most likely) about how this woman, in surgery, complained about how she wanted to leave and eat something, was unbelievably upsetting.

She had zero empathy for this woman. There was no sense of “wow, this woman has a terrible medical issue, we need to fix this before she gets sepsis and dies.” She describes how her and her fellow nurse trainees shrieking and running away to get the peppermint oil. No bedside manner for fat people, I guess.

It is terrifying to me how this woman, (who replied to my comment saying that she herself was chubby, but “there’s a difference between chubby and a land whale” according to her) just doesn’t care. No empathy because fat people are so disgusting that they don’t deserve to be treated with care and consideration by the people that they depend on to save their lives in an emergency. 

I realize I’m falling into a pointless internet spiral at this point, but I looked at her backstory and was (stupidly) shocked to see that, she didn’t seem like a raging asshole. She commented on some stuff posted by people with narcissistic parents sympathizing with their issues. She talked about her kids. It’s so disheartening that this fat hatred turns fairly normal people into conditional sociopaths. 

Maybe I would have a different opinion of her if she had told the story minus all the fat hating embellishments. But it wouldn’t have changed the fact that Reddit, loving dehumanizing “true” stories about fat people, would have most likely still upvoted it to the top of the page and gleefully circlejerked about how fat chicks are soooo fucking gross ‘til the end of time.


artchipel:

Lori Nix (USA) - The City

Lori Nix is a photographer and printer based in Brooklyn, NY who has been building dioramas and then photographing them since the early 1990s, and whose work has been widely collected and exhibited internationally. Nix considers herself a “faux landscape photographer,” and her work is influenced by extreme weather and disaster films. She works without digital manipulation, using miniatures and models to create surreal scenes and landscapes, building dioramas that range from 20 inches to six feet in diameter. They take several months to build, and two to three weeks to photograph, using a large format 8 × 10 film camera. Nix works with her partner Kathleen Gerber, a trained glass artist, at home in Brooklyn, NY, constructing most of the scenery by hand from scratch, using “foam and glue and paint and anything else handy.” After the final photograph is made, Nix harvests the diorama for pieces for future use and then destroys it. Nix and Gerber also design and fabricate sets for video. The series The City is a post-apocalyptic vision wherein Nix explores what it would be like to be one of the last remaining people living in a city, imagining indoor urban scenes. (src. Wikipedia)

© All images courtesy the artist

[more Lori Nix | artist found at Juxtapoz]


Five Things You’d Put in a Pentagram to Summon Me 

crummi:

viragunn:

Your move, followers. What items do you use to bring me forth? 

lol im curious


saloandseverine:

Visionaire #19 1996: Beauty Issue
Rhea Henderson by François Nars

saloandseverine:

Visionaire #19 1996: Beauty Issue

Rhea Henderson by François Nars


14th Apr
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likeafieldmouse:

Odilon Redon - Head of a Child with Flowers (1897)

likeafieldmouse:

Odilon Redon - Head of a Child with Flowers (1897)


14th Apr
330    

Divergent days


what's extreme is people like you not realizing that sometimes diversity can go too far. When characters are made black or disabled or gay for no reason it hurts the story and it hurts the cause of the people who are supposedly being represented.
Anonymous

blue-author:

I like how you sent me an ask claiming that no one says a thing except people rhetorically making fun of the position that no one actually holds, and then you send me an ask clarifying that you hold exactly the same position.

I’m kind tempted to just not address anything else you said and just marvel in the perfection of that.

What’s the reason for making a character white? What’s the reason for making a character straight? What’s the reason for making a character abled or neurotypical or cis?

When you assume that making a character Other relative to yourself weakens the narrative, you’re revealing a terrible thing about yourself: that you can’t imagine that those people have backstories and inner lives the way that you do.

Every single person in a fictional narrative is ultimately there because a writer decided they needed to be there, but when the person looks like you and matches your expectations, you accept that this person who was made up for the plot had a life full of events that led them to the point where they’re appearing on the screen or page.

But when your expectations aren’t met, you start saying it’s forced. You can’t accept that events led them here because you don’t grant them the kind of life that you know you have. Your empathy does not extend to them. 

Look at how many white people think they can relate to a little girl in an industrial orphanage who falls in with a capitalist robber baron during the Great Depression more than they can relate to a little girl in the foster system in modern New York who falls in with a career politician, all because of a difference of race. The original Annie’s situation and world were only slightly less alien to us than the Victorian period, but making her white somehow makes her relatable in a way that a little girl who clearly exists in our world isn’t.

The fact is, empathy is linked to imagination and we can (and do!) relate to people who are literally alien beings in literally alien worlds. The choice not to relate to Quvenzhané Wallis as Annie—or a Black or gay or female or trans video game character—is a choice to shut off both imagination and empathy. 

The failing is not with the narrative, it’s with you.


tssbnchn:

Tássia Bianchini, Studies on paper about our consistency and insufficiency - 2014
Acrylic on paper 10,5 x 15,5 cm

tssbnchn:

Tássia Bianchini, Studies on paper about our consistency and insufficiency - 2014

Acrylic on paper 10,5 x 15,5 cm



Lupita Nyong’o attends the 2014 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 13, 2014

Lupita Nyong’o attends the 2014 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 13, 2014


wocinsolidarity:


Lupita Nyong’o attends the 2014 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 13, 2014

<3 Queen 

wocinsolidarity:

Lupita Nyong’o attends the 2014 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 13, 2014

<3 Queen 


whiskey-wolf:

$2,500.00 Titanium and Gold Lip Pearl Linerlock

This knife is from Suchat’s New Diamond Edition. This liner locking folder features a carved Robert Calcinore Mosaic Damascus blade. The handle has carved titanium bolsters, carved gold lip pearl scales with pink/green/yellow stone inserts, carved matching Damascus rear bolsters, and carved and anodized titanium liners and back-spacer.


Beyoncé & Solange dancing to “Losing You” at Coachella: [x]


saatchiart:

You know the saying - There comes the gust Rebecca Klementovich United States Original: $388

saatchiart:

You know the saying - There comes the gust
Rebecca Klementovich
United States
Original: $388