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historicaltimes:

Washington D.C. from the Washington Monument, c. 1911
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historicaltimes:

Washington D.C. from the Washington Monument, c. 1911

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The Pre-Raphaelite painters, god bless ‘em, didn’t know that Raphael would come along and they would be named and placed in history retroactively. There’s a charm to the injustice of it. How astounding it would be, to be considered part of something that led forward into innovation and greatness, rather than being a rung in a predictable ladder. It sounds grandiose, of course, but why not shoot for the moon? Especially if the idea gets you out of bed when nothing else will.
Richard Siken (via honeychurch)
blastedheath:

Patrick Procktor (British, 1936-2003), Mathilde Verlaine in bed, 1968. Watercolour and pencil, 11¼ x 8½ in.

blastedheath:

Patrick Procktor (British, 1936-2003), Mathilde Verlaine in bed, 1968. Watercolour and pencil, 11¼ x 8½ in.

rapunzelie:

chocolatemermaidya:

rapunzelie:

do you ever feel like there’s just so many pretty girls but most dudes are just subpar like there are radiant goddesses everywhere and just piles and piles of guys in backwards baseball caps and sandals

it’s called makeup

you can put eyeliner on a frat boy that doesn’t change the fact that’s he’s wearing a neon muscle shirt and nike flip flops

theparisreview:

I crawled over the dark groundplanting squash, an owlover my shoulder, the moon
she throws back her head, stretchesher arms hands, ripple of muscleskin, the moon
clouds, shadowsbetween usthe ground mostly lighted
the flower first, fruitfull & roundedthe softest curve, ripple, moon
the laughter very soft
“I get crazy in the full moon”
—James Keller, from “Four Poems.”Art: Paul Gauguin.

theparisreview:

I crawled over the dark ground
planting squash, an owl
over my shoulder, the moon

she throws back her head, stretches
her arms hands, ripple of muscle
skin, the moon

clouds, shadows
between us
the ground mostly lighted

the flower first, fruit
full & rounded
the softest curve, ripple, moon

the laughter very soft

“I get crazy in the full moon”

James Keller, from “Four Poems.”
Art: Paul Gauguin.

These worst mornings with cold floors and hot windows and merciless light—the soul’s certainty that the day will have to be not traversed but sort of climbed, vertically, and then that going to sleep again at the end of it will be like falling, again, off something tall and sheer.
David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest  (via honeychurch)

tierradentro:

Gustav Klimt's studio in Hietzing, Vienna, c.1918 and 2013 (after restoration).

Like any town you’ve ever seen. And unlike any place you’ve ever been”

transistoradio:

Marsden Hartley, Berlin Abstraction (1914-15), oil on canvas, 64.8 x 80.8 cm. Collection of Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, USA. Via About.com.

transistoradio:

Marsden Hartley, Berlin Abstraction (1914-15), oil on canvas, 64.8 x 80.8 cm. Collection of Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, USA. Via About.com.

zuren:

psychokandi:

Joan Jett’s jacket. Notice the pins.

"keep abortion legal"

"If she says no, it’s rape"

"Pro fucking choice"

This jacket is from about thirty years ago. These issues were big then. Thirty years later, these issues are still present. I was amazed to find these pins on the jacket, and realize this, because I would have thought, back then, if I was alive, that those issues would be solved by NOW.

But they aren’t. Joan Jett knew what was up.

Why can’t we take a minute and soak in her “bad reputation” and think about how in thirty years, abortion and rape culture STILL are huge issues.

Photos courtesy of EMP museum in Seattle, Washington.

Fuck ye