TOP TEN 100 MOST ATTRACTIVE MEN OF COLOR: Benedict Cumberbatch.
Don’t encourage his fans. THEY’D VOTE HIM WORLD LEADER.
Auguste Rodin’s studio with several works including Eve and a large sculpture of Honoré de Balzac (at center right).
no, but bendidick cucumber was included in the time 100
but not laverne
art history meme: 4/8 artists
Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775 - 1851)
Turner’s talent was recognised early in his life. Financial independence allowed Turner to innovate freely; his mature work is characterised by a chromatic palette and broadly applied atmospheric washes of paint. According to David Piper’s The Illustrated History of Art, his later pictures were called “fantastic puzzles.” However, Turner was recognised as an artistic genius: the influential English art critic John Ruskin described him as the artist who could most “stirringly and truthfully measure the moods of Nature.” (Piper 321).
Suitable vehicles for Turner’s imagination were found in shipwrecks, fires (such as the burning of Parliament in 1834, an event which Turner rushed to witness first-hand, and which he transcribed in a series of watercolour sketches), natural catastrophes, and natural phenomena such as sunlight, storm, rain, and fog. He was fascinated by the violent power of the sea, as seen in Dawn after the Wreck (1840) and “The Slave Ship” (1840).
Mythology Meme - 1/3 - Locations - Circe’s IslandCirce was a Queen goddess living on the island of Aeaea. In Homer’s Odyssey, her home Aeaea is described as a water mansion standing in the middle of a clearing in a dense wood. On Odysseus’ return home he and his crew came across Circe’s island, she invited Odysseus’ crew to a feast, the food laced with one of her magical potions, and she turned them all into beasts with a wand after they gorged themselves on it.Only Eurylochus, suspecting treachery from the outset, escaped to warn Odysseus and the others who had stayed behind at the ships. Odysseus set out to rescue his men.
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Sphinx probably a table support Roman 120-140 CE from Monte Cagnolo outside Lanuvium near Rome, Italy by mharrsch on Flickr. Via Flickr: Piece exhibited as part of “The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece” assembled by The British Museum and Photographed at the Portland Art Museum in Portland, Oregon.