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Rose Byrne in Marie Antoinette (2006).

13 hours ago on July 12th | J | 551 notes
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planetaerium:

micdotcom:

15 powerful Jose Mujica quotes no other leader has the guts to say

"Modest yet bold, liberal and fun-loving."

Naming Uruguay the country of the year in 2013, the Economist may very well have described the rising nation’s head of state, President José “Pepe” Mujica.

Known for his unusual frankness, fiery oration and bold leadership to turn ideas into action, the 78-year-old leader possesses and practices the very characteristics that many world leaders fail to emulate. He has also garnered international acclaim for his progressive policies, down-to-earth personality and simple presentation, which has earned him a reputation as “the world’s poorest president.”

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BLESS

14 hours ago on July 12th | J | 68,795 notes

fashionsfromhistory:

Costume Worn by Barbra Streisand as Dolly Levi in “Hello Dolly!”

Irene Sharaff

1969

This is the legendary gown by Irene Sharaff which cost over $100,000 to construct, and is purported to be the most expensive dress ever made for a film. Over ½ pound of 14K gold is in the thread and jewel surrounds (some estimates put it as high as 1 pound) accented over its entire surface by gemstones of numerous types and colors, including Swarovski crystals, creating an extraordinary shimmering rainbow effect when turned in the light. Worn by Barbra Streisand as “Dolly Levi” in the “Harmonia Gardens” number when she sings the title song.

Profiles in HIstory

14 hours ago on July 12th | J | 695 notes
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versaillesadness:

Schloß Augustusburg, Brühl, Germany.

versaillesadness:

Schloß Augustusburg, Brühl, Germany.

15 hours ago on July 12th | J | 368 notes
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Falkenlust Hunting Lodge in Brühl, Germany  x

15 hours ago on July 12th | J | 174 notes
Tagged as: #architecture 

hurraaid:

pleatedjeans:

Things Are a Little Different in Scotland (22 Pics)

SPEAKING OF WHICH

WE WERE ON THE WAY TO MY GRANNY’S TODAY AND WE SAW A MILK VAN AND JUST

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SCOTLAND

15 hours ago on July 12th | J | 69,982 notes
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A civilised society should question laws that entrench outmoded gender stereotypes, and promote imagined ideas about dirty words in dirty places. We should query the logic of laws that see a homeless Indigenous woman imprisoned for using the c-word but overlooks the use of the same language on our television screens when uttered by a white, wealthy man.
15 hours ago on July 12th | J | 7 notes
Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter - tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther… And one fine morning - So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.
15 hours ago on July 12th | J | 4,220 notes
Hi! I am going to be a college freshman this coming fall, and I will be majoring in art history...I was wondering if you have any advice? Thanks :) I adore your blog btw


paintingses:

Hi! Sorry this has taken so long for me to reply!

I’m assuming you’re living in America and in that case I can’t really give you that much advice, since the way art history is taught in America is different to the way it’s taught in the UK. However there are some tips I could give you I guess;

  • If you have weekly assigned readings, read them, because most of the time your lecturers will ask you questions about them or you will have a seminar on the readings and it would just be easier for you to read the texts rather than just bullshitting your way through everything. 
  • Take advantage of things like Jstor and artstor!!!!! They can be lifesavers
  • Also, if you can’t find a book in your library and you can’t be bothered to buy it from amazon, there’s a chance that it might be on google books. 
  • Speaking of google books, it’s always good to look for key words in there, you might find a book or an article or an essay relevant to whatever you’re doing
  • Seek out primary sources- texts written by artists, contemporary critics, newspaper articles, journal articles, etc.. They’re really really really important. 
  • I would suggest that when writing an essay, do the referencing along the way. It may be a hassle but it makes life so much easier. 
  • ummm what else… I can’t really think of anything more to say?

Here’s a great resource for undergrads by the way, it really helped me when I was about to start my degree (and I’m pretty sure it’s moreso tailored towards American students?) - http://caravaggista.tumblr.com/forundergrads

16 hours ago on July 12th | J | 14 notes

fashionsfromhistory:

Costume from the Masquerade Scene in “The Phantom of the Opera”

Alexandra Byrne

2004

Julien’s Live

16 hours ago on July 12th | J | 501 notes
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fayettish:

Madame Louise-Elisabeth with her Two-Year old Son, Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, 1787. Detail.

fayettish:

Madame Louise-Elisabeth with her Two-Year old SonAdélaïde Labille-Guiard, 1787. Detail.

1 day ago on July 11th | J | 2,880 notes
Tagged as: #art 

historia-polski:

Robe à la Polonaise

"The robe à la polonaise or polonaise is a woman’s garment of the later 1770s and 1780s or a similar revival style of the 1870s inspired by Polish national costume, consisting of a gown with a cutaway, draped and swagged overskirt, worn over an underskirt or petticoat. From the late nineteenth century, the term polonaise also described a fitted overdress which extended into long panels over the underskirt, but was not necessarily draped or swagged.” (source)

Images:

Dress (robe à la polonaise), ca. 1780, French.  White silk de chine with hand–painted multicolored floral sprays.

Dress (robe à la polonaise), 1780–85, American.  Yellow silk de chine with hand–painted multicolored floral sprays.

Dress (robe à la polonaise), 1775-1780, altered several times; rosettes and green trim are 19th century.

Dress (robe à la polonaise), 1770-90, French.

Dress (robe à la polonaise), 1774–93, French.  Silk.

Dress (robe à la polonaise), c. 1787, most likely Italian.  Silk.

Dress (robe à la polonaise), c. 1780, French.  Yellow striped silk taffeta; hooked closure at front; buttons to tack robe; matching petticoat.

Dress (robe à la polonaise), c. 1780, British.  Linen.

1 day ago on July 11th | J | 200 notes
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needsmoreresearch:

minutemanworld:

This gentleman his showing all the signs of the mid to late 18th century dandy. Enormous buttons on his coat. Fancily decorated can with which to swagger. Enormous nosegay for the foul smells. Shiny shoe buckles. Smart hat with what looks like a target pad for pigeons. 

"I am the thing, demme."  I love it.

needsmoreresearch:

minutemanworld:

This gentleman his showing all the signs of the mid to late 18th century dandy. Enormous buttons on his coat. Fancily decorated can with which to swagger. Enormous nosegay for the foul smells. Shiny shoe buckles. Smart hat with what looks like a target pad for pigeons. 

"I am the thing, demme."  I love it.

1 day ago on July 11th | J | 85 notes
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Sketches of the Grand Duchesses based on their 1910 formal photos
1 day ago on July 11th | J | 199 notes
vcrfl:

Jean-Baptiste Regnault: La Liberté ou la Mort, 1795.
Also known as The Genius of France between Liberty and Death.

vcrfl:

Jean-Baptiste Regnault: La Liberté ou la Mort, 1795.

Also known as The Genius of France between Liberty and Death.

1 day ago on July 11th | J | 132 notes
Tagged as: #art