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Margaret Bowland:  Beauty in the unconscious

Facebook |  at Driscoll Babcock Gallery

Margaret Bowland was born in Burlington, North Carolina, and studied studio art and English at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Her work explores the concept of beauty—what it means to be beautiful, but also to what extent it is significant today, both in the world and in art. ‘Being beautiful is a form of wealth, says Bowland.

She considers that the commonly held ideal of beauty is to be tall, thin and white. And while we recognize deviations from this norm can have appeal, are deviations nonetheless. ‘The need to be beautiful fuels one of the largest and most ruthless industries in our world,’ she says.

Bowland currently lives in Brooklyn and teaches painting at New York Academy. Her work has been exhibited at Greenville County Museum of Art in South Carolina and Babcock Galleries in New York, among others.

1 day ago on August 31st | J | 1,073 notes
Tagged as: #art 

How can anyone take Ayn Rand seriously? Even Ayn Rand couldn’t take Ayn Rand seriously in the end.

2 days ago on August 30th | J | 3 notes
sexy-edmiliband:

-georgeosborne:

future-mrscameron:

sexy-edmiliband:

awkwardedmilibandmoments:

Ed’s attempts to reach out to the Asian community doesn’t impress its target audience

OH GOD XD

HAHAHAHA OH MY GOD HE LOOKS HILARIOUS AND THE GUY’S FACE IS LIKE OH HELL NAW

FFS Ed

You can see it in ed’s face that he is quickly regretting wearing it xD

sexy-edmiliband:

-georgeosborne:

future-mrscameron:

sexy-edmiliband:

awkwardedmilibandmoments:

Ed’s attempts to reach out to the Asian community doesn’t impress its target audience

OH GOD XD

HAHAHAHA OH MY GOD HE LOOKS HILARIOUS AND THE GUY’S FACE IS LIKE OH HELL NAW

FFS Ed

You can see it in ed’s face that he is quickly regretting wearing it xD

1 week ago on August 26th | J | 96 notes
n-nevskaya-n:

Louise-Renée Leduc, known as Louise Reine Audu, was a French fruit seller, known for her participation in the French revolution. She was counted as one of the Heroines of the revolution. The 5 October 1789, she, alongside Theroigne de Mericourt, led The Women’s March on Versailles. At Versailles, she belonged to the delegation allowed an audience with the monarch to put forward their complaints. She led the march back to Paris with the royal court in triumph. Afterwards, however, she was imprisoned in Grand Châtelet and Conciergerie. She was freed 15 September 1791 by the efforts of the Cordeliers and Louis-Barthélemy Chenaux. The 10 August 1792, she participated inthe storming of the Tuileries Palace. She fought personally with the soldiers of the Swiss guard. She was honored with a sword by the Paris commune for her acts.
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n-nevskaya-n:

Louise-Renée Leduc, known as Louise Reine Audu, was a French fruit seller, known for her participation in the French revolution. She was counted as one of the Heroines of the revolution. The 5 October 1789, she, alongside Theroigne de Mericourt, led The Women’s March on Versailles. At Versailles, she belonged to the delegation allowed an audience with the monarch to put forward their complaints. She led the march back to Paris with the royal court in triumph. Afterwards, however, she was imprisoned in Grand Châtelet and Conciergerie. She was freed 15 September 1791 by the efforts of the Cordeliers and Louis-Barthélemy Chenaux. The 10 August 1792, she participated inthe storming of the Tuileries Palace. She fought personally with the soldiers of the Swiss guard. She was honored with a sword by the Paris commune for her acts.

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1 week ago on August 26th | J | 32 notes
sexy-edmiliband:

timrous-beastie:

ed-sillyband:

thecoppercow:

edmilibum:

Ralph Miliband and Marion Kozak-Miliband (?) from the book Ralph Miliband and the Politics of the New Left, by Michael Newman.

Actually, on looking at this photo again i’m not sure that lady is M K-M?, but yh, wow, Ralph looks so much more normal than his sons…

How did we get from that to this
I didn’t think that was how genetics was meant to work, c’mon

Ed don’t need your approval - Ed got his own swag:

FUCK DA H8ERZ

ED IS BEAUTIFUL DX

idk man… both Miliband brothers popped out a bit funny-looking…

sexy-edmiliband:

timrous-beastie:

ed-sillyband:

thecoppercow:

edmilibum:

Ralph Miliband and Marion Kozak-Miliband (?) from the book Ralph Miliband and the Politics of the New Left, by Michael Newman.

Actually, on looking at this photo again i’m not sure that lady is M K-M?, but yh, wow, Ralph looks so much more normal than his sons…

How did we get from that to this

I didn’t think that was how genetics was meant to work, c’mon

Ed don’t need your approval - Ed got his own swag:

FUCK DA H8ERZ

ED IS BEAUTIFUL DX

idk man… both Miliband brothers popped out a bit funny-looking…

1 week ago on August 26th | J | 31 notes
nickclegglookingsad:

Nick Clegg dreamt that somebody loved him. No hope, no harm, just another false alarm. 

aww tiny clegg <3

nickclegglookingsad:

Nick Clegg dreamt that somebody loved him. No hope, no harm, just another false alarm. 

aww tiny clegg <3

1 week ago on August 26th | J | 28 notes
timrous-beastie:

ed-sillyband:

thecoppercow:

edmilibum:

Ralph Miliband and Marion Kozak-Miliband (?) from the book Ralph Miliband and the Politics of the New Left, by Michael Newman.

Actually, on looking at this photo again i’m not sure that lady is M K-M?, but yh, wow, Ralph looks so much more normal than his sons…

How did we get from that to this
I didn’t think that was how genetics was meant to work, c’mon

Ed don’t need your approval - Ed got his own swag:

FUCK DA H8ERZ

timrous-beastie:

ed-sillyband:

thecoppercow:

edmilibum:

Ralph Miliband and Marion Kozak-Miliband (?) from the book Ralph Miliband and the Politics of the New Left, by Michael Newman.

Actually, on looking at this photo again i’m not sure that lady is M K-M?, but yh, wow, Ralph looks so much more normal than his sons…

How did we get from that to this

I didn’t think that was how genetics was meant to work, c’mon

Ed don’t need your approval - Ed got his own swag:

FUCK DA H8ERZ

1 week ago on August 26th | J | 31 notes

I don’t know why we bother with corsets. Men don’t wear them, and they look perfectly normal in their clothes.”

1 week ago on August 25th | J | 3,086 notes
Tagged as: #period films 

I love reading Fox News because boy does it bring out the WORST of Middle America. Take this article for instance. WAAAHHHHH I CAN’T EAT JUNK FOOD AT THE GOVERNMENT’S EXPENSE ANYMORE WAAAAHHHH. 

1 week ago on August 25th | J | 2 notes

bunheadforever:

aurelie-dupont:

Artists of Paris Opera Ballet in Balanchine’s Le Palais de Cristal 1st and 2nd movement

Dancer’s name on the caption

The 3rd gif of blue on the right is so gross that move is horrifying

1 week ago on August 25th | J | 1,312 notes
Tagged as: #dance #ballet 
1 week ago on August 25th | J | 3,993 notes
Libertarianism is, in fact, a tricky combination of policy stances, combining liberal positions on personal freedom (drug use, sexuality, and maybe abortion, even if that allows a decline of national morality) with conservative positions on the economy (low taxes and minimal regulation, even if that allows inequality, entrenched bigotry, and environmental degradation). By its own nature, libertarianism runs against the main ideological current in American politics right now, since politically aware people tend to want either the liberal package of personal freedom with economic regulation or the conservative package of social conformity with economic liberty. Basically everyone agrees with libertarians on something, but they tend to get freaked out just as quickly by the ideology’s other stances. Which is why libertarianism tends to have a low ceiling for popularity.
1 week ago on August 25th | J | 49 notes
classicalbritain:

Hampton Court Palace and Grounds (125) 

classicalbritain:

Hampton Court Palace and Grounds (125) 

1 week ago on August 25th | J | 612 notes
Tagged as: #architecture 
history-will-be-kind-to-me:

Napoleon’s Elephant at the Place de la Bastille

Napoleon I envisaged a massive fountain in the square, mounted with a bronze elephant. The first stone of the base was laid on December 2nd 1808 (4 years to the day after the coronation of the Emperor) and a plaster version of the elephant was placed a few metres south of the pedestal. The fountain was to be supplied with water from the Ourcq River and fed through the Saint Martin Canal, one of the canals created by Napoleon. The project was abandoned by Louis XVIII, having become king after the fall of the Empire. The plaster elephant suffered a slow demise over 30 years and was immortalised in the novel Les Misérables by Victor Hugo, as the home of the boy Gavroche. It was finally destroyed in 1846, with thousands of rats escaping from the statue and invading local residents’ homes for several days (Read More)

history-will-be-kind-to-me:

Napoleon’s Elephant at the Place de la Bastille

Napoleon I envisaged a massive fountain in the square, mounted with a bronze elephant. The first stone of the base was laid on December 2nd 1808 (4 years to the day after the coronation of the Emperor) and a plaster version of the elephant was placed a few metres south of the pedestal. The fountain was to be supplied with water from the Ourcq River and fed through the Saint Martin Canal, one of the canals created by Napoleon. The project was abandoned by Louis XVIII, having become king after the fall of the Empire. The plaster elephant suffered a slow demise over 30 years and was immortalised in the novel Les Misérables by Victor Hugo, as the home of the boy Gavroche. It was finally destroyed in 1846, with thousands of rats escaping from the statue and invading local residents’ homes for several days (Read More)

1 week ago on August 25th | J | 155 notes

ladycashasatiger:

BEHOLD! 

George Canning’s rascality in all its Mean Girls glory… if Mean Girls involved a middle-aged British politician scheming to get a seat at the popular table (i.e. a Cabinet post among the Opposition). 

Amongst his endless notes (always scribbling like a mistress, Pitt said), is this gem, an early-1807 chart to decide which colleague to bring with him into Opposition —- because of course none of them would have any qualms about ditching their loser friends if it meant coming with him

What. A. Prick. 

(found in Peter Dixon, Canning: Politician and Statesman, 1976)

Did he just mark Lord Castlereagh as unpopular? xD

1 week ago on August 25th | J | 17 notes
Tagged as: #George Canning