smithsonianlibraries:

Someone went to the Freer Sackler Library yesterday and look what they pulled out of the Rare Book vault!
Hokusai - Manga (傳神開手北齋漫畵) [1828-1878]

belaquadros:

"Nude"

 Georges Spencer Watson -  1927

beatonna:

Wee Yi Sun-shin

beatonna:

Wee Yi Sun-shin

(via swrd-play)

kalidraws:

My piece for the Fifth Element artbook, which will be released soon! Check in later with their tumblr for details on how to get your own copy. I will have poster prints of this at SPX next weekend—I’m at tables W80-81 with Sam and our pals Andrea & Jimmy. (I’ll be putting up a comprehensive SPX post in the next few days!)

The Fifth Element is one of my favorite movies ever, it came out when I was in middle school and I even bought the soundtrack for it—Leeloo was my hero. It was actually pretty hard to single out what I wanted to draw for it, but I think one of the strong suites of the movie is its distinctive costume design, so I went with that angle!

Man, vintage posters are great, and when I saw this Delta poster I loved the composition and knew I wanted to do something similar with the FE stewardesses. I was inspired by all the fun type and stylization in David Klein’s iconic TWA posters too. You can see my color sketch as well—I have a fair amount of darker prints, so I wanted this one to be light and airy. Now I just need more excuses to make fun sci-fi posters!

designisso:

Luca Hartai: Toxicology

Toxicology is an incredibly sensitive but rather disturbing series by Luca Hartai, student of the MOME Photography Department. Luca spent several hours in one of the toughest institutions of the capital, a medical facility no one ever would like to visit. Let the pictures speak about the experiences – we also have however, a short introduction by the author.

Why the toxicology? There are several reasons to that, but the main one is the matter of the ‘decision’. These people didn’t get into this hospital ward accidentally. This is the only place in Budapest, where you get into because of your decision.

After I got the permission to take photos, I managed to be with the doctors and nurses all through their 12 hours shifts, because that is the only way to take pictures which are able to reveal this world and these people with honesty. During one shift there is enough time to observe the custom of the hospital. There are people who are addicted to medicines, drugs or alcohol. When I looked into these people’s eyes, they looked back at me with utter honesty. Nobody is pushing you to take a pills and alcohol and drugs, this is your decision. And after when you do it, you should take your responsibility.

The series deals with several issues. I met people who cannot leave this ward alive. What does happen after you cross “this line”? We, the ‘ordinary people’ think that we can never be in a situation like this. If I look around, I see that almost everyone tried weed, or pills, or alcohol, or perhaps he or she uses them regularly in the parties at the weekends. I didn’t want to humiliate these people or to judge them, but to observe them and to create an honest photo series.

slobbering:

Zdzisław Beksiński

"A famous Polish painter  specializing in the field of utopian art, Beksiński executed his paintings and drawings either in what he called a ‘Baroque’ or a ‘Gothic’ manner. His creations are mainly two periods, the first period of the works are generally considered to contain expressionistic color, with a strong style of “utopian realism” architecture surreal, like a doomsday scenario worries. The second period more abstract style, with the main features of formalism.”

Beksiński was murdered in 2005.

(via dacdanger)

scottlava:

“Connie Marble, you stand convicted of assholeism! Your proper punishment will now take place. Look pretty for the picture, Connie!”

scottlava:

Connie Marble, you stand convicted of assholeism! Your proper punishment will now take place. Look pretty for the picture, Connie!”

prettycolors:

#d1332e

Asker sunvapor Asks:
What the fucks happening in Ferguson?
bagelhaninspiration bagelhaninspiration Said:

clehmentine:

Alright, i’m gonna sit down and basically explain the situation in this ask so everyone of my followers knows why i’m so pissed.

Michael Brown, a 17 - 18 year old african american boy was unlawfully shot (8-10 times supposedly) by police in St Louis, Missouri on saturday, august 9th, 2014. He was unarmed, and had done nothing to attract suspicion other than the fact that he was black. His body was left in the street for 4 hours. (beware: somewhat graphic image linked)

There are several claims from witnesses (see: Dorian Johnson’s account and video [HIGHLY RECOMMEND READING UP ON HIS ACCOUNT, ITS VERY SPECIFIC] — Brown’s friend who experienced the situation first hand, La’Toya Cash and Phillip Walker— Ferguson residents nearby the incident),  that fall together in generally close claims. However, the only one who’s claim seems out of place is the police officer’s who shot Brown. Who, by the way, is put off on paid administrative leave AND who’s name remained under anonymity for his safety (However, attorney Benjamin Crump is looking for a way to force release his name). He claims that Brown began to wrestle the officer for his gun and tried attacking him after he told Brown and his friend Dorian Johnson (22) to “get the f*ck on the sidewalk”.

According to Johnson, after a minor confrontation on the officer’s part where he grabbed Brown by the neck and then by the shirt, the officer pulled his gun on Brown and shot him at point blank range on the right side of his body. Brown and Johnson were able to get away briefly and started running. However, Brown was shot in the back, supposedly disabling him from getting very far. He turned around with his arms in the air and said “I don’t have a gun, stop shooting!” By this point, Brown and the officer were face to face as the cop shot him several times in the face and chest until he was finally dead. Johnson ran to his apartment and by the sound of his account, seemingly had some sort of panic attack. Later he emerged from his home to see Brown still laying in the streets. People were gathered with their cellphones, screaming at the police.

According to msnbc, the police refuse to interview Johnson at all, despite his amazing courage to come forward. They didn’t wanna hear it. They only listened to the cop’s account of it all and were vague with the media on what they thought happened. They’ve also refused to commit to a timeline in releasing autopsy results and other investigation information.

Numerous rumors are sweeping around such as Brown stealing candy from a QuickTrip, the store he emerged from calling the cops on him, Brown reaching for a gun, Brown attacking the cop first, ect. But these have all been debunked. (I know a lot of these have been debunked, but im having a hard time finding sources. if anyone could help out and link some legit ones id be SO grateful)

The event in and of itself was terrible, but now it has escalated beyond belief. Around 100 or more people, mostly black, went to the police station to protest peacefully. Things quickly turned bad as martial law got involved and authorities were bringing in K9s, tanks, heavy artillery, ect. The heavy police presence only made things worse as riots began to break out and looting and vandalism started. [ x ] [ x ] [ x ]

Now, as of very recently, the media has been banned from Ferguson. There is also a No-Fly zone above Ferguson for the reason of “ TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES ” as said on the Federal Aviation Commission’s website. Cop cars are lined up on the borders to prevent people from entering/leaving. Media outlets are being threatened with arrest. It completely violates our amendments and everything.

It’s becoming increasingly scary and difficult to find out whats going on over there. I’m afraid this is all the information I have, though. If anybody else knows anything about the situation, please feel free to add on or correct any mistakes i’ve made as i’m no expert on writing these things.

And as a personal favor, i’d really appreciate anyone to give this a reblog in order to spread the word. I think it’s a shame that this is going on in our own country yet so few people know about it. Help me make this topic huge and get this as much attention as possible.

hotguysinart:

Jeremy Forson

hotguysinart:

Jeremy Forson

(via artthugs)

blastedheath:

Adriana Varejão (Brazilian, b. 1964), Ambiente Virtual II, 2001. Oil on canvas, 140 x 160 cm.

(via artthugs)