This is me on thanksgiving listening to my conservative father on Ferguson and my Catholic mother on when I'm going to settle down.
"you walk into the apartment and there are rose petals leading you to your bed, past your bed, out the window, back around to the front door again, you’ve been following the path for several hours now. is this romantic? you’re hungry and scared". NOT. COOL. BRUH.
The god Horus stands on a boat, and spears a tiny hippopotamus -a manifestation of the god Seth. Relief at the Egyptian temple of Horus at Edfu, early 1st century BC.
Why is Seth depicted so small in this artwork?
A sequence of inscriptions and reliefs are shown at the temple of Horus at Edfu, which tell of the struggle between the forces of chaos (represented by the god Seth), and the forces of order (represented by the god Horus).
Compared to the overpowering, commanding figure of Horus, this evil manifestation of Seth is shown on a minuscule scale. While this may seem strange from an artistic point of view, for the Egyptians, it was essential that evil was shown as bound to fail, and good, triumphant. Depicting evil powers was thought to be dangerous, and, as Pinch notes: ”reducing the power of the enemy by reducing his scale was a magical technique as well as an artistic convention.”
Recommended further reading: Geraldine Pinch’s Magic in Ancient Egypt (University of Texas Press, 1995). Photo taken by David Berkowitz.
The Adventures of Prince Achmen.
The oldest surviving animated film in history.
Nonono, you don’t understand how AWESOME this movie is
because it’s not done by a big production firm, or someone with a name as big as Walt Disney, no
the writer and “mind” behind this film was a WOMAN
yes, my dear tumblr peeps, the very first trick animator in the world was a young German woman who had an idea, and enough friends and time to make a feature-length animated film. And it took her three years
because the way this movie (and some shorter works she actually did before Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed) are done is really, really complex. You see those leaves, and the hair of the figures? Yes.
That’s hand-cut paper.
Lotte Reiniger - that’s her name, my friends - always loved the art beind the Chinese shadow puppetry, and after she heard a lecture by Paul Wegener (famous vor the early movies Der Golem and Der Student von Prag) about the possibilites of animated movies, she wanted to combine these two things.
And guys, how she combined it…
Most of the puppets and scenerey she made all by herself. Her friends set up a special table that was lighted from underneath, and in the later movies she would even change the colours of the background mid-scene to change the atmosphere. Above it was a camera, shooting photos of the scenes that she moved milimetre for milimetre for those 16 pictures per second she needed for her movie.
Which makes Die Abenteuer von Prinz Achmed not only the first animated feature-length movie, but also the first stop-motion movie.
reblogging cute/funny/nice posts between the ferguson horror
so fucking moving
I got chills
Golden Jewels from Vergina Museum, Macedonia
Many are from the tomb of Philip II of Macedonia, father of Alexander II
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" Yet no matter how deeply I go down into myself
my God is dark, and like a webbing made
of a hundred roots, that drink in silence. "
Rainer Maria Rilke, from The Book of Hours
Staircase XVIII Balliol at dusk (by pcgn7)
THIS HOLE WAS MADE FOR ME
every single child who has ever been home sick from school knows the hell that is Baby Looney Tunes
"But we were dragons. We were supposed to be cruel, cunning, heartless and terrible. But this much I can tell you, we never burned and tortured and ripped one another apart and called it morality."
Terry Pratchett, Guards! Guards!
A little something I’ve always wanted to do- Special effects from the 1920’s to the 1940’s.
For the sake of sanity, I left off some details of the traveling matte processes…. them’s pretty complicated things!
(Hm I gotta work on my graphic design chops…. gettin kinda rusty)
Ahhhjjjjjjjjhhhjbvvcgggjjnbccfhjkkggdryhvdtgjnbllufstjjn!!! They are all so beautiful I can't stop!
Jean-Philippe Worth, 1912-1913
Nasjonalmuseet for Kunst, Arketektur, og Design
The McCord Museum
Callot Soeurs, 1914
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Have you ever been this worried?
Do not open your eyes
Frida Gustavsson’s intense makeup backstage at Christian Dior Haute Couture F/W 2011
The only thing the Jurassic Park trailer is missing