What do you mean this puppy isn’t wearing socks?
You seem… to have…. a pokémon…
Friend or Enema
coo coo cachoo
In tribute to Christopher Lee can you draw Death handing over his scythe with Lee taking his place?
Drawn with huge amounts of love and respect for Sir Christopher. A genuine hero of mine. - Jim
1887 melanotype showing Emile Bernard (second from the left), Vincent van Gogh (third from the left), André Antoine (standing at center), and Paul Gauguin (far right) in a group photo (via the Romantic Agony auctions)
While Vincent van Gogh’s self-portraits were a significant part of his painting career, no confirmed photographs of the artist as an adult are known to exist. However, an 1887 melanotype that recently came to light reportedly shows van Gogh smoking a pipe while having a drink with friends.
Detail of 1887 melanotype with the face of Vincent van Gogh highlighted (via l’Oeil de la Photographie) (click to enlarge)
Serge Plantureux wrote for L’Oeil de la Photographie that the photograph was identified through discovering the names of the other figures in the picture (who include artists Paul Gauguin and Emile Bernard, no small discovery in themselves), fixing it in a place and time, and analyzing the photographic process. He writes that the shot came to him through a couple who stopped by his Paris pop-up gallery:
The photograph they had brought to show me was small, dark, and rather difficult to see. Six characters were around a table. The light was pale, perhaps it was a winter afternoon.
They told me, still hesitant, that they thought they recognized the people in it, artists in whom they had long been interested. They were collectors and liked the painters of the late 19th century, in particular the neo-impressionists. They also said it was possible that one of the figures around the table was someone whose true face had never been seen.
Michael Zhang at PetaPixel points out that there are confirmed photos of van Gogh at 13 and 19. There are also other unconfirmed photographs of van Gogh, such as this portrait found in the 1990s. The 1887 photograph went to auction today at the Romantic Agony in Brussels, which is quite the appropriately named auction house for the troubled 19th-century artist whose true face — beyond his own, pensive self-portraits — remains mysterious. That said, now that he’s turning up in NYC subway trains and the odd 19th-century photograph, who knows where we’ll see van Gogh next?
UPDATE: According to DutchNews.nl, the photograph expert at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam is not convinced that it is of the painter.
do you ever look around at the big crowds of people around you and realize everyone has a story and memories and family and troubles and achievements and a first kiss and a broken heart but you’ll never know any of it and every human life is really intricate and expansive but oh they’ve walked into a shop and you’ll never see them again and you’ll never know just what they were thinking
I think about this a lot
There’s a word for this:
The world should be nothing but children.
This makes me really comfortable about the future generations
If young children don’t misgender Caitlyn then neither should you
Congrats! You made it to the end of the work week. You deserve some popsicles. Not just any popsicles, mind you: boozy horchata popsicles. And while you're at it, you should invite friends over tonight for a taco party. Friends + tacos + boozy horchata popsicles — what could be better?
ATENA FARGHADANI has just been sentenced for, in effect, drawing Iranian leaders as monkeys and cows. Given the absurd ruling, perhaps she should have drawn the rule of draconian law, and her legal proceedings, as a kangaroo court instead.
Farghadani, a 28-year-old Iranian artist and activist, rendered visual judgment last year, lampooning members of her nation’s parliament over their vote to restrict contraception and ban certain birth-control methods — just one of her works satirizing the government. Tehran’s Revolutionary Court has now announced that it is rendering its own brand of judgment.
Farghadani has been sentenced to 12 years and nine months in an Iranian prison, according to the International Campaign for Human Rights and the Northern Virginia-based Cartoonists Rights Network International (CRNI). According to some sources, the longest that she can legally be imprisoned is seven years and six months, and an appeal is said to be planned.
The artist’s crimes include “insulting members of parliament through paintings” and “spreading propaganda against the system,” according toAmnesty International.
My pet raccoon tore the screens off of a window and screen door trying to get into the house (one of the many items that led to her being given away while my sister and I were at school...)
Does that mean I can justify a bar of chocolate every day?