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Evening Post: August 12, 1899.
"She immediately alighted, caught hold of the astonished youth, and gave him a sound thrashing, using her fists in a scientific fashion…”

I would love to know what this means.

I think that might be code for “punched him in the balls with devastating accuracy”.




ANIMATION TEST. Six seconds of octopus (photoshop)

i wonder how long that took to make?

About 3 hours


The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere by Grant Wood.

He imbued American Regionalist landscape painting with a particular, distinctive character, through the use of clearly defined contours and a geometrical treatment of volume and form. His works often use crayon, chalk and charcoal on brown wrapping paper of the type used by butchers. The brown ground heightens the warm tonalities of the red- or ochre-coloured chalks. His paintings of the people of the American Mid-West are suffused with his highly personal, somewhat idealised Regionalism, fuelled by local fables and legends. The resulting images are a tribute to the American pioneers, to rural life, and to the value of labour over money. His precise attention to detail is reminiscent of the work of Holbein, but he adds a satirical flavour, and a sense of unreality that approaches that of the Surrealists.

From 'WOOD, Grant' in the Benezit Dictionary of Artists on Oxford Art Online

We’re examining inspiring landscapes this July on the Oxford Academic Tumblr. 

Image credit: The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere. Grant Wood. 1931. Metropolitan Museum of Art. Public domain via WikiArt.  

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They used white crayons to draw it, and afterwards they placed ink.


the heart (x)



pros: cons

cons: pros



This is so perfect, for the time you look at this image, you don’t know if it’s a boy and girl, a girl and a girl, a boy and a boy, a black man and a white girl, a white man and an asian girl, you know nothing. Just the simplicity of the connection and the beauty of two human beings sharing love and that is all that should ever matter.

Actually, Due to the slight prognathism of the maxilla, the smaller more rounded cranial vault. The sharper and less defined lower mandible, and less protruding supraobital ridges, the conclusion can be reached that the individual on the left is female, and of African American decent. However the individual on the right shows a larger more oblong cranium, heaver more protruding supraobital ridges, a flatter maxilla with less prognathism. Also the lower mandible of this individual is heaver, more defined and square. From the presence of these features the conclusion can be reached that the individual on the right is male of Caucasian decent. Also due to the advanced (but not complete) obliteration of the cranial sutures, and the presence of a third molar in each individuals, it can also be said that both of these individuals are between the ages of 25 and 40. image

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