1. Jenny Holzer, My arrogance knows no bounds and I will make no peace today, and you should be so lucky to find a woman like me 

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  2. shabaash:








    caligula had anime eyes

    wait romans painted their marble sculptures

    it looks like a cheap theme park ride mascot


    here’s a statue of Augustus

    and here’s a reproduction of the statue with the colors restored 

    i honestly think that what we consider the height of sculpture in all of Western civilization being essentially the leftover templates of gaudy pieces of theme park shit to be evidence of the potential merit of found art

    "I tried coloring it and then I ruined it"

    And you know what the funniest part is? The paint didn’t just wear off over time. A bunch of asshole British historians back in the Victorian era actually went around scrubbing the remaining paint off of Greek and Roman statues - often destroying the fine details of the carving in the process - because the bright colours didn’t fit the dignified image they wished to present of the the cultures they claimed to be heirs to. This process also removed visible evidence of the fact that at least some of the statues thus stripped of paint had originally depicted non-white individuals.

    Whenever you look at a Roman statue with a bare marble face, you’re looking at the face of imperialist historical revisionism.

    (The missing noses on a lot of Egyptian statues are a similar deal. It’s not that the ancient Egyptians made statues with strangely fragile noses. Many Victorian archaeologists had a habit of chipping the noses off of the statues they brought back, then claiming that they’d found them that way - because with the noses intact, it was too obvious that the statues were meant to depict individuals of black African descent.)

    ^^^ That last part

    The last part

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  4. stuffmomnevertoldyou:

    Women’s Work: Reimagining “Blue-Collar”

    26 images of tenacious, strong female loggers, welders, firefighters, miners and so forth challenging the idea of what we consider “women’s work.”

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  5. mekhismind:


    Protect me from what I want

    Barbara Kruger. Always.

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  6. teacakes:


    Signs without Signification - Jeff Brouws

    Saussure would love this.

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  7. magictransistor:

    Katsukawa Shunshō (勝川 春章), 1783.

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  8. imagediver:

    Click on the image to see the detail in a zoomable context.

    Detail from Judith Beheading Holofernes, Caravaggio

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  9. peril:

    Judith Beheading Holofernes (1598–1599), oil on canvas, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica, Rome | artwork by Caravaggio

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  10. drakontomalloi:

    Fra Angelico - The Dispute of St. Dominic and the Miracle of the Book. Coronation of the Virgin, predella painting, detail. 1434-35

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