History, Art, Humanity and Literature

Really...is there anything else?

It is not the length of life, but the depth.

—Ralph Waldo Emerson (via observando)

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.

—Helen Keller (via observando)

innocenttmaan:

There are some people out there that still believe that animals are just dumb beasts, but the unlikely animal friendships I’ve gathered here will prove that they are capable of feeling love and compassion just like we are.

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The only horrible thing in the world is ennui.

—Oscar Wilde (via observando)

Associate with the noblest people you can find; read the best books; live with the mighty; but learn to be happy alone.

—Saul Bellow, Ravelstein (via observando)

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The Painter and the Model. Nicholas Bodarevsky (Russian, 1850-1921). Oil on canvas.
Bodarevsky graduated from the Odessa drawing school, which was run by the Imperial Academy of Arts. From 1869 to 1873 he studied at the Imperial Academy of Fine Arts. During his studies, he won four silver medals, and two small gold medals. In 1875 Bodarevsky was awarded the title of the first class artist.

books0977:

The Painter and the Model. Nicholas Bodarevsky (Russian, 1850-1921). Oil on canvas.

Bodarevsky graduated from the Odessa drawing school, which was run by the Imperial Academy of Arts. From 1869 to 1873 he studied at the Imperial Academy of Fine Arts. During his studies, he won four silver medals, and two small gold medals. In 1875 Bodarevsky was awarded the title of the first class artist.