History, Art, Humanity and Literature

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books0977:

Self-Portrait with a Palette (1880). Marie Bashkirtseff (Russian, 1858-1884). Chéret Museum of Fine Arts of Nice.
Bashkirtseff shows herself soberly dressed, palette in hand, her gaze purposely directed at the viewer. Her professional identity is stressed here, undermined only by the insertion of the harp behind her, which threatens the seriousness of her painting by making it signify as one among a number of female accomplishments.

books0977:

Self-Portrait with a Palette (1880). Marie Bashkirtseff (Russian, 1858-1884). Chéret Museum of Fine Arts of Nice.

Bashkirtseff shows herself soberly dressed, palette in hand, her gaze purposely directed at the viewer. Her professional identity is stressed here, undermined only by the insertion of the harp behind her, which threatens the seriousness of her painting by making it signify as one among a number of female accomplishments.

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.

—Margaret Atwood, Bluebeard’s Egg (via mimi-said)

(Source: observando, via inhabitude)

centuriespast:

MELZI, FrancescoFlora-Oil on panel, 65 x 55 cmGalleria Borghese, Rome

centuriespast:

MELZI, Francesco
Flora
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Oil on panel, 65 x 55 cm
Galleria Borghese, Rome

centuriespast:

Portrait of a Young Woman, c. 1843
Claude-Marie Dubufe
French, 1790-1864Oil on canvas51-1/8 x 38-3/8 in. (129.8 x 97.5 cm)Norton Simon Art Foundation

centuriespast:

Portrait of a Young Woman, c. 1843

Claude-Marie Dubufe

French, 1790-1864
Oil on canvas
51-1/8 x 38-3/8 in. (129.8 x 97.5 cm)
Norton Simon Art Foundation

I cannot remember the books I’ve read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.

—Ralph Waldo Emerson (via duttonbooks)

plannedparenthood:

It’s Women’s History Month, and today we’re honoring Dr. Jane Hodgson. Arrested in 1970 for performing an illegal abortion, her conviction was overturned in 1973, when the Supreme Court made abortion legal in the U.S.

plannedparenthood:

It’s Women’s History Month, and today we’re honoring Dr. Jane Hodgson. Arrested in 1970 for performing an illegal abortion, her conviction was overturned in 1973, when the Supreme Court made abortion legal in the U.S.

fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

Alice Paul, 1885-1977, was a passionate suffragette and feminist. She founded the National Women’s Party, participated in protests, and even spent some time in jail for picketing the White House. After the 19th Amendment, she proposed the Equal Rights Amendment, which she presented to Congress in 1923. It has yet to be ratified in 20 states. 

fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

Alice Paul, 1885-1977, was a passionate suffragette and feminist. She founded the National Women’s Party, participated in protests, and even spent some time in jail for picketing the White House. After the 19th Amendment, she proposed the Equal Rights Amendment, which she presented to Congress in 1923. It has yet to be ratified in 20 states.