amicus-lesu:

Dura Lex Sed Lex - Paul Jean Gervais

amicus-lesu:

Dura Lex Sed Lex - Paul Jean Gervais

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followthewestwind:

Irish Hare by bmenton on Flickr.
modrules:

Source http://carabaas.livejournal.com/
truefactsaboutlies:

Nocturne in Black and Gold – The Falling Rocket
Affronted by The Falling Rocket, John Ruskin accused Whistler of “flinging a pot of paint in the public’s face” in the Fors Clavigera. As a leading art critic of the Victorian era, Ruskin’s harsh critique of The Falling Rocket caused an uproar among owners of other Whistler works. Rapidly, it became shameful to have a Whistler piece, pushing the artist into greater financial difficulties. With his pride, finances, and the significance of his Nocturne at stake, Whistler sued Ruskin for libel in defence. In court, he asked the jury to not view it as a traditional painting, but instead as an artistic arrangement…However, his case was not helped when The Falling Rocket was accidentally presented to trial upside down. His explanation of the composition proved fruitless before the judge. The Ruskin vs. Whistler Trial, which took place on November 25 and 26, 1878, was disastrous for Whistler. While he did not lose, he only won a farthing. After all the court costs, he had no choice but to declare bankruptcy. Whistler was forced to pawn, sell, and mortgage everything he could get his hands on.

truefactsaboutlies:

Nocturne in Black and Gold – The Falling Rocket

Affronted by The Falling Rocket, John Ruskin accused Whistler of “flinging a pot of paint in the public’s face” in the Fors Clavigera. As a leading art critic of the Victorian era, Ruskin’s harsh critique of The Falling Rocket caused an uproar among owners of other Whistler works. Rapidly, it became shameful to have a Whistler piece, pushing the artist into greater financial difficulties. With his pride, finances, and the significance of his Nocturne at stake, Whistler sued Ruskin for libel in defence. In court, he asked the jury to not view it as a traditional painting, but instead as an artistic arrangement…However, his case was not helped when The Falling Rocket was accidentally presented to trial upside down. His explanation of the composition proved fruitless before the judge. The Ruskin vs. Whistler Trial, which took place on November 25 and 26, 1878, was disastrous for Whistler. While he did not lose, he only won a farthing. After all the court costs, he had no choice but to declare bankruptcy. Whistler was forced to pawn, sell, and mortgage everything he could get his hands on.

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nanyaraujosp:

nany araujo
retrogasm:

Ye olde dress fitting…

retrogasm:

Ye olde dress fitting…

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vilden-art:

Wilhelm Amberg, German, 1822-1899 — Young Woman Seated by a Stream

vilden-art:

Wilhelm Amberg, German, 1822-1899 — Young Woman Seated by a Stream

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 Dr. No (1962) dir. Terence Young

 Dr. No (1962) dir. Terence Young

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fleurdulys:

Bather - Herbert James Draper
1896

fleurdulys:

Bather - Herbert James Draper

1896

     She was humbled, she was grieved; she repented, though she hardly knew of what. She became jealous of his esteem, when she could no longer hope to be benefited by it. She wanted to hear of him, when there seemed the least chance of gaining intelligence. She was convinced that she could have been happy with him, when it was no longer likely they should meet.
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

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arpeggia:

Gustav Klimt - Death and Life, 1916

arpeggia:

Gustav Klimt - Death and Life, 1916

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photoaventures:

A Pier in Brooklyn, With views to Manhattan over East River, April 1934

photoaventures:

A Pier in Brooklyn, With views to Manhattan over East River, April 1934

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lostsplendor:

Kenyan woman and chevrotain, Mombassa c. 1909 via imgur.com

lostsplendor:

Kenyan woman and chevrotain, Mombassa c. 1909 via imgur.com

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widderkatzenwerke:

Scythian Gold.

Pectorale from Tolstaja Mogila, Kurgan. 4th century BCE.

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featheroftheowl:

Decisive battle by Masatsugu Ohashi