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HOW I FEEL WHEN DOING OBSCURE LITERATURE SEARCHES

whatshouldwecallgradschool:

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flyartproductions:

Run The Country (Girls)
Country (1903), Jacek Malczewski / Run The World (Girls), Beyonce

flyartproductions:

Run The Country (Girls)

Country (1903), Jacek Malczewski / Run The World (Girls), Beyonce

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theconservator:

Did you know you can buy ‘The Conservator’ Products? Check out the Etsy store - https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/TheConservator

theconservator:

Did you know you can buy ‘The Conservator’ Products? Check out the Etsy storehttps://www.etsy.com/au/shop/TheConservator

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flyartproductions:


The starry night of Sierra Leone
The Starry Night (1889), Vincent van Gogh / Diamonds From Sierra Leone, Kanye West

flyartproductions:

The starry night of Sierra Leone

The Starry Night (1889), Vincent van Gogh / Diamonds From Sierra Leone, Kanye West

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detailsofpaintings:


François Boucher, Venus on a Wave (detail)
1769

detailsofpaintings:

François Boucher, Venus on a Wave (detail)

1769

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sofielh:

For more on how this painting was restored: 
http://bento.si.edu/from-the-archives/larger-than-life-restoring-the-empress-dowager/
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nannaia:

Painted Eyebrow Trends in Tang Dynasty

This is a chart showing different eyebrow trends in the Tang Dynasty. It’s based on a chart in Chinese Clothing by Hua Mei and Gao Chunming (2004), on pg 37. I wanted to create a chart that had the eyebrows on faces.

Interesting notes

"Women of the Tang Dynasty paid particular attention to facial appearance, and the application of powder or even rouge was common practice. Some women’s foreheads were painted dark yellow and the dai (a kind of dark blue pigment) was used to paint their eyebrows into different shapes that were called dai mei(painted eyebrows) in general. There were literally a dozen ways to pait the eyebrows and between the brows there was a colourful decoration called hua dian, which was made of specks of gold, silver and emerald feather.” (5000 Years of Chinese Costume, 77)

"…during the years of Yuanho in the reign of Xuanzong the system of costumes changed, and women no longer applied red powder to their faces; instead, they used only black ointment for their lips and made their eyebrows like like the Chinese character ‘’." (5000 Years of Chinese Costume, 77)

The black lipstick style “was called the ‘weeping makeup’ or ‘tears makeup’.” (Chinese Clothing by Hua Mei, 37)

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thisbelongsinamuseum:

Siberia is a lonely place. One woman in the far away remote village of Kamarchaga, located in the Siberian Taiga, has found a very entertaining hobby to help pass the time. Russian pensioner Olga Kostina has decorated her wooden home with over 30,000 plastic bottle caps. Over several years she collected caps from soda bottles and began using them to decorate the walls of her house with colorful patterns and images. Using a hammer and nails, she placed every single bottle cap by hand to create traditional macrame motifs and various images of creatures living in the neighboring woodland. Her home has become a local landmark. And she’s not planning on stopping her work until her house and adjacent structures are completely covered in bottle caps. Something tells me that she has the time. 

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