Call Me Lady Tiger But I Never Eat My Young

Ask me anything   "The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he, who in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who would attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee." - Ezekiel 25:17

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Kim Byungkwan (Seoul, Korea, Republic of) - X-report 43, 2014    Paintings: Acrylics on Canvas 

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Kim Byungkwan (Seoul, Korea, Republic of) - X-report 43, 2014    Paintings: Acrylics on Canvas 

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hermione:

Does art imitate life or does life imitate art

hermione:

Does art imitate life or does life imitate art

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jessajohansson:

i didn’t understand the hype about wearing leggings as pants until i started wearing leggings as pants and now there’s no going back

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Zdzisław Beksiński (1929-2005, Polish) 1976 Paintings: Oil on Hardboard

red-lipstick:

Zdzisław Beksiński (1929-2005, Polish) 1976 Paintings: Oil on Hardboard

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foudre:

backstage at Giambattista Valli Haute Couture, Fall 2014

foudre:

backstage at Giambattista Valli Haute Couture, Fall 2014

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Zipcy (Seoul, Korea, Republic of) - Morning Smoking Girl, 2014     Drawings: Ink

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Zipcy (Seoul, Korea, Republic of) - Morning Smoking Girl, 2014     Drawings: Ink

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Poppies with ornamental Verbascum (mullein)

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Poppies with ornamental Verbascum (mullein)

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In 1796, José María Álvarez de Toledo y Gonzaga passed away. His wife, María Cayetana de Silva, retreated to her estate in Sanlúcar, Andalucia, and Goya went with her. He stayed there for a year or two, and his art of the time captured several domestic moments in the estate. The two images above include María de la Luz, a young black girl who lived with the duchess.

Most sources say that the Duchess, who had no children of her own, adopted her (one even gives the year of adoption as 1795). However, some simply say that María lived in the household, or that the Duchess took her under her wing, or had “virtually adopted” her. I believe she was born in Havana in 1793, the daughter of a slave woman, and according to one source the duchess emancipated her (María, not her mother). When the duchess wrote her will, she included María, along with several servants and Goya’s son, Javier. 

First image:

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes, La duquesa de Alba teniendo en sus brazos a María de la Luz (“The Duchess of Alba holding María de la Luz”), 1796-1797. Sanlúcar Album / Album A. India ink wash.

Second image:

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes, La Beata con Luis de Berganza y María de la Luz, 1795. Oil painting.

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iaintnopapaya:

Disney Princesses as sloths.

but why

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