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bring me october and appropriate black sweaters and tortoise shell frames and dry cool air and darker days jesus i’m so sick of summer and it’s only two days in

praynightfall:

Paul Lee, Death and the Maiden

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Consider that you can see less than 1% of the electromagnetic spectrum and hear less than 1% of the acoustic spectrum. As you read this, you are traveling at 220 km/sec across the galaxy. 90% of the cells in your body carry their own microbial DNA and are not “you.” The atoms in your body are 99.9999999999999999% empty space and none of them are the ones you were born with, but they all originated in the belly of a star. Human beings have 46 chromosomes, 2 less than the common potato.

The existence of the rainbow depends on the conical photoreceptors in your eyes; to animals without cones, the rainbow does not exist. So you don’t just look at a rainbow, you create it. This is pretty amazing, especially considering that all the beautiful colors you see represent less than 1% of the electromagnetic spectrum.

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- We Originated in the Belly of a Star, NASA Lunar Science Institute, 2012 (via brachycephalic)

(Source: thinksquad, via nocttis)

welovepaintings:

Vern Dufford
Solitude
taf-art:

Man in the Rain at Night. Ignace Kennis.
arcadiainteriorana:

The Interior of Westminster AbbeyUnknown Artist
Oil on canvas, 122.2 x 97.8 cm, ca. 1714.Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection.
kenlayne:

"Strange tradition from the forgotten rural years." Bees attend keeper’s funeral, 1956.

worldpaintings:

A hidden painting has been found by scientists beneath the brush strokes of The Blue Room, a 1901 Pablo Picasso artwork. He created both works in Paris during his famous blue period.

Art experts and conservators at The Phillips Collection in Washington used infrared on the masterpiece, revealing a bow-tied man with his face resting on his hand.

The Blue Room has been the subject of exploration since 2008 by experts from the Phillips Collection, National Gallery of Art, Cornell University and Delaware’s Winterthur Museum. Improved infrared technology allowed them to see a man wearing a jacket and bow tie, resting his bearded face on his hand with three rings on his fingers.

Technical analysis confirmed the hidden portrait was likely to have been painted just before The Blue Room. The experts are still still trying to figure out, who the man was. 

Source BBC

Read about a similar discovery here.

(via tierradentro)

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Edwige Fouvry

(Source: samiferist)

mudwerks:

(via Anonymous Works: Shoes for the Vertically Challenged)

c1900 Folk Art Leather Mens Wood Platform Shoes, Store Display, Prosthetic
paintedout:

JMW Turner, Burning of the House of Parliament

"It’s madness. We discard a whole generation to maintain an economic system that no longer endures, a system that to survive has to make war, as the big empires have always done. But since we cannot wage the Third World War, we make regional wars. And what does that mean? That we make and sell arms. And with that the balance sheets of the idolatrous economies — the big world economies that sacrifice man at the feet of the idol of money — are obviously cleaned up."

- Pope Francis (via azspot)

(via darksilenceinsuburbia)

lana del rey on repeat in the background