The Twitter Mandela Hall Of Shame
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Different views of Picadilly Circus by George Hyde-Pownall
Cotton Rug Making, Segou, Mali
Sunday’s Tumblr IRL performance with Childish Gambino has moved to an undisclosed location. To find out where to go, you must get a wristband from Rough Trade NYC, starting at 9am tomorrow, 12/8. This is top secret. But also, tell everyone.
SHOW: Dec 8, 2013, 6:00pm
Entry is first-come, first-served with purchase of album.
Emily Graslie Wants More STEM Ladies on YouTube; Here Are 32 To Start
Emily Graslie of The Brain Scoop is one of the best human beings on our planet. Her YouTube channel…
I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up all alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel all alone.
A little dragon, doves and a tree. Late 13th century.Unknown illuminator, Franco-Flemish origins. Tempera colors, pen and ink, gold leaf, and gold paint on parchment.
Gianlorenzo Bernini was born in Naples on this day in 1598. Like Michelangelo before him, Bernini was best known for his virtuoso sculpture but also excelled at painting and architecture. His dramatic designs and exquisite craftsmanship earned him the reputation of the greatest sculptor of his day, and he was widely sought after by cardinals, popes, and kings.
Reference: Michael P. Mezzatesta and Rudolf Preimesberger. “Bernini.” Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press.<http://www.oxfordartonline.com/subscriber/article/grove/art/T008287pg2>.
Pluto and Proserpina, detail. 1621-2, marble. Rome: Galleria Borghese.
Self Portrait, about age 25. Rome: Galleria Borghese.
Cathedra Petri, 1656-7, marble, bronze, glass. Rome: St. Peter’s.
Tomb of Pope Alexander VII, 1671-8, marble and bronze. Rome: St. Peter’s
Baldacchino, 1623-4, gilded bronze. Rome: St. Peter’s.
Apollo and Daphne, 1622-5, marble. Rome: Galleria Borghese.
Ecstasy of Saint Teresa and onlookers, 1647-52, marble. Rome: Cornaro Chapel, Santa Maria della Vittoria.
Beata Lodovica Albertoni, 1671-4. Rome: Altieri-Albertoni Chapel, San Francesco a Ripa.
Piazza San Pietro, 1656-7. Rome.
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