Elizabeth I, The Phoenix Portrait (detail), Nicholas Hilliard, 1575

Each time we don’t say what we wanna say, we’re dying.
Yoko Ono (via psych-facts)


sometimes you need to burn bridges to stop yourself from crossing them again.
l. gabriel   (via blackbruise)

(Source: abluesforbrklyn)



stem-cell:

rosalarian:

pourquoi-nutmeg:

nortonism:

The thing about this is that sculptures like these in art history were for the male gaze. Photoshop a phone to it and suddenly she’s seen as vain and conceited. That’s why I’m 100% for selfie culture because apparently men can gawk at women but when we realize how beautiful we are we’re suddenly full of ourselves…

YES.

Girls don’t let anyone tell you loving yourself is vanity.

“You painted a naked woman because you enjoyed looking at her, put a mirror in her hand and you called the painting “Vanity,” thus morally condemning the woman whose nakedness you had depicted for you own pleasure.” ― John Berger, Ways of Seeing


mounabowa:

~Klimt



amischiefofmice:

whoslosing:

this is fucking hilarious

now thats a good uncle

cyberp0et:

ever-pure:

LOOK AT THAT ECONOMY OF BRUSHSTROKE
YOU CAN SEE EVERY STROKE S/HE TOOK NOT ONE THING IS BLENDED
AND YOU CAN TELL EXACTLY WHAT THE SUBJECT IS AND WHAT THE SUBJECT IS DOING


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