Self-Portrait (1892). Anna Bilińska-Bohdanowicz (Polish, 1857-1893).
Self-Portrait was unfinished. The natural ease of the pose, a modesty of the attire, the attributes of the painter’s profession held in the hands and finally the open, bold look on the face, which conveys firmness and strength of character - clearly express the artist’s intention to present herself as an artist, who knows her worth, and as a woman, who has freed herself from the restrictions of the the era’s conventions.
Myrna Loy, interrupted while reading, uses her finger to mark her place. Pictured in Screen Guide Magazine, August 1939.
Some of the Loy’s early stage plays were held in the Grauman’s Theater in Hollywood. Mrs. Rudolph Valentino happened to be in the audience one night and managed to pull some strings to get Myrna some parts in the motion picture industry. Her first film was a small part in the production of What Price Beauty? (1925).
he needs those parts for his space ship
he’s going to otter space
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Sunglasses in 1807, via @2nerdyhistgirls. (This looks fake, but is 100% real). http://t.co/NuIMPsMktz pic.twitter.com/XvNMbACXKg— The Appendix (@appendixjournal) September 15, 2014
Pedestrians Walk on Bustling Dotombori Street in Osaka, Japan, March 1970 - The Wall Breakers The Wall Breakers
Sasha Pivovarova in “Call of the Wild” by Mikael Jansson for Vogue, September 2014
A bulldog named Venus stands at the helm of the HMS Vansittart, a British Destroyer, c.1941
Harmony before Matrimony
James Gillray (25 October 1805)
The Two Central Figures in ‘Derby Day’ (1860). William Powell Frith (British, 1819-1909). Oil on canvas. Met.
This small painting relates to Derby Day, the enormous and climactic work of Frith’s midcareer. The only real difference between the couple in the big picture and the one here is that the purse held by the lady in Derby Day has been transformed into a pen and a notebook. The finish of the figures in the small work is unusually tight, but not unknown for Frith, and he probably had a studio assistant to help him with landscape backgrounds.
Stubborn ladies beware, this ‘warning-piece’ from 1700 has Scripture and Reason on its side! #ChapbookTuesday pic.twitter.com/Oe4P05P27l— Glasgow Uni Sp Coll (@GUspcoll) September 9, 2014
Born on this day in 1890: author Agatha Christie. The British Museum held an exhibition in 2001–2002 called ‘Agatha Christie and Archaeology: Mystery in Mesopotamia’. It presented a fascinating look at the secret life of one of the world’s most popular writers. Christie originally became interested in archaeology on a visit to the site of Ur (in modern Iraq) in 1928. It was there where she met her future husband, the archaeologist Max Mallowan, and became involved in excavation of the sites in Iraq and Syria that were to make his name.
Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ was lifted high upon the cross that he might draw the whole world to himself: Mercifully grant that we, who glory in the mystery of our redemption, may have grace to take up our cross and follow him; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen. — Collect of Holy Cross Day, Anglican Church (via filosofiadellareligione)