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8:51pm July 8, 2014
books0977:

A Roman Peasant Girl (c.1878). Frederic Leighton (English, 1830-1896). Oil on canvas. Manchester City Galleries.
A three-quarter length, head and chest portrait of a peasant girl in a white blouse with a decorative collar, under a red and gold bodice, laced up at the front, with a dark shawl draped over her shoulders. She has thick dark hair tied back off her face, a single curl falling across her forehead, with a small pale flower in her hair at the back of her head.

books0977:

A Roman Peasant Girl (c.1878). Frederic Leighton (English, 1830-1896). Oil on canvas. Manchester City Galleries.

A three-quarter length, head and chest portrait of a peasant girl in a white blouse with a decorative collar, under a red and gold bodice, laced up at the front, with a dark shawl draped over her shoulders. She has thick dark hair tied back off her face, a single curl falling across her forehead, with a small pale flower in her hair at the back of her head.

8:49pm July 8, 2014

“The philosophy of moderation has always been one of bloodshed. Aristotle, who in his Eudemian Ethics celebrated the virtue of Mildness and argued that the moral good always lies between two extremes, was a tutor to Alexander the Great, who slaughtered hundreds of thousands so that modesty might conquer the world.”

— Death to the moderates | Idiot Joy Showland (via chryselephantine)
8:46pm July 8, 2014
rare-posters:

Hippodrome / Miss Geraldine. ca. 1890. Anonymous. 

rare-posters:

Hippodrome / Miss Geraldine. ca. 1890. Anonymous. 

8:17pm July 8, 2014
bramblepatch:

from Passing English of the Victorian Era
I’m gonna bring this back if it’s the last thing I do

bramblepatch:

from Passing English of the Victorian Era

I’m gonna bring this back if it’s the last thing I do

7:53pm July 8, 2014

philamuseum:

More Art Monday: Beaches

How to you like to spend your time on the beach?! Reading a good book? Laying out and catching some rays? Or maybe you’re like some of these artists and like to capture the beauty of a beach scene with some paint or a camera.

Dana Beach, Manchester,” 1860, Fitz Henry Lane, American, 1804 - 1865, and Mary Blood Mellen, American

Wustrow Beach (no. 2),” 1933, Emil Ganso, American (born Germany)

Marine View with a Sunset,” c. 1875, Claude Monet, French

Child at the Seashore,” c. 1917, Mathilde J. De Cordoba, American

The Twelfth-Century Shogun Minamoto Yoritomo Releasing a Thousand Cranes at the Beach at Yuigahama, from the series Famous Places on the Tokaido Road (Tōkaidō meisho no uchi),” 1863, Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, Japanese, Cut by Katata Hori Chō. Published by Shōbundō

10:03pm July 7, 2014
theproblematicpetticoat:

my-ear-trumpet:

books0977:

A maid reading while taking a break, no doubt well deserved. Cromwell Road, 1906. Photograph by Edward Linley Sambourne.
The concept of privacy with regard to photographs taken in the street was underdeveloped in Sambourne’s time. It’s probably true that as an upper middle class man he thought that his right to pursue his art outweighed any violation of his subject’s privacy. 

What expectation of privacy would there be outside on a public footpath? The answer is none.

But snapping photos of individual civilians in public—i.e. not crowd scenes, not one of the guards at Buckingham Palace, nor that random jerk who walked into your shot of the Eiffel Tower—and especially of women and children, will probably at the very least get you questioned and possibly arrested for further questioning as to your motives.
Modern etiquette as far as I know calls for someone to ask polite permission of the individual or their guardian(s) before taking a stranger’s picture.
Photography in a public space in Australia:
In general in a public space Australia it is permissible to photograph:

People – It is permissible to photograph anyone in a public space. Thus if you see a celebrity and poke a camera in her face you can point out to the 150kg gorilla in a suit and sunglasses accompanying her that it is your legal right. You might explain that in Australia there is nobody has the right to not having their photo taken in a public place and that while it is legal for him to block your view he may not confiscate your camera or memory card without a court order. He will say that he is glad that he had this conversation and that your logic and persuasive reasoning has convinced him of your rights in this case. In general in Australia there is no such thing as a person having a right not to have their photo taken in a public place.

theproblematicpetticoat:

my-ear-trumpet:

books0977:

A maid reading while taking a break, no doubt well deserved. Cromwell Road, 1906. Photograph by Edward Linley Sambourne.

The concept of privacy with regard to photographs taken in the street was underdeveloped in Sambourne’s time. It’s probably true that as an upper middle class man he thought that his right to pursue his art outweighed any violation of his subject’s privacy. 

What expectation of privacy would there be outside on a public footpath? The answer is none.

But snapping photos of individual civilians in public—i.e. not crowd scenes, not one of the guards at Buckingham Palace, nor that random jerk who walked into your shot of the Eiffel Tower—and especially of women and children, will probably at the very least get you questioned and possibly arrested for further questioning as to your motives.

Modern etiquette as far as I know calls for someone to ask polite permission of the individual or their guardian(s) before taking a stranger’s picture.

Photography in a public space in Australia:

In general in a public space Australia it is permissible to photograph:

People – It is permissible to photograph anyone in a public space. Thus if you see a celebrity and poke a camera in her face you can point out to the 150kg gorilla in a suit and sunglasses accompanying her that it is your legal right. You might explain that in Australia there is nobody has the right to not having their photo taken in a public place and that while it is legal for him to block your view he may not confiscate your camera or memory card without a court order. He will say that he is glad that he had this conversation and that your logic and persuasive reasoning has convinced him of your rights in this case. In general in Australia there is no such thing as a person having a right not to have their photo taken in a public place.

8:55pm July 7, 2014
jeannepompadour:

 Lady standing at a virginal by Johannes Vermeer, 1670-72

jeannepompadour:

 Lady standing at a virginal by Johannes Vermeer, 1670-72

8:49pm July 7, 2014
books0977:

A maid reading while taking a break, no doubt well deserved. Cromwell Road, 1906. Photograph by Edward Linley Sambourne.
The concept of privacy with regard to photographs taken in the street was underdeveloped in Sambourne’s time. It’s probably true that as an upper middle class man he thought that his right to pursue his art outweighed any violation of his subject’s privacy. 

What expectation of privacy would there be outside on a public footpath? The answer is none.

books0977:

A maid reading while taking a break, no doubt well deserved. Cromwell Road, 1906. Photograph by Edward Linley Sambourne.

The concept of privacy with regard to photographs taken in the street was underdeveloped in Sambourne’s time. It’s probably true that as an upper middle class man he thought that his right to pursue his art outweighed any violation of his subject’s privacy. 

What expectation of privacy would there be outside on a public footpath? The answer is none.

8:41pm July 7, 2014
questionableadvice:

~ J. R. Stafford’s Family Receipt Book, 1856

Women have no sense of humour about such matters.

questionableadvice:

~ J. R. Stafford’s Family Receipt Book, 1856

Women have no sense of humour about such matters.

8:38pm July 7, 2014

thebinski:

Hottest 100 of all time 1989 #8

HUNTERS & COLLECTORS - Talking To a Stranger

Hunters & Collectors are an Australian rock music band formed in 1981. They are fronted by founding mainstay, singer-songwriter and guitarist Mark Seymour, they developed a blend of pub rock and art-funk. Their hit singles were "Talking to a Stranger" (1982), “Throw Your Arms Around Me” (1984), “Say Goodbye” (1986), “When the River Runs Dry” (1989), “True Tears of Joy” (1992), and “Holy Grail” (1993). 

The 80’s were a great time for Australian pub rock bands, The Hunters and Collectors were no exception to this. #8 on the Hottest 100 of all time 1989 - Hunters and Collectors, Talking to a Stranger