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Posted on 23rd Aug at 11:37 AM, with 48 notes
gandalf1202:


George Bellows - Club Night [1907] on Flickr.
The setting is Sharkey’s, a sleazy athletic club located across Broadway from Bellows’ studio on Sixty-Sixth Street. Bellows (American, 1882–1925) summarises with ferocious painterly shorthand the two pugilists’ boxing at peak intensity. He increases the drama by condensing the ring to a bright sliver of space, compressing the towering men’s agitated forms with the upper edge of the canvas, illuminating the smoky interior with hellish light, and placing the observer in the second row amid the bloodthirsty crowd. Some seamy neighbourhood saloons like Sharkey’s were destinations for slumming, as the spectators in evening dress on the far side of the ring indicate. This detail invites bourgeois viewers of the painting to experience the gritty scene as if they, too, were slumming swells. Like contemporaneous images of cowboys and cavalrymen, Bellows’ boxing scenes, with which he became identified, glorify virile action more than quiet thought, and popular experience more than highbrow culture. [National Gallery of Art, Washington - Oil on canvas, 109.2 x 135 cm]
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gandalf1202:

George Bellows - Club Night [1907] on Flickr.

The setting is Sharkey’s, a sleazy athletic club located across Broadway from Bellows’ studio on Sixty-Sixth Street. Bellows (American, 1882–1925) summarises with ferocious painterly shorthand the two pugilists’ boxing at peak intensity. He increases the drama by condensing the ring to a bright sliver of space, compressing the towering men’s agitated forms with the upper edge of the canvas, illuminating the smoky interior with hellish light, and placing the observer in the second row amid the bloodthirsty crowd. Some seamy neighbourhood saloons like Sharkey’s were destinations for slumming, as the spectators in evening dress on the far side of the ring indicate. This detail invites bourgeois viewers of the painting to experience the gritty scene as if they, too, were slumming swells. Like contemporaneous images of cowboys and cavalrymen, Bellows’ boxing scenes, with which he became identified, glorify virile action more than quiet thought, and popular experience more than highbrow culture.

[National Gallery of Art, Washington - Oil on canvas, 109.2 x 135 cm]

Tagged: #art,
Posted on 23rd Aug at 10:50 AM, with 177,163 notes

xshiromorix:

Just a reminder:

When Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) was travelling on the road with his cousin, Al-Fadl ibn Abbas, a woman stopped him to ask him a question.  The woman was very beautiful, and Al-Fadl couldn’t help but stare at her.

Seeing this, Prophet Muhammad reached out his hand and turned his cousin’s face away.

He didn’t tell the woman to cover her face.

He didn’t tell her to change her clothing.

He didn’t tell her that her appearance was too tempting or indecent.

He averted his cousin’s impolite stare.

Tagged: #movies, #stand up,
Posted on 23rd Aug at 10:04 AM, with 36,351 notes

real-faker:

I’ve probably reblogged this before but Sinfest is literally the best comic so

Tagged: #comics,
Posted on 23rd Aug at 9:17 AM, with 11,550 notes

youngblackandvegan:

thevictoriaa:

Y’all ever notice white kids rarely if ever get “tried as an adult” when they commit a crime?! I’m pretty sure that rule was created to lock up black kids

it’s not just an observation. it’s a fact. white children are more likely to get lowered sentencing and/or tried as a juvenile, while black kids are more likely to get maximum sentences and/or tried as an adult. 

source  source source source source source source 

Tagged: #stand up,
Posted on 23rd Aug at 8:31 AM, with 940 notes

get to know me memetelevision / angel the series (1999-2004)

Tagged: #angel, #tv,
Posted on 23rd Aug at 7:44 AM, with 44,165 notes
"You DON’T wash your hair everyday?"
white girl with oily, stringy hair who got lice when she was 7 (via whitepeoplesaidwhat)
Tagged: #nahhh, #omg, #nah,
Posted on 23rd Aug at 5:25 AM, with 1,463 notes

mississippi72:

naomihitme:

"Scarlett ‘n the Hood" Naomi and Charlton Cannon photographed by Karl Lagerfeld, Vanity Fair May 1996

always here 4 white slaves

Tagged: #fashion,
Posted on 23rd Aug at 3:52 AM, with 2,550 notes

kryptaria:

you lose someone?

This is not okay.

Tagged: #marvel,
Posted on 23rd Aug at 1:33 AM, with 120,948 notes

Sphaerodactylus nicholsi, one of the smallest geckos in the planet. (x)
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Sphaerodactylus nicholsi, one of the smallest geckos in the planet. (x)
Tagged: #nature,
Posted on 23rd Aug at 12:46 AM, with 525 notes

people disappear all the time. 

Tagged: #tv, #outlander,
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