Quirky Remarks

Mark Ahenda, 22, Calgary.
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i-doll:

1906; day four x | banff

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zadokthepriest:

That’s like 3 or 4 too many

zadokthepriest:

That’s like 3 or 4 too many

castiel-is-wonderful:

sionainnlindsay:

castiel-is-wonderful:

WAIT HOLD THE FUCK UP

IS ‘MRS’ JUST MR’S 

LIKE BELONGING TO MR

OMG

Mr comes from the French monsieur, which I think literally translates as ‘my lord’ and basically just means master, and Mrs comes from maistre which is the feminine form of master, so actually—for once—no.

This was an extremely relevant comment and I thank you for educating me 

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albivinehart:

The Northern Lights are seen above the ash plume of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano in the evening April 22, 2010.by Lucas Jackson

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tirlen:

turklet:

pyrocrastinate:

tdrloid:

Low fat yo

is no one going to talk about 1/3 fewer cries than the leg

fat free yort

weig waters ened

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Titanfall - City Ruins

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cinemagorgeous:

Concept art for Guardians of the Galaxy by Kev Jenkins.

fuckitandmovetobritain:

Scotland [2]: Isle of Skye 

- The Quiraing, Sligachan Bridge, Fairy Pools, Loch Harport, Kilt Rock/Mealt Falls, Loch Ainort, Glen Brittle, Uig, The Quiraing, Fairy Pools

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meglizzysnewurl:

Chicago | July 2014

I wouldnt mind going back to this city immediately.

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vegardsnipples:

image

buzzfeed apparently only just realised that there are languages other than english

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le-go-go-las:

carryon-my-wayward-vagabond:

ramblingsofadeadite:

Quick reminder that these are all real movies.

Are you kidding

It gets funnier with every title

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thegestianpoet:

shellbow:

contemporaryelfinchild:

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peternyc:

Photo of a fight in the Ukranian Parliament or Renaissance painting? 

Slap them all in togas instead of suits and it would perfect

It also follows a pyramidal composition!

However, I would argue that this picture is more Baroque than Renaissance. Notable features of Baroque art are:

  • Images are direct, obvious, and dramatic.
  • Tries to draw the viewer in to participate in the scene.
  • Depictions feel physically and psychologically real. Emotionally intense.
  • Extravagant settings and ornamentation.
  • Dramatic use of color.
  • Dramatic contrasts between light and dark, light and shadow.
  • As opposed to Renaissance art with its clearly defined planes, with each figure placed in isolation from each other, Baroque art has continuous overlapping of figures and elements.
  • Common themes: grandiose visions, ecstasies and conversions, martyrdom and death, intense light, intense psychological moments.

In the baroque, artists strove to evoke aesthetic responses. Now I’m not talking about aesthetic as in “oh thats pretty” I’m talking about aesthetic like that punch in the gut reaction you get to something.

One of the ways this was done was through the depiction of intense emotion which we see in this photograph. compare to Bernini

The picture also displays a wonderful use of chiaroscuro (an effect of contrasted light and shadow created by light falling unevenly or from a particular direction on something) a style used extensively by Caravaggio and other Baroque artists.

 

I WAS THINKING THIS EARLIER AND I’M SO GLAD SOMEONE POINTED IT OUT

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