randomberlinchick
randomberlinchick:

No disrespect to Ludacris, but please. This happens to be my favorite painting of all …
From The Metropolitan Museum of Art:

This extraordinary portrait depicts Velázquez’s slave of Moorish descent, who served as an assistant in his workshop. Painted in Rome, it was displayed publicly beneath the portico of the Pantheon in March 1650. Velázquez clearly intended to impress his Italian colleagues with his unique artistry. Indeed we are told that the picture “gained such universal applause that in the opinion of all the painters of the different nations everything else seemed like painting but this alone like truth”. Juan de Pareja became a painter in his own right and was freed by Velázquez in 1654.
Link here.

I have a copy that needs a frame. One day Señor de Pareja, one day …

randomberlinchick:

No disrespect to Ludacris, but please. This happens to be my favorite painting of all …

From The Metropolitan Museum of Art:

This extraordinary portrait depicts Velázquez’s slave of Moorish descent, who served as an assistant in his workshop. Painted in Rome, it was displayed publicly beneath the portico of the Pantheon in March 1650. Velázquez clearly intended to impress his Italian colleagues with his unique artistry. Indeed we are told that the picture “gained such universal applause that in the opinion of all the painters of the different nations everything else seemed like painting but this alone like truth”. Juan de Pareja became a painter in his own right and was freed by Velázquez in 1654.

Link here.

I have a copy that needs a frame. One day Señor de Pareja, one day …

leopreston

leopreston:

'Interview With The Vampire: Claudia's Story' (graphic novel)

'A richly-illustrated adaptation of Anne Rice's novel, told through the eyes of the vampire Claudia, who was just a little girl when she was turned by the vampire Lestat. Though she spends many years of happiness with her two vampire fathers, she gradually grows discontent with their insistence upon treating her like a little girl, even though she has lived as long as any mortal and her lust to kill is certainly no less than theirs…'

I’ve only just discovered this, and despite this story being oh-so-many years old, I’d still like to read it. I must admit that I’ve never been a huge fan of manga artwork, but this is something quite beautiful. The illustrations are so lush and full of detail and the decision to present everything in sepia tone (with red as a spot colour for blood) is genius. Heck, I might have to buy it just for the portrayal of moody Louis. He always was my favourite of Rice’s vampires (sorry Lestat, you’re too arrogant).

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embodyilluminati:

The April 15, 2014 Full Moon Lunar Eclipse is the start of a cycle. It will create a lot of energy on the planet but that does not mean the program is going to end. Though the clock is ticking .. there is still time left. For those who foresee a disastrous ending as events on the planet grow worse, closure will come out of the blue … not in a particular astrological alignment. Just pay attention, follow your intuition and you will know. In this cycle, people who are here to make a difference, will be shown the way.
- Ellie Crystal (www.crystalinks.com)

embodyilluminati:

The April 15, 2014 Full Moon Lunar Eclipse is the start of a cycle. It will create a lot of energy on the planet but that does not mean the program is going to end. Though the clock is ticking .. there is still time left. For those who foresee a disastrous ending as events on the planet grow worse, closure will come out of the blue … not in a particular astrological alignment. Just pay attention, follow your intuition and you will know. In this cycle, people who are here to make a difference, will be shown the way.

- Ellie Crystal (www.crystalinks.com)