blastedheath:

Mahmoud Said (Egyptian 1897-1964), View of the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon (Tel El-Makarazel), 1954. Oil on canvas, 81 x 100 cm.

blastedheath:

Mahmoud Said (Egyptian 1897-1964), View of the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon (Tel El-Makarazel), 1954. Oil on canvas, 81 x 100 cm.

nevver:

Kirk-Fu
candypriceless:

Jewelry by Adrian Mann for Harper’s Bazaar, October 1969 - photo by David Thorpe

candypriceless:

Jewelry by Adrian Mann for Harper’s Bazaar, October 1969 - photo by David Thorpe

(Source: emmapeelpants.wordpress.com)

candypriceless:

'Untitled #479'
1975 | Cindy Sherman 
Among Sherman’s earliest works, Untitled #479 (1975) gives evidence of the creative mode that would become her signature.  It also reveals a telling affinity with Warhol’s Photobooth Self-Portraits (ca.1963).  Sherman has identified this composite of 23 wallet-size pictures—made for a class assignment when she was still a student at Buffalo State College—as her “first serious work.”

candypriceless:

'Untitled #479'

1975 | Cindy Sherman 

Among Sherman’s earliest works, Untitled #479 (1975) gives evidence of the creative mode that would become her signature.  It also reveals a telling affinity with Warhol’s Photobooth Self-Portraits (ca.1963).  Sherman has identified this composite of 23 wallet-size pictures—made for a class assignment when she was still a student at Buffalo State College—as her “first serious work.”

(Source: moma.org)

candypriceless:

lottereinigerforever:

Liza Minnelli in “New York, New York”

i mean. 

candypriceless:

lottereinigerforever:

Liza Minnelli in “New York, New York”

i mean. 

Hood River, Oregon
Early 2010
Saria Dy

(Source: foxmouth, via vilksvienacis)

medievalpoc:

distant-relatives-blog:

 The University of Sankoré, or Sankore Masjid is one of three ancient centers of learning located in TimbuktuMaliWest Africa. The three mosques of Sankoré, Djinguereber Mosque and Sidi Yahya compose the famous University of Timbuktu. During the 14th -16th century, Sankore University enrolled more foreigen students than New York University today. 

The Mali Empire gained direct control over the city of Timbuktu in 1324 during the reign of Mansa Kankou Musa also known as Musa I “King of Kings”. He designed and saw the construction of one of Sankore’s first great mosques and the Jingeray Ber Masjid in 1327.The foundations of the previous structure were laid around 988 A.D. on the orders of the city’s chief judge Al-Qadi Aqib ibn Mahmud ibn Umar. A local mandinka lady, esteemed for her wealth, financed his plans to turn Sankoré into a world class learning institution. 

By the end of Mansa Musa’s reign (early 14th century CE), the Sankoré Masjid had been converted into a fully staffed Madrassa (Islamic school or in this case university) with the largest collections of books in Africa since the Library of Alexandria. The level of learning at Timbuktu’s Sankoré University was superior to that of all other Islamic centers in the world. The Sankoré Masjid was capable of housing 25,000 students and had one of the largest libraries in the world with between 400,000 to 700,000 manuscripts.

Today, the intellectual legacy of Timbuktu is neglected in historical discourse. These pages of WORLD history tend to get ripped out.   

Learn more about the surviving manuscripts of the library of Timbuktu and its fate here.

1910-again:

Frances MacDonald McNair, 'Tis a Long Path Which Wonders to Desire c.1911

1910-again:

Frances MacDonald McNair, 'Tis a Long Path Which Wonders to Desire c.1911

(via blastedheath)

fuckyeahlgbtqartists:

Caldwell Linker - All Through the Night

EC: Looking at All Through The Night, the importance of archiving queer communities really struck me. I’ve never actually seen Pittsburgh’s queer community so represented. What do you think is the importance of the archive for queer culture?

CL: I feel like, in many ways, Pittsburgh is pretty typical of lots of cities where you have to put some effort into having a queer scene, and I think it’s typicalness makes Pittsburgh important.  Queer scenes in general are super important.  I’ve been documenting queer communities for much longer than I’ve been in Pittsburgh, and I didn’t move here just because I thought the scene was something that needed to be documented.  I moved here for other reasons, and just kept doing what I’d been doing for a long time, which is documenting what is around me, which is generally a queer scene of some sort. 

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