artmastered:

Aquamanile in the Form of Aristotle and Phyllis [unknown artist], late 14th/early 15th century, Netherlands, bronze, 32.5 x 17.9 x 39.3 cm, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
An aquamanile is a type of vessel used for pouring water onto the hands before a meal - or before Mass in a religious context. I’m not totally sure where exactly the water flows from, but I’m guessing it has something to do with Aristotle’s head or neck. Phyllis, the daughter of a Thracian king in Greek mythology, is perched on the back of the philosopher. The story goes that Aristotle wanted to prove to young men that a seductive woman will even work her magic on the elderly. Here, he is shown in a humiliating pose that would have been highly amusing to guests observing the object at a dinner table.

artmastered:

Aquamanile in the Form of Aristotle and Phyllis [unknown artist], late 14th/early 15th century, Netherlands, bronze, 32.5 x 17.9 x 39.3 cm, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

An aquamanile is a type of vessel used for pouring water onto the hands before a meal - or before Mass in a religious context. I’m not totally sure where exactly the water flows from, but I’m guessing it has something to do with Aristotle’s head or neck. Phyllis, the daughter of a Thracian king in Greek mythology, is perched on the back of the philosopher. The story goes that Aristotle wanted to prove to young men that a seductive woman will even work her magic on the elderly. Here, he is shown in a humiliating pose that would have been highly amusing to guests observing the object at a dinner table.

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artpropelled:

vitreous enamel vessels (by Helen Carnac)

artpropelled:

vitreous enamel vessels (by Helen Carnac)

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apoetreflects:

Claude Gaveau, Seated Nude, n.d.
Original lithograph, arches velleum ragpaper
65 x 50 cm

apoetreflects:

Claude Gaveau, Seated Nude, n.d.

Original lithograph, arches velleum ragpaper

65 x 50 cm

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kirstenmakestattoos:

Cucumber plant illustration for Claire. Thanks lady, this was such a lovely little tattoo to do!

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naturepunk:

thewomanofkleenex:

thinksquad:

Amid growing criticism of the military-style equipment and tactics deployed by police in Ferguson, Missouri, a Democrat from Georgia plans to introduce the “Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement Act” in Congress next month.
Rep. Hank Johnson asked his all his colleagues Thursday to join him in supporting the bill, which he said in a letter “will end the free transfers of certain aggressive military equipment to local law enforcement and ensure that all equipment can be accounted for.”
Images of assault rifle-carrying camouflaged police riding through Ferguson on military vehicles similar to the IED-resistant equipment used by American armed forces in combat have proven to be a jolt of energy for a long-simmering debate about police militarization. In his letter to Congress, Johnson signaled that he expects his bill to break through the partisan gridlock in the House.
http://www.buzzfeed.com/evanmcsan/democratic-congressman-will-introduce-police-demilitarizatio#32tdaru

THIS IS A GOOD THING TO CALL YOUR REPS ABOUT.

History in the making.

naturepunk:

thewomanofkleenex:

thinksquad:

Amid growing criticism of the military-style equipment and tactics deployed by police in Ferguson, Missouri, a Democrat from Georgia plans to introduce the “Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement Act” in Congress next month.

Rep. Hank Johnson asked his all his colleagues Thursday to join him in supporting the bill, which he said in a letter “will end the free transfers of certain aggressive military equipment to local law enforcement and ensure that all equipment can be accounted for.”

Images of assault rifle-carrying camouflaged police riding through Ferguson on military vehicles similar to the IED-resistant equipment used by American armed forces in combat have proven to be a jolt of energy for a long-simmering debate about police militarization.
In his letter to Congress, Johnson signaled that he expects his bill to break through the partisan gridlock in the House.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/evanmcsan/democratic-congressman-will-introduce-police-demilitarizatio#32tdaru

THIS IS A GOOD THING TO CALL YOUR REPS ABOUT.

History in the making.

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"Years ago I learned a very cool thing about Robin Williams, and I couldn’t watch a movie of his afterward without thinking of it. I never actually booked Robin Williams for an event, but I came close enough that his office sent over his rider. For those outside of the entertainment industry, a rider lists out an artist’s specific personal and technical needs for hosting them for an event, anything from bottled water and their green room to sound and lighting requirements. You can learn a lot about a person from their rider. This is where rocks bands list their requirement for green M&Ms (which is actually a surprisingly smart thing to do). This is also where a famous environmentalist requires a large gas-guzzling private jet to fly to the event city, but then requires an electric or hybrid car to take said environmentalist to the event venue when in view of the public.
When I got Robin Williams’ rider, I was very surprised by what I found. He actually had a requirement that for every single event or film he did, the company hiring him also had to hire a certain number of homeless people and put them to work. I never watched a Robin Williams movie the same way after that. I’m sure that on his own time and with his own money, he was working with these people in need, but he’d also decided to use his clout as an entertainer to make sure that production companies and event planners also learned the value of giving people a chance to work their way back. I wonder how many production companies continued the practice into their next non-Robin Williams project, as well as how many people got a chance at a job and the pride of earning an income, even temporarily, from his actions. He was a great multiplier of his impact. Let’s hope that impact lives on without him. Thanks, Robin Williams- not just for laughs, but also for a cool example."

— Brian Lord.org  (via boysncroptops)

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art-of-swords:

Tetela Dagger

  • Dated: late 19th or early 20th century
  • Place of Origin: Congo, Africa
  • Measurements: 13” overall with an 8” blade and a 1 3/4” diameter steel pommel

This Tetela dagger features a wood handle with copper and brass wire wrappings and a very heavy steel pommel. The finely forged blade is quite thin.

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electripipedream:

The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book
Cover by Pablo Picasso (The Cock and Knife, 1947)
1960

This contains one of the first published cannabis recipes, Haschich Fudge, given to her by Brion Gysin which was popularized by the 1968 film I Love You, Alice B. Toklas starring Peter Sellers. When originally printed in 1954 the recipe was excluded from the first US edition and only appeared in the UK edition, until being included six years later in the Anchor Book paperback edition.

Alice B. Toklas reading her recipe for Haschich Fudge recorded by Pacifica Radio in 1963:
http://youtu.be/5kVZOb5uik0

"Euphoria and brilliant storms of laughter; ecstatic reveries and extensions of one’s personality on several simultaneous planes are to be complacently expected."

continentcreative:

Adja Kaba by Joanna Lorenzo

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