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Jupiter’s great red spot. A hurricane three times the size of our whole planet that’s been raging for centuries.

(Source: luxhysteria, via tomatopotato11)


Young men and women borrowing books from a mobile library in the Gold Coast (West Africa’s first bookmobiles were brought to the colony by the British). On the road for over 100 days a year, these vans traveled across the country providing greater access to books to those outside of the major capitals.

Young men and women borrowing books from a mobile library in the Gold Coast (West Africa’s first bookmobiles were brought to the colony by the British). On the road for over 100 days a year, these vans traveled across the country providing greater access to books to those outside of the major capitals.

(Source: goldcoastghana, via darksilenceinsuburbia)

raboartcollection:

Light, space and time make us aware of what surrounds us. For JCJ Vanderheyden, this concept is at once both the starting point and the conclusion. Vanderheyden focuses on reality and art history, examining what our eye sees and what we take in. A clear blue sky, an endless horizon or the world as a stage. Throughout his body of work over the years, set themes recur, which the artist reuses and rearranges in new ways, adding a level of significance to the temporal aspect of his work.
JCJ Vanderheyden, After Hieronymus Bosch (1998)
All rights are reserved. Photography by Peter Cox. Rabo Art Collection

raboartcollection:

Light, space and time make us aware of what surrounds us. For JCJ Vanderheyden, this concept is at once both the starting point and the conclusion. Vanderheyden focuses on reality and art history, examining what our eye sees and what we take in. A clear blue sky, an endless horizon or the world as a stage. Throughout his body of work over the years, set themes recur, which the artist reuses and rearranges in new ways, adding a level of significance to the temporal aspect of his work.

JCJ Vanderheyden, After Hieronymus Bosch (1998)

All rights are reserved. Photography by Peter Cox. 
Rabo Art Collection

(Source: rabokunstcollectie.nl, via darksilenceinsuburbia)

svpply:

Svpply Community,   

We wanted to let you know in advance that we will be retiring Svpply.com and its associated apps on August 31, 2014. Visit Svpply.com to learn more about this change and how you can continue to share your inspiration.

Thank you for being a part of the Svpply community.  

ebay refused to sell svpply back to its founders. fuckers! >:[


A Jenny Haniver is the carcass of a ray or a skate which has been modified and subsequently dried, resulting in a grotesque preserved specimen.

A Jenny Haniver is the carcass of a ray or a skate which has been modified and subsequently dried, resulting in a grotesque preserved specimen.

(Source: individualthoughtspattern)


Grandmother, 2004by Angela Strassheim

Grandmother, 2004
by Angela Strassheim

(Source: 20aliens)

Angela Strassheim (USA/Israel) - Evidence

Angela Strassheim shares her incredible experience of forensic photographer. Evidence is a series of photographs of the artist who reveals inside homes where domestic homicides occurred. The images are black and white and highlight the anxiety and sadness feeling of what could happen in these parts.

(Source: artchipel)

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erikkwakkel:

Medieval kids’ doodles on birch bark

Here’s something very special. In the 1950s archeologists made a great discovery near the city of Novgorod, Russia: they dug up hundreds of pieces of birch bark with all sorts of texts written on them. The 915 items are mostly letters, notes and receipts, all written between the 11th and 15th century. Among the more notable scraps is a marriage proposal from a man called Mikita to his beloved Anna: “marry me - I want you and you want me, and the witness to that is Ignat Moiseev” (item 377).

The most special items, however, are the ones shown above, which are from a medieval classroom. In the 13th century, young schoolboys learning to write filled these scraps with alphabets and short texts. Bark was ideal material for writing down things with such a short half-life. Then the pupils got bored and started to doodle, as kids do: crude drawings of individuals with big hands, as well as a figure with a raised sword standing next to a defeated beast (lower image). The last one was drawn by Onfim, who put his name next to the victorious warrior. The snippets provide a delightful and most unusual peek into a 13th-century classroom, with kids learning to read - and getting bored in the process.

More information - On the scraps in general, see here. Here is a full inventory, in Russian. On the excavation, see here and here. More kids’ doodles here and here. Some letters in this Flickr stream. The Leiden scholar Jos Schaeken published a book in Dutch on this material, which can be downloaded for free here (English translation to follow next year). 

(via gvmma)