Ballet Dancers, 1885/86
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, 1864-1901)
Oil on plaster, transferred to canvas, 153.5 x 152.5 cm
Art Institute of Chicago
Nancy Holt - Views Through a Sand Dune, 1972.
Étretat, l’Aiguille et la Portr d’Aval - Claude Monet. Instead of paying, Monet painted this on the door of an armoire of the hotel he was staying at.
Cat in the moonlight, c. 1900
Where you come from is gone, where you thought you were going to was never there… Where is there a place for you to be? No place… Nothing outside you can give you any place… In yourself right now is all the place you’ve got.
Landscape with Pollard Willows ~ Vincent van Gogh
Abstract Painting (894-7)
Oil on Aludibond
11¾” × 17½” (30 × 44 cm)
Columbia student will carry her mattress until her rapist exits school
September 2, 2014
While most students at Columbia University will spend the first day of classes carrying backpacks and books, Emma Sulkowicz will start her semester on Tuesday with a far heavier burden. The senior plans on carrying an extra-long, twin-size mattress across the quad and through each New York City building – to every class, every day – until the man she says raped her moves off campus.
“I was raped in my own bed,” Sulkowicz told me the other day, as she was gearing up to head back to school in this, the year American colleges are finally, supposedly, ready to do something about sexual assault. “I could have taken my pillow, but I want people to see how it weighs down a person to be ignored by the school administration and harassed by police.”
Sulkowicz is one of three women who made complaints to Columbia against the same fellow senior, who was found “not responsible” in all three cases. She also filed a police report, but Sulkowicz was treated abysmally – by the cops, and by a Columbia disciplinary panel so uneducated about the scourge of campus violence that one panelist asked how it was possible to be anally raped without lubrication.
So Sulkowicz joined a federal complaint in April over Columbia’s mishandling of sexual misconduct cases, and she will will hoist that mattress on her shoulders as part savvy activism, part performance art. “The administration can end the piece, by expelling him,” she says, “or he can, by leaving campus.”
As painful as I know the constant reminder of attending school with her rapist must be, I’m glad she won’t be the only one forced to remember. I hope the rapist drops out immediately…or better yet, I hope he faces the justice he deserves.this is what a hero looks like
This woman is my fucking hero.
Put her in the history books please
The Flageolet Player on the Cliff - Paul Gauguin
Cy Twombly,Ferragosto III, 1961
Frederick H. Evans (British, 1853-1943) TR. SEC. SPINE OF ECHINUS. X.55, 1887, Gelatin silver print, George Eastman House CollectionIn celebration of the season and the upcoming winter solstice, we invite you to enjoy this beautiful image of a snowflake. Actually, it’s not really a snowflake…It’s a photo-micrograph (or a photograph made through a microscope) of the spine of an echinus, or sea urchin. Photomicrography is a method that Frederick Evans experimented with early in his career that foreshadows his obsession with beauty in the structure of things, both organic and man-made. This photograph is part of a George Eastman House traveling exhibition, Ideal Forms: Photographs by Frederick H. Evans, that features an entire album of Evans’s photo-micrographs.
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