May122014
“And the worst of it is, he himself, his very own self, looks on himself as a mouse; no one asks him to do so; and that is an important point.”

Notes from Underground

Fyodor Dostoevsky

May42014
janpadora-box:

GUNNAR LAMPA (1873-1952) - "Utsikt över Gamla Stan från Söder - Stockholm" 1926, Oil, 87,5 x 125 cm.

janpadora-box:

GUNNAR LAMPA (1873-1952) - "Utsikt över Gamla Stan från Söder - Stockholm" 1926, Oil, 87,5 x 125 cm.

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6PM
“The Iranians, however, were largely unreceptive to Moscow’s overtures. The Islamic revolution was deeply anti-Communist (a second “Great Satan” only to Western Imperialism)”

With Friends Like These: Reagan, Bush, and Saddam 1982-1990

By Bruce W. Jentleson

December12013
Wilton Diptych
Unknown Artist, 1395-99

Wilton Diptych

Unknown Artist, 1395-99

6PM
November152013
mimi-said:

The Third of May 1808 (El Tres de Mayo), by Francisco Goya 

mimi-said:

The Third of May 1808 (El Tres de Mayo), by Francisco Goya 

1AM
October172013

ancientart:

Bagan, an ancient city located in the Mandalay Region of Burma (Myanmar).

The origins of Bagan to this day still remain unclear. Burmese chronicles suggest that Bagan was founded in the 2nd century AD, and fortified in 849 AD. Modern scholarship however proposes a later foundation, dating to more around the 9th century AD. During the kingdom’s peak in the 11-13th centuries, over 10,000 Buddhist temples, monasteries and pagodas were constructed, of which 2,200 remain today.

Archaeological evidence as well as Bagan’s location between Halingyi in the north and Sri Ksetra in the south point suggest that Bagan had Pyu origins. The Burmans began migrating from Nan-Chou in present-day Yunnan to the Ayeyarwaddy valley in the 6th century. Over time the Burman established themselves at Bagan, gradually displacing the Pyu. When the Non-Chou kingdom invaded and sacked Halingyi in ca. 832-835, it destroyed the last major Pyu center in Upper Burma, thereby creating a power vaccum into which the Burmans stepped, displauing Pyu influence.

By 874 CE, Bagan had become a major city and by the 11th century it was a burgeoning regional power in Southeast Asia.

-W. Topich, K. Leitich., The History of Myanmar.

Photo courtesy & taken by Martin Sojka.

September102013
11AM
breakingnews:

New Vincent Van Gogh painting discovered
The New York Times: Amsterdam’s Van Gogh museum has unveiled a newly-discovered painting by the Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh, the first major canvas of the artist’s work that has been found since 1928.
The work, titled ‘Sunset at Montmajour,’ was painted in Arles in 1888 during a period that is considered to be the height of Van Gogh’s career.

breakingnews:

New Vincent Van Gogh painting discovered

The New York Times: Amsterdam’s Van Gogh museum has unveiled a newly-discovered painting by the Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh, the first major canvas of the artist’s work that has been found since 1928.

The work, titled ‘Sunset at Montmajour,’ was painted in Arles in 1888 during a period that is considered to be the height of Van Gogh’s career.

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