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guardian:

United Nations officials described the killing of sleeping children as a disgrace to the world and accused Israel of a serious violation of international law after a school in Gaza being used to shelter Palestinian families was shelled on Wednesday.

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vintageeveryday:

Amazing pictures of daily life in Japan, 1946. See more here…

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jamesdean-withlove:

rare photo of James Dean in the Fairmount High School yearbook dated 1948.

jamesdean-withlove:

rare photo of James Dean in the Fairmount High School yearbook dated 1948.

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ancientart:

Bronze statuette of a veiled and masked dancer. Greek, 3rd–2nd century B.C.

The complex motion of this dancer is conveyed exclusively through the interaction of the body with several layers of dress.

Over an undergarment that falls in deep folds and trails heavily, the figure wears a lightweight mantle, drawn tautly over her head and body by the pressure applied to it by her right arm, left hand, and right leg. Its substance is conveyed by the alternation of the tubular folds pushing through from below and the freely curling softness of the fringe.The woman’s face is covered by the sheerest of veils, discernible at its edge below her hairline and at the cutouts for the eyes. Her extended right foot shows a laced slipper. This dancer has been convincingly identified as one of the professional entertainers, a combination of mime and dancer, for which the cosmopolitan city of Alexandria was famous in antiquity. (MET)

Courtesy of & currently located at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, via their online collections1972.118.95.

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ancientart:

Candi Kalasan.

This 8th century Buddhist temple is located east of Yogyakarta, near the Prambanan temple and Kalasan village, Indonesia.

Candi Kalasan is one of oldest temples on the Prambanan Plain, and is dedicated the female Bodhisattva, Tara.

Curiously, there is little evidence of Theravada Buddhism in Central Java; the first dated temple, Candi Kalasan of 778 CE, is dedicated to Tara. During the Central Javanese period, Hindu and Buddhist temples were built side by side, reflecting what must have been an atmosphere of both cooperation and competition.

It is possible that successive rulers sponsored different religions or that a single ruler could have supported the construction of both Buddhist and Hindu monuments.

-Natasha Reichle in Violence and Serenity: Late Buddhist Sculpture from Indonesia, (University of Hawaii Press, 2007).

Fine, detailed carvings can be seen on the southern side of this temple, where a huge, elaborate, kala head watches over the doorway

First photo taken by Crisco, the rest by Felix Krohn.

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cyborges:

luciformas:

Crucifixion,1957

Paul Delvaux, 1897 - 1994

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leahcultice:

Lindsey Wixson by Giampaolo Sgura for Vogue Japan September 2014

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theniftyfifties:

Fashion photography by Gordon Parks, 1959

theniftyfifties:

Fashion photography by Gordon Parks, 1959

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