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pinmeupagainstthesky:

These, for me, are the two most depressing paintings in western history. They were painted by post-impressionist Henry de Toulouse-Lautrec, a man who, due to inbreeding, was born with a genetic disorder that prevented his legs from growing after they were broken. After being so thoroughly mocked for is appearance, he became an alcoholic, which is what eventually caused his institutionalization and death. His only known romantic relations were with prostitutes.

And then he paints something like this which is so beautiful and tender and sentimental. It seems like the couple in bed really loves each other—cares about each other. Wakes up happy to look at each other. And I see that love and passion and I wonder how lonely he must have been. I wonder how he could paint something like this without it breaking his heart. 

Maybe they say artists should create what they know, not because its unbelievable when they extend themselves beyond their experiences, but because when they pull it off with such elegance, it’s so damn unbearable to look at. I hate thinking of Lautrec, wondering about the lovers he created and knowing it was beyond his experience. Creating something that he knows is beautiful and knows he’ll never really understand. 

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Different Types of Opals

sixpenceee:

Andamooka Rough Opal

Black Opal

Boulder Opal

Fossilized Opal

Ocean Opal

Raw Fire Opal

Tree Fossil with Opal Rings

SOURCE & MORE IMAGES


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slayboybunny:

ya hes cute…….but is he conscientious of the social inequalities and corruption in hierarchies of power that plague this world


stradlatersgirl:

Water lillies
boyirl:

thank you for all these words that have not been spokenMaurice Blanchot: The Step Not Beyond (1973)MIKKO KUORINKI

“Your Body is a Punishment”
plizm:

Phil Bergerson - Shards of America (2004)

sci-universe:

Tiny starfishes I captured in the aquariums of Artis Royal Zoo, Amsterdam

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christabellamotte:

remove toxic people from your life unapologetically and without explanation. free yourself. do it now. don’t worry about the consequences just do it. go.



Artwork of Stefan Sagmeister.