Gorgeous work by artist Elsa Mora, whose portfolio includes a number of beautiful paper sculptures created for both private clients and exhibition.
Several of the pieces are currently at the Racine Art Museum in Wisconsin for a show titled Once Upon A Time: Fairy Tales, Fantasy, and Contemporary Art that runs through August 31.
To mark International Women’s Day this Saturday, the nonprofit organization Catapult has designed a series of mock magazine covers that will make you think twice.
The idea is to draw attention to the brutal violations of human rights taking place around the world and to turn some of the issues affecting millions of young women into “more than just a cover story.”
Catapult, an offshoot of the NGO Women Deliver, helps generate funding for projects that will improve the lives of girls and women. In the year and a half since its launch, Catapult has funded 314 projects in 81 countries raising $5.5 million in 2013.
Attention-grabbing piece for International Women’s Day, via @WeCatapult
I can never stop posting this. The narrow minded bible fanatics that just look at one small thing in the bible then feed the world with their hate over it. At the same time they ignore all the other silly laws made by man they claimed were made by god. These gif’s say it all.
REBLOG EVERY TIME
Think about those questions.
Metropolitan Museum Initiative Provides Free Access to 400,000 Digital Images
New Web Program Allows Free Image Download for Non-Commercial Use
(New York, May 16, 2014)—Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced today that more than 400,000 high-resolution digital images of public domain works in the Museum’s world-renowned collection may be downloaded directly from the Museum’s website for non-commercial use—including in scholarly publications in any media—without permission from the Museum and without a fee. The number of available images will increase as new digital files are added on a regular basis.
In making the announcement, Mr. Campbell said: “Through this new, open-access policy, we join a growing number of museums that provide free access to images of art in the public domain. I am delighted that digital technology can open the doors to this trove of images from our encyclopedic collection.”
The Metropolitan Museum’s initiative—called Open Access for Scholarly Content (OASC)—provides access to images of art in its collection that the Museum believes to be in the public domain and free of other known restrictions; these images are now available for scholarly use in any media. Works that are covered by the new policy are identified on the Museum’s website (http://www.metmuseum.org/collections) with the acronym OASC. (Certain works are not available through the initiative for one or more of the following reasons: the work is still under copyright, or the copyright status is unclear; privacy or publicity issues; the work is owned by a person or an institution other than the Metropolitan Museum; restrictions by the artist, donor, or lender; or lack of a digital image of suitable quality.)
OASC was developed as a resource for students, educators, researchers, curators, academic publishers, non-commercial documentary filmmakers, and others involved in scholarly or cultural work. Prior to the establishment of OASC, the Metropolitan Museum provided images upon request, for a fee, and authorization was subject to terms and conditions.
Additional information and instructions on OASC can be found on the Museum’s website at www.metmuseum.org/en/research/image-resources/frequently-asked-questions.
Scottish artist Jessica Harrison created a beautiful new series of exquisitely rendered porcelain figures entitled The Painted Ladies. Each piece depicts an elegant woman with delicate features, dressed in a lovely ball gown, whose skin is covered in traditional tattoos.
The Painted Ladies are part of Harrison’s first solo exhibition, FLASH, currently showing at the Galerie L.J. in Paris through June 24, 2014.