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|| OMNIA MUTANTUR NIHIL INTERIT ||

I vigliacchi muoiono molte volte prima di morire.

As for people--well,
I don't know how they feel,
but in my old home
these flowers still bloom
with the same scent as before.

ted:

Adrianne Haslet-Davis dances again for the first time since the Boston terrorist attack last year. 

When the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon finish line, Adrianne Haslet-Davis lost the lower half of her left leg in the explosion. She’s a ballroom dance teacher, and she assumed she would never dance again. With most prosthetics, she wouldn’t.

But Hugh Herr, of the MIT Media Lab, wanted to find a way to help her. He created a bionic limb specifically for dancers, studying the way they move and adapting the limb to fit their motion. (He explains how he did it here.)

At TED2014, Adrianne danced for the first time since the attack, wearing the bionic limb that Hugh created for her.  

Hugh says, “It was 3.5 seconds between the bomb blasts in the Boston terrorist attack. In 3.5 seconds, the criminals and cowards took Adrianne off the dance floor. In 200 days, we put her back. We will not be intimidated, brought down, diminished, conquered or stopped by acts of violence.”

Amen to that, Hugh. 

Watch the full talk and performance here »

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slowlyeden:

Art history meme | 2/8 artists

 Artemisia Gentileschi (1593–1656)

A baroque painter and follower of Caravaggio, Gentileschi is widely held to be the most important and accomplished woman artist before the modern period and one of the great artists of the Italian Baroque.

While the few woman painters of the time were largely restricted to domestic scenes and still lifes, Artemisia began, from a young age, to paint large-scale paintings of historical and religious subjects. Her most appreciated works nowadays display Caravaggesque  use of chiaroscuro and high drama.  

Some of her most famous paintings reflect her interest in  depicting mythic-heroic women. These works have been described as proto-feministic in their depictions of their female subjects and in their subversion of the representations of these women typically found in male contemporaries’ works.

Originally tutored by her father, Orazio Gentileschi, Artemisia was raped  as a young woman by a friend of her father’s, who had taken over her tutelage. During a high-profile trial in which Artemisia testified against her rapist, she was subjected to humiliation and torture in order to ‘prove’ her claims. Critics have often tied these events in her own life into Gentileschi’s work as an artist, seeing her images of female vengeance, violence and strength as a cathartic and therapeutic representation of Artemisia’s anger and trauma.

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#artemisia gentileschi 
lachrymosa:

I bet they’re listening to Pompeii by Bastille, remembering the good old days

lachrymosa:

I bet they’re listening to Pompeii by Bastille, remembering the good old days

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gxddess:


The dress was made of live flowers, and literally fell to pieces along the runway, a symbol of decay : Alexander McQueen s/s 2007.

fucking legend

gxddess:

The dress was made of live flowers, and literally fell to pieces along the runway, a symbol of decay : Alexander McQueen s/s 2007.

fucking legend

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una-lady-italiana:

Marion Cotillard
Photo by CRAIG MCDEAN

una-lady-italiana:

Marion Cotillard

Photo by CRAIG MCDEAN

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