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  • asylum-art:

    Berlinde De Bruyckere.:Suffering and Protection
    Flemish sculptor creates sculptures and drawings of suffering human bodies that resemble nothing so much as reality. It mixes in his sculptures on religious grounds and media images and writes the Christian motif of the human suffering in the contemporary era. The confrontation with the body that engages the artist led to questions about the ethics of our society and are the place to fundamental questions about the nature of the human being.
    These disturbing and uncannily lifelike sculptures by Belgian artist Berlinde De Bruyckere are incredibly visceral and eerie. The repulsion instinctively triggered in the viewer comes from their verisimilitude, and the sense of reality of this nameless, grotesque, distorted, half-human, seemingly fluid flesh; combined with their beauty, the delicate, subtle mottling of colors, the pure realistic visceral fleshiness of the works, and their technical grace.

    (via iwanttobelikearollingstone)

  • fer1972:

    Bones + Mushrooms: Illustrations by Hernan Chavar 

    (via hifructosemag)

  • bilt2tumble:








    "I think what we need is a colorblind society." Now folks, when you hear somebody say that you know you’re listening to a racist…

    - Jane Elliot and Oprah Winfrey discussing racism in 1992 on the Oprah Winfrey Show.




    Jane Elliot is the fucking truth

    she goes “i know this maybe hard for you because white males are accustomed to telling people things not listening to people so let me break it down for you”

    i have died and she has resurrected me

    There was a time in the early 90’s where people were really talking about race and what it meant to be black.

    "white males are accustomed to telling people things not listening to people." goddamn yes
    This is a great ally.
    Jane Elliott has been going HARD in the Paint
    since right after MLK’s assassination in 1968.

    Respect is owed and must be given.

    (Source: exgynocraticgrrl, via gravityrides-everything)

  • brititch:

    when you’re too full but the food is so good you just keep eating it


    (Source: wigwams, via gravityrides-everything)

  • lacigreen:


    What makes me so happy about this is that she isn’t telling you you must love your body or that you are obligated to. She saying you have permission to. And that’s important, because there are a lot of reasons why people have trouble with self-love.  But the idea that you aren’t supposed to love your body, that you aren’t allowed to for whatever reason, needs to be crushed. If you can’t love you body right now, if your body causes you pain or disphoria or distress, you aren’t required to love it. But you are ALLOWED to. You are entitled to the chance to make peace with your body, if you ever reach a point where you are ready to. No one else should be trying to stop you.

    beautifully said ^

    (Source: beyxnika, via smartgirlsattheparty)

  • littleladykins:


    “this leaves men confused and unable to pigeonhole you. What they are forced to do instead is… take you seriously.”

    I will never not reblog

    Forever reblogging

    (Source: un-usuall-m3mory-x3, via alwaystrifecta)

  • littlelimpstiff14u2:

    The Mystical World Of Mushrooms Captured In Photos

    Most people consider mushrooms to be the small, ugly cousins of the plant kingdom, but theirs is  surprisingly beautiful and wonderful world waiting to be explored. These beautiful mushrooms, captured by enthusiastic nature photographers, are a far cry from the ones you find in the woods or your local grocery store.

    Most mushrooms, as we know them, are actually just the reproductive structure of the fungus they belong to – their fungal networks expand far further underground, and some fungi don’t even sprout the sort of mushrooms that we’re used to seeing. In fact, depending on your definition of “organism,” the largest living organism in the world is a fungus – there’s a honey mushroom colony in Oregon that occupies about 2,000 acres of land! ( Bored Panda )

    (via m-e-s-t-i-z-a)

  • stargrooves:

    Felt this needed to be put on here. Tumblr people would appreciate it much more than twitter people

    (via mexicanthighs)

  • lacigreen:

    im laughing my ass off and my bae doesn’t get it

    (Source: cheesusfugget, via guardianofthegreatabyss)

  • Today in Solidarity: Incredible Women (and Girls) of Ferguson 

    (Source: socialjusticekoolaid, via a-la-maquina)

  • thefaultinourbookshelves:




    Black Male Excellence.

    He’s Toph
    He’s actually Toph

    (via gravityrides-everything)

  • ART HISTORY MEME; 4 colors:
    Mint Green [1/4]

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