1. arsvitaest:

    Amadeo Modigliani, Caryatid

    Thanks to
    vjeranski

     
  2. erosart:

    Eric BOWMAN

    (via jonilover)

     
  3. 16chakras:

    Arthur Spooner (1873 – 1962, English)

    (Source: wonderingaesthetic, via jonilover)

     
  4. classic-art:

    Study for a Moorish Bath, Turkish Woman Bathing

    Jean Léon Gérôme

     
  5. egonschiele-art:

    Self Portrait, 1912

    Egon Schiele

    (via kukashkin)

     

  6. archaeologicalnews:

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    In a press conference following the recent discovery of a stunning mosaic in the Kasta Hill tomb of ancient Amphipolis, Lena Mendoni, general secretary of the Greek Ministry of Culture, and Katerina Peristeri, head of the Amphipolis archaeological team, revealed the latest revelations…

     
  7. jonilover:

    L’endormie, Hubert de Lartique(1963, French)

     
  8. kchikurdi:

    mediocrepresident:

    kchikurdi:

    the kurdish city of kobanê in western kurdistan (northern syria) is under increasing pressure of being invaded by ISIS, or the islamic state of iraq and syria (also known as IS or ISIL).

    kobanê (ayn al-arab in arabic) is a strategic location placed on the border of turkey because the border actually slices the city in half. there is a turkish side (ceylanpınar) and the syrian side (kobanê/ayn al-arab).

    surrounded by a high powered, extremely rich terrorist group who is increasing in numbers by the day, the kurdish forces continue to struggle. the ypj (women’s protection unit) is the main coalition protecting kobanê from the invading ISIS members. a commander decided to suicide bomb an ISIS tank because she knew it was the only way to prevent the city from being taken over.

    the kurds are working on determination and passion for their country. their weapons are decades older than those of ISIS. when the kurds say they need western help, they mean they need weapons. just weapons, not man power.

    over 200,000 kurds have spilled across the border into turkey with about 3,000 fleeing into the KRG. resources are sparse;the weather is hot. it is not a good thing to be a refugee in kurdistan during the summer because the summer can kill you.

    on top of resources being sparse, the turkish government along with some european countries (germany being one of them) has been sending refugee relief groups moldy, expired canned foods. the turks started handing out extremely moldy bread which was a flashback to when the turks handed out poisoned bread and food to kurdish refugees back in 1988.

    thousands have died. hundreds are being forced to turn back from where they came because turkey refuses to leave the border open. it wasn’t even open until the first week of october when massive kurdish protests forced the turks to change their mind and allow the refugees to flow in. but just because they are within turkish borders, they are not safe. the refugees are being shot with water cannons and tear gas. an old refugee was shot and killed by the turkish army for moving too fast. they are shooting at anyone who tries to cross the border into syria to help kurdish forces but allow potential ISIS fighters to cross into syria with help.

    the kurdish people need your help. WE need your help to spread the word around that turkey is not instigator and that it is the main culprit to why this has gotten out of hand. they have taken no side but their indifference has allowed ISIS to grow uncontrollably.

    we need YOUR help to spread the word about what is happening to the kurds because no news station cares about us enough to discuss our casualities. WE NEED YOU to keep everyone informed. if you need more clarification on what is happening, just check out this poorly written post about kobane and why you should care about it.

    BERXWEDANA KOBANE. BIJI KURDISTAN.

    A few thing to note though- The Pyd leader is hostile against Arabic people:
    http://www.ekurd.net/mismas/articles/misc2013/11/syriakurd954.htm
    The pkk leader is pretty damn sleazy:
    http://libcom.org/library/internationalism-only-response-kurdish-issue-international-communist-current
    And I don’t know if the western left should be involved in arming a foreign group:
    http://www.leninology.co.uk/2014/10/arm-kurds.html?m=1
    afloweroutofstone has the best solution, I think:
    http://afloweroutofstone.tumblr.com/post/99452485682/whadya-think-of-the-whole-turkey-and-isis-vs-the-kurds#notes

    okay wow first of all

    the PYD leader is saying that because he wants to reverse the arabization of all the historically kurdish cities because those families which live in the kurdish region have only been there for 20-30 years while the kurds have been there for centuries.

    saddam did it, atatürk did it (turkification), and so has assad.

    this arabization has been to our demise because it’s forced us to lose our culture in a quicker pace due to having to speak arabic all the time and being under extreme scrutiny by arab police force who will most definitely jail anyone who partakes in anything kurdish.

    for Öcalan that’s incredible you’re sourcing your view from a western source of course through propaganda facilitated by turkey you’ve completely missed what öcalan is for. the PKK doesn’t stand for communism or anything M-L. it’s not going to spread communism. the PKK stands for kurdish independence, minority and women’s rights, and anti-imperialism which we have been pummeled by over and over because of turkey.

    honestly your viewpoint on this from a liberal pov is so pathetic. you’re more worried about the state of the western left rather than preventing genocide.

    and why would you source the viewpoint of some white dude living in america that had to read about kurds for about 7 years in order to have a great hypothesis!! lmao! actually ask real kurds thanks!

    (via virtual-artifacts)

     
  9. jonilover:

    River, Susannah Martin(1964, American)

     
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  11. colin-vian:

     Tamara de Lempicka, il bacio (1922)

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  12. yolandart:

    Laura Van Den Hengel. Germany.

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  13. yolandart:

    Laura Van Den Hengel. Germany.

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  14. hyperallergic:

    (via Striking Mosaic Floor Found in Greek Tomb)


    Last month, archeologists uncovered two oversize marble caryatids and a colorful marble panel in a substantial tomb complex in Amphipolis, Greece. Now, after excavating behind the sealing wall that the caryatids were guarding, they’ve found a chamber with a large and largely intact mosaic floor.

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  15. yolandart:

    Triegel Michael, 1969.

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