Good Form

Photos and ramblings from my daily life and being a body piercer.
veganelfprincess:

tranimation:

humansofcolor:

prokopetz:

sarahtypeswords:

wetorturedsomefolks:

memejacker:

several-talking-corpses:

memejacker:

caligula had anime eyes

wait romans painted their marble sculptures
it looks like a cheap theme park ride mascot

yep
here’s a statue of Augustus

and here’s a reproduction of the statue with the colors restored 


i honestly think that what we consider the height of sculpture in all of Western civilization being essentially the leftover templates of gaudy pieces of theme park shit to be evidence of the potential merit of found art

"I tried coloring it and then I ruined it"

And you know what the funniest part is? The paint didn’t just wear off over time. A bunch of asshole British historians back in the Victorian era actually went around scrubbing the remaining paint off of Greek and Roman statues - often destroying the fine details of the carving in the process - because the bright colours didn’t fit the dignified image they wished to present of the the cultures they claimed to be heirs to. This process also removed visible evidence of the fact that at least some of the statues thus stripped of paint had originally depicted non-white individuals.
Whenever you look at a Roman statue with a bare marble face, you’re looking at the face of imperialist historical revisionism.
(The missing noses on a lot of Egyptian statues are a similar deal. It’s not that the ancient Egyptians made statues with strangely fragile noses. Many Victorian archaeologists had a habit of chipping the noses off of the statues they brought back, then claiming that they’d found them that way - because with the noses intact, it was too obvious that the statues were meant to depict individuals of black African descent.)

Sorry, I keep reblogging this over and over, the last comment is unbelievable. Wow.

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ccolemanbrown history of art!

veganelfprincess:

tranimation:

humansofcolor:

prokopetz:

sarahtypeswords:

wetorturedsomefolks:

memejacker:

several-talking-corpses:

memejacker:

caligula had anime eyes

wait romans painted their marble sculptures

it looks like a cheap theme park ride mascot

yep

here’s a statue of Augustus

image

and here’s a reproduction of the statue with the colors restored 

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i honestly think that what we consider the height of sculpture in all of Western civilization being essentially the leftover templates of gaudy pieces of theme park shit to be evidence of the potential merit of found art

"I tried coloring it and then I ruined it"

And you know what the funniest part is? The paint didn’t just wear off over time. A bunch of asshole British historians back in the Victorian era actually went around scrubbing the remaining paint off of Greek and Roman statues - often destroying the fine details of the carving in the process - because the bright colours didn’t fit the dignified image they wished to present of the the cultures they claimed to be heirs to. This process also removed visible evidence of the fact that at least some of the statues thus stripped of paint had originally depicted non-white individuals.

Whenever you look at a Roman statue with a bare marble face, you’re looking at the face of imperialist historical revisionism.

(The missing noses on a lot of Egyptian statues are a similar deal. It’s not that the ancient Egyptians made statues with strangely fragile noses. Many Victorian archaeologists had a habit of chipping the noses off of the statues they brought back, then claiming that they’d found them that way - because with the noses intact, it was too obvious that the statues were meant to depict individuals of black African descent.)

Sorry, I keep reblogging this over and over, the last comment is unbelievable. Wow.

Some more examples:

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ccolemanbrown history of art!

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sweetteax:

deadinmagazines:

goodformbodypiercing:

Feelin’ like a fairy princess in my new dress.

love youuuu

Where did you get your weights and dress omg :O

Weights are from Buddha Jewelry and dress is from Modcloth!

sweetteax:

deadinmagazines:

goodformbodypiercing:

Feelin’ like a fairy princess in my new dress.

love youuuu

Where did you get your weights and dress omg :O

Weights are from Buddha Jewelry and dress is from Modcloth!

Feelin’ like a fairy princess in my new dress.

Feelin’ like a fairy princess in my new dress.

cindymayweather:

“I am so excited to be living one of my dreams – to be here on Sesame Street. I’m here because I am teaching everybody on Sesame Street the importance and the power of ‘yet.’ Never, ever, ever give up because there’s so much power in ‘yet.’” - JMonáe

Sesame Street: Janelle Monáe - Power of Yet [x]

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Forgot to wear plugs today, decided to pick up a set of our gorilla glass super spirals. Me likey.

Also featuring deadinmagazines photobombing me.

buttart:

audrey-molinatti-art:

Here’s a recap of the alternate universe “if sailor moon were set in a art nouveau paris 1900 world. 

I wish to have time to do maybe 3 more like this 

for ONCE in my LIFE i can say this is a good and well-executed imitation of art nouveau aesthetic that isn’t literally “let me trace this mucha print!!”

KUDOS

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meaganisabear asked: Could you tell me why plugs are so expensive? I don't understand how some simple wood plugs could cost $150

richardeffinivey:

The raw material (aka wood) can be expensive, rare, and hard to find.  Some wood needs to be shelved to dry for YEARS before it can be made into jewelry.  Then that wood is turned in a space dedicated to making jewelry, on equipment that costs money to purchase and maintain, by a person who has to be paid well for their expertise.  Then it gets polished, inspected for quality, and shipped to a studio. At the studio, it gets inspected, periodically oiled, put on display, and must be sold at a profit to cover all the costs incurred in the process.  

A well made pair of something as simple as wood plugs takes a lot of love and dedication, and a small initial investment ensures you’ll be able to enjoy them for years to come.