“Finally I was able to see that if I had a contribution I wanted to make, I must do it, despite what others said. That I was OK the way I was. That it was all right to be strong.” #WangariMaathai
I’m just trying to be honest here
“What is the meaning of life? That was all- a simple question; one that tended to close in on one with years, the great revelation had never come. The great revelation perhaps never did come. Instead, there were little daily miracles, illuminations, matches struck unexpectedly in the dark; here was one.” #VirginiaWoolf
Artemisia Gentileschi (July 8, 1593 – c. 1656) was an Italian Baroque painter, today considered one of the most accomplished painters in the generation following that of Caravaggio. In an era when female painters were not easily accepted by the artistic community or patrons, she was the first woman to become a member of the Accademia di Arte del Disegno in Florence and had international clientele.
She specialized in painting pictures of strong and suffering women from myths, allegories, and the Bible - victims, suicides, warriors. She was known for being able to convincingly depict the female figure, anywhere between nude and fully clothed. Artemisia was also famous for her skill and talent in handling color, both overall in the composition but also in building depth. That she was a woman painting in the seventeenth century and that she was raped as a young woman by Agostino Tassi and participated in the prosecution of her rapist long overshadowed her achievements as an artist. For many years she was regarded as a curiosity. Today she is regarded as one of the most progressive and expressive painters of her generation. (Source: @wikipedia
) #wcw #artemisiagentileschi
Here and then: tonight I wrapped on Just Mercy. Second pic is when we wrapped on Short Term 12. My brother and partner in crime @destindaniel
got the family back together plus the addition of the mega awesome @michaelbjordan
who helms it beautifully. This film is special and real and it was made by people who are special and real. Can’t wait for you to see.
Who wore it best? Never mind don’t answer that I really don’t wanna know. 📸: @alexandergreenwald
When life gives you a power outage, try to explore chiaroscuro with your iPhone and a candle.
“A strong woman is a woman determined to do something others are determined not be done.” #MargePiercy
"All that has been written about women by men should be suspect, for the men are at once judge and party." #francoisdelabarre