When an activist says “Do you know who I am?”
Haven’t worked a political campaign since 2002, but this transcends sectors.
Birth control is basic health care for millions of women—and your access to basic health care shouldn’t be up to your boss.
Also that both Conestoga Wood and Hobby Lobby are opposed to the contraceptive coverage mandate because they believe contraceptives are abortifacients. Which is patently, medically, scientifically INCORRECT
Like many of his colleagues, Nava -who belonged to the group of artists that Porfirio Díaz adopted as the official promoters, on an international scale, of the image of a country that was headed for prosperity in the so-called Belle Époque- was awarded a scholarship enabling him to study in Paris from 1897 to 1910. He took part in the exhibition of works by the students of the National Fine Arts School celebrating a hundred years of Mexican Independence, which was significant in that it made it clear that painting and sculpture were compatible with each other, expressing a common sensibility. This erotic piece, which follows a trend begun by sculptors such as Enrique Guerra some years earlier, expresses the decadence that predominated at the end of the century, with the female body being used as a metaphor for a desire that ends in perdition. Sculptures of this type became a means of expressing those passions that were considered to be taboo in a moralistic age that refused to accept any form of nudity that it did not consider to be justified in the name of art. The mysteriously beautiful body of the woman, which expresses the very essence of the femme fatale -a figure associated with biblical characters such as Salomé and Judith, or with mythological personages such as Helen of Troy and Circe— is removed from time and space in order to make it a universal symbol of femininity. The marked contrast between smooth and rough surfaces exploits the tactile, expressive potential of the marble. This is achieved using a sculpting technique which consists in eliminating the excess marble with hammers, chisels and knives, similar to that used by Michelangelo (1475-1564) when executing his figures of prisoners who can only partly free themselves from the stone, and clearly akin to Aguste Rodin´s (1840-1917) innovative method of making his figures sprout from the stone, so they would look unfinished. This piece was donated to the MUNAL by Fidencio Nava Saavedra in 1990.
Dancing Satyr of Mazara del Vallo, fourth-century B.C., Greece
Description from Wiki: ”The over-lifesize Dancing Satyr of Mazara del Vallo is a Greek bronze statue, whose refinement and rapprochement with the manner of Praxiteles has made it a subject of discussion.
Though the satyr is missing both arms, one leg and its separately-cast tail (originally fixed in a surviving hole at the base of the spine), its head and torso are remarkably well-preserved despite millennia spent at the bottom of the sea. The satyr is depicted in mid-leap, head thrown back ecstatically and back arched, his hair swinging with the movement of his head. The facture is highly refined; the whites of his eyes are inlays of white alabaster.
Though some have dated it to the 4th century BCE and said it was an original work by Praxiteles or a faithful copy, it is more securely dated either to the Hellenistic period of the 3rd and 2nd centuries BCE, or possibly to the “Atticising” phase of Roman taste in the early 2nd century CE. A high percentage of lead in the bronze alloy suggests its being made in Rome itself.
The Dancing Satyr soon after its recovery, 1998
The torso was recovered from the sandy sea floor at a depth of 500 m (1600 ft.) off the southwestern coast of Sicily, on the night of March 4, 1998, in the nets of the same fishing boat (operating from Mazara del Vallo, hence the sculpture’s name) that had in the previous year recovered the sculpture’s left leg. Other well-known underwater finds of Greek bronzes have been retrieved from the Aegean and Mediterranean seas, generally from shipwreck sites: the Antikythera mechanism, the Antikythera Ephebe and the portrait head of a Stoic discovered by sponge-divers at Antikythera in 1900, the Mahdia shipwreck off the coast of Tunisia, 1907; the Marathon Boy off the coast of Marathon, 1925; the standing Poseidon of Cape Artemision found off Cape Artemision in northern Euboea, 1926; the horse and Rider found off Cape Artemision, 1928 and 1937; the Getty Victorious Youth found off Fano on the Adriatic coast of Italy; the Riace bronzes, found in 1972; and the Apoxyomenos recovered from the sea off the Croatian island of Lošinj in 1999.
Restoration at the Istituto Centrale per il Restauro, Rome, included a steel armature so that the statue can be displayed upright. When first displayed to the public after conservation (in the Chamber of Deputies in Rome, from 31 March to 2 June 2003), it was hailed as the finest new discovery in Italian waters since the Riace bronzes were found in 1972. On 12 July 2003 it returned to Mazara del Vallo, where it is on permanent display in the Museo del Satiro in the church of Sant’Egidio. There, it is provided with an anti-seismic base, to secure it against tremors in this earthquake zone. From 23 March to 28 June 2007 it toured to the Louvre for their Praxiteles exhibition, and an associated Louvre interactive installation, “Connaître la forme” (“Know your form”), displayed a replica of it lit in various ways to demonstrate the importance of lighting in displaying a sculpture.” HERE
Someone asked us:
I heard about crisis pregnancy centers and how it gives incorrect and biased information about abortion, and in my area, an Open Arms Pregnancy Center opened near my school and how would I be able to tell if it’s similar/bad?
Oh man, crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs)…
The more you know, people.
Premiere at La Scala, Milan, 1933
I just want to thank him for his body of work.
Panic! At The Disco pays homage to D’Angelo’s classic “Untitled” video — you know, that D’Angelo video — to inject race into a song about bisexuality.
Sometimes simple is all you need and they pulled it off here. Well done, Panic! At The Disco.
The business of life is the acquisition of memories. In the end that’s all there is.”
— (via chaptertwelve)