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likeafieldmouse:

Gustave Caillebotte - The Floor Scrapers (1875-6)

Original on top, later version below

"Despite the effort Caillebotte put into the painting, it was rejected by France’s most prestigious art exhibition, The Salon, in 1875. The depiction of working-class people in their trade, not fully clothed, shocked the jurors and was deemed a ‘vulgar subject matter.’ 

The images of the floor scrapers came to be associated with Degas’s paintings of washerwomen, also presented at the same exhibition and similarly scorned as ‘vulgar’”.

pocketfulofgeek

pocketfulofgeek:

cannibaliza:

red-the-sexy-owl:

sweetguts:

yumchocolatemilk:

hotdogcephalopod:

10knotes:

catsbeaversandducks:My Adopted Cat Is The Best Climbing Partner Ever

Via Bored Panda

ARE YOU KIDDING ME

I think I’ve reblogged this before bUT I DONT CARE ITS SO CUTE

a good cat supervises their human during their outings in the wilderness

This could turn into a disney movie, and I want it

ADVENTURE KITTY`

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pbsthisdayinhistory
pbsthisdayinhistory:

September 28, 1948: Eleanor Speaks in Favor of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
On this day in 1948, United Nations delegate and former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt delivered a speech in Paris entitled, “The Struggle for Human Rights.” Her goal was to create a sense of unity among nations through the common principles of the Declaration, a document that she helped draft and approve. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was approved by the UN General Assembly that December.
Learn more about all the Roosevelts with preview videos from Ken Burns’s The Roosevelts.
Photo: Eleanor Roosevelt with the English version of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Wikimedia Commons

pbsthisdayinhistory:

September 28, 1948: Eleanor Speaks in Favor of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

On this day in 1948, United Nations delegate and former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt delivered a speech in Paris entitled, “The Struggle for Human Rights.” Her goal was to create a sense of unity among nations through the common principles of the Declaration, a document that she helped draft and approve. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was approved by the UN General Assembly that December.

Learn more about all the Roosevelts with preview videos from Ken Burns’s The Roosevelts.

Photo: Eleanor Roosevelt with the English version of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Wikimedia Commons

cool-critters

cool-critters:

Hump-nosed lizard (Lyriocephalus scutatus)

Lyriocephalus scutatus is a species of lizard within the agamid family.  It is the largest agamid endemic to Sri Lanka and lives in dense wet zone forests. It is also called the Hump-nosed Lizard. Inhabited in forests with high canopy, it also enters home gardens, and is found on low trees as well as on the ground. Active at day, it ascends higher reaches of trees to sleep at night. The typical threat posture is open-mouth gape, revealing the bright red lining of the oral cavity. This species is also known to feign death when picked up. Its diet comprises essentially of earthworms and also arthropods, including termites, butterflies, and moths. It is considered as “Near threatened" by the IUCN. 

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