“The music is played with the heart and is felt with the soul”
This is a picture of a brazilian kid who was part of the “cultural group of reggae”, playing his instrument in the funeral of his mentor who saved him from an environment of poverty and crime. He was rescued from the street.
can’t not reblog.
- don’t trust men who have to insult other women in order to compliment you
- a subset of this rule is don’t trust men who say ‘you’re pretty/smart/[adjective] for an indian/asian/[identity group]’
- or ‘you’re not like other [identity group optional] girls’
Infinite List of Incredible Women: Frida Kahlo (1907-1954)
└ By the time she was eighteen, Frida Kahlo had survived contracting polio, witnessed the violent conflict of the Mexican Revolution, and had most of her body broken up in a bus accident. She spent three months recovering from the accident in a full body cast, during which she took up painting. Two years later she was encouraged by Diego Rivera, a prominent Mexican painter whom she married (twice), to pursue a career as an artist.
Frida’s art is celebrated by many, although her work was not well known until some 30 years after her death. Her paintings are almost in a category of their own. They incorporate aspects of surrealism and the culture of Mexico and it’s mythology, whilst also being of a feminist nature. Frida did not subscribe to the glorification and fetishization of the female form, and thus depicted herself and other subjects in an honest, uncompromising fashion. Her painting The Frame (third down on the left) was bought by the Lourve, making her the first 20th century Mexican artist to have work purchased by the famous Parisian museum.
She is most well known for her self-portraits, which compromise 55 out of 143 works produced. Much of her work (particularly her self-portraits) is characterised by undertones of physical and psychological pain as she drew from her experiences of polio, the bus accident, 35 operations and three miscarriages. Frida stated, “I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality.”
The amazing bit is how quickly it goes off the rails. Like Noel’s team is all sleep deprived, Catherine Tate has anecdotes that are all over the place, and the only person who might be sober is Phil Jupitus.