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While still recognizably his aesthetic, After the Duel marks a nearly complete departure from Antonio Mancini's usual mode.
Instead of a nuanced image of poverty, the 1872 painting focuses on a heightened, theatrical moment in the life of a wealthy child.
A white shirt smeared with bloody hand-prints drapes over a chair, a sword cutting across the composition from beneath it.
Meanwhile, the shadow of a man leans towards the frightened subject as the latter averts his gaze.
The narrative isn’t perfectly clear. Perhaps the unseen man is the child’s father, injured in the titular duel? Perhaps, instead, he’s some third party, come to explain the fatal result to a now fatherless son?
In any case, the result is a strikingly cinematic painting that would find itself perfectly at home on the cover of a Dashiell Hammett novel.

femme-de-lettres:

Large (Wikimedia)

While still recognizably his aesthetic, After the Duel marks a nearly complete departure from Antonio Mancini's usual mode.

Instead of a nuanced image of poverty, the 1872 painting focuses on a heightened, theatrical moment in the life of a wealthy child.

A white shirt smeared with bloody hand-prints drapes over a chair, a sword cutting across the composition from beneath it.

Meanwhile, the shadow of a man leans towards the frightened subject as the latter averts his gaze.

The narrative isn’t perfectly clear. Perhaps the unseen man is the child’s father, injured in the titular duel? Perhaps, instead, he’s some third party, come to explain the fatal result to a now fatherless son?

In any case, the result is a strikingly cinematic painting that would find itself perfectly at home on the cover of a Dashiell Hammett novel.

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beausuphs:

Tryna cuddle bae

beausuphs:

Tryna cuddle bae

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jopara:

meloromantics:

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audreyvhorne:

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knowledgeandlove:

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#and I just don’t feel entitled to someone else’s life’s work.

That comment exactly!! It’s not mine and I can survive without it, so I will.

This is why honey is not vegan.

The problem here is that honey, especially if you buy it ethically from an apiarist, isn’t actually detrimental to the well-being of the bee or the hive. In the wild, honey is used as a food stock, but in a domesticated honeybee colony, the bees are fed quite well, and so the honey is a surplus.
The alternatives, like sugar, relies on monocrops in third world countries, with transient labour. Growing up, there was a sugarcane field by my house, and I’m sure the Haitian men who worked backbreaking hours hacking a machete through knife-bladed leaves in 40 degree heat for a couple dollars a day would have traded a testicle to be a Canadian honeybee. Stevia’s going the same way, iirc.
Additionally, apiarists are actually huge proponents and activists for sustainable bee-keeping, and it’s estimated that the domesticated hive may be the last great hope for declining populations, because we can optimize their chances for survival.
It’s their life’s work, sure, but it’s not the death of them to use it responsibly.

literally read anything about the history of sugarcane and the cuban sugar industry if you think sugar is or ever has been more ethical than honey

'someone else's life work' white ppl will recognize a fucking bee’s humanity before actual black and brown human beings.

jopara:

meloromantics:

appropriately-inappropriate:

audreyvhorne:

sttinkerbelle:

vmpolung:

knowledgeandlove:

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#and I just don’t feel entitled to someone else’s life’s work.

That comment exactly!! It’s not mine and I can survive without it, so I will.

This is why honey is not vegan.

The problem here is that honey, especially if you buy it ethically from an apiarist, isn’t actually detrimental to the well-being of the bee or the hive. In the wild, honey is used as a food stock, but in a domesticated honeybee colony, the bees are fed quite well, and so the honey is a surplus.

The alternatives, like sugar, relies on monocrops in third world countries, with transient labour. Growing up, there was a sugarcane field by my house, and I’m sure the Haitian men who worked backbreaking hours hacking a machete through knife-bladed leaves in 40 degree heat for a couple dollars a day would have traded a testicle to be a Canadian honeybee. Stevia’s going the same way, iirc.

Additionally, apiarists are actually huge proponents and activists for sustainable bee-keeping, and it’s estimated that the domesticated hive may be the last great hope for declining populations, because we can optimize their chances for survival.

It’s their life’s work, sure, but it’s not the death of them to use it responsibly.

literally read anything about the history of sugarcane and the cuban sugar industry if you think sugar is or ever has been more ethical than honey

'someone else's life work'

white ppl will recognize a fucking bee’s humanity before actual black and brown human beings.

books0977:

Gentleman Rabbit with Letter (circa 1890-93). Beatrix Potter (English, 1866-1943). Watercolor. Courtesy of Sotheby’s.
The rabbit is not the famed Peter Rabbit that Potter is most recognized for, but an unnamed rabbit wearing a tail-coat, waistcoat, staff, and hat. While this was unpublished at the time it was created, the Beatrix Potter Society did reproduce it at a later date. Potter is the beloved author of many children’s books including “The Tale of Peter Rabbit”, which stars her most famous character.

books0977:

Gentleman Rabbit with Letter (circa 1890-93). Beatrix Potter (English, 1866-1943). Watercolor. Courtesy of Sotheby’s.

The rabbit is not the famed Peter Rabbit that Potter is most recognized for, but an unnamed rabbit wearing a tail-coat, waistcoat, staff, and hat. While this was unpublished at the time it was created, the Beatrix Potter Society did reproduce it at a later date. Potter is the beloved author of many children’s books including “The Tale of Peter Rabbit”, which stars her most famous character.

shitmystudentswrite:

If we didn’t have language things would probably be Ludacris and filled with a bit of chaos. 

Posted 17 hours ago