Vincenzo Vela c. 1861-1862
Italy Grateful to France (detail)
Last evening in #paris we sat alongside the river and ate crepes, McDonald’s and sweaty man kebabs then we got attacked by mosquitos #savvystravelstoparis
"I bet if we dusted her heart for fingerprints, we’d only find yours."
Rudy Francisco (via fawun)
A rare early 18th century Memento Mori band gold known as a skeletal, as the whole length of the skeleton is employed on the outside of the hoop, with other emblems. The earliest known example is dated 1659. This ring is enamelled in black with a full skeleton, twin hearts for love and an hourglass, symbolic of the passage of time and the brevity of life.
"When I was a student at Cambridge I remember an anthropology professor holding up a picture of a bone with 28 incisions carved in it. “This is often considered to be man’s first attempt at a calendar,” she explained. She paused as we dutifully wrote this down. “My question to you is this – what man needs to mark 28 days? I would suggest to you that this is woman’s first attempt at a calendar.”
It was a moment that changed my life. In that second I stopped to question almost everything I had been taught about the past. How often had I overlooked women’s contributions? How often had I sped past them as I learned of male achievement and men’s place in the history books? Then I read Rosalind Miles’s book “The Women’s History of the World” (recently republished as “Who Cooked the Last Supper?”) and I knew I needed to look again. History is full of fabulous females who have been systematically ignored, forgotten or simply written out of the records. They’re not all saints, they’re not all geniuses, but they do deserve remembering."
BALLET: TO DANCE — a playlist of personal favourites from ballets, with a huge (unintentional) emphasis on russian composers (LISTEN)
Natalie Dormer | at the Best of Britains Creative Industries reception, London 30/06/14
Shakespeare and Co.
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