Church Girl (1889). Akseli Gallen-Kallela (Finnish, 1865-1931). Oil on canvas. Gallen-Kallela became fascinated with the "Kalevala" epic, a compilation of ancient poetry celebrating the mythic origins of Finland, on which he decided to base his art. By the mid-1890s Gallen-Kallela began to incorporate Symbolist motifs in his work. by lilian
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lilian Church Girl (1889). Akseli Gallen-Kallela (Finnish, 1865-1931). Oil on canvas. Gallen-Kallela became fascinated with the "Kalevala" epic, a compilation of ancient poetry celebrating the mythic origins of Finland, on which he decided to base his art. By the mid-1890s Gallen-Kallela began to incorporate Symbolist motifs in his work.
Art Inspiration
Akseli Gallen-Kallela by sharon.smi
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sharon.smi Akseli Gallen-Kallela
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Sunset, Akseli Gallen-Kallela, 1908. by patrica
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patrica Sunset, Akseli Gallen-Kallela, 1908.
Vintage Photography
Entrance to Kalela's Dining Room (Akseli Gallen-Kallela - ) by sherry
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sherry Entrance to Kalela's Dining Room (Akseli Gallen-Kallela - )
Decor Inspiration
Alone in the Wildnerness - a super8mm movie shot by Dick Proenneke as he began building his off-grid house in Twin Lakes  Alaska - I remember watching this on PBS years ago and being fascinated with the work he did. by laura
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laura Alone in the Wildnerness - a super8mm movie shot by Dick Proenneke as he began building his off-grid house in Twin Lakes Alaska - I remember watching this on PBS years ago and being fascinated with the work he did.
dining pleasures
Schloss Linderhof) southwest Bavaria, Germany. Smallest of the three palaces built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria & the only one which he lived to see completed. When Ludwig II became king in 1864 he inherited the so-called Königshäuschen from his father, & in 1869 began enlarging the building. In 1874 he decided to tear down the Königshäuschen and rebuild it on its present-day location. by Makia55
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Makia55 Schloss Linderhof) southwest Bavaria, Germany. Smallest of the three palaces built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria & the only one which he lived to see completed. When Ludwig II became king in 1864 he inherited the so-called Königshäuschen from his father, & in 1869 began enlarging the building. In 1874 he decided to tear down the Königshäuschen and rebuild it on its present-day location.
Colorful
In the Winter War Finland stood alone; other countries offered only sympathy and modest assistance. Finnish ski troops inflicted heavy casualties on the Russian army. Finland's survival against overwhelming Russian forces became legendary all over the world. by olivialight
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olivialight In the Winter War Finland stood alone; other countries offered only sympathy and modest assistance. Finnish ski troops inflicted heavy casualties on the Russian army. Finland's survival against overwhelming Russian forces became legendary all over the world.
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The slowly moving nomad I am, I decided to make a manuscript book of “the things I’ve seen”. So it became “Simperi’s Bestiary”. Giants, elves and trolls are in it, but also some typically Finnish spirits. Hand written and drawn manuscript book on acid free rag paper. Bound in patinated leather. Housed in a pouch of fish leather, closure red leather twine, bone beads. by nanette
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nanette The slowly moving nomad I am, I decided to make a manuscript book of “the things I’ve seen”. So it became “Simperi’s Bestiary”. Giants, elves and trolls are in it, but also some typically Finnish spirits. Hand written and drawn manuscript book on acid free rag paper. Bound in patinated leather. Housed in a pouch of fish leather, closure red leather twine, bone beads.
Getting
William T. Shorey (1859 – 1919) was a late 19th Century American whaling ship captain known to his crew as the Black Ahab. He was born in Barbados July 13, 1859 and spent his life at sea. He became the only black captain operating on the west coast of the United States in the late-1880s and 1890s. He obtained his certification in 1885. by marcie
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marcie William T. Shorey (1859 – 1919) was a late 19th Century American whaling ship captain known to his crew as the Black Ahab. He was born in Barbados July 13, 1859 and spent his life at sea. He became the only black captain operating on the west coast of the United States in the late-1880s and 1890s. He obtained his certification in 1885.
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"His heart became skin and began to cross the sand storm"  by Carlos Leiro by carlani
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carlani "His heart became skin and began to cross the sand storm" by Carlos Leiro
For the Classroom
Chief Flying Hawk (1854-1931) was an Oglala Lakota warrior. He fought along with his cousin Crazy Horse, his brothers Kicking Bear and Black Fox at the Little Big Horn in 1876. He was present at the death of Crazy Horse and the Wounded Knee Massacre (1890). When Iron Tail died he became head Chief. Photo by Gertrude Käsebier, 1898 by vera
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vera Chief Flying Hawk (1854-1931) was an Oglala Lakota warrior. He fought along with his cousin Crazy Horse, his brothers Kicking Bear and Black Fox at the Little Big Horn in 1876. He was present at the death of Crazy Horse and the Wounded Knee Massacre (1890). When Iron Tail died he became head Chief. Photo by Gertrude Käsebier, 1898
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The Amish are a group of traditionalist Christian church fellowships, closely related to but distinct from Mennonite churches, with whom they share Swiss Anabaptist origins. The Amish are known for simple living, plain dress, and reluctance to adopt many conveniences of modern technology. The history of the Amish church began with a schism in Switzerland within a group of Swiss and Alsatian Anabaptists in 1693 led by Jakob Ammann.Those who followed Ammann became known as Amish. by lilian
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lilian The Amish are a group of traditionalist Christian church fellowships, closely related to but distinct from Mennonite churches, with whom they share Swiss Anabaptist origins. The Amish are known for simple living, plain dress, and reluctance to adopt many conveniences of modern technology. The history of the Amish church began with a schism in Switzerland within a group of Swiss and Alsatian Anabaptists in 1693 led by Jakob Ammann.Those who followed Ammann became known as Amish.
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Evening shoes by Roger Vivier for the House of Dior, 1954. Roger Vivier was one of the most celebrated shoe designers of the 20th century. He rose to fame in the 1950s when he began to design footwear for Christian Dior and his shoes became the epitome of mid-century glamour. by wendi
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wendi Evening shoes by Roger Vivier for the House of Dior, 1954. Roger Vivier was one of the most celebrated shoe designers of the 20th century. He rose to fame in the 1950s when he began to design footwear for Christian Dior and his shoes became the epitome of mid-century glamour.
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Former slave Jordan Anderson (left) wrote a satirical letter in 1865 to his old master after he was asked to return to work for him. He wrote the letter with the help of Valentine Winters by joyce
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joyce Former slave Jordan Anderson (left) wrote a satirical letter in 1865 to his old master after he was asked to return to work for him. He wrote the letter with the help of Valentine Winters
Things that make me smile
Abbott Handerson Thayer - "A Virgin" (1892-1893)  Thayer began this group portrait of his children, Gladys, Mary, and Gerald, soon after the untimely death of their mother in 1891. He originally envisioned the central figure, Mary, as Flora, the Greek goddess of flowers, but he decided to make her a Greek "Victory" figure instead, with clouds billowing behind her like wings. by julia
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julia Abbott Handerson Thayer - "A Virgin" (1892-1893) Thayer began this group portrait of his children, Gladys, Mary, and Gerald, soon after the untimely death of their mother in 1891. He originally envisioned the central figure, Mary, as Flora, the Greek goddess of flowers, but he decided to make her a Greek "Victory" figure instead, with clouds billowing behind her like wings.
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Lindsay P. Butterfield (1869-1948) was an unofficial heir to the Morris tradition. He began designing in the 1890s, incorporating Morris's floral observations, the pattern layering, outlining and emphasis on stems and leaves rather than flowers. He was a contemporary of C.F.A. Voysey and was influenced by Voysey's simplifications to arts and crafts patterning. by shanna
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shanna Lindsay P. Butterfield (1869-1948) was an unofficial heir to the Morris tradition. He began designing in the 1890s, incorporating Morris's floral observations, the pattern layering, outlining and emphasis on stems and leaves rather than flowers. He was a contemporary of C.F.A. Voysey and was influenced by Voysey's simplifications to arts and crafts patterning.
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Cy Twombly - Untitled 1968 In 1959 he went to Italy, settling permanently in Rome. It was here that he began to work on a larger scale and distanced himself from his former expressionist imagery. by diane.smith
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diane.smith Cy Twombly - Untitled 1968 In 1959 he went to Italy, settling permanently in Rome. It was here that he began to work on a larger scale and distanced himself from his former expressionist imagery.
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The Finnish Flag broadened by the wind. Soumenlinna Island. Finland by shpitkanen
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shpitkanen The Finnish Flag broadened by the wind. Soumenlinna Island. Finland
Finland
Pastor Jeremiah Steepek (pictured) transformed himself into a homeless person and went to the 10,000 member church that he was to be introduced as the head pastor at that morning. He walked around his soon to be church for 30 minutes while it was filling with people for service, only 3 people out of the 7-10,000 people said hello to him. He asked people for change to buy food - NO ONE in the church gave him change. He went into the sanctuary to sit down in the front of the church and was asked by the ushers if he would please sit n the back. He greeted people to be greeted back with stares and dirty looks, with people looking down on him and judging him.As he sat in the back of the church, he listened to the church announcements and such. When all that was done, the elders went up and were excited to introduce the new pastor of the church to the congregation. "We would like to introduce to you Pastor Jeremiah Steepek." The congregation looked around clapping with joy and anticipation. The homeless man sitting in the back stood up and started walking down the aisle. The clapping stopped with ALL eyes on him. He walked up the altar and took the microphone from the elders (who were in on this) and paused for a moment then he recited, “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’'The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’After he recited this, he looked towards the congregation and told them all what he had experienced that morning. Many began to cry and many heads were bowed in shame. He then said, "Today I see a gathering of people, not a church of Jesus Christ. The world has enough people, but not enough disciples. When will YOU decide to become disciples?" He then dismissed service until next week.Being a Christian is more than something you claim. It's something you live by and share with others. by sherri
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sherri Pastor Jeremiah Steepek (pictured) transformed himself into a homeless person and went to the 10,000 member church that he was to be introduced as the head pastor at that morning. He walked around his soon to be church for 30 minutes while it was filling with people for service, only 3 people out of the 7-10,000 people said hello to him. He asked people for change to buy food - NO ONE in the church gave him change. He went into the sanctuary to sit down in the front of the church and was asked by the ushers if he would please sit n the back. He greeted people to be greeted back with stares and dirty looks, with people looking down on him and judging him.As he sat in the back of the church, he listened to the church announcements and such. When all that was done, the elders went up and were excited to introduce the new pastor of the church to the congregation. "We would like to introduce to you Pastor Jeremiah Steepek." The congregation looked around clapping with joy and anticipation. The homeless man sitting in the back stood up and started walking down the aisle. The clapping stopped with ALL eyes on him. He walked up the altar and took the microphone from the elders (who were in on this) and paused for a moment then he recited, “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’'The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’After he recited this, he looked towards the congregation and told them all what he had experienced that morning. Many began to cry and many heads were bowed in shame. He then said, "Today I see a gathering of people, not a church of Jesus Christ. The world has enough people, but not enough disciples. When will YOU decide to become disciples?" He then dismissed service until next week.Being a Christian is more than something you claim. It's something you live by and share with others.
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Anubis is one of the most iconic gods of ancient Egypt. Anubis is actually the Greek version of His ancient Egyptian name, 'Anpu'. He was originally a God of The Underworld, but became associated specifically with the embalming process and funerary rites. His Name is from the same root as the word for a royal child, "inpu". (ART: 'The Anubis Murders' by nJoo). by tanisha
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tanisha Anubis is one of the most iconic gods of ancient Egypt. Anubis is actually the Greek version of His ancient Egyptian name, 'Anpu'. He was originally a God of The Underworld, but became associated specifically with the embalming process and funerary rites. His Name is from the same root as the word for a royal child, "inpu". (ART: 'The Anubis Murders' by nJoo).
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The ruins of an extensively damaged Roundhouse in Atlanta, Georgia after the Atlanta Campaign in the summer of 1864. After Union Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman captured the city, he began his destructive March to the Sea, finally taking the port of Savannah on December 21. by lynnette
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lynnette The ruins of an extensively damaged Roundhouse in Atlanta, Georgia after the Atlanta Campaign in the summer of 1864. After Union Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman captured the city, he began his destructive March to the Sea, finally taking the port of Savannah on December 21.
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Located in the western Iowa town of Westphalia, construction began on this church in 1881. by clare
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clare Located in the western Iowa town of Westphalia, construction began on this church in 1881.
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Galileo’s work on the refinement of the telescope opened up the dark recesses of the universe for future generations, but it also ruined his eyesight. He was fascinated with the sun and spent many hours staring at it – leading to extreme damage to his retinas. This was the most likely cause of his near blindness in the last four years of his life. Because of his life’s work, he is sometimes referred to as the “father of modern physics”. by pearlie
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pearlie Galileo’s work on the refinement of the telescope opened up the dark recesses of the universe for future generations, but it also ruined his eyesight. He was fascinated with the sun and spent many hours staring at it – leading to extreme damage to his retinas. This was the most likely cause of his near blindness in the last four years of his life. Because of his life’s work, he is sometimes referred to as the “father of modern physics”.
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Stäbe-und-Flächen-1955. Johannes Itten (1888-1967) was 1 of the main pedagogical forces behind the Bauhaus & taught a foundation course in craft through the study of color & form. He originally trained as an elementary teacher. Itten began forming his unique theories on the creative spirit and how best to nurture it. A particular influence was Friedrich Frobel, “the inventor of Kindergarten.” by candice
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candice Stäbe-und-Flächen-1955. Johannes Itten (1888-1967) was 1 of the main pedagogical forces behind the Bauhaus & taught a foundation course in craft through the study of color & form. He originally trained as an elementary teacher. Itten began forming his unique theories on the creative spirit and how best to nurture it. A particular influence was Friedrich Frobel, “the inventor of Kindergarten.”
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Sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin, KBE (16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977) was an English comic actor, film director and composer best known for his work during the silent film era. He became the most famous film star in the world before the end of World War I..... by patrice
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patrice Sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin, KBE (16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977) was an English comic actor, film director and composer best known for his work during the silent film era. He became the most famous film star in the world before the end of World War I.....
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Poiret was also the first designer to put his name on fragrances, accessories, etc.  He began the label culture. by christy
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christy Poiret was also the first designer to put his name on fragrances, accessories, etc. He began the label culture.
Fun Stuff
Church-Street-1890s by lorena
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lorena Church-Street-1890s
Photography
The sword of Godfrey of Bouillon on display in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. Godfrey was a medieval Frankish knight who was one of the leaders of the First Crusade from 1096 until his death. Godfrey became the first ruler of the Kingdom of Jerusalem, although he refused the title "King"; he believed that the true King of Jerusalem is Christ. The size of this sword is awesome. Try to think of fighting for a full day by wielding this weapon with one hand. by cassandra
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cassandra The sword of Godfrey of Bouillon on display in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. Godfrey was a medieval Frankish knight who was one of the leaders of the First Crusade from 1096 until his death. Godfrey became the first ruler of the Kingdom of Jerusalem, although he refused the title "King"; he believed that the true King of Jerusalem is Christ. The size of this sword is awesome. Try to think of fighting for a full day by wielding this weapon with one hand.
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Whomever he played—soldier, cowboy, adventurer, lounge lizard, lover—Gary Cooper became that character. The artistry was seamless, so natural that it was impossible to tell where the man left off and the actor began. As Charles Laughton put it: ‘We act, he is.’ John Barrymore put it another way: ‘This fellow is the world’s greatest actor. He does without effort what the rest of us spend our lives trying to learn—namely to be natural.’ (ᴊᴏʜɴ ᴍᴜʟʜᴏʟʟᴀɴᴅ) by marsha
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marsha Whomever he played—soldier, cowboy, adventurer, lounge lizard, lover—Gary Cooper became that character. The artistry was seamless, so natural that it was impossible to tell where the man left off and the actor began. As Charles Laughton put it: ‘We act, he is.’ John Barrymore put it another way: ‘This fellow is the world’s greatest actor. He does without effort what the rest of us spend our lives trying to learn—namely to be natural.’ (ᴊᴏʜɴ ᴍᴜʟʜᴏʟʟᴀɴᴅ)
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George Young and Elvis Presley - Bad Nauheim, Germany, in the late 1950's. [Young was born in Detroit in 1936. ...in the early 1950's, Young began to sing and play guitar professionally. At 18 he appeared with Bobby Darin. During his Army years, Young was stationed in Friedberg, Germany, where he became friends and jammed with another soldier/musician], this photo of Y(George Young) Motor City Rock and Roll:: The 1960s and 1970s By Bob Harris, John Douglas Peters by melisa
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melisa George Young and Elvis Presley - Bad Nauheim, Germany, in the late 1950's. [Young was born in Detroit in 1936. ...in the early 1950's, Young began to sing and play guitar professionally. At 18 he appeared with Bobby Darin. During his Army years, Young was stationed in Friedberg, Germany, where he became friends and jammed with another soldier/musician], this photo of Y(George Young) Motor City Rock and Roll:: The 1960s and 1970s By Bob Harris, John Douglas Peters
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William Butler Yeats (1865 – 1939) was an Irish poet and one of the foremost figures of 20th century literature. A pillar of both the Irish and British literary establishments, in his later years he served as an Irish Senator for two terms. In 1923 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature as the first Irishman so honored for what the Nobel Committee described as "inspired poetry, which in a highly artistic form gives expression to the spirit by LiveLoveLaughMyLife
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LiveLoveLaughMyLife William Butler Yeats (1865 – 1939) was an Irish poet and one of the foremost figures of 20th century literature. A pillar of both the Irish and British literary establishments, in his later years he served as an Irish Senator for two terms. In 1923 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature as the first Irishman so honored for what the Nobel Committee described as "inspired poetry, which in a highly artistic form gives expression to the spirit
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