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.
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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.
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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 - )
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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.
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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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"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.
Art Inspiration
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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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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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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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.
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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
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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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Tomb of Shakespeare, Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, UK Shakespeare's tomb lies in the chancel, a privileged position bestowed upon him when he became a lay rector in 1605. Alongside his grave are those of his widow Anne and other members of his family by kenya
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kenya Tomb of Shakespeare, Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, UK Shakespeare's tomb lies in the chancel, a privileged position bestowed upon him when he became a lay rector in 1605. Alongside his grave are those of his widow Anne and other members of his family
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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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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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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
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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Church-Street-1890s by lorena
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lorena Church-Street-1890s
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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 Blake William Blake is famous for his “illuminated” books, many of which he wrote, illustrated, and printed himself, as much a pioneer in visual art as he was in poetry. The above etching/watercolour “Ancient of Days” is from his 1794 prophetic book Europe a Prophecy. by mel01
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mel01 William Blake William Blake is famous for his “illuminated” books, many of which he wrote, illustrated, and printed himself, as much a pioneer in visual art as he was in poetry. The above etching/watercolour “Ancient of Days” is from his 1794 prophetic book Europe a Prophecy.
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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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Starting his career at sea, John Newton became involved with the slave trade for a few years. After becoming a Christain, he became a by neva
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neva Starting his career at sea, John Newton became involved with the slave trade for a few years. After becoming a Christain, he became a
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One of my favorite villain's because The Joker is a mysterious person nobody knows his true back story on how he became the man that he is yea everybody says he was dropped into a tank of chemicals and that's how he became who he was, but that is not what made him go crazy. So many different back stories to The Joker but which one is the real one. by lola
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lola One of my favorite villain's because The Joker is a mysterious person nobody knows his true back story on how he became the man that he is yea everybody says he was dropped into a tank of chemicals and that's how he became who he was, but that is not what made him go crazy. So many different back stories to The Joker but which one is the real one.
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This Guy Accidentally Became The Direct Boss of His Bully From School. What He Did Next Is Gold. by nslady49
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nslady49 This Guy Accidentally Became The Direct Boss of His Bully From School. What He Did Next Is Gold.
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"Not many of us would have known that Earle Hyman (Grandpa Huxtable) was also fascinated with the culture of Norway, spoke the language fluently, owned property there and actually spent much of his time in parts of the country. He first appeared there on stage in the 1950's, and in the 90's, he starred in a Norwegian television sitcom. Somewhere in between that time, he encountered "the most wonderful man that I'd ever met" - his partner of 50 years, Rolf." by erma
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erma "Not many of us would have known that Earle Hyman (Grandpa Huxtable) was also fascinated with the culture of Norway, spoke the language fluently, owned property there and actually spent much of his time in parts of the country. He first appeared there on stage in the 1950's, and in the 90's, he starred in a Norwegian television sitcom. Somewhere in between that time, he encountered "the most wonderful man that I'd ever met" - his partner of 50 years, Rolf."
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Nikola Tesla appeared on the cover of Time Magazine on his 75th birthday in 1931. by benita
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benita Nikola Tesla appeared on the cover of Time Magazine on his 75th birthday in 1931.
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Most people believe that Abe Lincoln sported a beard for the majority of his life, but in actuality he spent most of his life without facial hair. He only began growing his whiskers in 1860, during his run for president. by LiesbethLap
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LiesbethLap Most people believe that Abe Lincoln sported a beard for the majority of his life, but in actuality he spent most of his life without facial hair. He only began growing his whiskers in 1860, during his run for president.
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