Greasers from the 50s
Meet the Mona Lisa of the Prado, the earliest known copy of Da Vinci’s best portrait. Similarity in the undersketch of the painting indicates that this was very likely painted concurrently with the original Mona Lisa, by a student of Da Vinci.
There is much controversy in the art world over the question of whether or not to clean the fragile Mona Lisa, but her sister has been restored and some fairly odd later alterations removed to show the original vibrant colors and lighting. Some details, such as the sheerness of her shawl and the pattern on the neckline of her dress, have become utterly obscured in the original, but in the restored copy they’re perfectly clear.
It blows my mind a little bit to look at these two sisters side-by-side and imagine how much vivid detail could be hiding in the Mona Lisa under 500 years of rotten varnish.
THE COPY HAS EYEBROWS
Your response to a beautiful piece of artwork done by Leonardo Da Vinci himself is “SHES GOT EYEBROWS”. Alright. All intelligent life has been lost.
Yo Snooty McSnotwhine, the Mona Lisa’s vanished eyebrows have been the subject of debate and analysis in the art expert community for hundreds of years, long before your parents squirted water at each other from across the clown car and then honked their bicycle horns to indicate they really wanted to make a smug, insufferable little clown baby together.
this continues to be the best reply to a criticizing comment on this site
|spanish and italian:||So THESE words are feminine and THESE words are masculine, and you ALWAYS put an adjective AFTER the noun.|
|french:||haha i dont fuckin know man just do whatever|
|german:||LET'S ADD A NEUTRAL NOUN HAHA|
|english:||*shooting up in the bathroom*|
|gaelic:||the pronounciation changes depending on the gender and what letter the word starts and ends with and hahah i dont even know good fucking luck|
|polish:||here have all of these consonants have fun|
|japanese:||subject article noun article verb. too bad there's three fucking alphabets lmao hope your first language isn't western|
|welsh:||sneeze, and chances are you've got it right. idfk|
|chinese:||here's a picture. draw it. it means something. it can be pronounced four different ways. these twenty other pictures are pronounced the same but have very different meanings. godspeed.|
|arabic:||so here's this one word. it actually translates to three words. also pronouns don't really exist. the gender is all in the verb. have fun!|
|latin:||here memorize 500 charts and then you still dont know what the fuck is happening|
|sign language:||If you move this sign by a tenth of an inch, you'll be signing "penis"|
|russian:||idk man its pronounced like its spelt but good fucking luck spelling it|
|Greek:||so basically we're going to add 15 syllables to every word you know and assign it one of 3 genders at random. Also good luck figuring out where to put the accents you piece of shit|
if you ever worry that you’re weird, or taking it a bit far as a fangirl, remember that people in ancient Rome used to buy vials of their favorite gladiator’s sweat to wear as perfume. so like. at least its not a new thing.
This is so important!
I never know what to ask and end up looking like a fool cause I don’t have a question prepared.
Don’t be me.
John & George (along with Cynthia and Pattie not pictured) are photographed on an Easter weekend holiday in Ireland on March 27th 1964.
Disney’s The Jungle Book cast so far: Neel Sethi as Mowgli, Ben Kingsley as the voice of Bagheera, Lupita Nyong’o as the voice of Rakcha, Scarlett Johansson as the voice of Kaa and Idris Elba as the voice of Shere Khan (x x x x)
And not only is the cast amazing, but the film is going to be a mixture of live-action and animation (a-la Mary Poppins). Neel Seth (Mowgli),is going to be the only live-action actor and everyone else’s characters will be animated AND I COULD NOT BE MORE EXCITED.
But wait is this real for real???
AMPUTATION- *WARNING* GRAPHIC REENEACTMENT!
Not American Civil War related, but an excellent video to understand what exactly happened to American soldiers in the American Civil War
Military advances before and during the Civil War meant more powerful, destructive weapons, and more devastating injuries, including shattered bones. Most American doctors, however, were unprepared to treat such terrible wounds. Their experience mostly included pulling teeth and lancing boils. They did not recognize the need for cleanliness and sanitation. Little was known about bacteria and germs. For example, bandages were used over and over, and on different people, without being cleaned.
With so many patients, doctors did not have time to do tedious surgical repairs, and many wounds that could be treated easily today became very infected. So the army medics amputated lots of arms and legs, or limbs. About three-fourths of the operations performed during the war were amputations.
This film was created to show how battlefield surgery was performed between 1799 and 1815 during the time of the Napoleonic wars. The film was created by His Majesty’s 33rd Regiment of Foot First Yorkshire West Riding re-enactment group. www.33rdfoot.co.uk Filmed and edited by Martin Sunderland.
Last year I worked at a medical history museum, and I did (much tamer) demonstrations of amputations for kids. It was really fun.