Knowledge is Bower

don't be dumber. be smarter.

Oct 16
beyonce:

Musée Du Louvre 
See more on www.beyonce.com

beyonce:

Musée Du Louvre 

See more on www.beyonce.com

(via discoveringdavinci)


Oct 15
historicaltimes:

View of graffiti from the west side of the Berlin Wall in 1986. While on the east side, the walls “death strip” follows here.

historicaltimes:

View of graffiti from the west side of the Berlin Wall in 1986. While on the east side, the walls “death strip” follows here.

(via purplebuddhaproject)


Oct 14

Oct 7
3wings:

Henri Cartier Bresson

3wings:

Henri Cartier Bresson


Oct 6

brucesterling:

*Ettore Sotsass totally wigging out in the heyday of Italian radical architecture.

http://socks-studio.com/2011/09/08/ettore-sottsass-jr-the-planet-as-a-festival/


Sep 13
60s70sand80s:

Pioneer Electronics advertisement featuring Andy Warhol, 1974

60s70sand80s:

Pioneer Electronics advertisement featuring Andy Warhol, 1974


Sep 8
les-sources-du-nil:

Eclipse on January 24, 1925. Photographer Unknown

les-sources-du-nil:

Eclipse on January 24, 1925. Photographer Unknown

(via new--tomorrows)


Sep 7
jibadojo:

Samurai under the cherry blossom

jibadojo:

Samurai under the cherry blossom


Sep 1

ancientart:

A quick look at: Mictlantecuhtli, the Aztec god of death and lord of the underworld.

Mictlantecuhtli was believed to live in Mictlan, the cold, damp and gloomy underworld of the Aztecs, or lower part of the cosmos, where the remains of humans were kept.

This Templo Mayor Museum figure of Mictlantecuhtli, which is perhaps one of the most famous representations of the god, was found in the House of Eagles. Here he wears a loincloth, and stands grinning. Some have suggested that this grin of Mictlantecuhtli, who once harassed Quetzalcoatl on his journey to the underworld, may suggest his desire to torment. His claw-like hands are posed, as though ready to attack someone.

The holes on his scalp would have once been filled with black, wavy hair -which the Aztecs associated with chaos. Parts of his flesh has been teared off, and his liver falls from his chest cavity. This organ was connected to Mictlan, and housed the Ihiyotl soul (see Aguilar-Moreno 2007, chapter 7). Recent residue analysis has found traces of human blood on the statue. 

Artefact courtesy of the Museum of the Templo Mayor, Mexico City. Photos taken by Travis: oosik.

Recommended reading: Handbook to Life in the Aztec World (Oxford University Press, 2007) by Manuel Aguilar-Moreno. This is a very good overview and introduction to the Aztec culture, and expands on many of the points I briefly mentioned here.


Aug 31
predecessors:

Barack Obama, George H.W. Bush and Robert Gates having a chat before the Points of Light forum at Texas A&M University. October 16, 2009

predecessors:

Barack Obama, George H.W. Bush and Robert Gates having a chat before the Points of Light forum at Texas A&M University. October 16, 2009


Page 1 of 53