history meme ∙ 10 moments: (1/10) The Storming of the Bastille
The Storming of the Bastille occurred in Paris, France on the morning of 14 July 1789. The medieval fortress and prison in Paris known as the Bastille represented royal authority in the center of Paris. While the prison only contained seven inmates at the time of its storming, its fall was the flashpoint of the French Revolution (x)
Kent Williams has built up a formidable reputation as a powerful contemporary painter. His is a bold realism with combined attributes of abstraction and neo-expressionistic sensibilities. His work is characterized by strong gestural forms combined with areas of arresting detail, rendered with rich dynamic brushwork.
Williams’ approach to his subjects is often subjective and intense. Whether through multi-figured compositional complexity and suggestive narrative, or with the straight-forward lone human form, there is often autobiographical narrative at play. Favorite models, friends, and the artist himself all play a role in the human story of his paintings.
“You never knew exactly how much space you occupied in people’s lives.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender Is the Night
Humphrey Bogart changing his son’s diaper, Gene Kelly giving his daughter a bottle, and 5 more heartwarming pics in honor of Father’s Day. Enjoy!
Pawel Kuczynski’s satirical art. Take a moment to look at these properly.