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I recently read Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between The World And Me and the above was one of many passages that really shook me. I highly recommend the book if you want to learn more about the Black Lives Matter movement in the US (or if you want to just read some damn fine writing).

Get the book from Amazon here.


4/29 update: correction made to last page thanks to Reddit users gigaquack and Godinjointform.

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Monet on the Run - 9. Another friend with benefits
I guess it took Monet a walk of an hour or less to visit Camille Pissarro, who lived at the Route de Versailles in Louveciennes. Monet returned there a number of times and painted the road in different conditions, as Pissarro was doing too. Look at the resemblance and differences among the bottom 5 of both artists’ oils.

Pissarro and Monet first met as art students in the studio of ‘Père’ Suisse. Now, a decade later, working almost in front of Pissarro’s home gave Monet the opportunity to eat with him. As such, Pissarro definitely was another friend with benefits…

Claude Monet: 
- Route, effet d’hiver, soleil couchant , December 1869. Oil on canvas, 43x 65. Musée des Beaux-Arts et de la céramique, Rouen, France
- Route à Louveciennes, neige fondante, soleil couchant, 1870. Oil on canvas, 40 x 54 cm. Private collection
- Route à Louveciennes, effet de neige, 1870. Oil on canvas, 55 x 65 cm. Private collection
Camille Pissarro:
- La Route de Versailles à Louveciennes, effet de pluie, 1870. Oil on canvas, 40.3 x 56.3 cm. The Clark, Williamsburg MA, USA
- La Route de Versailles à Louveciennes, effet de neige, 1869. Oil on canvas, 38.4 x 46.3 cm. Walters Art Museum, Baltimore MD, USA
- La Route de Versailles à Louveciennes, 1870. Oil on canvas, 32.5 x 41.1 cm.  The Clark, Williamsburg MA, USA
- La Conversation ou La Route de Versailles à Louveciennes, 1870. Oil on canvas, 100 x 81 cm. Stiftung Sammlung E.G. Bührle, Zürich, Switzerland 

Over 100+ photos have been added into the queue. They will be showing up on your Tumblr feed in several hours and throughout the next few days.

Here’s what’s soon to be posted:

Baltimore, MD, USA - May 10, 2017
Philadelphia, PA, USA - May 12, 2017
East Rutherford, NJ, USA - May 14, 2017
Uniondale, NY, USA - May 17, 2017
Foxborough, MA, USA - May 19, 2017
Columbus, OH, USA - May 21, 2017

Enjoy!