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It’s Women’s History Month!

Can you name 5 women artists? The National Museum of Women in the Arts is leading a campaign to call attention to the inequity women artists face today, as well as in the past.

Here are some our favorite women artists from the Getty Museum and Getty Research Institute special collections.

  1. Luisa Roldán (called “La Roldana”) - She was a court sculptor and the first woman sculptor recorded in Spain! She married another sculptor, and they worked together to become Luisa’s father’s primary source of income. 
  2. Julia Margaret Cameron - She started her career in photography at age 48 and went on to photograph intellectuals and leaders in Victorian England. She’s well known for her dreamlike photographs of her family, and was drawn to inspiration from literature. 
  3. Giovanna Garzoni - She was one of the first women still life painters. Her work was so well loved that, according to one writer, she could sell her work “for whatever price she wished.” Among her many patrons was the famous Medici family.
  4. Rosa Bonheur - She was a realist painter and sculptor most known for her beautiful and lifelike paintings of animals. Her work was exhibited in the 1848 Paris salon, and today she is considered to have been the most famous female painter of the 19th century. Page through one of her sketchbooks here.
  5. Maria Sybilla Meriaen - She was both a naturalist and scientific illustrator. She published her first book at age 28! Her compositions are dynamic and full of life, not surprising as she was one of the first naturalists to observe insects directly. 

Who is your favorite woman artist? #5WomenArtists

Ecco il mio segreto
Anto feat. The Little Prince
Ecco il mio segreto

“Sono qui. Sotto al melo.”
“Chi sei? Sei molto carino…”
“Sono una volpe.”
“Vieni a giocare con me. Sono cosí triste…”
“Non posso giocare con te. Non sono addomesticata.”
“Ah! scusa. Che cosa vuol dire addomesticare?”
“Non sei di queste parti, tu. Che cosa cerchi?”
“Cerco gli uomini. Che cosa vuol dire addomesticare?”
“Gli uomini hanno dei fucili e cacciano. É molto noioso! Allevano anche delle galline. É il loro solo interesse. Tu cerchi delle galline?”
“No. Cerco degli amici. Che cosa vuol dire addomesticare?”
“É una cosa da molto dimenticata. Vuol dire creare dei legami.”
“Creare dei legami?”
“Certo. Tu, fino ad ora, per me, non sei che un ragazzino uguale a centomila ragazzini. E non ho bisogno di te. E neppure tu hai bisogno di me. Io non sono per te che una volpe uguale a centomila volpi. Ma se tu mi addomestichi, noi avremo bisogno l'uno dell'altro. Tu sarai per me unico al mondo, e io saró per te unica al mondo. La mia vita é monotona. Io dó la caccia alle galline, e gli uomini danno la caccia a me. Tutte le galline si assomigliano, e tutti gli uomini si assomigliano. E io mi annoio perció. Ma se tu mi addomestichi, la mia vita sará illuminata. Conosceró un rumore di passi che sará diverso da tutti gli altri. Gli altri passi mi fanno nascondere sotto terra. Il tuo, mi fará uscire dalla tana, come una musica. E poi, guarda! Vedi, laggiú in fondo, dei campi di grano? Io non mangio il pane e il grano, per me é inutile. I campi di grano non mi ricordano nulla. E questo é triste! Ma tu hai dei capelli color dell'oro. Allora sará meraviglioso quando mi avrai addomesticato. Il grano, che é dorato, mi fará pensare a te. E ameró il rumore del vento nel grano… Per favore… addomesticami!”


"La colpa é tua. io, non ti volevo far del male, ma tu hai voluto che ti addomesticassi…”
“É vero.”
"Ma piangerai!”
“É certo.”
“Ma allora che ci guadagni?”
“Ci guadagno… il colore del grano. Va’ a rivedere le rose. Capirai che la tua é unica al mondo. Quando ritornerai a dirmi addio, ti regaleró un segreto.”


"Voi non siete per niente simili alla mia rosa, voi non siete ancora niente. Nessuno vi ha addomesticato, e voi non avete addomesticato nessuno. Voi siete come era la mia volpe. Non era che una volpe uguale a centomila altre. Ma ne ho fatto il mio amico ed ora é per me unica al mondo. Voi siete belle, ma siete vuote. Non si puó morire per voi. Certamente, un qualsiasi passante crederebbe che la mia rosa vi rassomigli, ma lei, lei sola, é piú importante di tutte voi, perché é lei che ho innaffiata. Perché é lei che ho messa sotto la campana di vetro. Perché é lei che ho riparata col paravento. Perché su di lei ho uccisi i bruchi (salvo i due o tre per le farfalle). Perché é lei che ho ascoltato lamentarsi o vantarsi, o anche qualche volta tacere. Perché é la mia rosa.”


"Ecco il mio segreto… É molto semplice: non si vede bene che col cuore. L'essenziale é invisibile agli occhi.” 
"L'essenziale é invisibile agli occhi…”
“É il tempo che tu hai perduto per la tua rosa che ha fatto la tua rosa cosí importante.” 
"É il tempo che ho perduto per la mia rosa…”
“Gli uomini hanno dimenticato questa veritá. Ma tu non la devi dimenticare. Tu diventi responsabile per sempre di quello che hai addomesticato. Tu sei responsabile della tua rosa.”
“Io sono responsabile della mia rosa…”

( to my family, with love )

Gift ideas for bibliophiles!

Books are gifts you can open again and again. So here is a selection for all fiction readers based on themes/main characters:

Books with a physically impaired main characterSix of Crows and Crooked Kingdom by L Bardugo, The beginning of Everything by R Schneider

Books with a kickass heroineWar of the Fae series by E Casey, Graceling series by K Cashore, The Italian Saga by GB Amman

Books with a great POC main character: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian by S Alexie, Island Beneath the Sea by I Allende, The Unfinished Song series by T Maya, The Obeahman’s dagger by N Daniels, The Lunar Chronicles by S Meyer, Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom  by L Bardugo

Books about loss: I’ll Give you the Sun by J Nelson, The Sky is Everywhere by J Nelson, Sex-O-S by GB Amman

LGBTQ romance: Carry On by R Rowell, Simon & the Homo Sapiens Agenda by B Albertalli,  I’ll Give you the Sun by J Nelson

Addictive series: War of the Fae series by E Casey, Graceling series by K Cashore,  Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom by L Bardugo, The Italian Saga by GB Amman

Books that teach you something: The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint Exupery, The Italian Saga by GB Amman, Shantaram by GD Roberts

Books for the bibliophile to be: the Harry Potter series by JK Rowling

 YA Page turners that are NOT romance: Neverwhere by N Gaiman, The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint Exupery, The Ocean at the end of the Lane by N Gaiman, An Italian Adventure by GB Amman,

Books about fictional not-so-fictional politics that will make you think: The President Factor by P Obermeyer, 1984 by G Orwell, The Hunger Games series by S Collins

Can’t put it down uplifting YA romance: Lola & the Boy next Door by S. Perkins, Forget Nico by GB Amman, I’ll Give you the Sun by J Nelson, Eleanor & Park by R Rowell,

Can’t put it down traditional “cheesy” romance: Rhyn trilogy by L Ford

Romance where the main heroine is not a girly girlLola & the Boy next Door by S. Perkins, Forget Nico by GB Amman, Eleanor & Park by R Rowell, War of the Fae series by E Casey, Graceling series by K Cashore, The Lunar Chronicles by S Meyer

Witty books that blew my mind: Timequake by K Vonnegut, Rant by C Palahniuk, Breakfast of Champions by K Vonnegut

Sweet coming out booksI’ll Give you the Sun by J Nelson, Carry On by R Rowell, Simon & the Homo Sapiens Agenda by B Albertalli,

Books with main characters that perceive themselves as overweightEleanor & Park by R Rowell, Sex-O-S by GB Amman

Books where the main character suffers of eating disordersSex-O-S by GB Amman

Books with a main character struggling with mental illness: Love like Crazy by M Squires,  Sex-O-S by GB Amman

Books taking place in South of US: The Line by JD Horn, Paper Towns by J Green, Sookie Stackhouse series by C Harris

Books taking place in the CaribbeanIsland Beneath the Sea by I Allende, The Obeahman’s dagger by N Daniels

Books that challenge Catholic religion: His Dark Materials (Golden Compass Trilogy) by P Pullman, The Italian Saga by GB Amman, 

Books that take place in India: Shantaram by GD Roberts

Books that take place in Europe: Anna & the French Kiss by S. Perkins, The Italian Saga by GB Amman, 

Insightful booksShantaram by GD Roberts, The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint Exupery, The Italian Saga by GB Amman, 

Books you can’t put down with pre-teen characters: Ocean at the End of the Lane by N Gaiman,  An Italian Adventure by GB Amman, The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint Exupery

Books with blow-your-mind crazy plots: Rant by C Palahniuk, Breakfast of Champions by K Vonnegut

YA Romance where the male interests are exceptionally smart: A Thousand Pieces of You by C Gray

Books where a main character was abused: Love like Crazy by M Squires, Sex-O-S by GB Amman

Books were the male lead is sensitive and smart: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian by S Alexie, I’ll Give you the Sun by J Nelson, The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint Exupery, the Harry Potter series by JK Rowling

Books where one or more main characters are overcoming trauma: Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom by L Bardugo, The beginning of Everything by R Schneider, Sex-O-S by GB Amman

Books dealing with the first time: Sex-O-S by GB Amman

Books with a main character dealing with autism: Born on a Blue Day by Daniet Tammet, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon, Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Dicks (actually narrated from the point of view of the imaginary friend ^_^)

*Please reblog adding your own recommendations* 


-Books with trans main characters

-Books with lesbian main characters

-Books with bi main characters

-Books with asexual main characters

Coming from yours truly soon: books about addiction, abusive relationships, controlling boyfriends (not in a good light), books about women in science, books about immigrating in the US.

Who am I to give you recommendations?

I am part unicorn and part ninja. A college professor of molecular biology with a wicked sense of humor. Weaver of dreams, author of novels, fierce advocate of respect and diversity. My name is…

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Reign Soundtrack Vol. I - [Listen]

“All the songs in the amazing soundtrack of the first season of reign (in the order of episodes).”

i. scotland - the lumineers // ii. charlie boy - the lumineers // iii. follow - crystal fighters // iv. the loved ones - sanders bohlke // v. girl you’re alright - paul otten // vi. flowers in your hair - the lumineers // vii. give up the ghost - rosi golan ft. johnny mcdaid // viii. wistful thinking - a.void ft. david young // ix. back to you - twin forks // x. navigate - band of skulls // xi. roots - the melodic // xii. simple desire - all mankind // xiii. wasting my young years - london grammar // xiv. estampie - robert foster // xv. tete a tete - ismäel de saint leger // xvi. by your side - alex & sam // xvii. beautiful day - joshua radin // xviii. these things neve change - josh auer // xix. blame - nik ammar // xx. i followed fires - matthew and the atlas // xxi. run boy run - woodkid // xxii. metal and dust - london grammar // xxiii. hide and seek - claire guerreso // xxiv. more than an arms reach - audurn // xxv. you’re my girl - fairgorund lights // xxvi. don’t you give up on me - milo greene // xxvii. with you - david gautreau ft. wolfgang black // xxviii. fingers n thumbs - jim davies and martin jackson // xxix. the call - ruu campbell // xxx. the kind of norway - the donnies the amys // +55 songs including bastille, kodaline, vitamin string quartet, the lumineers, daughter, gabrielle aplin and other artists

anonymous asked:

What are your top 10 favorite quotes?

“Isn’t it pretty to think so?” - Ernest Hemingway

“She wasn’t doing a thing that I could see, except standing there leaning on the balcony railing, holding the universe together.” - J. D. Salinger

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” - A. A. Milne

“That’s the thing about girls. Every time they do something pretty, even if they’re not much to look at, or even if they’re sort of stupid, you fall in love with them, and then you never know where the hell you are. Girls. Jesus Christ. They can drive you crazy. They really can.” - J. D. Salinger

“He is mad about being small when you were big, but no, that’s not it, he is mad about being helpless when you were powerful, but no, not that either, he is mad about being contingent when you were necessary, not quite it… he is insane because when he loved you, you didn’t notice.” - Donald Barthelme

“I think you still love me, but we can’t escape the fact that I’m not enough for you. I knew this was going to happen. So I’m not blaming you for falling in love with another woman. I’m not angry, either. I should be, but I’m not. I just feel pain. A lot of pain. I thought I could imagine how much this would hurt, but I was wrong.” - Haruki Murakami

“So the darkness shall be the light and the stillness, the dancing.” - T. S. Eliot

“Because what’s worse than knowing you want something, besides knowing you can never have it?” - James Patterson

“Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.” - Henry Wadsworth

“People have forgotten this truth,” the fox said. “But you mustn’t forget it. You become responsible forever for what you’ve tamed. You’re responsible for your rose.” - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Here are a smattering of quotes off the top of my head :)