And then, I met a pretty girl of my acquaintance, who is as beautiful as the spring, worthy to be called Floreal, and who is delighted, enraptured, as happy as the angels, because a wretch yesterday, a frightful banker all spotted with small-pox, deigned to take a fancy to her!
What was brutally concluded with Thermidor is the incandescent phase of the Revolution, in which men of government, sometimes followed and sometimes driven forward by the most conscious section of the people, sought to change material inequalities, social relations and ways of life. They did not succeed, to be sure .Their failure and their tragic end were not fundamentally due to the coalition of fripons, but far more to the social fear aroused by their program, and the contradiction between the realism of the revolutionary government and the demands of the popular movement.
The heirs of the Thermidorians, who have governed and taught us continuously ever since, seek to travesty this history. Against them, let us keep memory alive, and never lose the inspiration of a time when one heard tell that ‘unfortunate are the powers of the Earth’ that the 'essence of the Republic or of democracy is equality,’ and that 'the purpose of society is the common happiness.
Hazan, Éric. A People’s History of the French Revolution. London: Verso, 2014. Print.
zeus: if you could have one power, what would it be? I want to be able to freeze or speed up time at will! that would have great application for both crime-fighting… and doing homework
apollo: what are your favorite pieces of poetry? One of my favorites is by margaret atwood. here it is:
Eating fire is your ambition: to swallow the flame down take it into your mouth and shoot it forth, a short or an incandescent tongue, a word exploding from you in gold, crimson unrolling in a brilliant scroll
To be lit up from within vein by vein
To be the sun
hermes: where do you want to travel that you’ve never been before? Hmm, I’ve never been to Hawaii, or New Zealand, so I would love to visit or maybe even move there. basically, the pacific ocean is my home and I’m just making my way around it n_n
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When proposing my concept to my tutors at university I was met with a lot of blank stares ad questions. Unless you’ve been watching the catwalk trends recently, then a lot of people don’t understand what Iridescent is.
Iridescent is an object or material that when shone at different angles reflects the colours of the rainbow.
I decided to create a series of posters that had descriptive words that explained what Iridescent was in different ways. This is to help someone understand it in more ways than one. For my final major project I may turn this into a book that is extended even further with descriptive sentences, materials etc.
The backgrounds I have used are macro shots of Iridescent material taken at different times of the day to encourage different levels of colour. Some of the other backgrounds are ombres I created out of lines in Illustrator.