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Wie kan hier all’ de wondren tellen?

Ik zie de purpren Muskadellen;

‘k Zie de adertjes der blaadjes zwellen,

Door milde morgendauw besproeid.

De schoone Pruim en Perzik bloozen;

Terwijl het Violiertje gloeit

In schaaûw van witte en roode Roozen.

My dunkt ik zie dat Rupsje weeven,

Dat Bytje door de takjes zweeven,

Noem dit geen kunst: o neen : ‘t is leven.

(Who can count these wonders all?

I see the purple Muscatel;

I see the leaves’ veins as they swell

Under the gentle morning dew.

The Plum and Peach, they blush, ‘tis said,

and fragrant Stock of glowing hue,

shaded by Roses white and red.


The caterpillar wends its way,

Methinks that bee above doth sway,

Call not this art: ‘tis life, I say.)

-Lukretia Wilhelmina van Merken, in honour of Rachel Ruysch’s oeuvre (1750)

On this International Women’s Day, I’d like to highlight some of my greatest heroes and inspirations: the women whose fantastic works shaped the Dutch Golden Age. The harmful and disrespectful notion that women artists didn’t exist in history (and if they did, they were never successful) persists to this day. I want to stress, desperately, that this is not so. Women’s labour throughout the ages has been tragically undervalued, and women’s art has been systematically pushed aside and labelled as “kitsch” and “craft” by those who would have women make nothing else.

Margareta de Heer, Clara Peeters, Rachel Ruysch and Maria van Oosterwijck were each very achieved artists, and their work was heavily sought after in their time. With the limitations set upon them by society - still life was the only form of painting a (wealthy) woman could do at the time - they built great careers and lasting legacies. Their love of the natural world shows in the beautiful, detailed way they depict it in their work, and if ever you are blessed with the opportunity to see any of it in real life, I strongly suggest you do so. They are the giants whose shoulders we stand on, and must never be forgotten.

You know what I hate, I hate that every time Britney does something in her career it is a “comeback” like stop saying it is a comeback people. If you are referring to 2007 just stop. It has almost been 10 years.

Since 2007 she has:

  • Released FIVE Albums 

Blackout (2007) - Platinum & Gold Certified *not to mention this album made her the first female artist to use dubstep in a pop song
Circus (2008) - Platinum & Gold Certified
Femme Fatale (2011) - Platinum & Gold Certified
Britney Jean (2013) - Gold Certified
Glory (2016) - TBA

  • Released Compilation & Remix Albums

The Singles Collection (2009) / B in the Mix: The Remixes - Vol. 2 (2011)

  • Multiple Singles Reaching Platinum Certified
  • Multiple Singles Reaching Gold Certified
  • Multiple Singles Reaching Silver Certified
  • Had Multiple #1 Singles Across the World
  • Collaborated with Multiple Artists on Their Songs

Rihanna (2011) / Will.i.am (2012/2013) / Miley Cyrus (2013) / Giorgio Moroder (2015) / Artists for Orlando Victims (2016)

  • Released 16 Different Perfumes

Believe (2007) / Curious Heart (2008) / Hidden Fantasy (2009) / Circus Fantasy (2009) / Radiance (2010) / Cosmic Radiance (2011) / Fantasy Twist (2012) / Island Fantasy (2013) / Fantasy: Anniversary Edition (2013) / Fantasy: The Nice Remix (2014) / Fantasy: The Naughty Remix (2014) / Fantasy: Stage Edition (2014) / Rocker Femme Fantasy (2014) / Fantasy: The Intimate Edition (2015) / Maui Fantasy (2016) / Private Show (2016)

  • Went on 3 Tours

The M+M’s Tour (2007) / The Circus Tour Starring Britney Spears (2009) / The Femme Fatale Tour (2011)

  • Currently working in Britney: Piece of Me Residency (2013-2017) *which was meant to run for 2 years but due to success got extended
  • Released 20 different music videos since 2007
  • Released documentary Britney: For the Record (2008)
  • Appeared in How I Met Your Mother as Abby for 2 Episode in Season 3 preventing the show from cancellation (2008)
  • Won the Bambi for Best International Pop Star (2008)
  • Won the Bravo Otto Silver Award for Best Singer (2008)
  • Won MTV VMA Best Female Video for Piece of Me (2008)
  • Won MTV VMA Best Pop Video for Piece of Me (2008)
  • Won MTV VMA Video of the Year for Piece of Me (2008)
  • Won MTV EMA Album of the Year for Blackout (2008)
  • Won MTV EMA Best Act of 2008 (2008)
  • Won NRJ International Album of the Year (2008)
  • Wrote the Song Whiplash for Selena Gomez & The Scene (2008)
  • Most Searched Person on the Internet (2009)
  • Won MTV VMA Best Pop Video for Womanizer (2009)
  • Won MTV AUS Best Moves for Circus (2009)
  • Won MTV Brasil Best International Act (2009)
  • Won the NewNowNext “Always Next, Forever Now” Award (2009) *An award for being an LGBT Icon
  • Won NRJ International Female Artist of the Year (2009)
  • Won NRJ Video of the Year for Womanizer (2009)
  • Won Pollstar Most Creative Stage Production (2009)
  • Won the Ultimate Teen Choice Award (2009)
  • Was the Face of Candie’s Clothing Line (2009-2010)
  • Helped design for Candie’s Clothing Line (2010)
  • Appeared in Glee Episode “Britney/Brittany” (2010)
  • Won the Fryderyk International Song of the Year for Womanizer (2010) *Fryderyk Awards is the Polish equivalent to the Grammy Awards
  • Won the Z Award for Favourite Glee Episode “Britney/Brittany” (2010)
  • Won Cosmopolitan Best Female Celebrity Fragrance for Circus Fantasy (2010)
  • Won Glammy Best Fragrance Award for Curious (2010)
  • Released MTV Documentary “I Am The Femme Fatale” (2011)
  • Won MTV VMA Best Pop Video for Till the World Ends (2011)
  • Won the MTV VMA Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award (2011)
  • Won MTV EMA Best North American Act (2011)
  • Won Cosmopolitan Best Female Celebrity Fragrance for Fantasy (2011) 
  • Was a Judge on X Factor USA Season 2, being the highest paid X Factor Judge - ever. (2012)
  • Was the Face for Twister (2012)
  • Released “Ooh La La” for Smurfs 2 Movie Soundtrack (2013)
  • Appeared in Miley: The Movment (2013)
  • Released Documentary “I Am Britney Jean” (2013)
  • Released The Intimate Britney Spears Collection (2014)
  • Won People’s Choice Award for Favourite Pop Artist (2014) *her first ever PCA
  • Won the Radio Disney Award “Best Song That Makes You Smile” for Ooh La La (2014)
  • Won the World Music Award for best fanbase “BritneyArmy” (2014)
  • Released a range of hair care products in Britain with Lidl (2014)
  • Presented with the Key to Las Vegas due to her Piece of Me Residency increasing Las Vegas revenue (2014)
  • Announced that Nov 05 is Officially ANOTHER Britney Day (2014)
  • Appeared in Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris (2015)
  • Appeared in Jane the Virgin (2015)
  • Won Best of Las Vegas Overall Show for her Piece of Me Residency (2015)
  • Won Best of Las Vegas Bachelorette Party for her Piece of Me Residency (2015)
  • Won Teen Choice Candie’s Style Icon (2015) *Which is dope cause Zendaya won it the year before so Britney (34) is as stylish as Zendaya (20)
  • Promoted EOS (2015)
  • Covers V Magazines 100th Issue (2016)
  • Launched her first phone game Britney Spears: American Dream (2016)
  • Won People’s Choice Award for Favourite Social Media Celebrity (2016)
  • Won the Billboard Millennium Award (2016)
  • Nominated for MULTIPLE other awards in different shows including a Grammy!
  • IS FUCKING HAPPY!!!

So here’s an idea. Let’s stop saying she is making a comeback or even needs to. Some of these achievements listed happened WHILST she was in her “breakdown”. She hasn’t stopped. She continues to slay this industry daily. So STFU about her comebacks, she’s been having a comeback every year for the last ten years as far as any of you are concerned and it’s time to stop saying that!

The Awards Won In The 1989 Era

1989 

  • Grammy Award for Album of the Year
  • American Music Award for Favourite Pop/Rock Album
  • Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album
  • Billboard Music Award for Top Billboard 200 Album
  • Japan Gold Disc Awards Albums of the Year
  • Japan Gold Disc Awards Best 3 Albums

Blank Space 

  • MTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video
  • MTV Video Music Award for Best Pop Video
  • American Music Award for Song of the Year
  • iHeartRadio Music Award for Best Lyrics

Bad Blood

  • MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year
  • MTV Video Music Award for Best Collaboration
  • MTV Europe Music Award for Best Song
  • Grammy Award for Best Music Video
  • Teen Choice Award for Choice Collaboration
  • Teen Choice Award for Choice Break-Up Song
  • NRJ Music Award for Video of the Year

Shake It Off

  • Billboard Music Award for Top Streaming Song (Video)
  • People’s Choice Award for Favourite Song
  • Radio Disney Music Award for Best Song to Dance To
  • iHeartRadio Music Award for Song of the Year
  • BMI Pop Awards Award Winning Song
  • Myx Music Awards Favourite International Video 

Taylor

  • Favourite Female Artist
  • Emmy Award for Original Interactive Program
  • 50th Anniversary Milestone Award
  • American Music Award Favourite Adult Contemporary Artis
  • BBC Music Awards International Artist of the Year
  • Billboard Music Awards Woman of the Year
  • Billboard Music Awards Top Artist
  • Billboard Music Awards Top Female Artist
  • Billboard Music Awards Top Hot 100 Artist 
  • Billboard Music Awards Top Digital Songs Artist
  • Billboard Music Awards Billboard Chart Achievement Award (Fan Voted)
  • Brit Awards International Female Solo Artist 
  • Elle Style Awards Woman of the Year 
  • FiFi Awards Fragrance of the Year: Women’s Popular
  • IFPI Global Recording Artist Award Global Recording Artist 2014
  • MTV Awards Best US Act 
  • Nashville Songwriters Association International Award Song Writer/Artist Of The Year
  • NME Awards Best International Solo Artist 
  • NRJ Music Awards International Female Artist of the Year
  • People’s Choice Awards Favourite Female Artist 
  • People’s Choice Awards Favourite Pop Artist 
  • Shorty Awards Best Singer
  • Telehit Awards Best Female Artist 
Reminder Taylor has won:
  • 8 ACM Awards // New Female Vocalist, Crystal Milestone Award, Video of the Year x2, Jim Reeves International Award, Entertainer of the Year, 50th Milestone Award.
  • 4 ACA Awards // Worldwide Artist, Collaborative Single of the Year, Collaborative Video of the Year, Song of the Year.
  • 19 AMA Awards // Artist of the Year x3, Favourite Country Female Artist x5, Dick Clark Award for Excellence, Favourite Country Album x3, Favourite Pop/Rock Female Artist x2, Favourite Adult Contemporary Artist x2, Favourite Pop/Rock Album, Song of the Year
  • 1 BBC Award // International Artist of the Year
  • 23 BBMA Awards // Top Touring Artist, Top Streaming Song (Video), Top Billboard 200 Album x2, Woman of the Year x2, Top Country Artist x2, Top Country Album x2, Top Female Artist x2, Artist of the Year, Top Digital Songs Artist x2, Top Billboard 200 Artist x3, Top Billboard 100 Artist x2, Billboard Chart Achievement Award, Top Country Song
  • 3 Billboard Touring Awards // Top Package x2, Concert and Marketing Promotion Award
  • 66 BMI Awards (Overall) // Award Winning Songs x11,  Publisher of the Year x12, Song of the Year x3, Country Awards Top 50 songs x4, Top 50 Songs x2. BMI London Awards: Award Winning Song. BMI Pop Awards: President’s Award, Award Winning Songs x15, Publisher of the Year x10, Song of the Year, Songwriter of the Year.
  • Bravo Otto
  • Brit Awards // International Female Solo Artist
  • 5 CCMAs // Top Selling Album x4, Generation Award
  • Channel V Thailand Music Video Awards // Popular New Artist
  • 2 Clio Awards // Bronze Award for Best Commercials, Silver for Best Commercials (between 30 seconds to a minute) 
  • 11 CMAAs // Horizon Award, Entertainer of the Year x2, Female Vocalist of the Year, International Artist Achievement Award x2, Album of the Year, Music Video of the Year x2, Pinnacle Award, Musical Event of the Year.
  • 1 CMA (Australia) Awards // Top Selling International Album of the Year
  • 6 CMT Awards // Breakthrough Video of the Year, Female Video of the Year x2, Video of the Year x3
  • Elle Style Awards // Woman of the Year
  • Emmy Awards // Original Interactive Program
  • 2 FiFi Awards // Fragrance Celebrity of the Year, Fragrance of the Year: Woman’s Popular
  • Glamour Awards // International Solo Artist
  • 10 GRAMMYS // Album of the Year x2, Best Country Song x2, Best Song Written for Visual Media, Best Country Album, Best Country Solo Performance, Best Music Video, Best Pop Vocal Album, Best Female Country Vocal Performance
  • 5 Guinness World Records // Fastest Selling Digital Album by a Female Artist, Most Simultaneous U.S Hot 100 Hits by a Female Artist, First Solo Female with Two Million Selling Weeks on the U.S Albums Chart, Fastest Selling Single in Digital History, Most Million-Selling Weeks on the U.S Albums Chart with Three Consecutive Albums.
  •  IFPI Global Recording Artist Award // Global Recording Artist of 2014
  • 7 iHeart Radio Music Awards // Album of the Year, Artist of the Year, Most Meme-able Moment, Best Tour, Best Lyrics, Female Artist of the Year, Song of the Year.
  • 2 Japan Gold Disc Awards // Album of the Year, Best 3 Albums
  • 5 EMAs // Best Song, Best Female, Best Live Act, Best Look, Best US Act
  • 6 VMAs // Best Female Video x3, Best Pop Video, Video of the Year, Best Collaboration
  • MTV Millennial Awards // Hit Chicle del Año
  • mtvU Woodie Awards // Best Cover Woodie
  • MMVAs // Your Fave International Artist/Group
  • Music Business Association // Artist of the Year
  •  3 Myx Music Awards // Favourite International Video x3
  • 8 Nashville Songwriters Association International Award // Songwriter/Artist of the Year x7, Ten Songs I Wish I’d Written.
  • Nashville Symphony Ball // Harmony Award
  • 3 KCAs // The Big Help Award, Favourite Song, Favourite Female Singer
  • NME Awards // Best International Solo Artist
  • 2 NRJ Music Awards // International Female Artist of the Year, Video of the Year
  • 10 PCAs // Favourite Female Artist x3, Favourite Country Artist x4, Best Pop Artist x2, Favourite Song
  • Los Premios 40 Principales // Best International Artist
  • 8 Radio Disney Music Awards // Song of the Year x2, Best Break-Up Song x2, Fiercest Fans, Best Musical Collaboration, Best Song to Dance To, Most Talked About Artist
  •  Ripple of Hope Gala // Ripple of Hope Award
  •  4 SESAC Nashville Music Awards // Country Performance Activity Awards x3, Recurrent Country Performance Activity Awards 
  • Shorty Awards // Best Singer
  • SirusXM Indies Awards // International Artist of the Year
  • Songwriters Hall Of Fame // Hal David Starlight Award
  • 25 TCAs // Choice Music Collaboration, Choice Break-up Song x2, Choice Breakout Artist, Choice Twit, Choice Summer Music Star: Female, Choice Breakout Female, Choice Female Country Artist x5, Red Carpet Hot Icon - Female, Choice Female Artist x3, Choice Country Song x4, Choice Female Album x2, Ultimate Choice, Choice Single by a Female Artist
  • 3 Telehit Awards // Álbum Pop Femenino, Best Female Artist, Video of the Year.
  • Young Hollywood Awards // Superstar of Tomorrow
  • 2 YouTube Music Awards // 50 Artists to Watch, YouTube phenomenon     

At the age of 27. This generation should be blessed by the impact of @taylorswift and how she is shaping up the future for music.  💖 💖 💖

Originally posted by lov-eswift