necklace of thorns

the signs as famous paintings (not necessarily based on the artists’ actual sign)

ARIES: The Starry Night, Vincent van Gogh (1889)

TAURUS: The Birth Of Venus, Sandro Botticelli (1484-1486)

GEMINI: Impression, Sunrise, Claude Monet (1872)

CANCER: The Kiss, Gustav Klimt (1907-1908)

LEO: The Scream, Edvard Munch (1893)

VIRGO: The Son Of Man, Rene Magritte (1964)

LIBRA: Christina’s World, Andrew Wyeth (1948)

SCORPIO: Guernica, Pablo Picasso (1937)

SAGITTARIUS: Nighthawks, Edward Hopper (1942)

CAPRICORN: Saturn Devouring His Son, Francisco Goya (1819-1823)

AQUARIUS: Self-Portrait With Thorn Necklace And Hummingbird, Frida Kahlo (1940)

PISCES: The Persistence Of Memory, Salvador Dali (1931)

Window to the Soul

Details taken from: Frida Kahlo’s ‘Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird’ (1940), Ford Madox Brown’s ‘The Irish Girl’ (1860), Pablo Picasso’s sketch of Francoise Gilot (approx. 1946), Paul Cezanne’s ‘Le paysan’/‘Peasant’ (1891), Johannes Vermeer’s ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ (1665), Vincent Van Gogh’s Self-Portrait (1889), Henri Matisse’s ‘Self-Portrait in a Striped Shirt’ (1906), Laura Knight’s sketch of Elizabeth II (1950), Francis Bacon’s Self-Portrait (1969), Lucian Freud’s ‘Head of a Girl’ (1976), Fayum Mommy Portrait (1st-3rd C.), Elizabeth Catlett’s Untitled Portrait (approx.1947).

i found the palette meme’s very good practise, but i wanted to see one with darker colours, say, maybe of a more classical feeling? these are a compilation of twenty famous paintings, they differ in age and style in hope to satisfy every need. below are a list of every painting, which should all be easy to find after a quick google search. it might be nice to see these colours work in their original palette!

i picked paintings i’m sure most of you have seen before, with artists very familiar. now, there’s important to note that one painting could have many different versions and colours, so i’ve tried to find the most true-to-life pictures in order to get these colours and not photoshopped ones. 

i’ve also blurred every strip to get as many shades as possible. i hope you’ll like them! 

  • The Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci
  • Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh
  • The Kiss by Gustav Klimt
  • Grande Odalisque by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres
  • Self-portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird by Frida Kahlo
  • Weeping Woman by Pablo Picasso
  • F. Champenois Imprimeur-Éditeur by Alfons Mucha
  • The Entombment of Christ by Michelangelo
  • Classical Landscape by Jacques Patel
  •  Pieta by William-Adolphe Bouguereau
  •  The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli
  •  Ophelia by Sir John Everett Millais
  •  Proserpine by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  •  Le Bassin aux nymphéas, harmonie verte by Claude Monet
  • Marie Antoinette in Muslin dress by Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun
  • The Night Watch by Rembrandt
  •  The Lament for Icarus by Herbert James Draper
  •  Napoleon Crossing the Alps by Jacques-Louis David
  •  Portrait of Henry VIII by Hans Holbein the Younger
  •  The Swing by Jean-Honoré Fragonard

 PART I - Lorde’s lyrics inside artists frames

‘’(…) Only bad people live to see their likeness set in stone.’’ - Still Sane (Pure Heroine - Lorde).

Portraits of Vincent van Gogh - (1853–1890).


‘’And the scars that mark my body, they’re silver and gold’’ - Flicker (Hunger Games - Lorde and Kanye West Rework)

Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird - Frida Kahlo - (1940)

Me and My Parrots - Frida Kahlo (1941)


An examination of art and capitalism; of expression and function; of personal and corporate.

Logo+Art is an offshoot of my Mag+Art Project. Inspired by Swoosh Art Tumblr  and Sandrine Nugue’s Male/Female.

Apple + The Son of Man by René Magritte
Barbie + Portrait of Simonetta Vespucci by Piero di Cosimo
British Petroleum + Three Sunflowers by Vincent Van Gogh
CBS Television + The Desperate Man (Self-Portrait) by Gustave Courbet
Ferrari + Napoleon Crossing the Alps by Jacques-Louis David
National Aeronautics and Space Administration + The Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh
National Basketball Association + Gladiators by Leon-Maxime Faivre
Puma + Scout Attacked by a Tiger by Henri Rousseau
Shell + The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli
Starbucks + Self-portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird by Frida Kahlo

holyhayle  asked:

I know you didn't like the SOSN ending and I didn't either, so I figured, could you do some headcanons on events surrounding each tlc character and couple besides Kaider and how do you think their endings would go post-revolution?

Well, I’d like to include Kaider because I have thoughts on how their story should have unfolded!!

  • Kaider: Even though these two are busy running their own countries thousands of miles away from each other, they always always always find some time to talk to each other – even if it’s only five minutes in between meetings.
    • Cinder continues to rule over Luna, taking her time to hold fair trials, make necessary changes to her council and court, and mindfully establish a republic. She reunites the Shells and wolf-hybrids with their families and communities and sets up lots of agencies and groups to help with these transitions. After (at least) ten years of a new and stable Luna, she then begins to transition the country into a fully functional republic and begins to hold elections for a Grand Master/Mistress. 
    • Kai returns to a battered and mourning country. He spends a lot of time reaching out to the communities most affected by Levana’s attacks and tries to regain the mistrust the country has. His top priority is to make sure that the people of the Eastern Commonwealth can trust that though he is young, his top priority is the safety and prosperity of his country. 
    • After Cinder abdicates her throne, she becomes a Lunar ambassador to help facilitate a smooth and peaceful transition. Slowly, she begins to spend more time on Earth and in the company of the young E.C. emperor. Although they eventually get married, Cinder doesn’t adopt the title of Empress and after a couple of years, the Eastern Commonwealth becomes a Constitutional Monarchy. 
  • Wolflet: True to their word, they travel with Thorne and Cress to help deliver the letumosis antidote. They spend a solid three months distributing the drug all throughout the American Republic and after their contract is up with President Vargas, the European Federation contract Thorne and crew to distribute the drug. By this time Scarlet and Wolf are only spending half of their time on the Rampion with the other part of their time seeing to the farm. When the contract with the E.F. is done, Scarlet and Wolf retire to the farm full time.
    • Scarlet continues to make the farm her top priority and after the revolution, there is a surge of interest. Also, Benoit Farm started experimenting with some interesting fruit and vegetables thanks to Winter and Cinder which makes the farm very popular with the hipster scene. 
    • Wolf finds comfort into putting in a hard’s day work on the farm and it’s a great way to dispense of all of his pent up energy. Soon, wolf-hybrids begin reaching out to Wolf and Scarlet and the couple take it upon themselves to help with these immigrations. They put the hybrids in touch with farms around the area as hired hands. It helps that the people of Rieux are much more understanding than most because they’re so used to Wolf. 
    • When they eventually have kids (triplet boys and a girl), Wolf is a wonderful Mr. Mom complete with flower print apron and prize winning pies and jams.
  • Cresswell: Thorne doesn’t know for sure if he’s ever kept a single promise besides promising himself he’d get his hands on a Rampion. But he knows he is damn well going to keep his promise to Cress and take her anywhere she wants to go. 
    • They find themselves gazing over the emerald moors of Scotland, walking hand in hand through spice markets in Morocco, swimming with dolphins in the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean, and even huddled together in fur-lined parkas while standing on a glacier. 
      • Thorne takes Cress to deserted beaches and crowded Tokyo streets. They visit old opera houses and art museums. Sometimes Cress has to hold onto Thorne’s hands tightly in case his fingers start itching to grab a jewel-encrusted necklace. 
    • Eventually, after Thorne thinks he has taken Cress to every single square of land on Earth, she asks him to take her to L.A. to meet his family. Unable to break his promise to her, he swallows his pride and reaches out to his parents. A meeting is set and the Thornes begin to ssslllooowwwlllyyy mend their strained relationship. It turns out that no Thorne is immune to the charms of Cress Darnel. 
    • Soon after this, Thorne begins to wonder (and worry) if Cress will want to settle down. After all, they have seen the entire world and what girl doesn’t want a house with a picket fence? And Cress seems to adore Benoit Farms. He’s never seen that sort of future for himself and worries that he’s not cut out for that sort of life. Fortunately, Cress surprises him by mentioning that they haven’t been to Budapest in a while and they begin their second world tour.
  • Jacinter: Much to the delight of the new Lunar queen, Winter being a Lunar ambassador to Earth is a huge success. And much to the delight of Winter, she finds Earth absolutely charming. Like Cress, Winter partakes in all Earth has to offer. Her favorite, being of course, all of the delicious candies and treats she gets to try. 
    • Winter spends her days meeting with dignitaries and sightseeing and her evenings embroidering beautiful quilts and shawls full of scenes from her travels. True to his word, Jacin accompanies Winter on these missions, all the while taking online medical courses.
    • After many years of travel, the two return to Luna where Winter joins Cinder’s counsel to help rebuild while Jacin begins taking classes in earnest at the university in Artemisia. 
    • Eventually, Winter gets elected as Grand Mistress of Luna and serves four terms. After deciding not to run for the fifth time, the people of Luna vote to instate term limits, thus making Winter the longest Grand Minister in the history of Luna. Surprisingly, Jacin is one of the more popular First Gentlemen. After finishing medical school, instead of becoming a doctor, he decides to work on Winter’s council and create lots of policies involving healthcare and medical research.
      • Jacin also mellows out dramatically, what with having to deal with so many people all the time. He’s still a stern First Gentleman, but also kind.
  • Iko is still Iko and as predicted by Thorne, goes everywhere Cinder goes. She’s actually a pretty amazing Councilwoman and because she doesn’t sleep, takes on the duties of Cinder’s personal assistant and head of household. 
    • When Cinder eventually returns to Earth, Iko, of course, goes with her. She continues her role as Cinder’s personal assistant and head of household at New Beijing Palace. She personally loves planning and executing the E.C.’s Peace Balls and they are (along with all the other events she plans) a consistent subject for all the gossip and entertainment news feeds. 
    • After many many many years of constantly listening to Iko complain about how she can’t eat, Cinder and Cress eventually come up with a way to allow Iko to at least experience taste. She still can’t technically eat anything, but she does lick things. A. Lot. 
    • When the crew start having kids, Iko basically appoints herself keeper of all of these children and their children and their children’s children. 

Well, this was crazy long. But also, I feel like all my headcanons are basically what I think will happen to the crew post-revolution. Want more? You can read them here

Modern Corporate Logos Unified With Classical Art Paintings by Eisen Bernard

Filipino graphic designer Eisen Bernardo presents a 15 piece art series that integrates corporate logos with classical art. This creative endeavour taken by the artist explores consumerism through the eyes of art. He exhibits how expression adjusts with function, giving corporate design deeper artistic meaning through the portrayal of fine art in a modern frame.

Pieces from Van Gogh’s “Starry Night”, “Three Sunflowers” have been merged with NASA and British Petroleum logos respectively, taking elements from those personal paintings and giving them a fresh industrial perspective. The artist has intuitively identified that cut-outs of these classical masterpieces fit perfectly inside the corporate emblem, and its theme also matches the symbol and brand identity closely. For example, Henri Rousseau’s “Scout Attacked By A Tiger” is masked under Puma’s logo, as with Sandro Boticelli’s “Birth of Venus” with Shell’s iconic symbol.

Bernardo’s creative blend of classic with corporate logos reveals the potential of maintaining both contemporary design and classic art relevant.

NASA Logo + Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh

Barbie + Portrait of Simonetta Vespucci by Piero Di Cosimo

Starbucks + Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird by Frida Kahlo

British Petroleum + Three Sunflowers by Vincent van Gogh

Puma + Scout Attacked by a Tiger by Henri Rousseau

Shell + The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli

Air Jordan + Death of Ajax by Henri Auguste Calixte César Serrur

UNICEF + Madonna and Child in a Landscape by Titian

National Basketball Association + Gladiators by Leon-Maxime Faivre

Ferrari + Napoleon Crossing the Alps by Jacques-Louis David

Abercrombie & Fitch + Le Monarque de la Meute by Rosa Bonheur

CBS Television + The Desperate Man (Self-Portrait) by Gustave Courbet

Apple + The Son of Man by René Magritte

Playboy + Young Hare by Albrecht Dürer

Versace + Medusa by Caravaggio