In the early 20th century, American printmaker John Taylor Arms reinterpreted Meryon’s “vampire” as The Thinker, perhaps perceiving the creature as less a menace than daydreamer. Trained as an architect, Arms found inspiration in Meryon’s Etchings of Paris, praising it as “a monument unique in its sensitive, imaginative, and deeply spiritual expression of architectural form and meaning.” Throughout his career, Arms traveled throughout Europe documenting diverse and regionally distinctive architectural styles–especially enduring Gothic structures—with laborious precision.
Scroll between both artists’ prints and pinch to zoom–notice how Meryon and Arms lend texture to the porous, fossil-filled limestone figure with differing approaches to line and form. Survey the sweeping urban panorama for some exciting changes of scenery, too! #VMFA #artbreak #arteducation
 John Taylor Arms (American, 1887-1953), The Thinker of Notre-Dame (Le Penseur de Notre-Dame), 1923, etching. Bequest of John Barton Payne, 35.1.175 (at VMFA Virginia Museum of Fine Arts)

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Gabby: Tasha! oh my goodness, It’s been a while huh? How have you been? how long are you staying? We have room if you want to live here?!

Natasha: Hey Gabs, calm down with all the questions! I have moved here, I wanted a change of scenery…

Gabby: I don’t entirely believe that, you love the nightlife and this place seriously lacks it. However I hope you like it here, it’ll be a big adjustment for you.

Tasha: I’ll be fine, an old friend is letting me stay at his cottage just a few streets from here. So you can pop in anytime you want!

Gabby: Ugh, I have missed you so much. We need to catch up on so much gossip!

Tasha: Yeah how is life? Are you Riverview’s top detective yet?

Gabby: hahaha no! I kind of put my career on hold for the past 17 years. Damien was a good kid but I wanted to spend every moment I could with him, you know?


whenever I’ve had a particularly bad day my friend will ask me what my favourite colour is because he knows that looking for the exact photo of the colour will distract me from whatever shitty thing happened that day

I hope you all have someone like this in your life

Move on, leave, run away, escape this place… but don’t forget about me, about us, about this town. Always remember where you come from so you can appreciate how far you’ve come.
—  c.j.n.
You claim to love her, inside and out, but the only time you call her beautiful is when it’s 3 in the morning and I’ve already turned you down.
—  girls tell each other everything, c.j.n.