the visual art of music

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How important is the fashion side of your music? I think that visual art in all aspects are super important to me, whether it be throughout the creation of my videos or my album artwork. Creating strong visual representation of not only myself but, again, black women, and getting to see us as avant-garde beings in a world that sometimes puts us in a box is really important to me.

11:46 // 1/26/2016

pretty sure I burned my hand at least three times while taking this picture

also, I would definitely recommend the book i’m reading. it’s called “the intellectual devotional” and it consists of a one page lesson per day and the lessons alternate between literature, science, visual art, religion, philosophy, music and history.

it’s such a good way to learn a little more and be well rounded plus it’s super interesting!!

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Ballet dancers in the Kibera neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya one of biggest slums in Africa. The ballerinas (ballerinos) are young students who study dance for fun, made possible through a program run by U.K.-based charity Anno’s Africa, which provides alternative arts education to over 800 children in Kenya. The classes are taught by Mike Wamaya previously worked as a dancer throughout Europe.  His classes focus on both the physical and mental well-being, that promotes confidence-building.  The children feel and see how much they can accomplish if someone gives them the chance, in turn improves their self-esteem and makes them stronger in their daily life.

Photo series by Fredrik Lerneryd h/t huffpost

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Romanticism/
Was an artistic, literary, musical and intellectual movement that originated in Europe toward the end of the 18th century and in most areas was at its peak in the approximate period from 1800 to 1850. Romanticism was characterized by its emphasis on emotion and individualism as well as glorification of all the past and nature, preferring the medieval rather than the classical. It was partly a reaction to the Industrial Revolution. The aristocratic social and political norms of the Age of Enlightenment, and the scientific rationalization of nature. It was embodied most strongly in the visual arts, music, and literature, but had a major impact on historiography, education, and the natural sciences. It had a significant and complex effect on politics, and while for much of the Romantic period it was associated with liberalism and radicalism, its long-term effect on the growth of nationalism was perhaps more significant.

Steven Universe feels a lot less beautiful than it used to be. Don’t get me wrong the characters, the writing and plot are all fantastic but we don’t see beautiful gem locations, tear-jerking instrumentals or even panoramic views of the sky anymore like we did in season one, especially season 1A. I haven’t cried because of the visuals since season one and the show just feels so much smaller now instead of bigger.
- thenerdbeast