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(via Prehistoric Australian Rock Art in Danger of Serious Deterioration)
Australia’s Aboriginal cave art is at risk of disappearance within 50 years, according to an expert quoted in the Guardian‘s recent investigation of the threats facing the prehistoric art. The risks are reportedly manifold — from vibrations arising from mining operations to feral animals and graffiti — with insufficient government resources deployed to preserve the estimated 100,000 rock art sites.
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hyperallergic:

(via Prehistoric Australian Rock Art in Danger of Serious Deterioration)

Australia’s Aboriginal cave art is at risk of disappearance within 50 years, according to an expert quoted in the Guardian‘s recent investigation of the threats facing the prehistoric art. The risks are reportedly manifold — from vibrations arising from mining operations to feral animals and graffiti — with insufficient government resources deployed to preserve the estimated 100,000 rock art sites.

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signorcasaubon:

Weeping she hath wept in the night, and her tears are on her cheeks: there is none to comfort her among all them that were dear to her.
Sep 15, 2014 / 150 notes

signorcasaubon:

Weeping she hath wept in the night, and her tears are on her cheeks: there is none to comfort her among all them that were dear to her.

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How many times have people used a pen or paintbrush because they couldn’t pull the trigger?
Virginia Woolf, Selected Essays. (via wordsnquotes)

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booksnbuildings:

Oxford college libraries, photographed by Henry W Taunt (early 20th century)

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booksnbuildings:

Oxford college libraries, details

Photos by Henry W Taunt, early 20th century

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centuriespast:

ANTONELLO da MessinaVirgin Annunciatec. 1476Oil on wood, 45 x 34,5 cmGalleria Regionale della Sicilia, Palermo
Sep 13, 2014 / 234 notes

centuriespast:

ANTONELLO da Messina
Virgin Annunciate
c. 1476
Oil on wood, 45 x 34,5 cm
Galleria Regionale della Sicilia, Palermo

Sep 12, 2014 / 3,715 notes

poeticasvisuais:

The ghosts of Paris— ‘Time Frame’ a photoseries by New York based photographer Matthew Pillsbury. The images capture the passage of time itself in interiors of the Louvre, Palais Garnier, and Sainte Chapelle. His long exposure photographs were initially inspired by Hiroshi Sugimoto's works. Pillsbury has poignantly stated, “Much of photography is an attempt to stop the clock—to assert our presence: ‘I was here, I matter.’ Here, my photographs are doing something different: We are shown the fragility and fleeting nature of our presence.”

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The truth of art lies in its power to break the monopoly of established reality to define what is real.
Herbert Marcuse (via lazyyogi)
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wasbella102:

Aphrodite
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wasbella102:

Aphrodite

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