Jeffrey Smart (Australian, 1921-2013), Soldiers on Platform, 1943. Gouache, watercolour and varnish on paper, 34.5 x 45.5 cm.
Definitely thought of the DC Metro when I first glanced at this. Even more somber upon a longer look…
“Portrait bust of Archduchess Maria Magdalena of Austria, Grand Duchess of Tuscany (1589-1631) by Antonio Novelli, early 17th century
I want to feel as awesome as she looks (more often, at least)
"This is what almost four billion years of human evolution looks like when it’s condensed down to ten seconds, thanks to the fine folks behind the original Cosmos.
From self-replicating bags of chemistry to billions of bacteria to crude multicellular blobs to tiny swimming monsters to clumsily creeping fish to fuzzy proto-mammals to weird, naked, two-legged apes … every cosmic blink holds a beautiful story.
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Time to send out my final decision emails to grad programs! I could save my ginger snaps and old Star Trek episodes as rewards… or I could use them now as boon companions / moral support
ab. 1523 Hans Holbein the Younger - Basel Woman Turned to the Left
Antoni Clavé (Catalan, 1913-2005), La foire aux croûtes, 1940. Lithograph from the album Images de Paris, 31.5 x 26 cm.