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1.06 The Exiles
John William Waterhouse - A Mermaid, 1901 (via)
1956- Gordon Parks documented the everyday lives of an extended black family living in rural Alabama under Jim Crow segregation for Life magazine’s photo-essay “The Restraints: Open and Hidden.” (via)
But you’re the one that’s practically a genius
Van Gogh + flowers [5/?]
↳ Almond Flowers
Almonds have been found in the ancient Greek tombs dating back to 8000 BC. In a society where philosophy was so important, the almond fruit came to symbolise knowledge, the ‘secret’ meaning hidden within, that has to be ‘cracked’ from its shell. The known and unknown world present in the almond’s form. Hence the term ‘kernel’s of wisdom’.
The Romans showered newlyweds with almonds as a fertility charm. Almond trees are self-infertile and require cross fertilisation, for this reason the honeybees are essential to almond trees often colonising the trees themselves. Due to its early flowering the almond tree came to herald the arrival of spring, symbolising birth and resurrection. (x)
Gustave Courbet - The Artist on the seashore at Palavas (1854)
Die Philosophie (1918)
Stecher: Graphische Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt Wien
Inventor: Klimt, Gustav (1862-1918)
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