Juanito ciruja - Antonio Berni, 1978
Argentinean artist Antonio Berni (1905–1981) was widely recognized early in his career as a leading painter and promoter of his own brand of “New Realism” in Latin America. But in the mid-1950s, motivated by the social distress and poverty he witnessed in Argentina amid social unrest and the country’s industrialization, Berni abandoned painting for assemblage. He devoted much of the rest of his life to chronicling the tales of Juanito Laguna and Ramona Montiel, fictional characters that he constructed out of trash, machine parts, and other discards from everyday life. Their experiences exposed the undercurrents of Argentinean society.
Within his own lifetime, Berni witnessed his creations—Juanito, a boy of the shantytowns, and Ramona, a working-class woman forced into prostitution—become popular legends and folk heroes.
Government is good.
Big Brother is watching you.
The State wants to take care of you.
north Korea scares me to death. the fact that a place like that still exists in modern day. those people are prisoners.
tbqh it fucking pisses me off when people post those photo sets like “oh well not EVERYTHING is bad in NK like look at these pictures of happy people!!!1”like lol ok those staged pictures released by the gov’t are a great representation of the country k
Imagine if we focused half of the time and energy we use worshipping and following celebrities, to focus on world issues such as this instead. Maybe we would actually be able to make a change.
Captured Lightning Sculptures
Bridging the gap between art and science. The pattern is the result of a 2.2 million volt miniature lightning bolt being discharged inside an acrylic block. The discharge creates millions of permanent microscopic fractures arranged in tree-like branching chains. The characteristic fractal pattern left behind is called a Lichtenberg figure.
khan: [casually breaks ur neck but in a cool way]
= shut the fuck up Lestrade
The original text is golden.
literally one of the best things in the hobbit was gandalf constantly counting the dwarfs like an exasperated teacher on a school trip