contemporarythis:

Kehinde Wiley - After Sir Joshua Reynolds’ Portrait of Doctor Samuel Johnson (2009)

contemporarythis:

Kehinde Wiley - After Sir Joshua Reynolds’ Portrait of Doctor Samuel Johnson (2009)

slowartday:

Kehinde Wiley

As a contemporary descendent of a long line of portraitists—including Reynolds, Gainsborough, Titian, Ingres, and others—Wiley engages the signs and visual rhetoric of the heroic, powerful, majestic, and sublime in his representation of urban black and brown men found throughout the world.

By applying the visual vocabulary and conventions of glorification, wealth, prestige, and history to subject matter drawn from the urban fabric, Wiley makes his subjects and their stylistic references juxtaposed inversions of each other, forcing ambiguity and provocative perplexity to pervade his imagery. Wiley’s larger-than-life figures disturb and interrupt tropes of portrait painting, often blurring the boundaries between traditional and contemporary modes of representation and the critical portrayal of masculinity and physicality as it pertains to the view of black and brown young men. (via)

winterstar95:

psychedelic-noodles:

humpthe-moist-cavewall:

My heart can’t handle this I’m going to bed

THEY RESCUED THE KITTY AND HUGGED IT OH GOD

I will reblog this every time.

(Source: sizvideos)

supernatural-who-lock:

shadows-of-a-fallen-angel:

fully-baked:

This nigga just copped a super Mario star he invincible af nah but forreal tho somebody explain this

Metallic silver coating, does rainbow effect thing when passing lights

thank you car side of tumblr

supernatural-who-lock:

shadows-of-a-fallen-angel:

fully-baked:

This nigga just copped a super Mario star he invincible af
 nah but forreal tho somebody explain this

Metallic silver coating, does rainbow effect thing when passing lights

thank you car side of tumblr

(Source: mrcheyl)

I got two choices when I do this - make moves or make excuses

"You Can’t Stop Me" by Andy Mineo (via listentothelyrics)

aliceivette:

This cause has been close to my heart for years, not only because these kids come from my neighboring countries, or my own place of birth, but because I understand the reasons why they parents are sending them to the U.S.

It breaks my heart to see the opposition of many and the hatred with which many people see them as criminals. Yes, they broke the law upon entering illegally but some are missing the point, they are refugees! They need humanitarian support and the help of Americans.

These children are not coming to harm our country but are refugees escaping from gang violence and poverty. They rather risk their lives on a dangerous journey than live in towns in which they might be forced to join gangs when they reach a certain age.

Here is the source from where I took the statistics above:

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/07/15/us/questions-about-the-border-kids.html

What the local churches are doing:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/24/us/us-religious-leaders-embrace-cause-of-immigrant-children.html?_r=2

More posts to come in the topic.


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