danielle | jenene

I like these things.

kthread:

newyorker:

The ballerina Misty Copeland has had a meteoric rise under unique circumstances. Rivka Galchen writes:

"Copeland is considered an unlikely ballerina: she is curvy and she is black, neither of which is a common attribute in the field. But it is her very late beginning and rapid attainment of virtuosity that are arguably without precedent for a female ballerina."

Photograph by Pari Dukovic

"Most ballerinas don’t have pensions, they rarely dance past the age of forty (injuries often end their careers earlier than that), and a soloist at A.B.T. earns between fifty thousand and a hundred thousand dollars a year. The great Anna Pavlova endorsed Pond’s Vanishing Cream."
…
"(Ballet costuming often seems ridiculous at first glance, but usually reveals its own special mechanics.)"

kthread:

newyorker:

The ballerina Misty Copeland has had a meteoric rise under unique circumstances. Rivka Galchen writes:

"Copeland is considered an unlikely ballerina: she is curvy and she is black, neither of which is a common attribute in the field. But it is her very late beginning and rapid attainment of virtuosity that are arguably without precedent for a female ballerina."

Photograph by Pari Dukovic

"Most ballerinas don’t have pensions, they rarely dance past the age of forty (injuries often end their careers earlier than that), and a soloist at A.B.T. earns between fifty thousand and a hundred thousand dollars a year. The great Anna Pavlova endorsed Pond’s Vanishing Cream."

"(Ballet costuming often seems ridiculous at first glance, but usually reveals its own special mechanics.)"

Sentence of this week. | #Rome #London #NewYork #ZadieSmith #ParisReview
aubreylstallard:

Will Cooke
artspotting:

Hilma af Klint, The Mohammedan Standpoint, Hamburger Bahnhof - Berlin , Exhibition
theparisreview:

Table of Contents illustration by Chuck Connelly, “Untitled,” 1993, pen on paper 5 1/2” x 3 1/2”.

theparisreview:

Table of Contents illustration by Chuck Connelly, “Untitled,” 1993, pen on paper 5 1/2” x 3 1/2”.

amysall:

Children in the village I stayed in collecting firewood. (at Maasailand | Kenya)

amysall:

Children in the village I stayed in collecting firewood. (at Maasailand | Kenya)

metrodorus:

onesevenone
arbitraryliving:

cactus
blastedheath:

Patrick Swift (Irish, 1927-1983), The Garden, c.1960. Oil on canvas, 100 x 71 cm. Warrington Museum & Art Gallery.

blastedheath:

Patrick Swift (Irish, 1927-1983), The Garden, c.1960. Oil on canvas, 100 x 71 cm. Warrington Museum & Art Gallery.

(via wowgreat)

visual-poetry:

by josephine pryde

[via]

“In a way, her strangeness, her naïveté, her craving for the other half of her equation was the consequence of an idle imagination. Had she paints, or clay, or knew the discipline of the dance or strings; had she anything to engage her tremendous curiosity and gift for metaphor, she might have exchanged the restlessness and preoccupation with whim for an activity that provided her with all she yearned for.

And like any artist with no art form, she became dangerous.”

—   Toni Morrison, Sula (via lifeinpoetry)
filson:

Wise words.

filson:

Wise words.