feminhistory:

Oil on canvas, previously attributed to Johann Zoffany, 1779;

Dido Elizabeth Belle is depicted here with her cousin Elizabeth Murray. This painting scandalised many of it’s 18th century audience due to its portrayal of Belle, a woman of colour, in a non-subservient position. Considered to be one of the first paintings to do so, it was probably commissioned by Belle’s father Admiral Sir John Lindsay in the late 1770’s. 

feminhistory:

Oil on canvas, previously attributed to Johann Zoffany, 1779;

Dido Elizabeth Belle is depicted here with her cousin Elizabeth Murray. This painting scandalised many of it’s 18th century audience due to its portrayal of Belle, a woman of colour, in a non-subservient position. Considered to be one of the first paintings to do so, it was probably commissioned by Belle’s father Admiral Sir John Lindsay in the late 1770’s. 

ominousbean:

I bet Zeus became a lot more open-minded after having Athena.

sweetcatastrophex:

THIS IS IMPORTANT

italianformygirlfriend:

707: Rovine
pale-fire:

Feminist Graffiti from the 1970s [x]

pale-fire:

Feminist Graffiti from the 1970s [x]

graveyarddirt:

“In the beginning it is always dark." — The Childlike Empress, "The NeverEnding Story”

graveyarddirt:

In the beginning it is always dark." — The Childlike Empress, "The NeverEnding Story

mfjr:

"close your eyes to see this painting" by Sebastian Bieniek

mfjr:

"close your eyes to see this painting" by Sebastian Bieniek

dearfawndoe:

Audrey Hepburn in Cecil Beaton portraits for My Fair Lady. The bottom one is a commonly used picture and the one above it is an outtake from the shoot.


Revenge: 4x01 Renaissance 

Revenge: 4x01 Renaissance 

slowlyswallow:

FHM UK October 2014

Elizabeth: How did it begin?
Mr. Darcy: I cannot fix the hour, or the spot, or the look. It was too long ago and I was in the middle before I knew I had begun.