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ancientart:

The Poulnabrone Dolmen, County Clare, Ireland. Classified as a portal tomb, this structure dates to the Neolithic period, radiocarbon dates place its use between 3,800 - 3,600 BCE.
During excavations the skeletal remains of up to 22 prehistoric individual were found, which included both adults and children, as well as one newborn. Extensive specialist analysis has been done on these remains, offering us a rare insight into the lives of these Neolithic people. 

[…] A variety of artefacts, presumably representing grave goods, were also recovered from the burial chamber. These included a polished stone axe, two stone beads, a decorated bone pendant, a fragment of a mushroom-headed bone pin, two quartz crystals, several sherds of coarse pottery, three chert arrowheads and three chert/flint scrapers.
The burial evidence from Poulnabrone has given us rare glimpse into the lives of our early ancestors. It appears that they endured a relatively tough existence, that involved hard physical labour, childhood illnesses, occasional violent attacks and early deaths. Although only a small section of the community were deemed worthy of burial in the tomb, there is little evidence for gender or age discrimination, with both male and female remains present as well as young and old. Prior to interment their bones appear to have been stored elsewhere and this may indicate that they were venerated as ancestor relics. Why certain individuals were chosen to be buried in the seemingly exalted location of a megalithic tomb, however, remains a mystery. 
-Irish Archaeology

Photo courtesy of & taken by Nicolas Raymond.

ancientart:

The Poulnabrone Dolmen, County Clare, Ireland. Classified as a portal tomb, this structure dates to the Neolithic period, radiocarbon dates place its use between 3,800 - 3,600 BCE.

During excavations the skeletal remains of up to 22 prehistoric individual were found, which included both adults and children, as well as one newborn. Extensive specialist analysis has been done on these remains, offering us a rare insight into the lives of these Neolithic people. 

[…] A variety of artefacts, presumably representing grave goods, were also recovered from the burial chamber. These included a polished stone axe, two stone beads, a decorated bone pendant, a fragment of a mushroom-headed bone pin, two quartz crystals, several sherds of coarse pottery, three chert arrowheads and three chert/flint scrapers.

The burial evidence from Poulnabrone has given us rare glimpse into the lives of our early ancestors. It appears that they endured a relatively tough existence, that involved hard physical labour, childhood illnesses, occasional violent attacks and early deaths. Although only a small section of the community were deemed worthy of burial in the tomb, there is little evidence for gender or age discrimination, with both male and female remains present as well as young and old. Prior to interment their bones appear to have been stored elsewhere and this may indicate that they were venerated as ancestor relics. Why certain individuals were chosen to be buried in the seemingly exalted location of a megalithic tomb, however, remains a mystery. 

-Irish Archaeology

Photo courtesy of & taken by Nicolas Raymond.

hoodbypussy:

Évolution inversée

  #so yeah    #this is why people who say modern artists abstract because they couldn't actually paint are stupid    #maybe artists want more meaning from their art than illusionistic aesthetically pleasing compositions    #maybe  

cartoonhangover:

cartoonhangover:

Cartoon Hangover Character Entrances

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-Cade

And of course, we can’t forget about Catbug!

  #yves klein  
Oh abstractions are just abstract until they have an ache in them.
Stephen Dunn (via likeafieldmouse)

silverandcrimson:

skeletonhaver:

nine out of ten dentists recommend Colgate. the last one won’t stop recommending “the flesh of the innocent” and “thousands and thousands of skulls, staring, judging” and quite frankly we aren’t sure if he’s a real dentist or not

water-stained:

Pablo Picasso, Standing Nude, 1907-8.

water-stained:

Pablo Picasso, Standing Nude, 1907-8.

water-stained:

Elaine de Kooning, Spring, 1965. Watercolor and gouache on paper.

water-stained:

Elaine de Kooning, Spring, 1965. Watercolor and gouache on paper.

  #art  
water-stained:

Nanha (India), The Emperor Shah Jahan with his Son Dara Shikoh, folio from the Shah Jahan Album, c. 1620. Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper. Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. [zoomable image]

water-stained:

Nanha (India), The Emperor Shah Jahan with his Son Dara Shikoh, folio from the Shah Jahan Album, c. 1620. Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper. Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. [zoomable image]

  #art  

water-stained:

Spencer Finch

Poke in the Eye, 1997

False Color Image #1 (Exploding Star/Acute Schizophrenia), 2000

  #art  
water-stained:

Alf Löhr watercolor

water-stained:

Alf Löhr watercolor

  #art  
water-stained:

Roni Horn
Franz Kafka did not like teeth, fur, children, flowers… 1992. Watercolor.

water-stained:

Roni Horn

Franz Kafka did not like teeth, fur, children, flowers… 1992. Watercolor.

  #art  

water-stained:

Norbert Bisky

  #art  
water-stained:

Winslow Homer, Boys in a Dory, 1873. Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

water-stained:

Winslow Homer, Boys in a Dory, 1873. Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

  #art