artchipel:

Margaret Bowland (b.1953)

"Beauty makes sense to me, has weight for me, only when it falls from grace. It starts to matter when it carries damage. Sorrow allows it to cast a shadow. It becomes three-dimensional. It enters our world."

Margaret Bowland’s spellbinding and psychologically charged work brings viewers face to face with contentious culture while affirming the resilience and triumph of the human spirit. A masterful observer of life’s unpredictable nature, her work conveys universal themes through unusually specific insights. Bowland’s work explores the subtle and nuanced edges between strength and vulnerability, certainty and doubt, faith and disbelief. Bowland’s probing and deeply personal images call into question our societal expectations of gender, race, and beauty.

© All images courtesy of the artist ; artist portrait by Andrew Theodorakis/New York Daily

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kelzbekillin-em:

Hot flirtatious straight girls are the devil.

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thefingerfucker:

WE KILLED THE HEALTH INSPECTOR

thefingerfucker:

WE KILLED THE HEALTH INSPECTOR

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idrils-secret-way:

Detail of Madonna adoring the sleeping Christ child by Sandro Botticelli

idrils-secret-way:

Detail of Madonna adoring the sleeping Christ child by Sandro Botticelli

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4colorcowboy:

Brad Holland illustration for Playboy magazine, 1970s.

4colorcowboy:

Brad Holland illustration for Playboy magazine, 1970s.

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basementdemo:

my mom told me to put the dog to bed but didn’t specify which bed 

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I was not trying to be shocking, or to be a pioneer. I wasn’t trying to change society, or to be ahead of my time. I didn’t think of myself as liberated, and I don’t believe that I did anything important. I was just myself. I didn’t know any other way to be, or any other way to live. ~ Bettie Page

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cisandhetphobia:

*points to favorite character* bisexual

*fandom crying loudly* no…stop……theyre not….they either homogay or heterostraight…..please don’t….

*points to favorite character again* love that bisexual

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popcourn:

"Alone!!! I am alone, I am always alone, No matter what.”
Original handwritting found in one of Marilyn Monroe’s diary.

popcourn:

"Alone!!! I am alone, I am always alone, No matter what.”

Original handwritting found in one of Marilyn Monroe’s diary.

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glintglimmergleam:

truly following in the footsteps of his prophet namesake

glintglimmergleam:

truly following in the footsteps of his prophet namesake

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loch-tess-monster:

me

darknesstomato:

brian-mays-hair-curlers:

frozenfussay:

yggdrasill—:

inedible-you:

I really don’t care what kind of blogs you have, This deserves a reblog

man the last image really got me..

The second to last really killed me.

A simple thing we see frequently on the Internet being put into the perspective of real life.

The last one put me to tears all I can think is my grandpa and how much I miss him

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charminglyantiquated:

a little love story about mermaids and tattoos

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