do you ever think about how little Michelangelo cared
All right, everyone, grab a chair and sit back because I’m going to share with you what I learned about Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel in my Art History Class.
The man NEVER wanted to paint the damn thing. But the pope at the time “forced him to” According to my teacher. Michelangelo hated this man, I MEAN REALLY HATED HIM. So did a majority of people. The pope’s nickname translated literally means “Terrible pope”.
And the working conditions were awful. He had to work on his back with all that paint, which is filled with some toxic shit that gave Michelangelo a limp for the rest of his life.
(Also, our teacher made us get on our backs and try drawing with both hands JUST to prove how bad and uncomfortable it is.)
At the time, the ceiling was so high, you could barely see it. You need binoculars to get a good look at what’s up there, by the time people could see the paintings, there was a lot of weird symbolism that Michelangelo hid up there.
This one? The creation of the sun and moon? God is mooning you. And the pope and all others after him prayed under that without knowing.
This one? At the time, dissecting was sacrilegious and everyone found out how behind God was what looked like half a brain. blah blah, science, science, that pissed everyone off.
And also, ALLLLLLL the men and women in the Sistine Chapel are all on fucking steroids. My teacher described the women’s bodies as "Men bodies with boobs slapped on."
And then there is this:
Now this is the back wall. Michelangelo actually wanted to paint this one after he finished the ceiling. (and there was a different pope too, I believe.) However, originally, EVERYONE in that painting was naked. And they didn’t like it. Adam and Eve naked? That’s cool. But Jesus? Now you crossed the line. So the pope at the time hired someone else to censor it and give the important figures clothes. He worked on it for 6 or 9 months before he died.
And then the symbolism in this one is great. Somewhere in the right, there are homosexuals in heaven. (No matter what, the Vatican will say “Those straight men are happy” I’ll get to that in a second), Michelangelo painted himself near Jesus, and the terrible pope is in hell with a snake biting his balls.
And if you were to point ANY of this out to the Vatican, they will deny all of it and claim Michelangelo was a catholic hero. In fact, when they discovered the symbolism around the 60s or 70s, the guy who told the Vatican was kicked out of the Vatican for life.
TL;DR: Michelangelo hated the pope and made the best “fuck you” of all time.
Où t’es, papa où t’es ?
Où, t’es où, t’es où, papa où t’es ?
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Imagine dragons sleeping the same way giraffes do
Yessss! I wanna draw sleeping dragons tooo
Maybe they sleep like camels…
or…. uh… snakes?
Or maybe they sleep on trees
There is nothing about this post I don’t love
maybe they sleep like bats
FUCK I LOVE ALL OF THIS
..I thought you were talking about the band and i got really confused
"Depression is such a cruel punishment. There are no fevers, no rashes, no blood tests to send people scurrying in concern. Just the slow erosion of the self, as insidious as any cancer. And, like cancer, it is essentially a solitary experience. A room in hell with only your name on the door."
I love tumblr. It’s all about self-acceptance and accepting other people. Because of Tumblr, I feel like being fat is NOT wrong. even though my mom and my family keep saying i need to lose weight.
No I don’t. So what if I shop at plus size stores? So what if i have a belly and I look a little pregnant? So what I like to eat? I am healthy. I like myself or I am learning to. Not everyone like to do training or run or do any sports. Why should you do things you don’t like? Fuck that.
I am FAT and proud. Fuck whoever think I am not fabulous and beautiful.
OKAY SO THIS IS SUPER IMPORTANT.
If you have not seen or heard of the anime Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 you have to go watch it right now. For those of you who don’t know what it’s about, here’s the plot synopsis:
"There is an estimated 70% or higher possibility that a magnitude 7.0 earthquake will occur in Tokyo in the next 30 years. In 2012, Mirai, a middle school freshman girl, goes to Tokyo’s artificial Odaiba Island for a robot exhibition with her brother Yuuki at the start of summer vacation. A powerful tremor registering 8.0 on the JMA scale emanates from an ocean trench, the famed Tokyo Tower and Rainbow Bridge crumble and fall, and the landscape of Tokyo changes in seconds. With the help of a motorcycle delivery woman named Mari who they meet on Odaiba, Mirai and Yuuki strive to head back to their Setagaya home in western Tokyo."
Basically, this is a story that follows the events of an incredible tragedy and how people react to it. And I have to say, I’ve never seen anything quite like it. This anime so rawly captures human fear and human emotion that it’s simply breath taking. The situation feels so real as you’re watching it that a lot of the time you have to stop and take a break.
A lot of incredibly extensive research went into making this anime. The producers of the anime clearly stated prior to its release that “it would try to realistically depict the after-effects of such a situation and that it would collect and tabulate research on previous earthquakes and interview individuals who were affected by them”.
Everything about this series is incredible. It has a very small cast, but the characters and the stories that it revolves around are so well put together that it makes up for it. It’s a series that deals with loss, struggle, family, pain, responsibility and so much more. And while the series very heavily highlights tragedy, it also very heavily highlight the rays of light and hope that are able to come out of the crumbling walls around you, and how you can always move forward and make the best out of a bad situation.
I feel like it’s just such a good and important series. It’s not very well known, but it certainly should be. That’s why everyone should watch it! You’re not into watching long series? That’s fine! This anime is only made up of 11 episodes, each one being about 20 minutes in length.
So everyone go watch this series and grab a box of tissues, because you’re going to need it!
Happy Mutation day!
Ah, yes. Our lives changed forever and we became the unlikeliest of families.
Time flies : Egypt
Baby steps (Ancient Egypt) | Arab conquests (AD 7th) | Mamluks&Crusades (13th)
Ottoman conquest (1517) | French campaign of Egypt (18-19th) | Anglo-Egyptian War (1882)
Arab Revolt (1916) | WWII | Suez crisis (1956-57)
Arab Republic of Egypt