after nine hours drawing, I´m death right now.
torterras are so fucking hard to draw.
This is amazing
this is speaking to my soul or something
A Birch Grove, 1901, oil on canvas, 163 x 115 cm, The Art Museum of Belarus, Minsk, Belarus.
Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi was a Russian landscape painter. He was born in (Ukraine), but then his family moved to present-day Russia. He studied painting mainly independently and in St.Petersburg Academy of arts. Kuindzhi painted romantic landscapes and sought to render the highest expressiveness in illuminating states of nature. He used intensive colours and unusual perspectives to achieve a decorative vibration within the painting. He was co-partner of mobile art exhibitions Peredvizhniki, a group of Russian realist artists who in protest to academic restrictions formed an artists’ cooperative.
Some whales aren’t content to beach themselves. This blue whale is one of many in a trend that scientists aren’t yet able to explain. While whales may beach themselves due to disorientation or depression, some go an extra mile, or in this case 12 miles inland.
By wriggling at only a few feet per day, some whales will move well beyond the shores and into forests. Urged on by senses we can only guess at, this blue whale, nicknamed “Snooki” by the caretakers who attempted to press the giant back to water, managed to move deeper than any other specimen on record, eventually passing two small villages on its hopeless trek from the coast of Austria to its eventual death in Innsbruck.
Human intervention played a small role in that people kept the whale’s skin wet and cool, prolonging its life for longer than would have been natural. This was done in the hope that two Chinook helicopters would be able to arrive in time to haul the beast back to the Indian Ocean, but the pleas for support fell upon deaf ears when Mitt Romney vetoed the petition and allocated the funds toward animal research on kittens to find a “cure” for homosexuality.
but lets be real this is really really pretty