Meet the Mona Lisa of the Prado, the earliest known copy of Da Vinci’s best portrait. Similarity in the undersketch of the painting indicates that this was very likely painted concurrently with the original Mona Lisa, by a student of Da Vinci.
There is much controversy in the art world over the question of whether or not to clean the fragile Mona Lisa, but her sister has been restored and some fairly odd later alterations removed to show the original vibrant colors and lighting. Some details, such as the sheerness of her shawl and the pattern on the neckline of her dress, have become utterly obscured in the original, but in the restored copy they’re perfectly clear.
It blows my mind a little bit to look at these two sisters side-by-side and imagine how much vivid detail could be hiding in the Mona Lisa under 500 years of rotten varnish.
THE COPY HAS EYEBROWS
Your response to a beautiful piece of artwork done by Leonardo Da Vinci himself is “SHES GOT EYEBROWS”. Alright. All intelligent life has been lost.
Yo Snooty McSnotwhine, the Mona Lisa’s vanished eyebrows have been the subject of debate and analysis in the art expert community for hundreds of years, long before your parents squirted water at each other from across the clown car and then honked their bicycle horns to indicate they really wanted to make a smug, insufferable little clown baby together.
this continues to be the best reply to a criticizing comment on this site
i only have like 5 bookmarks but for some reason this was one of them
For all my kitchen witches.
This is all super important to know even if you don’t cook/bake, because one time I confused teaspoon and tablespoon when taking medication with codeine and passed out on the couch for 14 hours.
Or you could just learn to count by fucking 10 and use the metric system. Which doesn’t need a complicated ass chart to remember/understand.
I’m pretty sure that we tried that once in the 80’s and it was met with so much resistance that it just didn’t happen. In the meantime, please appreciate the very neat graphic made with the Imperial system which curiously resembles the Tree of Life in Kabballah… which is the primary reason why I posted this in the first place.
This is pretty damn cool. (And as a side note, cooking in metric is a pain in the ass if you grew up using imperial. You have to fucking weigh everything. Who has time for that?)
"Consensual sex" is just sex. To say that implies that there is such a thing as "non consensual sex", which there isn’t. That’s rape. That is what it needs to be called. There is only sex or rape. Do not teach people that rape is just another type of sex. They are two very separate events. You wouldn’t say "breathing swimming" and "non breathing swimming", you say swimming and drowning.
I don’t want to be here. I’m sat at my friend’s, with my friends and I don’t want to be here. I’m just about ready to break down and cry.
I don’t like being this way; you think you get so far and it’s all been a bloody facade. It all started with a comment about how I looked in shorts. P wasn’t being nasty or mean, but it hurt.
They’re all in the pool, and I’m just too self conscious. I can’t write anymore as I’m just crying. It’s just making me worse. I’m sorry