Hayami Gyoshu (Japanese, 1894-1935), New Leaves, 1915. Colour on paper, 125 x 81 cm. Adachi Museum of Art.
Michael Ray Charles was born in Lafayette, Louisiana and went to school in Lake Charles. Charles is a Professor of Art at the University of Texas at Austin and was featured on Art 21, season one. He has pieces in the Museum of Fine Art Houston, the Museum of Modern Art, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the San Antonio Museum of Art and Others. An accomplished native son of Louisiana, Charles’ art wrestles with issues of race in America, juxtaposing history with contemporary images of African Americans.
Finally got to see some of his work today. I keep forgetting he teaches at UT.
OH MY GOSH HE ASKED FOR A HUG AND HIS BUDDY CAME RUNNING IM GONNA CRY
Princess Elizabeth of York (Queen Elizabeth II) learning to walk in 1927
“I write every day. It is not a burden. It is the way I live.”
Bunny swarm. [video]
Things got very hare-y for this tourist when she visited a tiny island off Japan that’s been overrun with rabbits.
After offering them some food, she was chased down a road by a stampede of wild bunnies in this adorable video posted on Reddit.
Known as Rabbit Island, Okunoshima was used as the secret base for the Japanese Imperial Army’s lethal gas operation during World War Two.
From 1929 to 1945, more than 6,000 tons of poison gas were manufactured on the remote island, and the program was shrouded in secrecy.
For 16 years, Okunoshima was left off maps, and workers who produced the five types of poison gas - which were mostly used in warfare in China - were told to keep the factories a secret.
But somewhere along the line rabbits were introduced and - as rabbits tend to do - they bred fast.
Some sources claim they were brought to the island to test the effects of the poison and released by workers when the war ended.
Others sources say that a group of schoolchildren on a field trip released eight of the animals in 1971.
Now tourists flock to the 2.5 mile wide Inland Sea island off the coast of Takehara to feed and pet the hundreds of bunnies that call it home.
I was waiting for this video to be turned into a gif :)
Office of the future at New York World’s Fair, 1964