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This year’s Creative Time Summit: Stockholm is presented in partnership with Public Art Agency Sweden, aka Statens konstråd. Learn more about their incredible contemporary art programming, which includes permanent and temporary projects throughout Sweden.


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Sculptor Jacopo della Quercia died 20 October 1438 in Siena. Seen today as the most significant Italian sculptor working outside of Florence, Jacopo made numerous public and private monuments in his hometown as well as in Bologna, Lucca, and Ferrara. One of the competitors in the 1401 contest to make a new set of bronze doors for the Florentine Baptistery (won by Lorenzo Ghiberti), Jacopo is counted among the trailblazers who brought new attention to classicism in Italian sculpture.

Reference: Elinor M. Richter. “Jacopo della Quercia.” Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press. Web.<>.

Tomb of Ilaria del Carretto, 1406-13, marble, Cathedral of San Martino, Lucca

Zacharias in the Temple, Baptistry Font, 1428-30, gilt bronze relief, Baptistry, Siena

Main Portal, 1425-39, marble, San Petronio, Bologna

Rhea Sylvia, 1414-19, marble, Palazzo Pubblico, Siena

Study for the Fonte Gaia, 1409, pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash on vellum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York: Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1949 (49.141)



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I like how Natasha always cares about other people’s safety before hers.

Can the Man of Steel do that? No he can’t.

In other words where the hell is my Black Widow movie?

When HYDRA was in pursuit of her in the CATWS movie, I wondered why Nat kept running straight, when a zig zag pattern would have made her harder to hit. It just now occured to me, if she HAD ran in a zig zag pattern while surrounded by innocent pedestrians in DC, the Winter Soldier’s bullets could have hit any number of people. She had increased the chances of her getting shot just to make sure more people got away.

I think this is one of the reasons she bonds so well with Steve.

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still the best reference disney ever made

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  • (I work the floor at an independently-owned menswear store. The owner, my boss, spends a lot of time at the shop, and tries to keep prices as low as possible to help our city’s large homeless population get good job interview clothes. A clearly homeless man is wandering around the store. The other patrons are giving him looks.)
  • Customer: “Excuse me, sir?”
  • Me: “Yes, ma’am?”
  • Customer: “I think you may want to call security. That… bum over there, he keeps feeling the suits and muttering to himself. I’m just sure he’s planning to steal one.”
  • Me: “Well, ma’am, I think that’s quite unlikely.”
  • Customer: “Oh, come on, you know how they are! I mean, I’d keep an eye on him even if he wasn’t homeless!”
  • (The homeless man in question happens to be Hispanic.)
  • Me: “We don’t discriminate here, ma’am.”
  • Customer: “Well, I’m sure the owner would want to hear about this!”
  • (I give in and call him over. The customer explains her concerns. As a black man, my boss isn’t happy with her racism, but agrees to talk to the homeless man.)
  • Owner: “Excuse me, sir, are you finding what you need?”
  • Homeless Man: “Well, not really. I’m hoping for something versatile in a dark or navy wool, but most of the options in my size are cut American style instead of European, which fits me a little better. Not to mention they’re all pinstriped, which I really don’t have the build for, you know?”
  • Owner: “I… yes, I understand. I think we may have some options over here, if you’ll follow me. How did you know all that?”
  • Homeless Man: “Back before I lost my job, I used to be really into this stuff. I’m not looking for anything fancy, just something I can use to look good for a job interview later today.”
  • (My boss helps him find something he likes, and comes to the counter with him. The suit is priced at $87.)
  • Homeless Man: *digging in his pockets* “Hang on, I think I’ve got enough.”
  • Owner: *to me* “Take my card. I’m buying it for him.” *to the homeless man* “Here. The suit’s yours, on one condition. After your interview today, you come back and apply for a job here too. Got it?”
  • Homeless Man: “I… oh my God, thank you. Thank you so much.”
  • (Two years later, that formerly-homeless man is my manager, and has a little girl with his new wife—the owner’s sister.)



Bizarre World War II Head Drawings By Bauhaus Artist Xanti Schawinsky Might Blow Your Mind

Born into a Polish Jewish family in Basel, the Bauhaus-trained Xanti Schawinsky, an early champion of multi-media performance, moved in the early ’30s to Milan, where he designed Olivetti’s Studio 42 typewriter along with other classic posters and products. As fascism rose he fled to North Carolina, spreading his philosophy of total theater at Black Mountain College. It was in the early ’40s, when he was living in New York and designing anti-aircraft targeting patterns for Army Air Corps artillery manuals, that Schawinsky made the two series on view at New York’s Drawing Center, Faces of War and the Head Drawings. Taking a page from Arcimboldo and Dalí, he collaged various objects—military hardware, natural forms, geometric shapes—to create these weird and haunting heads. Check them out through December 14. 

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One of Northern Ireland’s best-known attractions, the Giant’s Causeway is a remarkable natural rock formation - created by cooling lava millions of years ago. Find out more

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