accradotalt:

STOLEN STATUES RETURN TO NIGERIA AFTER 117 YEARS
 A British citizen has returned two statues taken from the Benin Kingdom 117 years ago during the invasion of Benin by British soldiers, prompting calls for other treasures to be repatriated. The House of Representatives, called on the British Parliament to intervene in Nigeria’s efforts to get stolen artifacts in various museums in the United Kingdom repatriated. The House in adopting a motion calling for the repatriation of the artifacts also took a decision to communicate it to the British parliament

accradotalt:

STOLEN STATUES RETURN TO NIGERIA AFTER 117 YEARS


A British citizen has returned two statues taken from the Benin Kingdom 117 years ago during the invasion of Benin by British soldiers, prompting calls for other treasures to be repatriated. The House of Representatives, called on the British Parliament to intervene in Nigeria’s efforts to get stolen artifacts in various museums in the United Kingdom repatriated. The House in adopting a motion calling for the repatriation of the artifacts also took a decision to communicate it to the British parliament

(vía petitcanard)

#art 


shadesofmauve:

ursulavernon:

jedavu:

Feather Art by Chris Maynard

Jesus H. Frogsnoggler.

This artist is local to me and truly amazing. There was a piece with red wing blackbirds on reeds up at the coffee shop last year and I still desperately wish I’d had a spare $400 for it.

(vía captainofalltheships)





bartleby-company:

František Hudeček (Czech, 1909-1990)
Noční chodec 1943

bartleby-company:

František Hudeček (Czech, 1909-1990)

Noční chodec 1943



theblacklacedandy:

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Penny Byrne.

Melbourne, Australia based visual artist Penny Byrne creates powerful political messages using vintage porcelain figurines and found objects. These darkly humorous figurines span a range of issue such as global politics, pop culture, and the environment. A well respected ceramics conservator, Byrnes meticulously forges her wonderfully twisted figurines with great precision.

OOhhh I love the black and blue one!

(vía rowanoak25)



ohdarlingdankeschoen:

 LOIE FULLER BRONZE LAMP SIGNED RAOUL LARCHE (1860-1912) Gilt bronze representation of the famous dancer Loie Fuller

ohdarlingdankeschoen:

 LOIE FULLER BRONZE LAMP SIGNED RAOUL LARCHE (1860-1912) Gilt bronze representation of the famous dancer Loie Fuller

(vía ennaih)