Painted Eyebrow Trends in Tang Dynasty
This is a chart showing different eyebrow trends in the Tang Dynasty. It’s based on a chart in Chinese Clothing by Hua Mei and Gao Chunming (2004), on pg 37. I wanted to create a chart that had the eyebrows on faces.
"Women of the Tang Dynasty paid particular attention to facial appearance, and the application of powder or even rouge was common practice. Some women’s foreheads were painted dark yellow and the dai (a kind of dark blue pigment) was used to paint their eyebrows into different shapes that were called dai mei(painted eyebrows) in general. There were literally a dozen ways to pait the eyebrows and between the brows there was a colourful decoration called hua dian, which was made of specks of gold, silver and emerald feather.” (5000 Years of Chinese Costume, 77)
"…during the years of Yuanho in the reign of Xuanzong the system of costumes changed, and women no longer applied red powder to their faces; instead, they used only black ointment for their lips and made their eyebrows like like the Chinese character ‘八’." (5000 Years of Chinese Costume, 77)
The black lipstick style “was called the ‘weeping makeup’ or ‘tears makeup’.” (Chinese Clothing by Hua Mei, 37)
• 26 August 2014 • 11,893 notes
A Group Of Ferguson Protesters Releases List Of Demands, Calls For National ‘Walk Out’
- A swift and impartial investigation by the Department of Justice into the Mike Brown shooting, and expanded DOJ investigation into civil rights violations across North St. Louis County.
- The immediate arrest of Officer Darren Wilson
- County prosecutor Bob McCulloch to stand down and allow special prosecutor to be appointed.
- The firing of Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson.
- Accountability for police practices and policies, including effective civilian review of shootings and allegations of misconduct.
- The immediate de-escalation of militarized policing of protestors to protect constitutional rights.
- The immediate release of individuals who have been arrested while attending a protest.
support ferguson! organize a walkout at ur school tomorrow. this is the website folks r using to link up http://www.handsupunited.org/
• 24 August 2014 • 2,787 notes
u and me an the only thing we know
a collaborative installation and drawing exhibition culminating a two week long residency with Vacant Farm in Kansas City, Missouri. Show is on display until August 30th.
Many thanks to Timothy Amundson for these pictures.
our last art together for a while 🌚🌝
more detailed fotos to come. tim is such a great photographer! Thanks tim!
• 21 August 2014 • 135 notes
If u live in kc come to me and Georgia’s show Friday!! “U and me and the only thing we know” a big ass drawing installation At vacant farm 3333 Roanoke evening time. I bake a cake!
• 13 August 2014 • 24 notes
The media will show you the “angry mob” responding to police in Ferguson when the police shot an unarmed teenager, and then brought a dog and something that looked like a tank to face the crowd.
They won’t show you this.
Mike Brown: Another dead, unarmed young black man in America
Shit in stl right now
• 11 August 2014 • 13,759 notes
YES YES YES YES YES
waoww heck yes. spayce
• 23 July 2014 • 787 notes
Spoiler alert: Like many bad things in life, some of the first usages of the slur that we could find are from children’s rhymes.
Photo credit: Library of Congress
• 19 July 2014 • 339 notes
“Immigration, a lexicon. You’re a ‘migrant’ when you’re very poor; ‘immigrant’ when you’re not so poor; and ‘expat’ when you’re rich.”
— Twitter / LailaLalami (via azspot)
• 19 July 2014 • 2,874 notes