Jim Morrison passed out on stage in Amsterdam. He had eaten an ounce of hash that day, plus popped all the pills the kids gave him.
Leonardo da Vinci was born on this day in 1452. The world-renowned polymath excelled as a painter, sculptor, architect, designer, theorist, engineer, and scientist, though he was often more interested in the design and exploratory phases of his work than bringing them to completion. Widely recognized as the father of the High Renaissance, even though he was of the same generation as Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510), Domenico Ghirlandaio (1449-94), and Filippino Lippi (1457-1504), rather than Michelangelo (1475-1564) or Raphael (1483-1520). Though Leonardo famously didn’t complete a number of major commissions, those that he did are today some of the most recognizable images of the Italian Renaissance.
Drapery Study, 1470-84, brush and grey distemper on grey canvas, Musée du Louvre, Paris
Adoration of the Magi, 1481-82, oil on panel, Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence
Portrait of Cecilia Gallerani (Lady with an Ermine), 1483-90, oil on wood, Czartoryski Museum, Cracow
Mona Lisa, 1503-5, oil on panel, Musée du Louvre, Paris
Last Supper, 1495-98, mural, refectory, Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan
Study of St Anne, Mary, the Christ Child and the young St John, 1501-06, lead pencil, pen and ink on paper, Gallerie dell’Accademia, Venice
Vitruvian Man, 1492. pen, ink, watercolour and metalpoint on paper, Gallerie dell’Accademia, Venice
Study for the Sforza monument, 1488-89, metalpoint on bluish prepared paper, Royal Library, Windsor
An American soldier kisses his girlfriend goodbye at Penn Station, New York, 1944.
this is heartbreaking
Photos like this make me wonder: Did he live? Did he ever return home? Did they ever get married, start a family? Or did he die, and she was left to go on without him? As tragic as it seems, that happened so many times during WWII, and looking at these two, it makes you wonder if they were they any different. I really hope so; I hope they got their happy ending.
you and I think alike, tumblr user crescendowls
seeing this photo again and seeing where it was shot, I think now how many times I’ve walked where they kissed goodbye. How many times have I ran to catch a train, where people saw their husbands and wives for the last time.