"No amount of skillful invention can replace the essential element of imagination."
- Edward Hopper, born on this day in 1882. (via sfmoma)
"She never looked nice. She looked like art, and art wasn’t supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel something."
- Eleanor & Park, Rainbow Rowell (via 4sap)
(Source: franstar, via post-cards-from-the-road)
Mareike Böhmer (Germany)
Art prints for sale on @Curioos
"Yes, the Bechdel Test. It’s named for Alison Bechdel, who is a comic book creator. The test is, are there two named women in the film? Do they talk to each other? And is it about something other than a man? I actually think the Bechdel Test is a little advanced for us sometimes. I have one called the Sexy Lamp Test, which is, if you can remove a female character from your plot and replace her with a sexy lamp and your story still works, you’re a hack."
- Comic book writer Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain Marvel, Avengers Assemble)
(Source: justinbee, via wilwheaton)
"Rowling wrote Hermione to eschew stereotypes. She doesn’t end up with the hero; she is never there to function as Harry’s love interest. She prefers Arithmancy to Divination in school. Hermione is also a total badass, despite her prim and proper reputation. (…) So often, female characters are allowed to be aggressive or rebellious, but in exchange are stripped of any traditionally feminine qualities and instead are forced to pick up traditionally masculine traits. However, Hermione is never made to do that. Most notably, she is written to be highly logical AND emotionally expressive, a combination not commonly afforded to most of today’s leading ladies."
- Liz Feuerbach, The Women of The Harry Potter Universe (via writingadvice)
"I don’t believe in art. I believe in artists."
- Marcel Duchamp (via free-parking)