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Gustave Caillebotte - The Floor Scrapers (1875-6)

Original on top, later version below

"Despite the effort Caillebotte put into the painting, it was rejected by France’s most prestigious art exhibition, The Salon, in 1875. The depiction of working-class people in their trade, not fully clothed, shocked the jurors and was deemed a ‘vulgar subject matter.’ 

The images of the floor scrapers came to be associated with Degas’s paintings of washerwomen, also presented at the same exhibition and similarly scorned as ‘vulgar’”.

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amandaonwriting:

Happy Birthday, James A. Baldwin, born 2 August 1924, died 1 December 1987
10 Quotes
You write in order to change the world … if you alter, even by a millimetre, the way people look at reality, then you can change it.
Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.
You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read.
Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.
The most dangerous creation of any society is the man who has nothing to lose.
It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive.
People pay for what they do, and still more for what they have allowed themselves to become. And they pay for it very simply; by the lives they lead.
I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.
I can’t believe what you say, because I see what you do.
Life is tragic simply because the earth turns and the sun inexorably rises and sets, and one day, for each of us, the sun will go down for the last, last time.
Baldwin was an American novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic. He is well known for his essays, collected in Notes of a Native Son, and his first novel, Go Tell It on the Mountain.
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by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

amandaonwriting:

Happy Birthday, James A. Baldwin, born 2 August 1924, died 1 December 1987

10 Quotes

  1. You write in order to change the world … if you alter, even by a millimetre, the way people look at reality, then you can change it.
  2. Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.
  3. You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read.
  4. Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.
  5. The most dangerous creation of any society is the man who has nothing to lose.
  6. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive.
  7. People pay for what they do, and still more for what they have allowed themselves to become. And they pay for it very simply; by the lives they lead.
  8. I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.
  9. I can’t believe what you say, because I see what you do.
  10. Life is tragic simply because the earth turns and the sun inexorably rises and sets, and one day, for each of us, the sun will go down for the last, last time.

Baldwin was an American novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic. He is well known for his essays, collected in Notes of a Native Son, and his first novel, Go Tell It on the Mountain.

Source for Image

by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

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