Lamine Senghor (French Communist Party) and Josiah Tshangana Gumede (African National Congress), attending the inaugural meeting of the League against Imperialism in Brussels, Belgium, in February 1927. Photo: Archives de l'IFAN, Dakar Sénégal

Gwangju massacre, May 1980

Carson McCullers

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Mr Brook was intensely provoked. He walked up and down the room, then he went into his kitchenette and made himself a sardine sandwich.

Bob (Robert Louis) Thompson Venus and Adonis 1964

Oskar Kokoschka The Power of Music 1918-20

Robert Altman's The Player Production still

Love story in paintings

⤳ Oskar Kokoschka, Alma Mahler and Olda Palkovská

Austrian artist Oskar Kokoschka was in love twice. His first relationship lasted for three years, and the second — 44. The first had hundreds of biographical and belles-lettres works (as well as articles in glossy magazines) written about, while the second one can boast only a few references. The first woman was older than Kokoschka, and the second one — much younger. He painted the first one every day, while the second one appears only in a few of his paintings. He was obsessed with the first one…

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Alex Liebman

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Harvesting a pangolin or having Goldman Sachs flood hundreds of millions of dollars into rural China to build a bunch of hog barns - that's a particularly distorted and concentrated idea of what is valuable.

Marikana massacre, August–September 2012, Greg Marinovich British Lonmin mining company.

The Fireside monotype by Edgar Degas, 1880-85

Forest in the Mountains by Edgar Degas, 1890

Laurinda Dixon

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There are few confirmed details about Perenelle's place of birth and early life. Perenelle married Nicolas in 1368. She had two previous husbands and brought their fortune to the marriage. The couple remained childless. The spelling of her name varies and is sometimes given as Perrenelle, Petronelle or Pernelle. Though the historical Perenelle did exist, there is no historical record indicating that she or her husband were the successful alchemists of later legend.

Trojan Room Coffee Pot (TRCP) 1991

Helen Frankenthaler at her studio at Third Avenue and East 94th Street by Alexander Liberman.

John Betjeman

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God shrive me from this morning lust, For supple farm girls, if you must, Send the cold daughter of an earl, But spare me Thelma’s sister Pearl!

Make Your Own Animated Movies and Videotapes by Yvonne Andersen, Little Brown, 1970

Vivian Stanshall

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A pale sun poked impudent marmalade fingers through the grizzled lattice glass, and sent the shadows scurrying, like convent girls menaced by a tramp.

Westwood Studios office, 1991

The Landlord's Game by Elizabeth Magie, circa 1910

W. H. Davies, 1915