La Promenade
Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 1870
The emotional connection I have with this painting in particular is cause for it to me one of my favorite paintings. I first saw this painting at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles back when I was in high school. I was on a “design field trip” with my ROP Graphics class and we were at the Getty for a back scene tour of the design and communications department. Before the tour we had some time to tour a few collections and I went to the Impressionist collections which is where I saw this painting. This painting has a special significance to me because the painting brought out my emotional feelings at that time in my life.
A day or so before I saw the painting, my boyfriend at the time had talked to me about our relationship and how we would be going to college soon and how we should start thinking about splitting up and moving on. Since that conversation I had these weird feelings because deep inside I didn’t want to think about going to college and the idea of breaking up was making me very uncomfortable. I was enjoying my life the way it was because it had taken me a while to finally have what I wanted, a boyfriend that I really liked and an awesome senior year.
When I saw the painting, the emotional feelings I had, the fear of my boyfriend breaking up with me came out. The way the woman is looking away as the gentleman is trying to lead her forward reminded me of myself and how I couldn’t bare to look at the future, I didn’t want to look forward or go because I was content where I was. The gentleman leads her with care and passion, to me representing a romantic connection between them and the woman really wants to go with the gentleman because she wants to be with him, but she is unsure of where the gentleman is leading her.

La Promenade

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 1870

The emotional connection I have with this painting in particular is cause for it to me one of my favorite paintings. I first saw this painting at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles back when I was in high school. I was on a “design field trip” with my ROP Graphics class and we were at the Getty for a back scene tour of the design and communications department. Before the tour we had some time to tour a few collections and I went to the Impressionist collections which is where I saw this painting. This painting has a special significance to me because the painting brought out my emotional feelings at that time in my life.

A day or so before I saw the painting, my boyfriend at the time had talked to me about our relationship and how we would be going to college soon and how we should start thinking about splitting up and moving on. Since that conversation I had these weird feelings because deep inside I didn’t want to think about going to college and the idea of breaking up was making me very uncomfortable. I was enjoying my life the way it was because it had taken me a while to finally have what I wanted, a boyfriend that I really liked and an awesome senior year.

When I saw the painting, the emotional feelings I had, the fear of my boyfriend breaking up with me came out. The way the woman is looking away as the gentleman is trying to lead her forward reminded me of myself and how I couldn’t bare to look at the future, I didn’t want to look forward or go because I was content where I was. The gentleman leads her with care and passion, to me representing a romantic connection between them and the woman really wants to go with the gentleman because she wants to be with him, but she is unsure of where the gentleman is leading her.

celebrity crush #1

celebrity crush #1

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ilovecharts:

The Human Body
via Kurt White

ilovecharts:

The Human Body

via Kurt White

reminds me of many great times I have had!

reminds me of many great times I have had!

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2011, International Year of Chemistry!

dream-hope-act:

The goals of IYC2011 are to increase the public appreciation of chemistry in meeting world needs, to encourage interest in chemistry among young people, and to generate enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry. The year 2011 will coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Nobel Prize awarded to Madame Marie Curie—an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of women to science. The year will also be the 100th anniversary of the founding of the International Association of Chemical Societies, providing a chance to highlight the benefits of international scientific collaboration.

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fuckyeahchemistry:

thedailywhat:

Science Experiment of the Day: Bounching water droplet on a superhydrophobic carbon nantube array. 

[thoughtware.]

YEAH SCIENCE

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fuckyeahchemistry:
ilovecharts:
A magnet I found online,
for sale at Cafe Press in the Fun Chemistry Items

A magnet I found online,

for sale at Cafe Press in the Fun Chemistry Items

I start work in the chemistry stockroom on Monday :)

wantonname:

Yes. 
ilovecharts:

The Subway sandwich cheese conundrum, solved.

ilovecharts:

The Subway sandwich cheese conundrum, solved.

She should have been better at losing him….she’d had enough practice.