German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. 4128/1, 1929-1930. Photo: Paramount.
Russian actress Olga Baclanova (1896-1974) achieved prominence during the silent film era and was billed as the ‘Russian Tigress’. The statuesque blonde is best known now as the trapeze artist Cleopatra in the horror classic Freaks (Tod Browning, 1932), which also features a cast of actual carnival sideshow performers.
Konstantin Somov - Autoportrait, 1909.
Somov was a Russian artist, member of the association “Mir iskusstva” (World of art), opposed to the ideas of “Peredvezhniki”. Somov was inspired by the art of 18 century and made a lot of works in this style. He engaged both painting and graphics, portraits and illustrations.
His works are characterized by exquisite colour palette and refined forms.
Anti-government protesters in Ukraine took to the streets armed with mirrors in Independence Square on Friday. Studies have concluded that humans are more likely to behave in a way we consider socially-minded and conscientious when we are confronted by our own reflections.
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