1. catonhottinroof:

    Leon Wyczółkowski   Obrazek jakich wiele, 1883

     
  2. tristan-reveur:

    Leon Wyczolkowski, 1929

     
  3. Andrey Remnev

     
  4. Student Nihilist, 1883, Ilya Repin

    The Nihilist, that strange martyr who has no faith, who goes to the stake without enthusiasm, and dies for what he does not believe in, is a purely literary product. He was invented by Turgenev, and completed by Dostoevsky. Robespierre came out of the pages of Rousseau as surely as the People’s Palace rose out of the debris of a novel. Literature always anticipates life. It does not copy it, but moulds it to its purpose. The nineteenth century, as we know it, is largely an invention of Balzac. Our Luciens de Rubempré, our Rastignacs, and De Marsays made their first appearance on the stage of the Comédie Humaine. We are merely carrying out, with footnotes and unnecessary additions, the whim or fancy or creative vision of a great novelist.”

    Oscar Wilde in The Decay of Lying

     
  5. Sami children at the missionary school in Bäsksele, province of Lapland, Sweden. ca 1900-1910

    The school still stands, but it’s not in use anymore. 

     
  6. Emil Öster, missionary for the Good Templar order (IOGT), 1898, province of Lapland, Sweden

     
  7. At twenty-one

    At twenty-six II - Nelli Palomäki, 2007

     
  8. Baby - Cecilia Edefalk, 1986-87, canvas 230 x 432 cm

     
  9. Alina - Leon Wyczółkowski, ca 1880 (theme from the tragedy Balladyna by Juliusz Słowacki)

     

     
  10. Hutsul girl & boy, Ukraine, early 1900s