Beech tree illustration from ‘Flora von Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz, Prof. Dr. Otto Wilhelm Thomé’ (1885)
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Policeman Lashes a Female Photojournalist in Lisbon, Portugal.
Photo: © REUTERS/Hugo Correia.
The photographer was covering a protest against austerity measures brought in following a $100 million bailout by the European Union.
Using his baton to crack this young professional across the skull is disgusting by any standards. If money, power and arrogance are contagious, this photo describes their transferal from the financial sector to the police forces.
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Another recurring theme is the importance of education. All of these flourishing cultures pioneered new forms of teaching and learning. Medieval Florence saw the rise of the apprentice-master model, which let young artists learn from veteran experts. Elizabethan England made a concerted effort to educate its middle-class males, which is how William Shakespeare—the son of a glover who couldn’t sign his name—ended up getting free Latin lessons. We need to emulate these ingenious eras and encourage rampant experimentation in the education sector, whether it’s taking the Khan Academy mainstream or expanding vocational training. As T. S. Eliot once remarked, the great ages did not contain more talent. They wasted less.
Mural in Johannesburg by Nuria Mora
Work by Spanish street artist Nuria Mora