The girl's clown eye makeup is inverted so that her symbolic tears run upwards. Image Source: eyeshadowlipstick.
Here are a few images I've come across of late.
A sub-species of the black rhino that roamed the earth for 8 million years has been declared extinct, according to a 2011 review by the International Union for Conservation of Nature's (IUCN). The animal hasn't been seen in the African wilderness since 2006 due, almost exclusively, to widespread poaching and a lack of conservation efforts. Sadly, the fate of this sub-species is not unique: Rhinoceros populations across Africa and Asia are said to be disappearing at an alarming rate. The animals are hunted for their horns, which are considered an aphrodisiac. This belief has spurred a lucrative black market that is pushing rhinoceros to the brink of extinction.
Art historians specializing in returning looted Nazi artwork to their rightful owners have demanded that the German authorities reveal the details of a hugely valuable collection of paintings, discovered in a Munich flat.
The remarkable horde of paintings, valued at an estimated euros 1 billion, was found hidden behind piles of junk in the flat of reclusive 80-year-old Cornelius Gurlitt. It was discovered by chance in spring 2011 when prosecutors began investigating Mr Gurlitt for tax avoidance, but its existence was made public only at the weekend.
Anne Webber, the founder and co-chair of the Commission for Looted Art in Europe, said there were some “very hard questions” for the Bavarian government as to why it had kept the haul secret for two and a half years. “We need to ask why they haven’t published a list of all the paintings that have been found, so that the families who are looking for their paintings, and have been looking for the past 75 years, can find them,” she added.
The collection has been stored at the customs office in Garching, north of Munich, with an art historian hired 18 months ago to provide an expert assessment. Mr Gurlitt could have hidden other works elsewhere, Der Spiegel suggested. Prosecutors will hold a press conference Tuesday to provide more detail.
Gurlitt’s father Hildebrandt was a prominent Munich art dealer, who is thought to have acquired works deemed “degenerate” that had largely been seized from Jewish collectors.
Cardy's subsequent work as a comics artist reflected the way American popular culture helps US society digest its most difficult trials.Cardy did World War II military service from 1943 to 1945, earning two Purple Hearts for wounds suffered as a tank driver in the armored cavalry. He began his Army career with the 66th Infantry Division, during which time he won a competition to design its patch, creating its snarling black panther logo. His art talent led to his being assigned an office job at division headquarters. This lasted, Cardy recalled in an interview, because a general who had seen Cardy's cartoons in an Officers Club had Cardy assigned to his own corps. (Cardy gave the name as "General Shelby Burke", but no one by that name or similar is found in the federal archives.) As the artist tells it, the only opening was for a corporal in the motor pool, so Private Cardy was promoted and assigned to that duty. This, he said, led in turn, upon his being shipped to the European theater, to Cardy's assignment as an assistant tank driver for the Third Armored Division, under General Courtney Hodges. Later, between the end of the war and his discharge, Cardy said he worked for the Army's Information and Education office in France.
Awarded two Purple Hearts for his combat injuries in the war, Cardy experienced his share of wartime horrors; he saw his tank commander get his head blown off when they were ambushed by German troops with bazookas.
This is why above all other characters, under his pen, the Titans became beacons of youthful hope, shining out of the darkness.Drawing those commonplace moments in a war was necessary to his sanity. Incidents such as his tank commander being killed, or seeing cartloads of dead bodies, or opening a trap door to see dozens of scared faces looking up at him, are "something that you'd rather not know," said Cardy. "I tried to focus on the lighter stuff. "I had a policy after I got out of the Army. I was so tickled to get out of the Army alive, I was not gonna let anything bother me."