discardingimages:

dragon in pieces(Book of Daniel 14:23-27)
Pamplona Bible, Navarre 1197.
Amiens, Bibliothèque municipale, ms. 108, fol. 139v

discardingimages:

dragon in pieces
(Book of Daniel 14:23-27)

Pamplona Bible, Navarre 1197.

Amiens, Bibliothèque municipale, ms. 108, fol. 139v

gettypubs:

This is an image of a coiametl (a peccary or wild hog) taken from the Florentine Codex, the first illustrated encyclopedia of the Western hemisphere. For a full account of the Florentine Codex as a work of art, please see our book The Colors of the New World. Coiametl (peccary). From Bernardino de Sahagun, Florentine Codex (ca. 1577-77), bk. II, fol. 165r (detail). Florence, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana.

gettypubs:

This is an image of a coiametl (a peccary or wild hog) taken from the Florentine Codex, the first illustrated encyclopedia of the Western hemisphere. For a full account of the Florentine Codex as a work of art, please see our book The Colors of the New World

Coiametl (peccary). From Bernardino de Sahagun, Florentine Codex (ca. 1577-77), bk. II, fol. 165r (detail). Florence, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana.

"But I also knew that one day, I would grow up. One day, I would be twenty, or thirty, or forty, even fifty and sixty and seventy and eighty and maybe even one hundred years old. And all those years were mine, they belonged to nobody but me. So even if I was unhappy now, it could all change tomorrow. Maybe I didn’t even need to jump off the cliff to experience that kind of freedom. Maybe the fact that I knew such a freedom existed in the world meant that I could someday find it."

 Augusten Burroughs, A Wolf at the Table (p. 177)

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centuriespast:

Queen Shubad’s headdress.pair of large lunate earrings.

Iraq, Ur

Archaeology Area: PG 800

Gold

Penn Museum

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hadrian6:

Swiss Art Nouveau Poster for Hotel Baren. 1890-1910. Burkhard Mangold. Swiss 1873-1950. stone lithograph.
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hadrian6:

Swiss Art Nouveau Poster for Hotel Baren. 1890-1910. Burkhard Mangold. Swiss 1873-1950. stone lithograph.

http://hadrian6.tumblr.com

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jeannepompadour:

Stuttgart Playing Cards, made in Southwest Germany in c. 1430

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exguyparis:

Jared Matthews - American Ballet Theatre - NYC Dance Project

exguyparis:

Jared Matthews - American Ballet Theatre - NYC Dance Project

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speciesbarocus:

Justus Lipsius - Analecta (1606). [x]

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"

What if love is made and nothing else?
asked Narcissus, leaning over the green iris of water.

Nothing else,
cried Echo from the green cochlea of the woods.

And they were both right.
And they were both lonely.

"

Kapka Kassabova, “And they were both right” (via rabbitinthemoon)

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"… the pang of tenderness remained, akin to the vibrating outline of verses you know you know but cannot recall."

Vladimir Nabokov, from Pnin (Heinemann, 1957)

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magictransistor:

'Tree of Life' screen, Sidi Sayyid mosque in the city of Ahmadabad (Western India).

Lotus ceiling, carved from stone, Eastern Rajasthan (Northeastern Madhya Pradesh), 11th-12th century, India.

Qutb Minar (قطب, क़ुतुब), Alai Darwaza, Qutub complex. Qutab, Mehrauli in Delhi, [Mamluk Dynasty]; India 1192 AD.

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dominusvenustas:

Rodin’s version of the Prodigal Son is a moving one. The emotion in the energised gestures, the firm and powerful way the father holds the son is really quite beautiful. 
In this preparatory drawing he searches for the forms and lines and that will encapture the spirit of the moment. 
The artist must create a spark before he can make a fire and before art is born, the artist must be ready to be consumed by the fire of his own creation.
- Rodin

dominusvenustas:

Rodin’s version of the Prodigal Son is a moving one. The emotion in the energised gestures, the firm and powerful way the father holds the son is really quite beautiful. 

In this preparatory drawing he searches for the forms and lines and that will encapture the spirit of the moment. 

The artist must create a spark before he can make a fire and before art is born, the artist must be ready to be consumed by the fire of his own creation.

- Rodin

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dominusvenustas:

Degas red
When I see this red I think of Degas. It’s Degas red. Earthy, luminous and very sensual.
No art is less spontaneous than mine. What I do is the result of reflection and the study of the great masters.
- Degas
(Melancholy…)

dominusvenustas:

Degas red

When I see this red I think of Degas. It’s Degas red. Earthy, luminous and very sensual.

No art is less spontaneous than mine. What I do is the result of reflection and the study of the great masters.

- Degas

(Melancholy…)

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