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Oxford Skyline Panorama from St Mary’s Church - Oct 2006” by Diliff 

Oxford Skyline Panorama from St Mary’s Church - Oct 2006” by Diliff 

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books0977:

Self-Portrait (1892). Anna Bilińska-Bohdanowicz (Polish, 1857-1893). 
Self-Portrait was unfinished. The natural ease of the pose, a modesty of the attire, the attributes of the painter’s profession held in the hands and finally the open, bold look on the face, which conveys firmness and strength of character - clearly express the artist’s intention to present herself as an artist, who knows her worth, and as a woman, who has freed herself from the restrictions of the the era’s conventions.

books0977:

Self-Portrait (1892). Anna Bilińska-Bohdanowicz (Polish, 1857-1893). 

Self-Portrait was unfinished. The natural ease of the pose, a modesty of the attire, the attributes of the painter’s profession held in the hands and finally the open, bold look on the face, which conveys firmness and strength of character - clearly express the artist’s intention to present herself as an artist, who knows her worth, and as a woman, who has freed herself from the restrictions of the the era’s conventions.

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tiny-librarian:

The “White Lady” is a ghostly apparition of a woman dressed all in white, who is said to appear whenever a descendant of the House of Habsburg is about to die.
According to folklore, she was seen at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna the night before Marie Antoinette was executed. She was also reported to have been seen by some near Mayerling, where crown Prince Rudolf committed suicide, and by his mother, Empress Elisabeth, shortly before she was assassinated.

tiny-librarian:

The “White Lady” is a ghostly apparition of a woman dressed all in white, who is said to appear whenever a descendant of the House of Habsburg is about to die.

According to folklore, she was seen at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna the night before Marie Antoinette was executed. She was also reported to have been seen by some near Mayerling, where crown Prince Rudolf committed suicide, and by his mother, Empress Elisabeth, shortly before she was assassinated.

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deathandmysticism:

Gateway of the Temple of Dendera, Egypt, ca. 1862

deathandmysticism:

Gateway of the Temple of Dendera, Egypt, ca. 1862

(via theancientworld)

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centuriespast:

GÉRARD, FrançoisMadame Récamier1805Oil on canvas, 255 x 145 cmMusée Carnavalet, Paris

centuriespast:

GÉRARD, François
Madame Récamier
1805
Oil on canvas, 255 x 145 cm
Musée Carnavalet, Paris

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centuriespast:

PARMIGIANINOPortrait of a Young Ladyc. 1535Oil on canvas, 139 x 88 cmMuseo Nazionale di Capodimonte, Naples

centuriespast:

PARMIGIANINO
Portrait of a Young Lady
c. 1535
Oil on canvas, 139 x 88 cm
Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte, Naples

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labellefilleart:

Portrait of Furstin Susupolt, Christina Robertson 

labellefilleart:

Portrait of Furstin Susupolt, Christina Robertson 

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artisont:

Antonello da MessinaThe Annunciation1474-1475
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artisont:

Antonello da Messina
The Annunciation
1474-1475

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fotojournalismus:

The sun rays are filtered through smoke in Costesti, Romania on Sept. 8, 2014. (Vadim Ghirda/AP)

fotojournalismus:

The sun rays are filtered through smoke in Costesti, Romania on Sept. 8, 2014. (Vadim Ghirda/AP)

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centuriespast:

CORRADINI, AntonioBust of a Veiled Woman (Puritas)1717-25MarbleMuseo del Settecento Veneziano, Ca’ Rezzonico, Venice

centuriespast:

CORRADINI, Antonio
Bust of a Veiled Woman (Puritas)
1717-25
Marble
Museo del Settecento Veneziano, Ca’ Rezzonico, Venice

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books0977:

With the Wind. Edward Robert Hughes (English, 1851–1914). Coloured chalks on grey paper.
Hughes worked mainly in watercolor and gouache, painting symbolist subjects and obscure literary themes, often Italian in origin. He is also well known for his slightly idealized portraits of women, executed in red chalk. His works display the meticulous observation of nature and minute technique associated with the Pre-Raphaelite movement.

books0977:

With the Wind. Edward Robert Hughes (English, 1851–1914). Coloured chalks on grey paper.

Hughes worked mainly in watercolor and gouache, painting symbolist subjects and obscure literary themes, often Italian in origin. He is also well known for his slightly idealized portraits of women, executed in red chalk. His works display the meticulous observation of nature and minute technique associated with the Pre-Raphaelite movement.

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centuriespast:

ACHENBACH, OswaldFireworks in Naples1875Oil on canvas, 66 x 102 cmThe Hermitage, St. Petersburg

centuriespast:

ACHENBACH, Oswald
Fireworks in Naples
1875
Oil on canvas, 66 x 102 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

— 1 week ago with 222 notes