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books0977:

Muse and Medium (2009). Bryan Larsen (American, 1975-). Oil on linen.
"It was a great deal more difficult than I had imagined to change skin into clay, (let alone curly, brunette hair into clay) and I ended up repainting several areas multiple times in an attempt to get the thing to read as a sculpture of a girl instead of a girl wearing gray-green body paint."  

books0977:

Muse and Medium (2009). Bryan Larsen (American, 1975-). Oil on linen.

"It was a great deal more difficult than I had imagined to change skin into clay, (let alone curly, brunette hair into clay) and I ended up repainting several areas multiple times in an attempt to get the thing to read as a sculpture of a girl instead of a girl wearing gray-green body paint."  

— 3 days ago with 126 notes
Depiction of Diana on the fireplace in the Camera do San Pablo in Parma by Correggio (1518-1519)

Depiction of Diana on the fireplace in the Camera do San Pablo in Parma by Correggio (1518-1519)

— 4 days ago
#diana  #rennaisance  #fresco  #correggio 
Neuschwanstein front façade and surroundings (photochrom print, c. 1900)

Neuschwanstein front façade and surroundings (photochrom print, c. 1900)

— 4 days ago
#neuschwanstein  #castle  #photography  #landscape 

Man’s suit with coat and vest in embroidered silk. Made in France around 1785. Has been worn by Axel von Fersen the Younger. (Nordiska Museet)

(Source: yoyo-inspace, via beggars-opera)

— 4 days ago with 580 notes
centuriespast:

Joanna Leigh (b.1758), Mrs Richard Bennett Lloyd, Inscribing a Tree
by Joshua Reynolds
Date painted: 1775–1776
Oil on canvas, 236 x 146 cm
Collection: National Trust

centuriespast:

Joanna Leigh (b.1758), Mrs Richard Bennett Lloyd, Inscribing a Tree

by Joshua Reynolds

Date painted: 1775–1776

Oil on canvas, 236 x 146 cm

Collection: National Trust

— 5 days ago with 211 notes
tiny-librarian:

Portrait of Sibylle of Cleves, Electresses of Saxony, done by Lucas Cranach the Elder in 1526.

tiny-librarian:

Portrait of Sibylle of Cleves, Electresses of Saxony, done by Lucas Cranach the Elder in 1526.

— 1 week ago with 109 notes
Oxford Skyline Panorama from St Mary’s Church - Oct 2006” by Diliff 

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

— 1 week ago with 4 notes
#oxford  #england  #mist  #landscape 
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.

— 1 week ago with 128 notes
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.

— 1 week ago with 295 notes
deathandmysticism:

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

deathandmysticism:

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

(via theancientworld)

— 2 weeks ago with 989 notes