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whitehotel:

Parmigianino, Head of a girl (16th century)

whitehotel:

Parmigianino, Head of a girl (16th century)

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greek-museums:

National Archaeological Museum / Archaeological Site of Mycenae:

A steatite and serpentinite two piece vase with pierced base and relief octopus with a representation of a marinescape. Differences in manufacturing attest the hands of two artisans from Mycenaean Greece or Minoan Crete. From Tomb 26, in Mycenae. (15th-14th century B.C)

greek-museums:

National Archaeological Museum / Archaeological Site of Mycenae:

A steatite and serpentinite two piece vase with pierced base and relief octopus with a representation of a marinescape. Differences in manufacturing attest the hands of two artisans from Mycenaean Greece or Minoan Crete. From Tomb 26, in Mycenae. (15th-14th century B.C)

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soverylittlehoneybee:

An attempt to reconstruct the apperance of a high-status mycenaean woman.

It’s possible that mycenaean women of high social status, noblewomen and priestesses, painted their faces for ceremonial occasions, using white lead. Such make-up would give their face mask-like appearance, letting temporarily remove the individual behind said mask and play a certain role instead.

The Ancient Worlds with Bettany Hughes: Helen of Troy

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digitalia-regalia:

LORD BYRON
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clocktowerofgotham:

Friendly reminder:

Lord Byron doesn’t look like a vampire

Vampires look like Lord Byron

THIS.

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arstekne:

The only secular frescoes by Botticelli that still exist were discovered 1873, in the Villa Lemmi, at the foot of the Careggi Hill, close to a villa of Cosimo de Medici. They had been concealed under old coats of paint for centuries. Villa Lemmi belonged to the Tornabuoni family, friend of the Medici. It is supposed the frescoes were executed to commemorate the marriage of Lorenzo Tornabuoni and Giovanna degli Albizzi.

The frescoes are in a very poor state of preservation, because they were damaged when taken down from the wall. Two of the three fragments found were transferred to canvas and later sold to the Louvre in Paris. The two compositions were originally separated only by a window.

One of the fragments probably represents Venus and the Three Graces Presenting Gifts to a Young Woman, the other A Young Man Being Introduced to the Seven Liberal Arts.

Even in this poor condition, the two frescoes still have some of the elegance which is the feature of Botticelli’s best compositions. The fact that the figures cannot be entirely identified in no way detracts from their distant charm. It is, however, assumed that this is an allegorical celebration for a newly married couple. Even though the young man is obviously being led towards the female allegories of the seven liberal arts, rhetoric, dialectics, arithmetic, grammar, geometry, astronomy and music, it is unclear who is leading him there.” Source

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"Ay, and the red right arm of Jove,
Hurtling his lightnings from above,
With all his terrors, there unfurl’d,
He would unmoved, unawed, behold.
The flames of an expiring world,
Again in crashing chaos roll’d,
In vast promiscuous ruin hurl’d,
Might light his glorious funeral pile:
Still dauntless ‘midst the wreck of earth he’d smile"

— Byron translating Horace (via pneuma-pneumatics)

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leprincelointain:

John Reinhard Weguelin (1849-1927), Lesbia - 1878.

leprincelointain:

John Reinhard Weguelin (1849-1927), Lesbia - 1878.

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pagewoman:

 The Princess in the Forest  by John Bauer

pagewoman:

 The Princess in the Forest  by John Bauer

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heaveninawildflower:

 ’Today is still the same as yesterday.’ Illustration by Florence Harrison (1877–1955) for ‘Poems by Christina Rossetti’ (The One Certainty).
Published 1910 by Blackie
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heaveninawildflower:

 ’Today is still the same as yesterday.’ Illustration by Florence Harrison (1877–1955) for ‘Poems by Christina Rossetti’ (The One Certainty).

Published 1910 by Blackie

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byronofrochdale:

Reminds me of Ragnar & Rollo

byronofrochdale:

Reminds me of Ragnar & Rollo

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humanoidhistory:

GREETINGS FROM POMPEII — Vintage visions of the ancient ruins of Pompeii, Italy, circa 1905, photochrome color postcards from the Detroit Publishing Company, courtesy of the Library of Congress.

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Marlon Brando, ca. 1952.

Marlon Brando, ca. 1952.

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jaded-mandarin:

Samuel Cooper. Self-Portrait, 1644.

jaded-mandarin:

Samuel Cooper. Self-Portrait, 1644.

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