#GPOY (I’m not into art prints — why hang something on a wall and waste all that potential bookshelf space? — but these are great.)

Jonathan Wolstenholme

#GPOY (I’m not into art prints — why hang something on a wall and waste all that potential bookshelf space? — but these are great.)

Jonathan Wolstenholme

paintdeath:

Jan van Eyck

paintdeath:

Jan van Eyck

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artofthedarkages:

shatteryourleaves:

artofthedarkages:

“Dido and Aeneas in the Cave in the Roman Vergil”
A framed illumination on folio 180v of a Latin manuscript containing the works of Vergil depicting Aeneas and Dido ambiguously consummating their marriage in a cave while their escorts shield themselves from the rain.
Ink and tempera on vellum.
Made in the 5th century in Italy. Currently held at the Vatican Library.

One of 3 surviving illuminated manuscripts from the Western Roman Empire.

…There are a bit more illuminated manuscripts from the Western Roman Empire—like the Chronography of 354, various papyrus fragments from Egypt, and the Quedlinburg Itala—but it’s one of only three surviving illuminated Homeric epics (along with the Vatican Vergil and the Ambrosian Iliad) from Late Antiquity.

artofthedarkages:

shatteryourleaves:

artofthedarkages:

Dido and Aeneas in the Cave in the Roman Vergil

A framed illumination on folio 180v of a Latin manuscript containing the works of Vergil depicting Aeneas and Dido ambiguously consummating their marriage in a cave while their escorts shield themselves from the rain.

Ink and tempera on vellum.

Made in the 5th century in Italy. Currently held at the Vatican Library.

One of 3 surviving illuminated manuscripts from the Western Roman Empire.

…There are a bit more illuminated manuscripts from the Western Roman Empire—like the Chronography of 354, various papyrus fragments from Egypt, and the Quedlinburg Itala—but it’s one of only three surviving illuminated Homeric epics (along with the Vatican Vergil and the Ambrosian Iliad) from Late Antiquity.

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The Italian author Giacomo Leopardi did not find the preparations horrifying either. In his ‘Dialogue of Frederick Ruysch and His Mummies’, Ruysch is awakened at midnight by his cadavers, who have come to life in his studio and are singing in chorus. Ruysch, watching through a crack in the door, exclaims, ‘Good heavens! Who on earth taught music to these dead people, who are crowing like roosters in the middle of the night? I’m in a cold sweat and almost more dead than they are. I didn’t realize that just because I saved them from decay they would come back to life.’ He then enters his studio and says, ‘Children, what kind of game are you playing? Have you forgotten that you’re dead? What’s this racket all about? Has the tsar’s visit gone to your head?’ One of the dead tells Ruysch that they can speak for a quarter of an hour, so he asks them for a brief description of what they felt when they were at death’s door. They assure him that dying is like falling asleep, like a dissolving of consciousness, and not at all painful. They declare that death, the fate of all living things, has brought them peace. For them, life is but a memory, and although they are not happy, at least they are free of old sorrows and fears. - “Frederik Ruysch: The Artist of Death”

ancientart:

Three ancient Roman keys found during excavations at Cambourne in Cambridgeshire. The site produced a wealth of Roman domestic items like these keys, such as tweezers, cutlery, brooches and pins -mainly dating to the 4th century.

Courtesy Wessex Archaeology.

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Very occasionally, a string of lyrics will appear in a big, sometimes upsetting rush. But usually, I’ll have little pieces of lyrical content and then I will have to build the retaining wall of the song out of these little pieces of lyrical gravel. Even when four bars of lyrics come to me, or eight bars, which would feel like a total windfall, when it’s time to write the song I’ll still have tiny phrases that I have to take in somewhere. You know when you’re little and you’re watching archeologists put together the dinosaur on TV? It’s like that. THE RUMPUS INTERVIEW WITH DESSA - The Rumpus.net
Joseph Cornell (1903-1972)
L’Egypte de Mlle Cleo de Merode: cours elementaire d¹Histoire Naturelle
1940

Joseph Cornell (1903-1972)
L’Egypte de Mlle Cleo de Merode: cours elementaire d¹Histoire Naturelle
1940

stilllifequickheart:

Rory McEwen
Tulip Petal II
1978 Cite Arrow reblogged from stilllifequickheart
soyouthinkyoucansee:

 Soyouthinkyoucansee
Ring, Laurits Andersen (1854-1933) - 1898
At Breakfast with the Newspaper (National Museum, Stockholm, Sweden)Danish symbolism.  1898

soyouthinkyoucansee:

 Soyouthinkyoucansee

Ring, Laurits Andersen (1854-1933) - 1898

At Breakfast with the Newspaper (National Museum, Stockholm, Sweden)

Danish symbolism.  1898

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nevver:

The Flapper
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