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diaphanee:

Genrikh Semiradsky (1843-1902), “The New Bracelet”

diaphanee:

Genrikh Semiradsky (1843-1902), “The New Bracelet”

posted on April 21st with 2,807 notes
filed under: classical art painting

pompeii + wall painting details / july 2013

posted on April 21st with 2,733 notes
filed under: pompeii art wall painting

onlyfornow:

The Villa Adriana (Hadrian’s Villa) in Tivoli, Italy.

onlyfornow:

The Villa Adriana (Hadrian’s Villa) in Tivoli, Italy.

posted on April 21st with 17,178 notes
filed under: hadrian villa rome

welkinlions:

Rape of the Sabines
20th-century stone variant of marble original by Giambologna (Italian, 1524-1608),1579-1583
Location: Loggia dei Lanzi, Florence 

Giambologna, born as Jean Boulogne, incorrectly known as Giovanni da Bologna and Giovanni Bologna (1529 – 13 August 1608), was a sculptor, known for his marble and bronze statuary in a late Renaissance or Mannerist style.

The Rape of the Sabine Women is an episode in the legendary history of Rome, traditionally dated to 750 BC, in which the first generation of Roman men acquired wives for themselves from the neighboring Sabine families. The English word “rape” is a conventional translation of Latin raptio, which in this context means “abduction” rather than its prevalent modern meaning in English language of sexual violation. Recounted by Livy and Plutarch (Parallel Lives II, 15 and 19), it provided a subject for Renaissance and post-Renaissance works of art that combined a suitably inspiring example of the hardihood and courage of ancient Romans with the opportunity to depict multiple figures, including heroically semi-nude figures, in intensely passionate struggle. Comparable themes from Classical Antiquity are the Battle of the Lapiths and Centaurs and the theme of Amazonomachy, the battle of Theseus with the Amazons. §

welkinlions:

Rape of the Sabines
20th-century stone variant of marble original by Giambologna (Italian, 1524-1608),1579-1583
Location: Loggia dei Lanzi, Florence

Giambologna, born as Jean Boulogne, incorrectly known as Giovanni da Bologna and Giovanni Bologna (1529 – 13 August 1608), was a sculptor, known for his marble and bronze statuary in a late Renaissance or Mannerist style.

The Rape of the Sabine Women is an episode in the legendary history of Rome, traditionally dated to 750 BC, in which the first generation of Roman men acquired wives for themselves from the neighboring Sabine families. The English word “rape” is a conventional translation of Latin raptio, which in this context means “abduction” rather than its prevalent modern meaning in English language of sexual violation. Recounted by Livy and Plutarch (Parallel Lives II, 15 and 19), it provided a subject for Renaissance and post-Renaissance works of art that combined a suitably inspiring example of the hardihood and courage of ancient Romans with the opportunity to depict multiple figures, including heroically semi-nude figures, in intensely passionate struggle. Comparable themes from Classical Antiquity are the Battle of the Lapiths and Centaurs and the theme of Amazonomachy, the battle of Theseus with the Amazons. §

posted on April 21st with 272 notes
filed under: Rome classical sculpture

archaeology:

April 21, 753 BCE is the traditional date of the founding of Rome, according to Livy.
Auguri, Roma!

archaeology:

April 21, 753 BCE is the traditional date of the founding of Rome, according to Livy.

Auguri, Roma!

posted on April 21st with 1,486 notes

vmagazine:

Eva Herzigova and Marcus Schenkenberg as Icarus at Alexander McQueen’s debut show for Givenchy Haute Couture Spring/Summer 1997, Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris

posted on April 21st with 1,062 notes
filed under: fashion art mythology

chucrutypilsen:

viktor-sbor:

Демаков Евгений Александрович. “Святые Борис и Глеб”

            Evgeny Demakov - “Saints Boris and Gleb”

chucrutypilsen:

viktor-sbor:

Демаков Евгений Александрович. “Святые Борис и Глеб”

            Evgeny Demakov - “Saints Boris and Gleb”

posted on April 21st with 314 notes
filed under: art scandinavia

drakontomalloi:


Attributed to Giorgione - Lady with a Unicorn. N.d., around 1510

drakontomalloi:

Attributed to Giorgione - Lady with a Unicorn. N.d., around 1510

posted on April 21st with 356 notes
filed under: art ladies medieval

fuckyeahfashioncouture:

Alberta Ferretti Winter 2014

fuckyeahfashioncouture:

Alberta Ferretti Winter 2014

posted on April 21st with 227 notes

make me choose: asked: dragons or direwolves?

posted on April 21st with 876 notes
filed under: GOT direwolves babies

posted on April 21st with 2,637 notes
filed under: art sculpture ladies

facina-oris:

MYTHOLOGY MEME - [2/3] LOCATIONS: THE LABYRINTH

"(Built) a labyrinth, the passage-ways of which were so

winding that those unfamiliar with them had difficulty in

making their way out; in this labyrinth the Minotaur was

maintained and here it devoured the seven youths and

seven maidens.”

posted on April 21st with 1,496 notes
filed under: greek mythology

huffposttaste:

Calling all crazy cat ladies, this is your cake!

posted on April 21st with 2,621 notes
filed under: oh my gods I HAS A NEED

stormbornvalkyrie:

Colours meme; Silver Grey

Silver has a feminine energy; it is related to the moon and the ebb and flow of the tides - it is fluid, emotional, sensitive and mysterious. It is soothing, calming and purifying. 
The color silver has similar energy to gray but it is more light-hearted and optimistic.The closer gray gets to black, the more dramatic and mysterious it becomes. The closer it gets to silver or white, the more illuminating and lively it becomes.

stormbornvalkyrie:

Colours meme; Silver Grey

Silver has a feminine energy; it is related to the moon and the ebb and flow of the tides - it is fluid, emotional, sensitive and mysterious. It is soothing, calming and purifying.

The color silver has similar energy to gray but it is more light-hearted and optimistic.The closer gray gets to black, the more dramatic and mysterious it becomes. The closer it gets to silver or white, the more illuminating and lively it becomes.

posted on April 21st with 784 notes
filed under: GOT edits wowoowow

patrocluz:

MYTHOLOGY MEME(1/2) Mythological Objects

Tyrfing was a magic sword in Norse Mythology featured in the Tyrfing Cycle. Svanfrlami, the king of Gardirki, managed to trap two dwarves and forced them to forge a sword with a golden hilt that would never miss a stroke, never rust, and would cut through stone and iron as easily as clothes. The dwarves made him the sword, but in revenge they also places a curse on it. The sword would kill a man every time it was drawn; the sword would be the cause of three great evils; the sword would eventually kill Svafrlami himeself.

The sword would cause three great tragedies before the curse was broken, and Tyrfing was claimed by Angantyr, the next king of the Goths. He would use the sword when he defended his kingdom against his illegitimate brother Hlod, and now that the curse was broken Tyrfing would be the reason for his victory.

posted on April 21st with 443 notes
filed under: norse mythology

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