hismarmorealcalm:

Column hall at Karnak  detail

hismarmorealcalm:

Column hall at Karnak  detail

elisemerand:

CHALK LETTERING - Project for french style bakery atelier “Mariage” by Russian illustrator & letterer Olga Vasik l Via Dribble & Behance

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Posted 2 days ago

intaier:

Karnak temple - photos (c) Tatiana Matveeva (In-Taier), 2010
Released to Creative Commons 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)
feel free to use
original size [1][2][3][4]

Posted 2 days ago

nihtegale:

One of four variations of The Nightmare by John Henry Fuseli,1790-1791

nihtegale:

One of four variations of The Nightmare by John Henry Fuseli,1790-1791

(Source: wga.hu)

templeofapelles:

Mythological Sketch of Hercules, Cerberus and Mercury, Gaetano Gandolfi
18th century Italian, 1734-1802 charcoal/chalk on paper

templeofapelles:

Mythological Sketch of Hercules, Cerberus and Mercury,
Gaetano Gandolfi

18th century
Italian, 1734-1802
charcoal/chalk on paper

taylornugent:

art—gallery:

 An Athlete Wrestling with a Python, Lord Frederick Leighton

Posted 1 week ago

hadrian6:

Fortune - 1894. detail of ceiling fresco Palazzo Grifoni. Florence. Augusto Burchi. Italian 1853-1919.
http://hadrian6.tumblr.com

hadrian6:

Fortune - 1894. detail of ceiling fresco Palazzo Grifoni. Florence. Augusto Burchi. Italian 1853-1919.

http://hadrian6.tumblr.com

speakingparts:

Throne of Blood
1957 Akira Kurosawa

(Source: filmcaptures.com)

Posted 1 week ago

kinetelos:

Piet Mondrian, The Gray Tree (1912)

kinetelos:

Piet Mondrian, The Gray Tree (1912)

(Source: fautog)

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Erucarum Ortus

The illustrations above were designed by the German artist and naturalist, Maria Sibylla Merian. The plates were originally prepared for a mid-1670s book on the metamorphosis of caterpillars into butterflies. However, the scientific community of the time largely ignored Merian’s work because it wasn’t published in Latin, the formal language of science.


Some forty years later, Merian finally reworked and expanded this earlier book on European insects. Sadly, she died shortly before the completed book - in Latin, finally - was readied for publication in 1717 as 'Erucarum Ortus..'. The full title of the book is said to translate as: 'The Miraculous Transformation and Unusual Flower-Food of Caterpillars'

Merian’s portrayal of plants and insects in a semi-naturalistic way was something of a step forward in the world of scientific illustration. Many of her contemporaries ‘arranged’ the illustrated scenes to show man’s domination over nature, or took liberties with embellishment to impress and dazzle the audience.

Posted 1 week ago

meanwhilebackinthedungeon:

— William Blake

meanwhilebackinthedungeon:

— William Blake

artsandcrafts28:

John Henry Fuseli - “Lady Macbeth” (1784)

artsandcrafts28:

John Henry Fuseli - “Lady Macbeth” (1784)

Ellen Terry as Lady Macbethby John Singer Sargent (1856–1925)

1889

oil on canvas

Posted 1 week ago

piquantpaint:

Lady Macbeth.  Odilon Redon (1898).
Pastel on paper.  Private collection.
(wikipaintings)

piquantpaint:

Lady Macbeth.  Odilon Redon (1898).

Pastel on paper.  Private collection.

(wikipaintings)