archivalia:

New Online Exhibit from ICFA - Artamonoff: Picturing Byzantine Istanbul, 1930-1947

archivalia:

New Online Exhibit from ICFA - Artamonoff: Picturing Byzantine Istanbul, 1930-1947

blastedheath:

Jeffrey Smart (Australian, 1921-2013), Soldiers on Platform, 1943. Gouache, watercolour and varnish on paper, 34.5 x 45.5 cm.

Definitely thought of the DC Metro when I first glanced at this. Even more somber upon a longer look…

blastedheath:

Jeffrey Smart (Australian, 1921-2013), Soldiers on Platform, 1943. Gouache, watercolour and varnish on paper, 34.5 x 45.5 cm.

Definitely thought of the DC Metro when I first glanced at this. Even more somber upon a longer look…

jeannepompadour:

“Portrait bust of Archduchess Maria Magdalena of Austria, Grand Duchess of Tuscany (1589-1631)  by Antonio Novelli, early 17th century

I want to feel as awesome as she looks (more often, at least)

jeannepompadour:

“Portrait bust of Archduchess Maria Magdalena of Austria, Grand Duchess of Tuscany (1589-1631)  by Antonio Novelli, early 17th century

I want to feel as awesome as she looks (more often, at least)

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ratak-monodosico:

"This is what almost four billion years of human evolution looks like when it’s condensed down to ten seconds, thanks to the fine folks behind the original Cosmos.
From self-replicating bags of chemistry to billions of bacteria to crude multicellular blobs to tiny swimming monsters to clumsily creeping fish to fuzzy proto-mammals to weird, naked, two-legged apes … every cosmic blink holds a beautiful story.
If you’d like to retrace your steps along the path of time that ends with you, I recommend this awesome Wikipedia page.” jtotheizzoe

ratak-monodosico:

"This is what almost four billion years of human evolution looks like when it’s condensed down to ten seconds, thanks to the fine folks behind the original Cosmos.

From self-replicating bags of chemistry to billions of bacteria to crude multicellular blobs to tiny swimming monsters to clumsily creeping fish to fuzzy proto-mammals to weird, naked, two-legged apes … every cosmic blink holds a beautiful story.

If you’d like to retrace your steps along the path of time that ends with you, I recommend this awesome Wikipedia page.” jtotheizzoe

(Source: dracarys-whovian, via o-o-o-o-)

amare-habeo:

Moïse Kisling (1891-1953) Mimosa, 1942

amare-habeo:

Moïse Kisling (1891-1953)
Mimosa, 1942

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In other news, if you use Twitter, feel free to follow me @Whitmanology

Time to send out my final decision emails to grad programs! I could save my ginger snaps and old Star Trek episodes as rewards… or I could use them now as boon companions / moral support

history-of-fashion:

ab. 1523 Hans Holbein the Younger - Basel Woman Turned to the Left

HOLBEIN.

history-of-fashion:

ab. 1523 Hans Holbein the Younger - Basel Woman Turned to the Left

HOLBEIN.

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blastedheath:

Antoni Clavé (Catalan, 1913-2005), La foire aux croûtes, 1940. Lithograph from the album Images de Paris, 31.5 x 26 cm.

blastedheath:

Antoni Clavé (Catalan, 1913-2005), La foire aux croûtes, 1940. Lithograph from the album Images de Paris, 31.5 x 26 cm.

thevictorianduchess:

An Illicit Letter, oil on canvas, detail
Vittorio Reggianini

thevictorianduchess:

An Illicit Letter, oil on canvas, detail

Vittorio Reggianini

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