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5:37pm January 16, 2011
Tea time with the Gibson Girls (Miss Carlyle & Miss Clarke)

Tea time with the Gibson Girls (Miss Carlyle & Miss Clarke)

5:35pm January 16, 2011
aquietsunday:

Vacation by JC Leyendecker

aquietsunday:

Vacation by JC Leyendecker

5:35pm January 16, 2011
5:18pm January 16, 2011

Judith Beheading Holofernes

peglegcrumpet:

Caravaggio’s version^

Artemesia Gentileschi’s version^

… I don’t think that if a person was beheading another person, they would do it delicately. I love Gentileschi’s version. Women were always depicted as delicate, so painting this woman as strong was awesome.

5:17pm January 16, 2011
mkawy7gaw:

The Seven Works of Mercy
Artist: Caravaggio
Year: 1607
Type: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 390 cm × 260 cm (150 in × 100 in)
Location: Pio Monte della Misericordia, Naples


If you guys didn’t know, I’m OBSESSED with Caravaggio. This painting is actually 7 at the same time. “How?” you ask? Just look:


 
1. Bury the dead; In the background two men carry a dead man (you can see his feet)
2 & 3. Visit the imprisoned & Feed the hungry; On the right a daughter visits her imprisoned father and gives him milk from her bosom.
4. Shelter the Homeless; A Pilgrim (you can tell by the shell in his hat 3rd from the left) seeks shelter from an innkeeper on the left.
5. Visit the sick; The beggar being given the robe is crippled and pulls himself along on the ground as St Martin greets him and clothes him.
6. Clothe the naked; St Martin 4th from the left has torn his robe in half and given it to the beggar.
7. Give drink to the thirsty; On the left Samson (second from the left) drinks water from the jawbone of an ass.



What a badass, I tell ya!

mkawy7gaw:

The Seven Works of Mercy

Artist: Caravaggio

Year: 1607

Type: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 390 cm × 260 cm (150 in × 100 in)

Location: Pio Monte della Misericordia, Naples

If you guys didn’t know, I’m OBSESSED with Caravaggio. This painting is actually 7 at the same time. “How?” you ask? Just look:


1. Bury the dead; In the background two men carry a dead man (you can see his feet)

2 & 3. Visit the imprisoned & Feed the hungry; On the right a daughter visits her imprisoned father and gives him milk from her bosom.

4. Shelter the Homeless; A Pilgrim (you can tell by the shell in his hat 3rd from the left) seeks shelter from an innkeeper on the left.

5. Visit the sick; The beggar being given the robe is crippled and pulls himself along on the ground as St Martin greets him and clothes him.

6. Clothe the naked; St Martin 4th from the left has torn his robe in half and given it to the beggar.

7. Give drink to the thirsty; On the left Samson (second from the left) drinks water from the jawbone of an ass.

What a badass, I tell ya!

5:09pm January 16, 2011
stellar-raven:

In the Studio (c. 1884) by William Merritt Chase.

stellar-raven:

In the Studio (c. 1884) by William Merritt Chase.

5:08pm January 16, 2011
stellar-raven:

In the Studio (c. 1881) by William Merritt Chase.

stellar-raven:

In the Studio (c. 1881) by William Merritt Chase.

5:03pm January 16, 2011

“Alas! Why does the man boast of sensibilities superior to those apparent in the brute; it only renders them more necessary beings. If our impulses were confined to hunger, thirst and desire we might be nearly free; but now we are moved by every wind that blows and a chance word or scene that that word may convey to us.”

— Mary Shelley-Frankenstein  (via iweel)
5:02pm January 16, 2011

“Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of void but out of CHAOS.”

—  Mary Shelley (via kareeeesha)
5:01pm January 16, 2011

“Nothing contributes so much to tranquilizing the mind as a steady purpose - a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.”

— Mary Shelley (via armenia-cityinthesky)
5:01pm January 16, 2011
caitropo:


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caitropo:

Frankenstein’s Corvus Machina Necklace Engraved with the quote: “I felt emotions of gentleness and pleasure, that had long appeared dead, revive within me. - Frankenstein’s monster” The perfection of life force and the seat of the deepest desires of modern man; brass-hinged locket with magnetic catch, glass rods and etched brass components.

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I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS WEBSITE