"La Nature" d’Alfons Mucha, bronze doré et argenté (1900), à l’exposition "Paris 1900" au Petit Palais, Paris, mai 2014.

(via centuriespast)

809 notes - 15 hours ago - Reblog


medieval diving suit 

Konrad Kyeser, Bellifortis, Bavaria 1459.

København, Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Thott 290 2º, fol. 44r

193 notes - 16 hours ago - Reblog


Maternal Admiration

William Adolphe Bouguereau

(via jaded-mandarin)

474 notes - 18 hours ago - Reblog


1510-1520 Master of Frankfurt - St. Catherine, St. Barbara (wings of tryptich)

(via jaded-mandarin)

584 notes - 1 day ago - Reblog


Alan Lee, The Mabinogion 

(via jaded-mandarin)

879 notes - 2 days ago - Reblog


Perseus and Andromeda by Emile Bin

Musee des Beaux-Arts

(via 1600s)

127 notes - 2 days ago - Reblog


Death and the Foot Soldier

Allaert Claesz, Dutch, 1508 - 1555. After Jakob Binck, German, c. 1500 - 1569.

Made in Netherlands, 1520s


Philadelphia Museum of Art

237 notes - 3 days ago - Reblog



Henry de Groux (Belgian, 1866-1930), Dante aux Enfers [Dante in Hell], 1899.

Pastel, 75x 52.5 cm.

Durante degli Alighieri, simply called Dante (c. 1265–1321), was a major Italian poet of the Middle Ages. His Divine Comedy, originally called Comedìa and later called Divina by Boccaccio, is widely considered the greatest literary work composed in the Italian language and a masterpiece of world literature.

In Italy he is called il Sommo Poeta (“the Supreme Poet”) and il Poeta. He, Petrarch, and Boccaccio are also called “the three fountains” and “the three crowns”. Dante is also called “the Father of the Italian language”.

225 notes - 4 days ago - Reblog


"Dragon immobilized", from a copy of Guiard des Moulins’ Bible Historiale, made in France in the 15th century (source).

87 notes - 4 days ago - Reblog


Voider Sun | Tumblr

(via art-utopia)

5,431 notes - 5 days ago - Reblog



Gustave Doré, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (Samuel Taylor Coleridge), Harper & Brothers, New York, 1876.

That fifth picture down though. I want that tattooed on my body.

(via 1600s)

4,518 notes - 5 days ago - Reblog


Mary still got her money

Enthroned Madonna with angels and saints (1521), Lorenzo Lotto / Pour It Up, Rihanna

1,815 notes - 1 week ago - Reblog


Shield of Henry II of France, France, ca. 1555.

The battle scene at the center is thought to depict the victory of Hannibal and the Carthaginians over the Romans in Cannae in 216 B.C., which here could be interpreted as an allusion to the struggle of France against the Holy Roman Empire during the sixteenth century. In the strapwork borders are the intertwined letters: H for Henry II (reigned 1547–59); C for Catherine de Médicis, his queen; and possibly also D for Diane de Poitiers, his mistress. Interspersed with the initials are crescents, the king’s personal badge and a reference to the moon goddess Diana and her namesake Diane de Poitiers.

(via mashamorevna)

1,154 notes - 1 week ago - Reblog

Advice from a Caterpillar by AbigailLarson

4 notes - 2 weeks ago - Reblog

(Source: fuckyeahdisneyfanart, via eros-turannos)

2,353 notes - 3 weeks ago - Reblog