detournementsmineurs:

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

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deathandmysticism:

St. Domenico’s snake procession in Italy

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gaksdesigns:

Porcelain sculptures by Kate MacDowell.

What oh my sweet Jesus wow this is just oh wow

i adore these, especially the lungs one

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hismarmorealcalm:

Vincenzo Gemito (1852 – 1929)  Medusa  1911  Parcel-gilt silver

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heckyeahorderofpreachers:

Saint Catherine of Siena - detail from the communion rail of the Church of Saint Boniface, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands (19th Century)

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commanderspock:

cressus

     No one before Bernini had managed to make marble so carnal. In his nimble hands it would flatter and stream, quiver and sweat. His figures weep and shout, their torsos twist and run, and arch themselves in spasms of intense sensation. He could, like an alchemist, change one material into another - marble into trees, leaves, hair, and, of course, flesh.  
     -   Simon Schama’s Power of Art. Bernini

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centuriespast:

Saint Michael and the Dragon As Virtue Overcoming Vice, late 13th/early 14th century

School of Reims

French
Polychromed wood
36-1/2 x 20 in. (92.7 x 50.8 cm)
The Norton Simon Foundation

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itscolossal:

Haunting Ceramic Faces Overgrown with Vegetation by Jess Riva Cooper

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A statue of Queen Isabel II and her son and heir King Alfonso XII at the Palau Reial de Pedralbe, a building placed in the middle of an ample garden in the district of Les Corts, in Barcelona. The statue was created by Agapit Vallmitjana i Barbany.

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tamburina:

Paul Darde, Eternal Pain

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purgatorialsociety:

The Skull of St. Agnes of Rome

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theossuary:

Boxwood statuette of Death holding an egg-timer.

German, 18th century; from the Victoria and Albert Museum.

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The Rescue of Andromeda | Photographer

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muscavomitoria:

Vierge des Sept Douleurs - Italie du Sud, 18ème siècle. Musée du Coeur ( collection du docteur Boyadjian et de son épouse ), MRAH, Parc du Cinquantenaire, Bruxelles.

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