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thevictorianduchess:

Cloud Study
John Constable
Oil on canvas
c. 1821

(Source: domus-aurea2, via ras-kolnikova)

ART HISTORY MEME || [2/2] museums: Vatican Museums - Vatican City, Italy

(via ras-kolnikova)

Deposition, 1435, Rogier van der Weyden

(Source: daughterofchaos)

design-is-fine:

Amulet, 1750-1800. Germany. Silver filigree, operculum and bone. V&A

Before modern medicine took over, fevers, cramps or giving birth could be dangerous and mortal. Many people believed that the supernatural powers embodied in an amulet would promote fertility & good health & offer protection. Made of organic materials like jet or horn, or set with propitious symbols. 

The bone fist Neidfeige is a very old symbol, dating back at least to Roman times, it protects against the evil eye. Operculum shell Schneckendeckel is a generic amulet worn mainly by women to promote fertility. The case Walburgisbüchse is a symbol of St. Walburga, a British missionary to Germany in the 8th century. V&A

a-l-ancien-regime:

Chateau Rose (by Level-EX)

lost-in-centuries-long-gone:

Chenonceaux by Frans.Sellies on Flickr.

The Château de Chenonceau is a castle near the small village of Chenonceaux, in the Indre-et-Loire département of the Loire Valley in France. It was built on the site of an old mill on the River Cher, sometime before its first mention in writing in the 11th century. The current manor was designed by the French Renaissance architect Philibert Delorme.

colourthysoul:

George Richmond - The Agony in the Garden (1858)

colourthysoul:

George Richmond - The Agony in the Garden (1858)

(Source: indigodreams, via ohdarlingdankeschoen)

oldpaintings:

Death the Bride, 1895 by Thomas Cooper Gotch (English, 1854—1931)

theladyintweed:

Bargello Museum, Florence by TheLadyInTweed on Flickr.

Deposition, 1528, Jacopo Pontormo

(Source: daughterofchaos)

thevuas:

Porta Nigra, Germany  -  Robert Clark  -  [via]

(via ohdarlingdankeschoen)

h4ilstorm:

PhoTones Works #1908 (by PhoTones_TAKUMA)

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