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servus-jesu:

Pandora - Thomas Benjamin Kennington

servus-jesu:

Pandora - Thomas Benjamin Kennington

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meanwhilebackinthedungeon:

— Nele Diel

A Thread in the Tangle

meanwhilebackinthedungeon:

— Nele Diel

A Thread in the Tangle

— 8 hours ago with 34 notes
laclefdescoeurs:

Orphée ramenant Eurydice des enfers, 1861, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot

laclefdescoeurs:

Orphée ramenant Eurydice des enfers, 1861, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot

(via varangoi)

— 8 hours ago with 822 notes
viktor-sbor:

Georg von Boddien 1850-1926 “Rückzug der Soldaten”

viktor-sbor:

Georg von Boddien 1850-1926 “Rückzug der Soldaten”

— 8 hours ago with 12 notes
catonhottinroof:

Fernand Toussaint 
 Gezicht op gracht voor Begijnenklooster te Brugge

catonhottinroof:

Fernand Toussaint

 Gezicht op gracht voor Begijnenklooster te Brugge

(via arcadiainteriorana)

— 9 hours ago with 45 notes
an-artwork-a-day:

Raphael (Italian High Renaissance, 1483–1520), The School of Athens, 1509-10. Fresco in the Apostolic Palace (Room: Stanza della Segnatura) in the Vatican, 500 × 770 cm.

an-artwork-a-day:

Raphael (Italian High Renaissance, 1483–1520), The School of Athens, 1509-10. Fresco in the Apostolic Palace (Room: Stanza della Segnatura) in the Vatican, 500 × 770 cm.

(via theactofhistory)

— 10 hours ago with 104 notes
stoneofthehapless:

The Witch-King at Minas Morgul; art by Alan Lee
From the book Tolkien’s Ring by David Day.

stoneofthehapless:

The Witch-King at Minas Morgul; art by Alan Lee

From the book Tolkien’s Ring by David Day.

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— 10 hours ago with 9252 notes

jeannepompadour:

Illuminations from the Vienna Dioscorides, a Byzantine illuminated manuscript of De Materia Medica from c.  512.  In the first image is a portrayal of the Byzantine Princess Anicia Juliana

(via medievalart)

— 15 hours ago with 207 notes

panatmansam:

"Ode to Joy"Translation in English

Joy, bright spark of divinity,
Daughter of Elysium,
Fire-inspired we tread
Thy sanctuary.
Thy magic power re-unites
All that custom has divided,
All men become brothers
Under the sway of thy gentle wings.

(via theactofhistory)

— 17 hours ago with 104 notes

Herbert James Draper - A water baby

Herbert James Draper - A water baby

(Source: viktoriabaksa, via 30roses)

— 17 hours ago with 18769 notes
fleurdulys:

At the Souk - Eugene-Alexis Girardet

fleurdulys:

At the Souk - Eugene-Alexis Girardet

— 1 day ago with 65 notes
arcadiainteriorana:

Scottish Landscape, 1891, Princess Victoria Kaiulani (1875–1899).

arcadiainteriorana:

Scottish Landscape, 1891, Princess Victoria Kaiulani (1875–1899).

— 1 day ago with 17 notes