Monday, July 28, 2014 Saturday, July 26, 2014

nickdrake:

H.R. Giger and Debbie Harry.

Friday, July 25, 2014

xan-dur:

davidesky2:

from Skullis.

These are amazing. I want them.

Thursday, July 17, 2014
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

These are pretty incredible! I’m torn between not wanting to make a big fuss when I one day die, having something simple and humble… and then on the other hand, build me something awesome, in the true sense of the word, and Gothic, and magnificent! Maybe a mausoleum? Anyway, that spider is pretty crazy/creepy!

(Source: sixpenceee)

Monday, July 14, 2014
art-and-fury:

Tower in Brugesolour - Lucien Lévy-Dhurmer

(see others)

art-and-fury:

Tower in Brugesolour - Lucien Lévy-Dhurmer

(see others)

Sunday, July 13, 2014 Friday, June 20, 2014 Tuesday, June 17, 2014
art-of-swords:

Parrying Dagger (pugnale bolognese)
Dated: 1550–75
Culture: Italian
Medium: partly gilt steel, brass, and wood
Measurements: wt. 15 oz. (425 g)
Designed to be used together with a rapier, this dagger is fitted with a side ring, recurved quillons, and a depression at the base of one side of the blade to accommodate the thumb and facilitate a firmer grip. The waves in the blade may be intended to act like “speed bumps” in breaking the impact of a blow from an opponent’s blade. The piercing of the fullers (grooves) is a decorative motif.

Source: © 2000–2012 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

art-of-swords:

Parrying Dagger (pugnale bolognese)

  • Dated: 1550–75
  • Culture: Italian
  • Medium: partly gilt steel, brass, and wood
  • Measurements: wt. 15 oz. (425 g)

Designed to be used together with a rapier, this dagger is fitted with a side ring, recurved quillons, and a depression at the base of one side of the blade to accommodate the thumb and facilitate a firmer grip. The waves in the blade may be intended to act like “speed bumps” in breaking the impact of a blow from an opponent’s blade. The piercing of the fullers (grooves) is a decorative motif.

Source: © 2000–2012 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Sunday, June 15, 2014

inkfromtheoctopus:

Jan Lievens - Vanitas Still Life [c.1620-30].
God, that detail.

That’s exquisite! Who said still life was boring?! (I think I might have once when I was young actually)