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)

Friday, June 13, 2014

abandoned-playgrounds:

The Tartar Tent, the Gothic Church, Temple to the God Pan, the Ruined column and the Pyramid all reside in the abandoned French garden ‘Desert de Retz’. Source.

I want a garden like this!!

satanindisguise:

f-l-e-u-r-d-e-l-y-s:

 Stones and Bones by DZO olivierArtiphist

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Born in a family environment conducive to graphic arts, the Graduate School of Fine Arts in Toulouse coming validate my vocation after 5 years of study. Attracted by all forms of artistic expression, it is first as a graphic designer I learns the techniques of image creation with a predilection for drawing and generally for anything that does not depend digital Design. The discovery of interactive pen displays however, offers me new horizons and now I do not impose any constraint in terms of pictures conception. Mixing styles and techniques is my way. This portfolio shows my personal artwor

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014