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"The Sky most holy for Earth’s kiss doth cry,
And the Earth yearns to melt into the Sky,
Till from that heavenly lover falls the rain
And steeps Earth’s body, that She bears amain
Grass, the flock’s food, and corn, man’s living bread.
And all trees blossom, and all fruit is fed
To fulness by that rain which maketh one.
Whereof the cause am I.” Aeschylus, danaids frag 44 #aphrodite #vscocam

"The Sky most holy for Earth’s kiss doth cry,
And the Earth yearns to melt into the Sky,
Till from that heavenly lover falls the rain
And steeps Earth’s body, that She bears amain
Grass, the flock’s food, and corn, man’s living bread.
And all trees blossom, and all fruit is fed
To fulness by that rain which maketh one.
Whereof the cause am I.” Aeschylus, danaids frag 44 #aphrodite #vscocam

allegoryofart:

The Colossus, Francisco de Goya, 1808

allegoryofart:

The ColossusFrancisco de Goya, 1808

oldpainting:


Utamaro Kitagawa, Beauty in front of Mirror, 1750-1806 on Flickr.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gatochy/276379967/in/set-72157600648407238/ Utamaro Kitagawa, 1750-1806. A beauty is putting cosmetics on in front of a mirror.Artelino.

oldpainting:

Utamaro Kitagawa, Beauty in front of Mirror, 1750-1806 on Flickr.



https://www.flickr.com/photos/gatochy/276379967/in/set-72157600648407238/

Utamaro Kitagawa, 1750-1806. A beauty is putting cosmetics on in front of a mirror.

Artelino.

The Egyptian believer displays his faith and his devotion in quiet and calm behavior during divine service. The instructions repeatedly call for silence while offering sacrifices in the temple… or while engaged in activities in the necropolis, whose epithet is ‘the place of the quiet.’ The gods - Amun, Wesir, Sobek-Ra - are ‘lords of silence’. The priest whose behavior follows this pattern may take pride in being the ‘possessor of balanced steps’ (qb nmt.t) in the holy of holies and in not ‘raising his voice’.

N. Shupak (1993) 159, H. Frankfort (1948) 66.

(Source: trueriptide)

Like every aspect of Hellenistic culture, the Romans adopted the Greek love of the rose and warped it into a delightfully obsessive psychosis.

Daniel del Cavallo “Sacred Iron Posies

discardingimages:

CerberusÉvrart de Conty, Les Échecs amoureux, France 1496-1498.
BnF, Français 143, fol. 136v

discardingimages:

Cerberus

Évrart de Conty, Les Échecs amoureux, France 1496-1498.

BnF, Français 143, fol. 136v

hinducosmos:

Gods, Goddesses and Holy Beings: Saints and Minor Divinies Mysore Painting with 24 Karat Gold Artist: Chandrika (via Exotic India)

hinducosmos:

Gods, Goddesses and Holy Beings: Saints and Minor Divinies
Mysore Painting with 24 Karat Gold
Artist: Chandrika (via Exotic India)

(Source: simena)

oursoulsaredamned:

Detail of a miniature depicting Nature forging a baby. Origin- Netherlands, S. (Bruges)

oursoulsaredamned:

Detail of a miniature depicting Nature forging a baby. Origin- Netherlands, S. (Bruges)

anachronisticfairytales:

Adolphe Weisz

anachronisticfairytales:

Adolphe Weisz

irefiordiligi:

Isis Ritual Ceremony - Roman fresco from Herculaneum

bhrm555:

Gopi & Gopal

bhrm555:

Gopi & Gopal