ΑΩ but conjure hell is all i do

hadrian6:

The Court of Hades.   Howard David Johnston. American b. 1954.

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I will never going to be as photogenic as in this photo for the rest of my life.

momomida:

Hermes, conductor of souls into the afterlife

Art: The Souls of Acheron by Adolf Hirémy-Hirschl

hellenismo:

"Orpheus playing the Lyre to Hades and Persephone in the Underworld"
(from ‘Orpheus and Eurydice or The Metamorphoses’, c. 1685) - Art Institute, Chicago)

Kate Elizabeth Bunce - Melody or Musica c.1895

yagazieemezi:

Get To Know: Artist André Hora

André Hora is a Brazilian/British artist and freelance illustrator whom I met in a chilly New York last year. At that time, we found ourselves in the company of Artist Tim Okamura during a personal interview regarding his popular paintings. On the rooftop of Tim’s art studio, André and I looked over at the city of Manhattan splayed out in front of us and it was there I learnt about his art. We discussed his different influences within the art world and I was so fascinated by his work that I later had to contact him for an interview.

Y: Can you tell us a little bit about your art? Some of your pieces have a distinct African flare to them. With the several cultural and identity labels within Brazil, have any of them affected you as an artist and in what ways?

André: I would define my art as narrative, especially the late works, almost all of which are telling a story, a myth or describing a day-to-day situation. On my early works we see a lot of faces and skulls – I was obsessed by the human head!  I didn’t attend a formal art school, although I learnt to draw at a very early age with my Dad (who is an architect), and since then I have attended several private lessons and workshops in Brazil, France and in the UK where I am based. I am drawn to Afro-Brazilian culture and particularly to Yoruba mythology as we find in Candomblé (a mixture of traditional Yoruba, Fon, Ewe and Bantu beliefs).  Not only because I come from Bahia, but because my great-great-grandmother was a slave. I was always fascinated by this ancestor of mine I knew so little about. So from my Portuguese, Native American and African origins, I find myself very influenced on my art by the latter – both aesthetically and philosophically.

(read more of the interview)

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hadrian6:

Study for Chronos. 1690. in the manner of Antonio Verrio. Italian 1636-1707. gouache on paper laid to canvas. grisaille.

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aikea-guineadreams:

Mercure’ (2001) by Pierre et Gilles

animus-inviolabilis:

Nut pectoral of Tut-ankh-amun

Gold, inlaid with carnelian, coloured glass.

Thebes

artoficeandfire:

The Stranger

(Arthur Grottger, Great forest, 1864)

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