Posted 3 weeks ago / 1,471 notes / Via: ancient-serpent

saloandseverine:

 Catacomb Saints by Paul Koudounaris, Heavenly Bodies, 2013

saloandseverine:

 Catacomb Saints by Paul Koudounaris, Heavenly Bodies, 2013

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thee-gold-bug:

John Edwards Holbrook / North American Herpetology / 1836-40

thee-gold-bug:

John Edwards Holbrook / North American Herpetology / 1836-40

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“This shot is the most expensive shot in silent film history. It was filmed in a single take, that had to be perfect, with a real train and a ‘dummy’ engineer (notice the white arm hanging out the conductors window). Some of the locals who came to watch the filming, thought the dummy was a real person and screamed in horror; supposedly, one person even fainted.”

“This shot is the most expensive shot in silent film history. It was filmed in a single take, that had to be perfect, with a real train and a ‘dummy’ engineer (notice the white arm hanging out the conductors window). Some of the locals who came to watch the filming, thought the dummy was a real person and screamed in horror; supposedly, one person even fainted.”

(Source: maudit)

Posted 3 weeks ago / 2,204 notes / Via: tentaclegarden

chimneyfish:

The Priestess of Delphi, 1891
John Collier

chimneyfish:

The Priestess of Delphi, 1891

John Collier

Posted 3 weeks ago / 8 notes / Via: fatoprofugus

jjordan7:

The Roman Forum by famigliaferraris

jjordan7:

The Roman Forum by famigliaferraris

Posted 3 weeks ago / 315 notes / Via: fee-verte

oursoulsaredamned:

Pan :: Mondo. (1819-1821)

oursoulsaredamned:

Pan :: Mondo. (1819-1821)

Posted 3 weeks ago / 66 notes / Via: feuille-d-automne

feuille-d-automne:

Bourse aux timbres. Paris, 1907.
© Jacques Boyer / Roger-Viollet

feuille-d-automne:

Bourse aux timbres. Paris, 1907.

© Jacques Boyer / Roger-Viollet

Posted 3 weeks ago / 4,313 notes / Via: ancient-serpent

erikkwakkel:

A love story hidden in a hat
You are looking at a medieval book from c. 1270, but it has a most unusual shape - and a most ironic story. In fact, you are looking at fragments of a such a book, which form a research passion of mine. In the early-modern period bookbinders cut up medieval manuscripts because the handwritten objects had become old-fashioned after the invention of printing. As a result, we encounter snippets of manuscripts on the inside of bookbindings, as I explain in this blog about such beautiful destruction - a more recent discovery is presented in this blog.
Occasionally the recycled parchment sheets were used for other purposes: the pages in this image form the lining of a bishop’s mitre - onto which the cloth was subsequently pasted. What’s remarkable about the hat is not just that the poor bishop had a bunch of hidden medieval pages on his head, but that they were cut from a Norwegian translation of Old French love poetry (so-called lais). Lovers were chasing each other through dark corridors, maidens were frolicking in the fields, knights were butchering each other over nothing. All the while the oblivious bishop was performing the rites of the Holy Mass. It’s a wonderful historical clash; as well as the mother of all irony.
Pic: Copenhagen, Den Arnamagnæanske Samling, MS AM 666 b 4to (c. 1270,  Strengleikar, Norse translation of Old French love poems). More information about this wicked item here.

erikkwakkel:

A love story hidden in a hat

You are looking at a medieval book from c. 1270, but it has a most unusual shape - and a most ironic story. In fact, you are looking at fragments of a such a book, which form a research passion of mine. In the early-modern period bookbinders cut up medieval manuscripts because the handwritten objects had become old-fashioned after the invention of printing. As a result, we encounter snippets of manuscripts on the inside of bookbindings, as I explain in this blog about such beautiful destruction - a more recent discovery is presented in this blog.

Occasionally the recycled parchment sheets were used for other purposes: the pages in this image form the lining of a bishop’s mitre - onto which the cloth was subsequently pasted. What’s remarkable about the hat is not just that the poor bishop had a bunch of hidden medieval pages on his head, but that they were cut from a Norwegian translation of Old French love poetry (so-called lais). Lovers were chasing each other through dark corridors, maidens were frolicking in the fields, knights were butchering each other over nothing. All the while the oblivious bishop was performing the rites of the Holy Mass. It’s a wonderful historical clash; as well as the mother of all irony.

Pic: Copenhagen, Den Arnamagnæanske Samling, MS AM 666 b 4to (c. 1270,  Strengleikar, Norse translation of Old French love poems). More information about this wicked item here.

Posted 3 weeks ago / 445 notes / Via: tentaclegarden

humanoidhistory:

A chimerical delight, circa 1582, illustrated in a book by Ambroise Paré.

humanoidhistory:

A chimerical delight, circa 1582, illustrated in a book by Ambroise Paré.

(Source: biusante.parisdescartes.fr)

Posted 4 weeks ago / 624 notes / Via: mirroir

workman:

polyeucte-de-melitena:
Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853-1890), The Parsonage Garden at Nuenen in Winter, 1884. Pen and brown ink, lead white on paper, 51.5 x 38 cm.

workman:

polyeucte-de-melitena:

Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853-1890), The Parsonage Garden at Nuenen in Winter, 1884. Pen and brown ink, lead white on paper, 51.5 x 38 cm.

(Source: polyeucte-melitena)

Posted 4 weeks ago / 1,839 notes / Via: ghosts-in-the-library

feuille-d-automne:

Instant Funeste …

feuille-d-automne:

Instant Funeste …

Posted 4 weeks ago / 527 notes / Via: ancient-serpent

fyeah-history:

Title page of A Modest Enquiry Into the Nature of Witchcraft by John Hale, 1702 

fyeah-history:

Title page of A Modest Enquiry Into the Nature of Witchcraft by John Hale, 1702 

Posted 4 weeks ago / 58 notes / Via: ancient-serpent

ancient-serpent:

Francisco de Goya, Las Parcas, o Átropos, Museo del Prado (Madrid, España)

ancient-serpent:

Francisco de Goya, Las Parcas, o Átropos, Museo del Prado (Madrid, España)


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