Scipione Pulzone, Portrait of Bianca Capello, Grand Duchess of Tuscany (detail), 1584 (x)
Ceremonial chalice (or “Sifridus” chalice) from the Osnabrück Cathedral, c. 1240.
© Domkirchengemeinde Borga
I can has a spindle?
‘The Maastricht Hours’, Liège 14th century.
British Library, Stowe 17, fol. 34r
Frank Cadogan Cowper ~
“Every man gives his life for what he believes. Every woman gives her life for what she believes. Sometimes people believe in little or nothing, and so they give their lives to little or nothing. One life is all we have, and we live it as we believe in living it…and then it’s gone.
But to surrender who you are and to live without belief is more terrible than dying – even more terrible than dying young.”
― Joan of Arc
Blockbook (ca. 1470)
Apocalypsis Sancti Johannis
Germany, about 1463–67
The Morgan library
“Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn’t carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life.”
I just can’t not reblog this
‘In the land where poppies bloom’, artists unknown, ca. 1918.
Segment of Napoleon Crossing the Alps (Alt. Napoleon at the Saint-Bernard Pass, Bonaparte Crossing the Alps) by Jaques Louis David 1801-1805.
Typically I would never put “Napoleon” and “UNF” in the same sentence, but in this painting it only seems fitting. The eyes are killer.