Wayward Muse
saturnsdaughter:

Domenico Tintoretto, Penitent Magdalene, 1598-1602

saturnsdaughter:

Domenico Tintoretto, Penitent Magdalene, 1598-1602

(via sinisterrealm)

oldbookillustrations:

Singoalla.
Carl Larsson, from Singoalla, by Viktor Rydberg, Stockholm, 1894.
(Source: archive.org)

oldbookillustrations:

Singoalla.

Carl Larsson, from Singoalla, by Viktor Rydberg, Stockholm, 1894.

(Source: archive.org)

Philips GijselsA Memento Mori with a Skull and Crossbones Oil on Panel

Philips Gijsels
A Memento Mori with a Skull and Crossbones
Oil on Panel

centuriespast:

Melancholy (Melancolia)
Attributed to Theodor Matham 
(Dutch, Haarlem 1605 or 1606–1676 Amsterdam)
Artist: Formerly after Abraham Bloemaert (Netherlandish, Gorinchem 1566–1651 Utrecht)
Publisher: Jacob Matham (Netherlandish, Haarlem 1571–1631 Haarlem)
Medium: Etching and engraving
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

centuriespast:

Melancholy (Melancolia)

Attributed to Theodor Matham 

(Dutch, Haarlem 1605 or 1606–1676 Amsterdam)

Artist: Formerly after Abraham Bloemaert (Netherlandish, Gorinchem 1566–1651 Utrecht)

Publisher: Jacob Matham (Netherlandish, Haarlem 1571–1631 Haarlem)

Medium: Etching and engraving

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

centuriespast:

Anna and Margaretta Peale
James Peale (1749-1831)
ca. 1805
Oil on canvas
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

centuriespast:

Anna and Margaretta Peale

James Peale (1749-1831)

ca. 1805

Oil on canvas

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

"At times the world may seem an unfriendly and sinister place, but believe that there is much more good in it than bad. All you have to do is look hard enough. and what might seem to be a series of unfortunate events may in fact be the first steps of a journey."

Lemony Snicket

Artist: Karpathia Album: Urheimat - Volanie Havranov Track: Briezdenie nad Striebornou Zem

saveflowers1:

Art by Herbert Cole (c 1913) from FAIRY GOLD.

saveflowers1:

Art by Herbert Cole (c 1913) from FAIRY GOLD.

A Child’s Book of WarriorsWritten by William CantonIllustrated by Herbert Cole1907[archive]

A Child’s Book of Warriors
Written by William Canton
Illustrated by Herbert Cole
1907
[archive]

Illustration by Herbert Cole from the 1907 book A Child’s Book of Warriors.

Illustration by Herbert Cole from the 1907 book A Child’s Book of Warriors.

fuckyeahvikingsandcelts:

I would love to get this book in his original edition.
They have a digitalized version of it over at Project Gutenberg, but it does not have the lovely illustrations by the incredible Arthur Rackham.

fuckyeahvikingsandcelts:

I would love to get this book in his original edition.

They have a digitalized version of it over at Project Gutenberg, but it does not have the lovely illustrations by the incredible Arthur Rackham.

centuriespast:

The Sinking of the Cumberland by the Merrimac, date unknownOil on canvasEdward MoranAmerican, 1829-1901
Allentown Art Museum

centuriespast:

The Sinking of the Cumberland by the Merrimac, date unknown
Oil on canvas
Edward Moran
American, 1829-1901

Allentown Art Museum

"Hell is empty and all the devils are here."

William Shakespeare, The Tempest

das-grablied:

Freia, the fair oneArthur Rackhamc. 1910

das-grablied:

Freia, the fair one
Arthur Rackham
c. 1910

(Source: commons.wikimedia.org, via canadiansliveinigloos)

theparisreview:

“Did you ever see a house move? If you have not, you have missed a very funny sight.”
Bizarre history lessons from an 1897 children’s magazine.

theparisreview:

“Did you ever see a house move? If you have not, you have missed a very funny sight.”

Bizarre history lessons from an 1897 children’s magazine.

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