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1st September 2014

Photo reblogged from I am the abyss that stares back into you with 122 notes

stormingtheivory:

sakrogoat:

Alphons Mucha - Suicide of Peter of the Vines

This piece doesn’t get a lot of attention in books on Mucha, from what I’ve seen—if it’s there at all. Maybe that’s because it screws with the popular conception of Mucha as fundamentally a draughtsman interested in ornament, rather than a serious painter with a complex system of spiritual and political beliefs who could conjure images of otherworldly wonder:

Deep loss:

Heartbreaking grace:

Humanity in the face of horrific devastation:

and, even in his commercial work, the grip of madness and horror:

It’s easier to copy from Mucha, and to publish books about Mucha, and so on, when we can collectively dumb Mucha down, reduce him to ornament, reduce his work to a style without an ethos grounded in a belief that humanity could strive for beauty and fellowship even in the face of terror, violence, hatred, and inequality.

stormingtheivory:

sakrogoat:

Alphons Mucha - Suicide of Peter of the Vines

This piece doesn’t get a lot of attention in books on Mucha, from what I’ve seen—if it’s there at all. Maybe that’s because it screws with the popular conception of Mucha as fundamentally a draughtsman interested in ornament, rather than a serious painter with a complex system of spiritual and political beliefs who could conjure images of otherworldly wonder:

image

Deep loss:

image

Heartbreaking grace:

image

Humanity in the face of horrific devastation:

image

and, even in his commercial work, the grip of madness and horror:

image

It’s easier to copy from Mucha, and to publish books about Mucha, and so on, when we can collectively dumb Mucha down, reduce him to ornament, reduce his work to a style without an ethos grounded in a belief that humanity could strive for beauty and fellowship even in the face of terror, violence, hatred, and inequality.

Tagged: holy crap

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30th August 2014

Photo reblogged from I am the abyss that stares back into you with 814 notes


Pietà, (1498–1499) Michelangelo Buonarroti

Pietà, (1498–1499) Michelangelo Buonarroti

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28th August 2014

Photo reblogged from Shaky Pigment with 46 notes

thestanfordgallery:

Armand Point
The Annunciation
c.1895

thestanfordgallery:

Armand Point

The Annunciation

c.1895

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27th August 2014

Photo reblogged from Jaded Mandarin with 279 notes

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18th August 2014

Photo reblogged from I am the abyss that stares back into you with 254 notes

fleurdulys:

The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins - Ernst Friedrich von Liphart

fleurdulys:

The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins - Ernst Friedrich von Liphart

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16th August 2014

Photo reblogged from Tesserariuss with 2,982 notes

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14th August 2014

Photo reblogged from Oyeihue with 6 notes

solar-aestheticss:

Edmund J. Sullivan

solar-aestheticss:

Edmund J. Sullivan

Tagged: damn 2 real 4 me

14th August 2014

Photo reblogged from VIVERE MILITARE EST with 2,462 notes

putrida:

Edmund J. Sullivan.

putrida:

Edmund J. Sullivan.

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14th August 2014

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vvhite-ghost:

La Renommée retenant Pégase, Palais Garnier, Paris. Eugène Louis Lequesne

vvhite-ghost:

La Renommée retenant Pégase, Palais Garnier, Paris. Eugène Louis Lequesne

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2nd August 2014

Photo reblogged from A Catholic Rose with 712 notes

twohandedengine:

Madonna and Child - Marianne Stokes, 1908

twohandedengine:

Madonna and Child - Marianne Stokes, 1908

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