unhistorical:

Illustrations for Macbeth (1880-90), Luc-Olivier Merson

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qvite:

I took this photo in Florence. i was in front of them for 1 hour, trying to photograph the correct symmetry

qvite:

I took this photo in Florence. i was in front of them for 1 hour, trying to photograph the correct symmetry

barnarding:

MYTHOLOGY MEME  - [1/4] TITANS: PROMETHEUS

Prometheus is a Titan, culture hero, and trickster figure who is credited with the creation of man from clay, and who defies the gods and gives fire to humanity, an act that enabled progress and civilization. He is known for his intelligence and as a champion of mankind. (+)

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Hannibal Art Meme

Vincent Van Gogh (Dutch, 1853-1890)
By the time of his death in 1890, Van Gogh’s work had begun to attract critical attention. His paintings were featured at the Salon des Indépendants in Paris between 1888 and 1890 and with Les XX in Brussels in 1890. As Gauguin wrote to him, his recent works, on view at the Indépendants in Paris, were regarded by many artists as “the most remarkable” in the show; and one of his paintings sold from the 1890 exhibition in Brussels. In January 1890, the critic Albert Aurier published the first full-length article on Van Gogh, aligning his art with the nascent Symbolist movement and highlighting the originality and intensity of his artistic vision. By the outbreak of World War I, with the discovery of his genius by the Fauves and German Expressionists, Vincent van Gogh had already come to be regarded as a vanguard figure in the history of modern art. (x) (x) (x) (x)
If you want to write, if you want to create, you must be the most sublime fool that God ever turned out and sent rambling. You must write every single day of your life. You must read dreadful dumb books and glorious books, and let them wrestle in beautiful fights inside your head, vulgar one moment, brilliant the next. You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads. I wish you a wrestling match with your Creative Muse that will last a lifetime. I wish craziness and foolishness and madness upon you. May you live with hysteria, and out of it make fine stories - science fiction or otherwise. Which finally means, may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.

—Ray Bradbury (via writersresort)

I hate the looming date of my inevitable unemployment.

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Hannibal Art Meme

Gustav Klimt (July 14, 1862 - February 6, 1918)
Gustav Klimt was an Austrian symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement. Klimt is noted for his paintings, murals, sketches, and other objects d’art. Klimt’s primary subject was the female body; his works are marked by a frank eroticism. Many of his paintings […] used gold leaf; the prominent use of gold can first be traced to Pallas Athene (1898) and Judith I (1901), although the works most popularly associated with this period are the portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I (1907) and The Kiss (1907 - 1908). Klimt died […] in Vienna on February 6, 1918, having suffered a stroke and pneumonia due to the influenza epidemic of 1918. He was buried at the Hietzing Cemetery in Vienna. Numerous paintings were left unfinished. (x) (x)

"Art is a line around your thoughts."

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bakerstreetbabes:

He… learned that love is not all pleasure, but can be agony and heartache, martyrdom and sacrifice. He learned what the clergyman was talking about in the marriage service: for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish till death do us part.

— U. Sinclair, World’s End

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dysforie:

Mythology Meme → Five OTPs [1/5] → Hades & Persephone
Tell me losing everything is what saved you.Tell me you finally tasted freedom. Don’t lie.I see it in your eyes. Women lie to their mothers. Women do not know how to use their own voices and resort to things deeper. Don’t lie to me.Tell me you loved to destroy.Tell me you need me. Please. You are the bonesof my spine. You are the ground beneath my feet.You are made of deeper stuff than the earthcan give. Admit it: you are lost without the waiting.Can you even imagine yourself in paradise?Even the daughter of gods must know loneliness,must sometimes want nothing more than to betrapped in a hell of forevers. Thank me, you queen.I’ve given you forever.—Letter from Hades to Persephone, Clementine von Radics 

dysforie:

Mythology Meme → Five OTPs [1/5] → Hades & Persephone

Tell me losing everything is what saved you.
Tell me you finally tasted freedom. Don’t lie.
I see it in your eyes. Women lie to their mothers. 
Women do not know how to use their own voices 
and resort to things deeper. Don’t lie to me.
Tell me you loved to destroy.

Tell me you need me. Please. You are the bones
of my spine. You are the ground beneath my feet.
You are made of deeper stuff than the earth
can give. Admit it: you are lost without the waiting.

Can you even imagine yourself in paradise?
Even the daughter of gods must know loneliness,
must sometimes want nothing more than to be
trapped in a hell of forevers. Thank me, you queen.
I’ve given you forever.

Letter from Hades to Persephone, Clementine von Radics 

vintageanchorbooks:

“If a person holds no ambitions in this world, he suffers unknowingly. If a person holds ambitions, he suffers knowingly, but very slowly.” ―Alan Lightman, Einstein’s Dream

vintageanchorbooks:

“If a person holds no ambitions in this world, he suffers unknowingly. If a person holds ambitions, he suffers knowingly, but very slowly.”
Alan Lightman, Einstein’s Dream

I wish I could write. I get these ideas but I never seem to be able to put them in words.

—F. Scott Fitzgerald  (via ig-narus)

schizoauthoress:

Persephone as a dark and off-putting goddess who worries her mother by hanging out with satyrs and making weird stuff like pitcher plants and Venus flytraps. Hades being charmed and intimidated all at once.

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