magictransistor:

Abu Yahya Zakariya’ ibn Muhammad al-Qazwini; ‘Wonders of the Seven Seas’ section of ‘Aja’ib al-makhluqat wa-ghara’ib al-mawjudat (Marvels of Things Created and Miraculous Aspects of Things Existing), ca. 1203-1283 CE.

magictransistor:

Abu Yahya Zakariya’ ibn Muhammad al-Qazwini; ‘Wonders of the Seven Seas’ section of ‘Aja’ib al-makhluqat wa-ghara’ib al-mawjudat (Marvels of Things Created and Miraculous Aspects of Things Existing), ca. 1203-1283 CE.

(via carnetimaginaire)

fuckyeahvintage-retro:

Women in photobooths, c.1920s-70s (via)

(via a-well-known-drag)

blastedheath:

Pérez Celis (Argentinian, 1939-2008), Mutaciónes en el horizonte, 1977. Acrylic on canvas, 116 x 155 cm.

blastedheath:

Pérez Celis (Argentinian, 1939-2008), Mutaciónes en el horizonte, 1977. Acrylic on canvas, 116 x 155 cm.

(via illusionsoftheself)

hinducosmos:

Sree Maha Kali Artist: V Krishnamoorthy Acquired: Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India. 1985-1989 (via British Museum)

hinducosmos:

Sree Maha Kali
Artist: V Krishnamoorthy
Acquired: Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India. 1985-1989
(via British Museum)

earthlynation:

IMG_5786 (by elizebeth_joy)

the-seraphic-book-of-eloy:

 Passarim (Jobim) - Raphael Rabello 

kdaqqa:

The war has destroyed more than 25 schools and has damaged a little over 200.
Some half million Gaza children made a delayed return to school on Sunday after a devastating 50-day war with Israel that killed more than 2,100 Palestinians and damaged hundreds of school buildings.

(via ali-alshalali)

femme-de-lettres:

Large (Wikimedia)
Jean-Eugène Buland painted Alms of a Beggar in 1880.
The title lends itself to a number of different readings: the alms of the beggar might refer to the money he has received in alms, or the money he gives to the church as alms—or perhaps “beggar” refers instead to the woman who asks for money on behalf of the church.
In any case, the multivalence and heightened composition of the scene evoke Buland’s past as a Symbolist.

femme-de-lettres:

Large (Wikimedia)

Jean-Eugène Buland painted Alms of a Beggar in 1880.

The title lends itself to a number of different readings: the alms of the beggar might refer to the money he has received in alms, or the money he gives to the church as alms—or perhaps “beggar” refers instead to the woman who asks for money on behalf of the church.

In any case, the multivalence and heightened composition of the scene evoke Buland’s past as a Symbolist.

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bananascout:

Statuettes of Two Worshippers from the Square Temple at Eshnunna
Amongst the oldest artistic artifacts known to man (from Mesopotamia)
eerie

bananascout:

Statuettes of Two Worshippers from the Square Temple at Eshnunna

Amongst the oldest artistic artifacts known to man (from Mesopotamia)

eerie

(via ancient-mesopotamia)