Octubre 10, 2014
magictransistor:

Tarocchi (Trumpfkarte des Mantegna Tarots), SOL XXXXIIII, circa 1465.

magictransistor:

Tarocchi (Trumpfkarte des Mantegna Tarots), SOL XXXXIIII, circa 1465.

Octubre 1, 2014
yama-bato:

Albrecht Dürer
Universe (Horus Apollo) (1512)

yama-bato:

Albrecht Dürer

Universe (Horus Apollo) (1512)

Septiembre 6, 2014
luxoccultapress:

The Tree of Life - Jacobs Ladder

luxoccultapress:

The Tree of Life - Jacobs Ladder

Agosto 17, 2014
yama-bato:

reblololo:

Il Gioco dell’Oca. La più grande collezione di giochi dell’oca
Le Ieu Royal de Cupidon (1630) (collezione A. Seville)

yama-bato:

reblololo:

Il Gioco dell’Oca. La più grande collezione di giochi dell’oca

Le Ieu Royal de Cupidon (1630)
(collezione A. Seville)

Julio 3, 2014
hadrian6:

Detail from the Persephone sarcophagus. 2nd.century A.D Roman.
http://hadrian6.tumblr.com

hadrian6:

Detail from the Persephone sarcophagus. 2nd.century A.D Roman.

http://hadrian6.tumblr.com

(vía oldroze)

Junio 25, 2014
Pissing Against the Moon

wtfarthistory:

Flemish painter Pieter Bruegel the Elder excelled in depicting daily life and often created visual allegories in paint through the combination of activities and objects.  While most of his paintings require the viewer to interpret the allegories through careful observation and knowledge of Flemish idiomatic expressions, a series of twelve wooden plate paintings each include a phrase to assist in deciphering the allegory.  Can you figure out what the following proverb means?

Whatever I do, I do not repent, I keep pissing against the moon.

(Vat ick vervolghe en geraecke dar niet aen ick pisse altyt tegen de maen)

Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Pissing Against the Moon, 1558, oil on panel.  Musée Mayer van den Bergh, AntwerpPieter Bruegel the Elder, Pissing Against the Moon, 1558, oil on panel.  Musée Mayer van den Bergh, Antwerp

"Pissing against the moon" essentially means wasting one’s time in futile activities.  So on this Saturday, will you be pissing against the moon? 

BTW, I couldn’t help but hum Tubthumping by Chumbawamba while writing this entry…

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Junio 15, 2014
sisterwolf:

Michael Valentini - Iris Angustifolia (1719)

sisterwolf:

Michael Valentini - Iris Angustifolia (1719)

Mayo 26, 2014
victoriousvocabulary:

HARPACTOPHAGIA
[noun]
feeding by preying on other animals; predatory, used especially with reference to insects.
Etymology: ultimately from Greek harpago-, harpag-, meaning “a hook for seizing; a robbery, rape, seizure, plunder” + -phagia, from phagein, “to eat”.
[Madeline von Foerster]

victoriousvocabulary:

HARPACTOPHAGIA

[noun]

feeding by preying on other animals; predatory, used especially with reference to insects.

Etymology: ultimately from Greek harpago-, harpag-, meaning “a hook for seizing; a robbery, rape, seizure, plunder” + -phagia, from phagein, “to eat”.

[Madeline von Foerster]

(vía authenticfauxhemian)

Mayo 26, 2014
tierradentro:

“The Last Judgement" (detail), 1853, John Martin.

tierradentro:

The Last Judgement" (detail), 1853, John Martin.

(vía tierradentro)

Mayo 17, 2014
magictransistor:

Albrecht Altdorfer. Penitent Saint Jerome. 1507.

magictransistor:

Albrecht Altdorfer. Penitent Saint Jerome. 1507.

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