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hotguysinart:

Major Claude Raul Champion de Crespigny, Leon Sprinck

hotguysinart:

Major Claude Raul Champion de Crespigny, Leon Sprinck

(Source: 19thcenturyboyfriend, via chucrutypilsen)

sakrogoat:

Leon Bonnat - Christ Crucifixion

sakrogoat:

Leon Bonnat - Christ Crucifixion

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“I put some fresh water in the ice cube tray so don’t jostle it.”

– Hank Hill

tac-tickle:

The evolution of the warrior’s helmet.

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reichsmarschall:

Charles Nungesser (1892-1927) french aviator with his wife Consuelo Hatmaker.

reichsmarschall:

Charles Nungesser (1892-1927) french aviator with his wife Consuelo Hatmaker.

If you’re not ethnically Irish, you can become one by eating plenty of mash.

If you’re not ethnically Irish, you can become one by eating plenty of mash.

(Source: uffie, via me86)

aber-flyingtiger:

A Hawker Hind light bomber of the Shuttleworth Collection. 
The Hind was an inter-war light bomber designed for the RAF and was based on the highly successful preceding design, the Hawker Hart. 
This particular aircraft is formerly of the Afghan Air Force, but was brought to the United Kingdom and painted to represent a 1930s RAF example. 

aber-flyingtiger:

A Hawker Hind light bomber of the Shuttleworth Collection. 

The Hind was an inter-war light bomber designed for the RAF and was based on the highly successful preceding design, the Hawker Hart. 

This particular aircraft is formerly of the Afghan Air Force, but was brought to the United Kingdom and painted to represent a 1930s RAF example. 

(via piety-patience-modesty-distrust)

italianartsociety:

Italian Baroque master Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio was likely born on this day in 1571. Scholars agree that he was born in the fall of this year, and it is likely that 29 September — feast day of St. Michael the Archangel, his namesake — was his birthday.

A highly original and influential artist, Caravaggio is one of the best known and most loved of the Italian Baroque painters. His name derives from his birthplace near Milan, but he spent the majority of his life in central and southern Italy. Upon his arrival in Rome at about age 17, Caravaggio began his career in the studio of Cavaliere d’Arpino painting copies, still lifes, and secular works. His naturalism caught the attention of high-ranking ecclesiastical patrons and led to important commissions including the Contarelli chapel in S. Luigi dei Francesi and the Cerasi chapel in Sta Maria del Popolo, after which he concentrated on large-scale religious paintings. Equally famous for his turbulent and scandalous private life, Caravaggio fled Rome after killing an adversary in a brawl over a bet. He was able to continue his career in Naples, Sicily, and Malta. Though he had no students, numerous European artists from Spain to Holland, known collectively as the ‘Caravaggisti,’ emulated his dramatic use of lights and darks known as tenebrism.

Long reputed to have died in July 1610 from fever resulting from his wild lifestyle, recent research suggests lead paint may have been the culprit.

Reference: John Gash. “Caravaggio, Michelangelo Merisi da.” Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press. <http://www.oxfordartonline.com/subscriber/article/grove/art/T013950>.

Fortune Teller, oil on canvas, ca. 1594-5 (Rome, Musei Capitolini)

Basket of Fruit, oil on canvas, c. 1598–1601 (Milan, Biblioteca Ambrosiana); Photo credit: Scala/Art Resource, NY

Calling of St. Matthew, c. 1599-1600 (Rome, S. Luigi dei Francesi, Contarelli Chapel)

Entombment, oil on canvas, 1603–4 (Rome, Pinacoteca Vaticana); photo credit: Scala/Art Resource, NY

Denial of St. Peter, oil on canvas, ca. 1610 (New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Herman and Lila Shickman, and Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, 1997)

Crucifixion of St. Andrew, oil on canvas, 1606-7 (Cleveland Museum of Art)

Ottavio Leoni, Portrait of Caravaggio, ca. 1621. Florence: Biblioteca Marucelliana.

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greek-museums:

Archaeological Museum of Isthmia:

A close up on the marine life of the beautiful black and white mosaic at the Roman Baths of Isthmia.

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spookingofskelesackia:

coffeeandspentbrass:

10threespookyone35:

haha

I’m gonna need a time machine.

I need 40 of each.

spookingofskelesackia:

coffeeandspentbrass:

10threespookyone35:

haha

I’m gonna need a time machine.

I need 40 of each.

audreylovesparis:

Mont Saint-Michel, France

audreylovesparis:

Mont Saint-Michel, France

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Tiberius 

Tiberius 

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humanoidhistory:

1987 concept art of a Soviet Yankee class ballistic missile submarine in launch mode.

humanoidhistory:

1987 concept art of a Soviet Yankee class ballistic missile submarine in launch mode.

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