Dirige Nos Domine

rjtyler:

RUDE, François
French sculptor (b. 1784, Dijon, d. 1855, Paris)
March of the Volunteers of 1792 (La Marseillaise)
1833-36
Chérence stone, height 1.270 cm
Arc the Triomphe de l’Étoile, Paris
Rude’s relief on the right socle of the east side of the monument facing the city, shows the army of volunteers that marched out of Marseille on July 5 1792 to defend the revolution against counter-revolutionary forces. As they marched through France, they sang the song composed by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle in Strasbourg on April 26. They called it the Marseillaise, and in 1879 it became the French national anthem. Under the same label, Rude’s relief gained worldwide fame.

rjtyler:

RUDE, François

French sculptor (b. 1784, Dijon, d. 1855, Paris)

March of the Volunteers of 1792 (La Marseillaise)

1833-36

Chérence stone, height 1.270 cm

Arc the Triomphe de l’Étoile, Paris

Rude’s relief on the right socle of the east side of the monument facing the city, shows the army of volunteers that marched out of Marseille on July 5 1792 to defend the revolution against counter-revolutionary forces. As they marched through France, they sang the song composed by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle in Strasbourg on April 26. They called it the Marseillaise, and in 1879 it became the French national anthem. Under the same label, Rude’s relief gained worldwide fame.

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biomorphosis:

Kestrel is a small falcon known for its hovering flight. They also have the extraordinary ability to keep their head totally still, even in strong winds. This allows them to pinpoint and catch small mammals by sight alone.

biomorphosis:

Kestrel is a small falcon known for its hovering flight. They also have the extraordinary ability to keep their head totally still, even in strong winds. This allows them to pinpoint and catch small mammals by sight alone.

(via dreamingofcossackia)

slavic-mythology:

Sirin and Alkonost - bird-maidens of ancient legends and tales. They are mentioned in the Russian chronicles, and the images of the thumbnails have been preserved in ancient manuscripts, in the jewellery of Kievan Rus (a loose federation of East Slavic tribes in Europe from the late 9th to the mid-13th century, under the reign of the Rurik dynasty. Today it’s known as the First eastern Slavic state.) in the thread of white stone cathedrals from Kiev to Vladimir-Suzdal.

slavic-mythology:

Sirin and Alkonost - bird-maidens of ancient legends and tales. They are mentioned in the Russian chronicles, and the images of the thumbnails have been preserved in ancient manuscripts, in the jewellery of Kievan Rus (a loose federation of East Slavic tribes in Europe from the late 9th to the mid-13th century, under the reign of the Rurik dynasty. Today it’s known as the First eastern Slavic state.) in the thread of white stone cathedrals from Kiev to Vladimir-Suzdal.

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veterum-regum:

A piece from Matthew Paris’s Chronica Majora, depicting the Second Battle Of Lincoln, which took place at Lincoln Castle on 20th May 1217.England, 13th Century.

veterum-regum:

A piece from Matthew Paris’s Chronica Majora, depicting the Second Battle Of Lincoln, which took place at Lincoln Castle on 20th May 1217.
England, 13th Century.

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anarchosaur:

ritasv:

Field Armor of King Henry VIII by Mary Harrsch

Damn, the paintings don’t lie, he was a hefty man.

anarchosaur:

ritasv:

Field Armor of King Henry VIII by Mary Harrsch

Damn, the paintings don’t lie, he was a hefty man.

(Source: Flickr / mharrsch, via david-vitale)

royaland:

Emperor William II  of Germany and his wife Empress Auguste-Victoria

royaland:

Emperor William II  of Germany and his wife Empress Auguste-Victoria

(Source: n-g-j, via historyartsculture)

klefable:

shockingly, kids are sick and tired of paying hundreds of dollars for overpriced stacks of paper!!!!!! who wouldve thought!!!!!!

klefable:

shockingly, kids are sick and tired of paying hundreds of dollars for overpriced stacks of paper!!!!!! who wouldve thought!!!!!!

(via captainlandon)

dreamingofcossackia:

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dreamingofcossackia:

polish-russian-relations-2014.jpeg

(Source: tacticalnorwegian)

hanspanzer:

colecciondeguerra:

Fury movie

Sherman contra Tiger

hanspanzer:

colecciondeguerra:

Fury movie

Sherman contra Tiger

(Source: furymovie)

bantarleton:

Details from George William Joy’s The First Union Jack (1891)

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magnificentbaroque:

Basilica di San Marco, Venezia, Italia.
St. Mark’s Basilica and Venice’s flag in Venice, Italy.

magnificentbaroque:

Basilica di San Marco, Venezia, Italia.

St. Mark’s Basilica and Venice’s flag in Venice, Italy.

(via piety-patience-modesty-distrust)

piety-patience-modesty-distrust:

Anna of Austria, Queen of Spain

piety-patience-modesty-distrust:

Anna of Austria, Queen of Spain

deutscheswarmblut:

the-reich-lives-on:

Ancient Greek statues, forms and symbols became a part of German culture in the third reich. Portrayals of powerful men and women, intended to represented the Aryan race, were made to resemble ancient Greek statues. 

Perfection.

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