thevictorianduchess:

Pygmalion and Galatea (detail)
Jean-Leon Gerome
Oil on canvas
c. 1890

(via vostok1)

thorsteinulf:

Ferdinand Hodler - forest stream at champery (1936)

thorsteinulf:

Ferdinand Hodler - forest stream at champery (1936)

(via thorsteinulf)

animals-in-art:

Pauwels van Hillegaert (Dutch, 1596–1640) - Prins Maurits gezeten op de witte strijdhengst hem geschonken na de overwinning bij de Slag bij Nieuwpoort (1633-35)

(via the-wolf-and-the-mockingbird)

“Melancholy is sadness that has taken on lightness.”
— Italo Calvino (via tierradentro)

(via tierradentro)

russianculture:

tastelikethesky:

Kate Baylay

Russian Fairy Tales
russianculture:

tastelikethesky:

Kate Baylay

Russian Fairy Tales
russianculture:

tastelikethesky:

Kate Baylay

Russian Fairy Tales
russianculture:

tastelikethesky:

Kate Baylay

Russian Fairy Tales
russianculture:

tastelikethesky:

Kate Baylay

Russian Fairy Tales
russianculture:

tastelikethesky:

Kate Baylay

Russian Fairy Tales
russianculture:

tastelikethesky:

Kate Baylay

Russian Fairy Tales

missfolly:

The Chintz Couch 
Ethel Sands (ca 1910–11)

missfolly:

Oscar Wilde
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (May 1895)

Toulouse-Lautrec had befriended Wilde in Paris and had drawn him several times. He was in London on the night before Wilde’s trial for gross indecency in May 1895, and asked to make another portrait.

They met, but Wilde, who knew he was facing ruin but had refused the pleas of friends and family to flee to the continent, was too nervous to sit. Toulouse-Lautrec went back to his hotel room and drew from memory the haggard anxiety and premature ageing of a man still only 41.

artsandcrafts28:

Martin Johnson Heade - “Blue Morpho Butterfly” - 1864

(via the-paintrist)

venetianassassin:

Florence at night.
venetianassassin:

Florence at night.