oupacademic:

Odysseus and Athena (on the right). Odysseus is assured by the goddess Athena that he is now in Ithaca. He wears a cloak and carries a spear. Athena wear the goatskin fetish (aegis), which has a gorgon’s head in the middle. She points to the ground as if to say, “This is Ithaca.”
From The Odyssey by Homer, translated by Barry B. Powell.

oupacademic:

Odysseus and Athena (on the right). Odysseus is assured by the goddess Athena that he is now in Ithaca. He wears a cloak and carries a spear. Athena wear the goatskin fetish (aegis), which has a gorgon’s head in the middle. She points to the ground as if to say, “This is Ithaca.”

From The Odyssey by Homer, translated by Barry B. Powell.

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carminagf:

Effie Gray. Thomas Richmond

carminagf:

Effie Gray. Thomas Richmond

(via notwiselybuttoowell)

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demonagerie:

Biblioteca Digital Hispánica. Libro de horas de Leonor de la Vega (15th century). Princess Leia tempts Eve.

demonagerie:

Biblioteca Digital Hispánica. Libro de horas de Leonor de la Vega (15th century). Princess Leia tempts Eve.

(Source: bdh.bne.es, via sexycodicology)

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books0977:

British Butterflies (King Penguin Books Series No. 41). Edmund Brisco Ford. Illustrated by Paxton Chadwick. Penguin Books, 1951. First edition.
Ford (1901-1988) was a British ecological geneticist. He was a leader among those British biologists who investigated the role of natural selection in nature. As a schoolboy Ford became interested in lepidoptera, the group of insects which includes butterflies and moths. 

books0977:

British Butterflies (King Penguin Books Series No. 41). Edmund Brisco Ford. Illustrated by Paxton Chadwick. Penguin Books, 1951. First edition.

Ford (1901-1988) was a British ecological geneticist. He was a leader among those British biologists who investigated the role of natural selection in nature. As a schoolboy Ford became interested in lepidoptera, the group of insects which includes butterflies and moths. 

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indigodreams:

Whitefriars Glass Works in London, 1906

indigodreams:

Whitefriars Glass Works in London, 1906

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books0977:

Lesendes Mädchen (before 1937). Emil Rau (German, 1858-1937). Oil on canvas.
Rau studied at the Dresden Academy of Art. He was a genre painter, working to preserve a colorful and rich Bavarian heritage, often portraying subjects in their traditional costumes and placing them in traditional German landscapes.

books0977:

Lesendes Mädchen (before 1937). Emil Rau (German, 1858-1937). Oil on canvas.

Rau studied at the Dresden Academy of Art. He was a genre painter, working to preserve a colorful and rich Bavarian heritage, often portraying subjects in their traditional costumes and placing them in traditional German landscapes.

47 Notes

Word of the day: airoso (Spanish)

oupacademic:

adj. Graceful.

image

Image: Anna Pavlova, Dying Swan. Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

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petitcabinetdecuriosites:

John Currie - Mauretania

petitcabinetdecuriosites:

John Currie - Mauretania

(Source: tumblr.com)

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houghtonlib:

Lear, Edward, 1812-1888. Drawing of a condor, 1830s.
MS Typ 55.12
Houghton Library, Harvard University

houghtonlib:

Lear, Edward, 1812-1888. Drawing of a condor, 1830s.

MS Typ 55.12

Houghton Library, Harvard University

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