sunflower-mama:

This is motherhood
thauma-trope:

Federico Infante- Drawing
shzrebelka:

Princess
fabionardini:

Fuchsia Necklace designed by Alphonse Mucha and made by jeweler Gorges Fouquet in opal, cabochon sapphire, pearl, and gold (1905)
(via Pin de Susan Lemmon)
thauma-trope:

Masaaki Sasamoto, ‘Cocoro’.
bobbygio:

Kris Knight
femme-de-lettres:

Large (Wikimedia)
Antonio Ciseri’s 1871 Ecce Homo is a bit of a surprising painting.
Most obviously, instead of casting the viewer—as the ecce homo scene usually does—as part of the crowd to whom Pontius Pilate displays a scourged Christ in his crown of thorns, we instead observe from behind; ours is a more personal vantage point.
Also unusually, Pilate hasn’t tied Christ’s hands with rope: instead, his garments, pulled down off his shoulders, bind his wrists.
I’ll admit, though, that as beautiful as Ciseri’s handling of light—and as unusual as his treatment of the scene—may be, there is one embellishment too glaring for me to overlook.
Do you see the tall column in the back, with its helical registers winding towards the top?
That’s unmistakably Trajan’s Column. Which was built in the second century. In Rome.
femme-de-lettres:

Large (Wikimedia)
Henriette Browne (actually Sophie de Saux) painted A Girl Writing; The Pet Goldfinch in 1870.
The Victoria and Albert Museum writes that “[t]his painting is a fine example of [Browne’s] art as it combines a portrait of a young girl and a genre scene, the young girl being distracted by a goldfinch while doing her homework…The bird’s cage can be construed as a metaphor for the imposed homework while the fact that it is opened alludes to the possibility of escaping such task by distraction.”
The other goldfinch, however, is content for the moment to stay in its cage.
(After all, there’s food.)
love4bbc:

assmonster1979:omgjoshc:Huge Black Cock!!  Pure fuckin beauty no wht biy stands a chancei had tasted it, and i realize i have been starving…
pepepotamus:


Fascinus

Clunia
browniemuffs:

Such a sexy pose…

lemon2jul:

steampunktendencies:

Victorian Mechanical Bugs - Whale Man

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(via 6vladia6)


Students sitting for an exam in Afghanistan.
aurelie-dupont:

Paris Opera corps de ballet in Paquita
Photo © Elena Bauer