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animus-inviolabilis:

"Chimneypiece: Affronted griffons on the lintel and candelabra on the jambs"
From “Diverse Maniere d’adornare i cammini ed ogni altra parte degli edifizi” (Different Ways of ornamenting chimneypieces and all other parts of houses)
Giovanni Battista Piranesi
1769
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deathandmysticism:

Shrunken heads
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kittenmeats:

"At the End of the Rainbow" (1946)
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"There is no real me: only an entity, something illusory. And though I can hide my cold gaze, and you can shake my hand and feel flesh gripping yours and maybe you can even sense our lifestyles are probably comparable… I simply am not there."
American Psycho (2000)
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brudesworld:

Salome by Leopold Schmutzler (1864-1941)
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uulemnts:

clioancientart:
Egyptian funerary shroud of the Roman Period, 2nd or 3rd Century AD. Tempera on Linen.
By this date, life-like portraiture had surpassed traditional mummification as the most important element in funerary preparations. Although he wears a conventional Roman toga, this young man is protected by images of the winged sisters Isis and Nepthys with the mummified God Osiris between them. Two sacred Apis bulls also flank an altar. The swastika, despite its obvious negative associations nowadays, is a very ancient symbol dating to the Neolithic period at the earliest and was thought to bring good fortune to the deceased.
This remarkable textile is now in the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
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"Stop setting yourself on fire for someone who stays to watch you burn."
Haiku on Perspective   (via alunaes)
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theoldludwigvan:


Timothy Hon Hung LeeIntangible, immutable and the immortal adored, 2009
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onlyartists:

Antonio Canova
Hercules and Lichas (1815)
Galleria d’Arte Moderna. Rome
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vcrfl:

Roman mosaic floor panel, 2nd century A.D.
The rectangular panel represents the entire decorated area of a floor and was found together with another mosaic in an olive grove at Daphne-Harbiye in 1937. In Roman times, Daphne was a popular holiday resort, used by the wealthy citizens and residents of Antioch as a place of rest and refuge from the heat and noise of the city. American excavations at Daphne in the late 1930s uncovered the remains of several well-appointed houses and villas, including the one that contained this mosaic. At its center is a panel (emblema) with the bust of a woman, decked out with a wreath of flowers around her head and a floral garland over her left shoulder. Traditionally identified as Spring, the figure is probably the representation of a more generic personification of abundance and good living, well suited to the luxurious atmosphere created at Daphne by its rich patrons.
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"Fall in love with someone who’s comfortable with your silence. Find someone who doesn’t need your words to know it’s time to kiss you."
(via pax-caelestis)
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"¿Qué es la coquetería? Podría decirse que es un comportamiento que pretende poner en conocimiento de otra persona que un acercamiento sexual es posible, de tal modo que esta posibilidad no aparezca nunca como seguridad. Dicho de otro modo: la coquetería es una promesa de coito sin garantía"
Milan Kundera en La insoportable levedad del ser. (via kernel)