1. 1910-again:

    Odilon Redon, The Birth of Venus n.d.

    (via demoniality)

     
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  3. leprincelointain:

    Felix Jenewein (1857-1905), Pestis/La Peste - 1901

    (via uromancy)

     
  4. Parcifal
    Orpheus
    Satan's treasures

    aliceredalice:

    Jean Deville (1867 - 1953)

    (via demoniality)

     
  5. deathandmysticism:

    Jacob Rueff, De Conceptu et Generatione Hominis, 1554

    (via medieval)

     
  6. colin-vian:

      Antonio Canova - Maddalena penitente 1796

    (via hifructosemag)

     
  7. art-of-swords:

    Combination of Dagger and Wheellock Pistol

    • Dated: circa 1575–1600
    • Culture: German
    • Place of Origin: possibly Saxony
    • Medium: steel, wood
    • Measurements: L. 18 15/16 in. (48.1 cm); L. of blade 13 13/16 in. (35.1 cm); L. of blade (without tip) 11 11/16 in. (29.7 cm); L. of quillons 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm); Cal. .29 in. (7.4 mm); Wt. 1 lb. 11 oz. (765.4 g)

    Combination weapons usually were made as technical novelties and showpieces and therefore, often are highly decorated. The finely etched strapwork pattern on this example also is found on the best German firearms, edged weapons, and armor of the late sixteenth century. Before firing this dagger-pistol, the tip of the blade had to be removed, revealing the muzzle of the gun barrel.

    Source: Copyright © 2014 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

     
  8. meanwhilebackinthedungeon:

    — Arthur Rackham

    The Wooing of Grimhilde

    This does not look like very effective wooing.  Grimhilde looks like she’s about to knock his head off once she’s done rolling her eyes.

    (via demoniality)

     
  9. necspenecmetu:

    Lorenzo Sabatini, Judith with the Head of Holofernes, c. 1562

    This is quite possibly the grossest Judith with the head of Holofernes I’ve seen yet.

    (via beatabeatrix)

     
  10. animus-inviolabilis:

    Psyché-Pomone

    Auguste Rodin (1886?)
    Executed by Louis Mathet (1904-1906)