1. enchantedsleeper:

    Pelagia and Philammon (1887), Arthur Hacker

    (via uromancy)

  2. medievalpoc:

    Anonymous Illuminator

    The Martyrdom of Saint Ursula and her Companions

    England (c. 1280)

    Illumination. Images de la vie du Christ et des saints (V—107 fols.), fol. 101 sup v : Martyrdom of Saint Ursula and her companions.

    The Image of the Black in Western Art Research Project and Photo Archive, W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, Harvard University

    (via medievalpoc)

  3. medieval-women:


    John Talbot, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury, presents the Book of Romances (Shrewsbury Book) to Margaret of Anjou, wife of King Henry VI of England.  Miniature by the “Talbot Master” from the Shrewsbury Book, 1444-45.  British Library Royal MS 15 E vi, fol. 2v.

    I am hoping to write a mini bio on Margaret of Anjou soon, she is a fascinating woman.

  4. giuseppevelardo:

    Another piece of a 6 portraits installation, 21,5 x 21,5 cm, mixed media on heavy paper (Collage, ecoline, acrylic).

  5. russian-style:

    Satan holding a soul (detail) from the 17th-century Russian icon. 

    (via demoniality)

  6. arsarteetlabore:

    Leon Wyczółkowski Sarkofag Jadwigi.1898

    (via uromancy)

  7. medievalpoc:

    mayflyofspace submitted to medievalpoc:

    I don’t think this has been posted in your Dutch tag yet? It’s a black musician (playing some kind of wind instrument and a drum simultaneously), from the 1493 Flemish painting Festival of the Archers (full image here). I’m afraid I don’t know anything about the figure in question or the painting more generally as we only briefly looked at it for a seminar on civic guilds, but I figured it might be of interest to you and your readers!

  8. occultartistscollective:


    Black Crown Resplendent

    (Quelle: strange-gods)

  9. medieval-women:

    Medieval women artists at work, 15th century.

    Every once in awhile I come across somebody trying to claim that there weren’t any women artists until the 20th century (or insert some other arbitrary date there).  I’ll have to hang on to this for those occasions.

  10. animus-inviolabilis:

    Les Origines: Il y eut peut-être une vision première, assoupie dans la fleur

    (The Origins: There was perhaps a first vision, drowsing in the flower)

    Odilon Redon


    "There, some life beyond time existed quietly, in harmony, telling us of eternity–those violent and cruel powers that form the world are gently captured. That work of Redon’s that my friend showed me in his small studio looked like unformed heaven and earth, with a violent primordial energy and anxiety of things being born: an eyeball floating in the dark night, looking like… what? A flower? A human form? In “The Origins” one can see Redon’s true qualities purely concentrated in black and white: the movement of the desire in all earthly things as they aspire to evolve into something human, or, the mysterious exchange of feelings that Rilke felt in the swaying trees when he wrote, "I am becoming a tree, or, is the tree becoming me?" Emerging from some deep swamp, that eyeball will haunt me forever. Is that the stare that threatened Cain?"

    –Toru Takemitsu, “Redon Fantasy: A Lone Tree in the Wasteland”, 1980.