1. e-codices:

    St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 23, p. 27 on Flickr.

    Manuscript title: Folchart Psalter (Psalterium Gallicanum with Cantica)

    Manuscript summary: The Folchart Psalter, a masterpiece of late Carolingian illumination.

    Origin: St. Gall (Switzerland)

    Period: 9th century

    Image source: St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 23: Folchart Psalter (Psalterium Gallicanum with Cantica)
    ( www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/list/one/csg/0023 )

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  2. centuries-and-continents:

    Jean Broc c. 1801

    The Death of Hyacinth 

    (via uromancy)

  3. abystle:

    From The Sandman: The Dream Hunters by Yoshitaka Amano

  4. day-without-sun:

    Moritz Ludwig von Schwind, Apparition in the Forest 1858

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  5. crazyhamlet:






    What if Disney did a movie, that was animated like it was a moving Impressionist painting? I did this in an attempt to conjure up some imagery!


    God I love this. People rethinking the limits of animation, that’s my favorite thing


    Yes good

    If you could find a way to recreate that in 3d or make it easy for 2d? But as cool as this would be I would run away from this so hard.

    The 2013 indie film The Painting did something kind of like that using 3D animation - though the aesthetic was mostly based on Post-Impressionists like Matisse and Modigliani.  US release trailer.

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  6. medievalautumn:

    St. Catherine of Siena besieged by demons / Anonymous (Lesser Poland)

    (via demoniality)

  7. denisforkas:

    The Triton’s Mirror, 2014

    Acrylics on prepared paper, 55.7 x 41.5 cm 

    Denis Forkas – Spirits of the Mirror

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  8. solar-aestheticss:

    The Last Defender, Andrey Shishkin

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  9. strangeremains:

    Skull, found in France, with a knife still embedded it it.  The skull belonged to a Roman solider who died during the Gallic Wars, ca. 52BC. It was on display at the Museo Rocsen in Argentina.  

    (Quelle: derwiduhudar, via beatabeatrix)

  10. beastlyart:


    This, quite frankly, utterly spectacular display of hairy costumes is known as Kukeri. The short version is that it’s a Bulgarian tradition to scare away evil spirits. The long version you can find here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kukeri

    I’m off to Bulgaria to participate in the design week. Unfortunately kukeri usually takes place in January, so I’ll miss out on that! But I will be doing a workshop with my (fabulous) product designer collaborator Marina Dragomirova, so if you happen to be in the area please do pop in! http://edno.bg/en/one-design-week-2014/open-program/1264 

    Oh and one of our 3D sketches affectionately goes by the nickname “hairy guy” so I think that ties this post up rather nicely.

    These creep the shit out of me. I’m used to monster costumes and grotesque masks, so I think it’s the tall, towering, featureless pillars for heads that hits all of the “NOPE” buttons. It’s more surreal.

    Maybe I’m an evil spirit.

    The photo with the three small children dressed up is just killing me right now.  Part of my brain is convinced that those are their actual bodies and not costumes.  XD

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