Lo Dolce Lume

archatlas:

Italy 1959

reading in head: i'm practically a master of linguistics my pronunciations are perfect beyond compare
reading aloud: *chokes on spit*

art-of-swords:

Wakizashi Sword

  • Dated: late Edo Period: 1603-1867
  • Culture: Japanese
  • Medium: steel, copper, ray skin, silk, wood
  • Measurements: blade length: 55 cm. Tang lenght: 12 cm

The tang (part of the blase encased by the handle) measures 12 cm. The koshirae (mounting) has two menuki, a bird and a crescent, and two seppa and habaki in copper. The tsuba is also made of copper, featuring vegetal decoration. The kozuka of the sword is also of copper and shows a fishing scene. The tzuka is covered in ray skin and silk rope, while the sheath in brown wood with enlarged tip, featuring a decoration of small black birds.

Source: Copyright © 2014 The Caravana Collection

iceageiscoming:

spaam:

itcouldbeworseitcouldberaining:

in Molise non si scherza un cazzo.

era ora.

0athenachan0:

irefiordiligi #keep the hand please #just to confuse people

THE HAND HAS BEEN COVERED, I AM AFRAID. The artist himself covered it, when he painted the portrait, after all… and the client didn’t really want a third hand (peasants never understand what true art is, am I right)

If the client would have been a museum or a public gallery, then they may have decided to keep it or to at least put like a sign that says “LOOK, THERE IS A THIRD HAND HERE AS YOU CAN SEE FROM THE PICTURES AND THE X-RAYS”.

But unfortunately we never work for museums and a private always wants a painting to look exactly like it was when it came out of the artist’s studio (which makes zero sense BUT I WILL NOT EXPRESS MY OPINION ABOUT THIS. Not now at least.)

WELL WHAT A WASTE OF A PERFECT HAND

Anonymous ASKED →


i will never fail to be impressed/in love with your job like holy shit that is SO FUCKING COOL I'M GEEKING OUT OVER HERE

0athenachan0:

WELL, TOO BAD I CANNOT POST PICTURES OF THE PAINTINGS I WORK ON, BECAUSE OTHERWISE I WOULD BRAG ABOUT HOW COOL I AM MY JOB IS LIKE THERE’S NO TOMORROW

maybe you can have a bit of the dude with three hands…

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while removing all the horrible paint they airsprayed on it during the previous restoration SURPRISE, HERE, HAVE A THIRD HAND (an example of the artist’s change of mind).

That has been a very cool experience.

sizvideos:

Video

deathandmysticism:

Savonarola’s execution at the Piazza della Signoria, 1498

jesus: i died on the cross for your sins
me: aint nobody tell u to do that tho

whitepeoplestealingculture:

humansofcolor:

nativefaces:

CULTURAL GENOCIDE:  Before and After photo of a young Cree boy, forced to attend a Canadian “Indian school.” (1910)

Despicable

magictransistor:

Henry Moore, Shelter sketch books (Graphite, ink, wax and watercolour on paper), London, 1940-1941.

nataliakoptseva:

Pieter Bruegel the Senior

The tower of Babel (detail)

allstreets:

Carrer de la Mare de Déu del Claustre - Tarragona, Spain

overlordclinton:

how did the flintstones have a christmas special before the birth of christ