wineofwizardry:

The Torture of Prometheus. Gioacchino Assereto. Italian. 1600-1649

wineofwizardry:

The Torture of Prometheus. Gioacchino Assereto. Italian. 1600-1649

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tierradentro:

Ixion" (with detail), 1632, Jusepe de Ribera.

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antitacta:

Paul Delvaux, Landscape with Lanterns, 1958.

antitacta:

Paul Delvaux, Landscape with Lanterns, 1958.

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venusmilk:

Jean-Édouard Dargent
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venusmilk:

Jean-Édouard Dargent

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maertyrer:

Master of the HousebookSaint Sebastian with Archers
Drypoint, c. 1475-80

maertyrer:

Master of the Housebook
Saint Sebastian with Archers

Drypoint, c. 1475-80

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blackpaint20:

pepperloves1:

Memento Mori

Museum number: 1921,1017.1

Carving; memento mori; ivory; one side dying man; other side: skull covered with worms, lizards and toad

Source: British Museum

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odditiesoflife:

Incredible Vintage Animated Gifs

Nearly 155 years before the first animated gif appeared in 1887, Belgian physicist Joseph Plateau unveiled an invention called the phenakistoscope, a device that is largely considered to be the first mechanism for true animation. The simple gadget relied on the persistence of the vision principle to create the illusion of images in motion.

The phenakistoscope used a spinning disc attached vertically to a handle. Arrayed around the disc’s center were a series of drawings showing phases of the animation, and cut through it were a series of equally spaced radial slits. The user would spin the disc and look through the moving slits at the disc’s reflection in a mirror. The scanning of the slits across the reflected images kept them from simply blurring together, so that the user would see a rapid succession of images that appeared to be a single moving picture.

Though Plateau is credited with inventing the device, there were numerous other mathematicians and physicists who were working on similar ideas around the same time, and they too were building on the works of Greek mathematician Euclid and Sir Isaac Newton who had also identified the principles behind the phenakistoscope.

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blackpaint20:

 Allegory of Death, seventeenth century. 
Photo Auction House Victor Hugo 
Having a male portrayal of death only wearing a scarf and a strange hat. Carved ivory.

blackpaint20:

 Allegory of Death, seventeenth century.

Photo Auction House Victor Hugo

Having a male portrayal of death only wearing a scarf and a strange hat. Carved ivory.

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Billet publié il y a 6 jours. Ce billet a 79 notes. .
blastedheath:

Wilhelm Birgels (German, 1870-1958), Winter an der Niers, 1955. Oil on masonite, 44.5 x 53 cm.

blastedheath:

Wilhelm Birgels (German, 1870-1958), Winter an der Niers, 1955. Oil on masonite, 44.5 x 53 cm.

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Billet publié il y a 1 semaine. Ce billet a 471 notes. .
monsieurlabette:

Guido Cagnacci, The Drunken Noah, 17th century

monsieurlabette:

Guido Cagnacci, The Drunken Noah, 17th century

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Billet publié il y a 1 semaine. Ce billet a 266 notes. .
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