likeafieldmouse:

Josef Albers - Sanctuary (1942)
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likeafieldmouse:

Robert Fludd
Detail of the “Black Page” from Utriusque Cosmi Maioris Scilicet et Minoris Metaphysica, Physica Atque Technica Historia (1617)
"Black has repeatedly been associated with solid and geometric forms. The best known example dates back to the early seventeenth century in a page within volume one of Robert Fludd’s Utriusque Cosmi Maioris Scilicet et Minoris Metaphysica. 
The image – a black square – is presented in the context of a metaphysical iconography of the infinite. 
Each of the four sides of the square (slightly distorted so that it looks more like a rhombus) is marked with the same words: Et sic in infinitum. 
For Fludd, this image was nothing less than a representation of the prima materia, the beginning of all creation.”
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cinoh:

A LATE CHALCOLITHIC GOLD AMULET
ANATOLIAN OR BALKAN, CIRCA 5TH MILLENNIUM B.C.
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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.  
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~   Joshua Rothman, “Virginia Woolf’s Idea of Privacy”  (via funeral)

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sierrahiker8:

collectivehistory:

The Villa of the Mysteries is a well preserved ruin of a Roman Villa which lies near Pompeii, southern Italy.

Although covered with meters of ash and other volcanic material, the villa sustained only minor damage in the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD, and the majority of its walls, ceilings, and most particularly its frescoes survived largely undamaged.

The Villa is named for the paintings in one room of the residence. This space may have been a triclinium, and is decorated with very fine frescoes. Although the actual subject of the frescoes is hotly debated, the most common interpretation of the images is scenes of the initiation of a woman into a special cult of Dionysus, a mystery cult that required specific rites and rituals to become a member. Of all other interpretations, the most notable is that of Paul Veyne, who believes that it depicts a young woman undergoing the rites of marriage.

The Villa had both very fine rooms for dining and entertaining and more functional spaces. A wine-press was discovered when the Villa was excavated and has been restored in its original location. It was not uncommon for the homes of the very wealthy to include areas for the production of wine, olive oil, or other agricultural products, especially since many elite Romans owned farmland or orchards in the immediate vicinity of their villas.

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Saw Pompeii exhibit here in Los Angeles, CA.
Very nice.

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vwillas8:

Persepolis Iran
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iamjapanese:

Guido Navaretti(Italian)

VALICO  1984   Disegno inchiostro su carta

OFFERTA AD AGNI   2012   Bulino su Plexiglas (stampa alta)

INTERTIDALE   1988   Bulino su zinco

SELF MADE LEDA    1981   Disegno inchiostro su carta 

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workman:

red-lipstick:
Aline Eras (Dutch) - Melancholy 3, Edition 3, 2012
Line Etching, Drypoint, Pencil on Paper
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italiawasteland:

sardinian weapons (1550-1450 BC)
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allaboutmary:

Virgen de la Soledad
A statue of Our Lady of Solitude in Toledo, Spain.
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Mimas, moon of Saturn
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archaeologicalnews:

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New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art currently houses hundreds of artifacts from the Mochica culture— and Peru wants them back.

Peruvian cultural artifacts are making their way home from all over the world— Sweden’s return of the Paracas textiles being a…

Opaque  by  andbamnan