ignudiamore:

The Roman Ruins of Sabratha in northwestern Libya.

ignudiamore:

The Roman Ruins of Sabratha in northwestern Libya.

nihtegale:

Bacchus, Roman god of wine and agriculture c. 1496-1498

nihtegale:

Bacchus, Roman god of wine and agriculture c. 1496-1498

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aneonlion:

William Blake - The Spiritual Form of Pitt Guiding Behemoth (1805)

aneonlion:

William Blake - The Spiritual Form of Pitt Guiding Behemoth (1805)

(via streamsofcontext)

weatherthisdanger:

William Blake, Pestilence: Death of The First Born, 1805

weatherthisdanger:

William Blake, Pestilence: Death of The First Born, 1805

(via streamsofcontext)

talisman:

A black crow attacks one of the Pope’s white doves 

talisman:

A black crow attacks one of the Pope’s white doves 

(Source: snpsnpsnp, via woodenlimbs)

karamazove:

The poet Lord Byron (1788-1824) by Richard Westall, 1813.

karamazove:

The poet Lord Byron (1788-1824) by Richard Westall, 1813.

(Source: kx5991)

ignudiamore:

Ashurbanipal II.

ignudiamore:

Ashurbanipal II.

(Source: scultore-blog)

nprmusic:

Seventy-five years ago, Marian Anderson made history when she sang to crowd of 75,000 at the Lincoln Memorial. The Daughters of the American Revolution had denied her the use of Constitution Hall.

Photo: Courtesy of the University of Pennsylvania

todayinhistory:

April 9th 1492: Medici dies

On this day in 1492 the ruler of Florence, Lorenzo de’ Medici, died aged 43. The Medici family had run the largest Florentine bank, the Medici Bank, for some time, but eventually came to rule the republic itself. Lorenzo de’ Medici was one of the central figures of the Italian Renaissance as a leading statesman from Florence, a city which was the hub of the cultural movement. A primary legacy of the Renaissance is its astounding art, and Medici was well-known in Florence for making considerable contributions to the art world. The famed artist Leonardo da Vinci even held a place in the Medici court, and Michelangelo was a family friend. However Lorenzo did not rule unopposed: he faced challenges in Florence, from the Pazzi familly; from the Vatican, who excommunicated Lorenzo; and from the King of Naples who went to war with Florence. When Medici died, Florence mourned their leader, and eventually the fragile peace he had established with fellow city states fell apart.

(via theactofhistory)