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Jul 22, 2014 / 1,217 notes

mediumaevum:

  1. Ottonian crown on display at Essen’s cathedral treasury, ca. 1100. Long believed to be the infant crown of king of Romans Otto III
  2. Long called the Crown of St. Louis and thought to have been made in Paris, the Crown of Liège, acquired by the Louvre in 1947, is now known to be a Mosan piece (late 13th century)
  3. Crown of Elizabeth Kotromanic (born ca. 1339) in Zadar, given by Louis I of Hungary

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Jul 21, 2014 / 21 notes
saintjustitude:


"goodbye" (x)

OMFG NO THIS IS TOO GORGEOUS NO WHO DREW THIS NO THIS IS AMAZING ;A;A;A;A;A;A;A;A;A;A;A;A; NEW ART I HAD NEVER SEEN BEFORE OMG ;A;
Jul 21, 2014 / 43 notes

saintjustitude:

"goodbye" (x)

OMFG NO THIS IS TOO GORGEOUS NO WHO DREW THIS NO THIS IS AMAZING ;A;A;A;A;A;A;A;A;A;A;A;A; NEW ART I HAD NEVER SEEN BEFORE OMG ;A;

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Louis XVII.! let us see. For whom do you mourn? is it for the innocent child? very good; in that case I mourn with you. Is it for the royal child? I demand time for reflection. To me, the brother of Cartouche, an innocent child who was hung up by the armpits in the Place de Greve, until death ensued, for the sole crime of having been the brother of Cartouche, is no less painful than the grandson of Louis XV., an innocent child, martyred in the tower of the Temple, for the sole crime of having been grandson of Louis XV…Let us come to an understanding. Shall we weep for all the innocent, all martyrs, all children, the lowly as well as the exalted? I agree to that. But in that case, as I have told you, we must go back further than ‘93, and our tears must begin before Louis XVII. I will weep with you over the children of kings, provided that you will weep with me over the children of the people.”

"I weep for all," said the Bishop.

"Equally!" exclaimed conventionary G——; "and if the balance must incline, let it be on the side of the people. They have been suffering longer."

Les Miserables, Victor Hugo 

And okay, I think I’ve said all I want to say about that for now

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un-monde-de-papier:

Le Martyre de saint Matthieu, Le Caravage, 1599-1600.

Source: www.wga.hu

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Jul 17, 2014 / 4,162 notes
beebalmtraveler:

jacquemard:

Napoleon from  Edmund J. Sullivan’s The French Revolution, 1910
Any ideas what’s going on?

Hmmm.  That thing on the end of death’s fishing line is looking like the basket the nobles’ heads used to fall into after being guillotined during the Terror.  Maybe the allegory here is a warning for Napoleon not fall into the trap of becoming that which you hate (by crowning himself Emperor and possibly sharing the same fate). 

Well that was fun (Napoleon-obsessed history geek in me jumping up and down)

Intesteristing.Especially taking into account that he is standing on the graves.Maybe he picked up the crown from the basket?
Jul 17, 2014 / 17 notes

beebalmtraveler:

jacquemard:

Napoleon from  Edmund J. Sullivan’s The French Revolution, 1910

Any ideas what’s going on?

Hmmm. That thing on the end of death’s fishing line is looking like the basket the nobles’ heads used to fall into after being guillotined during the Terror. Maybe the allegory here is a warning for Napoleon not fall into the trap of becoming that which you hate (by crowning himself Emperor and possibly sharing the same fate).
Well that was fun (Napoleon-obsessed history geek in me jumping up and down)

Intesteristing.
Especially taking into account that he is standing on the graves.
Maybe he picked up the crown from the basket?

Jul 15, 2014 / 325 notes

valinaraii:

I’m just… leaving these here.

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Jul 15, 2014 / 90 notes
vintagecatsandpeople:

Gustav Klimt  (in honor of his birthday today, July 14)
Jul 15, 2014 / 564 notes

vintagecatsandpeople:

Gustav Klimt  (in honor of his birthday today, July 14)

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