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Collection of Art, Photography, Design, and thing's of interest.

"Stop brainstorming and go for a walk."
— 2 days ago
"This is what you shall do: love the earth and sun, and animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence towards the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown, or to any man or number of men; go freely with the powerful uneducated persons, and with the young, and mothers, of families: read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life: re-examine all you have been told at school or church, or in any books, and dismiss whatever insults your soul."
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art-of-swords:

Hand-and-a-Half Sword

  • Dated: circa 1475-1500
  • Culture: Italian
  • Medium: partially etched and gilded steel, copper alloy [blade]; iron, wood, velvet, cord [hilt]
  • Measurements: overall length: 46 3/4 inches (118.7 cm). Pommel: 3 1/4 × 1 1/8 × 3 3/4 inches (8.3 × 2.9 × 9.5 cm). Width (Quillons): 11 15/16 inches (30.4 cm). Depth (Quillon Block): 3/4 inches (1.9 cm). Blade: 2 11/16 × 37 1/16 inches (6.8 × 94.2 cm)

This is one of the finest knightly swords surviving from the late fifteenth century. Particularly outstanding are the mighty forms and harmonious proportions of its pommel and blade, the embellishment of the latter with delicate etched and gilt ornaments, and the overall condition of the entire sword, which retains its original velvet-covered grip.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Philadelphia Museum of Art

— 6 days ago with 924 notes
howitzerliterarysociety:

The very act of creation is a rebellion. It is a direct strike agains status quo and expectation. To create is to produce conflict in a certain space. It is to place a presence and an event that precipates a feeling of infinity into a local environment, and the object must be contended with regardless of the mental or emotional equipment of the participants.  This is why we praise the creator of new content, such as Terrence Malick, and are indifferent towards the regurgitator of previous creation, a la Michael Bay.

howitzerliterarysociety:

The very act of creation is a rebellion. It is a direct strike agains status quo and expectation. To create is to produce conflict in a certain space. It is to place a presence and an event that precipates a feeling of infinity into a local environment, and the object must be contended with regardless of the mental or emotional equipment of the participants. This is why we praise the creator of new content, such as Terrence Malick, and are indifferent towards the regurgitator of previous creation, a la Michael Bay.

— 6 days ago with 1871 notes
Art tips:

robotsandfrippary:

Just draw the damn hands.  Stop ending them at stumps at the wrist. Stop hiding them behind someone’s back.  Draw them.  Yeah, you’re probably bad at them, guess what? Everyone is.  And you’re not going to get better by not drawing them.

So draw the damn hands.

(via anatomicalart)

— 6 days ago with 22919 notes
#art 

art-of-swords:

Knightly Sword

  •  Dated: 12th century
  • Culture: European
  • Measurements: overall length 102 cm

The sword has a straight, double-edged blade, the edges almost parallel for half of the length, then slightly converging, with a fuller on almost the entire length, and partially at the tang of rectangular section and slightly narrowing toward the edge.

The straight quillons are of square section, while the circular pommel relieved at the centre. The sword is of Typology XI-a (see “The Sword in the Age of Chivalry”, by R. Ewart Oakeshott, Lutterworth Press, London, 1964. Typology XI: description in pages 31-37, similar pieces on plate 4).

Source: Copyright 2014 © Czerny’s International Auction House S.R.L.

— 1 week ago with 679 notes
#sword reference 
randombeautysls:

fuckyeahrenaissanceart:



Nike of Samothrace (Winged Victory)





Lysippos 



Marble

c. 200 B.C.E.





Musée du Louvre , Paris, Ile-de-France, France



my favorite sculpture. she’s magic

randombeautysls:

fuckyeahrenaissanceart:

Nike of Samothrace (Winged Victory)
Lysippos 
Marble
c. 200 B.C.E.
Musée du Louvre , Paris, Ile-de-France, France

my favorite sculpture. she’s magic

(via howitzerliterarysociety)

— 1 week ago with 747 notes
#statue  #beauty 

christinamakes:

"Swoon" 11x15 in. Ballpoint, watercolor, and marker on paper. 2014.

Swoon: To become enraptured or to black out. This piece is for the show Universe: The Art of Existence at Modern Eden Gallery in SF.

www.christinamrozik.com

www.moderneden.com

— 1 week ago with 230 notes
#art process 
ilikelookingatnakedmen:

For anyone who needs boat references for art or fic. 

ilikelookingatnakedmen:

For anyone who needs boat references for art or fic. 

(Source: peynirkizartmasi, via anatomicalart)

— 1 week ago with 42018 notes
#boat  #reference