July312014
the-bare-bones:

The Young Saint John the Baptist
Piero di Cosimo (Piero di Lorenzo di Piero d’Antonio) 1462–1522, Florence.

the-bare-bones:

The Young Saint John the Baptist

Piero di Cosimo (Piero di Lorenzo di Piero d’Antonio) 1462–1522, Florence.

July302014
masterpiece-compositions:

Primavera, Sandro Botticelli, Uffizi Gallery, 1477–1482,Tempera
 

masterpiece-compositions:

Primavera, Sandro Botticelli, Uffizi Gallery, 1477–1482,Tempera

 

12PM
theartistsmanifesto:

Andrea Mantegna, Saint Sebastian, c. 1430. 

theartistsmanifesto:

Andrea Mantegna, Saint Sebastian, c. 1430. 

(Source: alaintruong.com)

July252014
marchesamedici:

Mary of Hungary (15 September 1505 – 18 October 1558)
Governor of the Netherlands under Charles V, she was one of the ablest, most powerful women of her day.

marchesamedici:

Mary of Hungary (15 September 1505 – 18 October 1558)

Governor of the Netherlands under Charles V, she was one of the ablest, most powerful women of her day.

July242014
“…having a greater position and larger stake in our city, not only than I deserve but probably than any citizen in our days, I think I am more bound than any other man to give up all to my country, even my life. These are the feelings with which I go, for perhaps our Lord God desires that this war, which began with the blood of my brother and my own, should be put to an end by me. My ardent wish is that either my life or my death, my misfortunes or my well-being, should contribute to the good of our city.” Lorenzo de’ Medici’s address to the Signoria upon his departure to Naples, 1478 (via bai-xue88)
12PM
“To him it is granted to have whatever he chooses, to be whatever he wills.” Pico della Mirandola, Oration on the Dignity of Man (via historyismyboyfriend)
July232014
templeofapelles:

detail from the Prophet Ezekiel fresco, Sistine Chapel Michelangelo  1508-1512

templeofapelles:

detail from the Prophet Ezekiel fresco, Sistine Chapel
Michelangelo
1508-1512

(via renaissance-art)

12PM
abamefra:

Venus and the Three Graces Presenting Gifts to a Young Woman -Sandro Botticelli ~1486

abamefra:

Venus and the Three Graces Presenting Gifts to a Young Woman -Sandro Botticelli ~1486

July222014
synaesthesian:

The Little Owl, Albrecht Durer (1506)

synaesthesian:

The Little Owl, Albrecht Durer (1506)

12PM
little-miss-melancholy:

Sandro Botticelli - La Primavera, 1477-78

little-miss-melancholy:

Sandro Botticelli - La Primavera, 1477-78

(Source: flickr.com)

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