September102014
signorcasaubon:

Allegory of the Sforza family’s coat of arms, from the Codex De Sphaera; Biblioteca Modena, Estense, Italy

signorcasaubon:

Allegory of the Sforza family’s coat of arms, from the Codex De Sphaera; Biblioteca Modena, Estense, Italy

12PM

innsamling:

The Deposition of Christ with Carlotta of Lusignano, about 1480
Giovanni de Fondulis (Italian)
Painted terracotta, height 124.5 cm
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

(Source: gardnermuseum.org)

11AM
lionofchaeronea:

Marriage of Mary, Domenico Ghirlandaio, 1486-1490

lionofchaeronea:

Marriage of Mary, Domenico Ghirlandaio, 1486-1490

8AM
artaddictsanonymous:

Jacob Halder, Armor of George Clifford, Third Earl of Cumberland (created in the royal workshop in Greenwich, England), c. 1580-85

artaddictsanonymous:

Jacob Halder, Armor of George Clifford, Third Earl of Cumberland (created in the royal workshop in Greenwich, England), c. 1580-85

8AM

i am so sorry for the lack of posts, friends

my laptop finally gave in to the darkness, and i’ve been extremely busy with my first year of grad school

that being said, i hope to be more consistent in the future, and i hope you stil enjoyed looking through the archives and following this blog~

love you all!  

XOXO 

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)