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lunasabatica:

Auguste Raynaud: La Nuit, circa 1887.

fleurdulys:

The Broken Tryst - William Quiller Orchardson

starrydiadems:

The Mystic Wood by John William Waterhouse (1914-17).

polyphonyrocks:

A daily dose of Bach

The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080 - Contrapunctus 11

Emerson String Quartet

indigenousdialogues:

From a medieval French tapestry.

from The Hunt of the Unicorn, tapestries, 1495-1505

ancientart:

The Bushmans Kloof rock art site in the Cederberg region of South Africa.

Recently awarded the status of a South African National Heritage Site, Bushmans Kloof contains over 130 rock art sites, some of which date to 10,000 years before present.

Stained with oxide pigments, these rocks depict the spiritual and cultural legacy of the San (also known as Bushmen), who have lived in these mountains for some 120,000 years. A particular point of interest about this rock art for some is the depictions of about 30 Cape mountain zebra, which are today endangered, with only about 1,200 remaining worldwide. Antelopes such as the eland, black wildebeest, and springbok are also depicted.

Recommended reading & food for thought: ‘Access to Rock Art Sites: A Right or a Qualification?’ By Ndukuyakhe Ndlovu iThe South African Archaeological Bulletin, Vol. 64, No. 189 (June 2009), pp. 61-68

Photos taken by mlaaker. The contrast and tone of the original images have been readjusted. 

laclefdescoeurs:

Le Jardin de la rue Cortot à Montmartre, 1876, Pierre-Auguste Renoir

1910-again:

Otto Marseus van Schrieck, Snakes, Toads and Butterflies c.1639-1678

dandycapp:

QUADRI CHE DIVENTANO TERRIFICANTI GIF ANIMATE
(10 pics)