cabbagingcove:

Caricatures of Death Personified

From a pre-Revolutionary magazine, first published in Russia in 1906. Illustrations by Boris Kustodiev.

Personifications of death included depictions of the devastating 1906 drought and ensuing famine, and the ravages of cholera, in the midst of revolutionary uprisings in Moscow.

The Torment of Saint Anthony, circa 1488
Michelangelo (Italian, 1475 – 1564)
Recently discovered to be Michelangelo’s first painting, completed when he was 12 years old.

The Torment of Saint Anthony, circa 1488

Michelangelo (Italian, 1475 – 1564)

Recently discovered to be Michelangelo’s first painting, completed when he was 12 years old.

wetreesinart:

Paul Kozal (Am. ), Gateway, Sepia toned gelatin silver photograph, Houston, DeSantos Gallery

wetreesinart:

Paul Kozal (Am. ), GatewaySepia toned gelatin silver photograph, Houston, DeSantos Gallery

Icon of Resurrection. The Descent into Hell. 
Circa 1675

Icon of Resurrection. The Descent into Hell.

Circa 1675

drawpaintprint:

Andrea Mantegna: Marsyas/St Sebastian - Gilded bronze, height 35 cm Liechtenstein Museum, Vienna

drawpaintprint:

Andrea Mantegna: Marsyas/St Sebastian
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Gilded bronze, height 35 cm
Liechtenstein Museum, Vienna

nemfrog:

Fig. 14. Ideal illustration of the streams of outflowing and inflowing matter up on the sun. World-Life or Comparative Geology. 1883.

nemfrog:

Fig. 14. Ideal illustration of the streams of outflowing and inflowing matter up on the sun. World-Life or Comparative Geology. 1883.

Saint Francis Embracing the Crucified Christ (detail), circa 1620
Francisco Ribalta (Spanish, 1565-1628)

Saint Francis Embracing the Crucified Christ (detail), circa 1620

Francisco Ribalta (Spanish, 1565-1628)

volcanobird:

Photo by Nephi Niven
demoniality:

Symphonie Symbolique by Edmund John and illustrated by Stella Langdale, 1919
Submitted by danskjavlarna

demoniality:

Symphonie Symbolique by Edmund John and illustrated by Stella Langdale, 1919

Submitted by danskjavlarna