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Parallèles entre "El Desdichado" de Gérard de Nerval et l’une de ses sources d’inspiration supposées, le Codex Manesse (voir description des images)

(source : Une histoire symbolique du Moyen-Âge occidental, Michel Pastoureau)

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Gustav Adolphe Mossa, Marie de Magdala

Gustav Adolphe Mossa, Marie de Magdala

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"Le mystère méridien de l’existence n’est rien d’autre qu’une interversion du mystère nocturne du néant."

— Vladimir Jankélévitch à propos de Debussy

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ancientart:

Bronze statuette of a veiled and masked dancer. Greek, 3rd–2nd century B.C.

The complex motion of this dancer is conveyed exclusively through the interaction of the body with several layers of dress.

Over an undergarment that falls in deep folds and trails heavily, the figure wears a lightweight mantle, drawn tautly over her head and body by the pressure applied to it by her right arm, left hand, and right leg. Its substance is conveyed by the alternation of the tubular folds pushing through from below and the freely curling softness of the fringe.The woman’s face is covered by the sheerest of veils, discernible at its edge below her hairline and at the cutouts for the eyes. Her extended right foot shows a laced slipper. This dancer has been convincingly identified as one of the professional entertainers, a combination of mime and dancer, for which the cosmopolitan city of Alexandria was famous in antiquity. (MET)

Courtesy of & currently located at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, via their online collections1972.118.95.

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sakrogoat:

Herry de Patinir - The Fall of Lucifer

sakrogoat:

Herry de Patinir - The Fall of Lucifer

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silentiumestaureum:

Orlando Furioso by Gustave Dore

silentiumestaureum:

Orlando Furioso by Gustave Dore

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"Solitude, as I understand it, does not signify an unhappy state, but rather secret royalty, profound incommunicability yet a more or less obscure knowledge of an invulnerable singularity."

Jean Genet, The Studio of Alberto Giacometti (via loveage-moondream)

(Source: stregaxx, via loveage-moondream)

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oursoulsaredamned:

Demons After Dark! ALLEGRI DIAVOLETTI NOTTURNI - Folia

oursoulsaredamned:

Demons After Dark! ALLEGRI DIAVOLETTI NOTTURNI - Folia

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centuriespast:

The Death of Lucretia
Attributed to Hendrick Hondius I, Dutch, 1573 - 1650. After Paulus Moreelse, Dutch, 1571 - 1638.
Geography:
Made in Utrecht, Netherlands, Europe
Date:
1612
Medium:
Woodcut (chiaroscuro), printed from three blocks
Philadelphia Museum of Art

centuriespast:

The Death of Lucretia

Attributed to Hendrick Hondius I, Dutch, 1573 - 1650. After Paulus Moreelse, Dutch, 1571 - 1638.

Geography:

Made in Utrecht, Netherlands, Europe

Date:

1612

Medium:

Woodcut (chiaroscuro), printed from three blocks

Philadelphia Museum of Art