arcadiainteriorana:

Salisbury Cathedral from the Bishop’s Garden
John Constable (British, 1776-1837)

Oil on canvas, 88.9 cm x 112.4 cm, 1826.
Frick Collection.

Timestamp: 1396721715

arcadiainteriorana:

Salisbury Cathedral from the Bishop’s Garden
John Constable (British, 1776-1837)

Oil on canvas, 88.9 cm x 112.4 cm, 1826.
Frick Collection.

cmog:

This complex drinking glass is composed of 14 pieces. A trick glass from the Museu de les Arts Decoratives de Barcelona has a very similar construction, but the drinking funnel has been lost and its applied canes are in greater relief. Another closely similar object was illustrated by Giovanni Maggi in 1604. Such vessels were intended to be an amusement for drinking games. As one drinks from this glass, the liquid in the tubes and bulbs suddenly rushes out, dousing the drinker. Trick Glass, 1600-1625. Corning Museum of Glass. (via Trick Glass | Corning Museum of Glass)

Timestamp: 1396614767

cmog:

This complex drinking glass is composed of 14 pieces. A trick glass from the Museu de les Arts Decoratives de Barcelona has a very similar construction, but the drinking funnel has been lost and its applied canes are in greater relief. Another closely similar object was illustrated by Giovanni Maggi in 1604. Such vessels were intended to be an amusement for drinking games. As one drinks from this glass, the liquid in the tubes and bulbs suddenly rushes out, dousing the drinker. Trick Glass, 1600-1625. Corning Museum of Glass. (via Trick Glass | Corning Museum of Glass)

This looks so tasty!

(Source: cinnahearts, via jinkouu)

Timestamp: 1395300090

This looks so tasty!

(Source: cinnahearts, via jinkouu)

englishsnow:

{Cornwall}

These are amazing: they actually look like paintings. Especially the first.

O_O

Timestamp: 1395033847

englishsnow:

{Cornwall}

These are amazing: they actually look like paintings. Especially the first.

O_O

fleurdulys:

Harwich Lighthouse - John Constable

1820

ashleyfrostart:

"North Melbourne Study 16"

Oil on Board 

16.5x16.5 cm

Private collection, 2012

http://www.ashleyfrost.com.au

WHAT IS THIS FLAWLESSNESS OF MODERN ART

Timestamp: 1393486560

ashleyfrostart:

"North Melbourne Study 16"

Oil on Board 

16.5x16.5 cm

Private collection, 2012

http://www.ashleyfrost.com.au

WHAT IS THIS FLAWLESSNESS OF MODERN ART

Some dragons (or dragon-like creatures) from the Hokusai Manga (北斎漫画)

I tried to do a little research and I *think* they are:

Top: a Yinglong (應龍) from Chinese mythology

Left: something Hokusai is calling a “rain dragon” (ama-ryuu)

Right: a “da-ryuu”(?); I don’t recognize the first character but the second is 黽 (toad)

Bottom: some sort of snake (蛇) like creature

Anyone know more about them?

Timestamp: 1392619200

Some dragons (or dragon-like creatures) from the Hokusai Manga (北斎漫画)

I tried to do a little research and I *think* they are:

Top: a Yinglong (應龍) from Chinese mythology

Left: something Hokusai is calling a “rain dragon” (ama-ryuu)

Right: a “da-ryuu”(?); I don’t recognize the first character but the second is 黽 (toad)

Bottom: some sort of snake (蛇) like creature

Anyone know more about them?

Timestamp: 1392452021

cmog:

“Why #iloveglass is summed up by the Behaim Beaker, Venice, Italy, c. 1495. #Glass can act as a historical document or witness to historical everyday events such as a #marriage. This rather humbly-shaped object, is beautifully embellished with enamels and gilding and summarizes the coming together of two families by way of a marriage back in 15th c Renaissance Germany. The coats-of-arms of the Behaim family symbolize the union of two families on the marriage of Michael Behaim to Katerina Lochnerin. Lochnerin was from a wealthy merchant family involved in #trade between southern Germany and Italy, hence the beaker being commissioned in Venice. The wedding date of 7 July 1495 makes this beaker one of the few in the #arthistory of glass that can be pinpointed to an exact date.” Audrey Whitty, curator of European glass http://ift.tt/1eXlneR

Timestamp: 1392421406

cmog:

“Why #iloveglass is summed up by the Behaim Beaker, Venice, Italy, c. 1495. #Glass can act as a historical document or witness to historical everyday events such as a #marriage. This rather humbly-shaped object, is beautifully embellished with enamels and gilding and summarizes the coming together of two families by way of a marriage back in 15th c Renaissance Germany. The coats-of-arms of the Behaim family symbolize the union of two families on the marriage of Michael Behaim to Katerina Lochnerin. Lochnerin was from a wealthy merchant family involved in #trade between southern Germany and Italy, hence the beaker being commissioned in Venice. The wedding date of 7 July 1495 makes this beaker one of the few in the #arthistory of glass that can be pinpointed to an exact date.” Audrey Whitty, curator of European glass http://ift.tt/1eXlneR

novemberschopin:

green (by so-ko*)

(via haepi)

Timestamp: 1392255863

novemberschopin:

green (by so-ko*)

(via haepi)

nedroidcomics:

Davis at the Edge 

(Better version here. I had to drab it down to get Tumblr to upload it.)

Timestamp: 1392194545

nedroidcomics:

Davis at the Edge 

(Better version here. I had to drab it down to get Tumblr to upload it.)

maxigadget:

Star Wars Trilogy Minimalist Posters by Ed Burczyk

Timestamp: 1391961559

maxigadget:

Star Wars Trilogy Minimalist Posters by Ed Burczyk

cmog:

Small Bottle, 800-999. Corning Museum of Glass. (via Molar Flask | Corning Museum of Glass)

Timestamp: 1391889647

cmog:

Small Bottle, 800-999. Corning Museum of Glass. (via Molar Flask | Corning Museum of Glass)

unabide:

cloud landscapes made of foam by kohei nawa

(via haepi)

Timestamp: 1391392680

unabide:

cloud landscapes made of foam by kohei nawa

(via haepi)