August 19, 2014

martyr-eater:

Shield of Henry II of France, France, ca. 1555.

The battle scene at the center is thought to depict the victory of Hannibal and the Carthaginians over the Romans in Cannae in 216 B.C., which here could be interpreted as an allusion to the struggle of France against the Holy Roman Empire during the sixteenth century. In the strapwork borders are the intertwined letters: H for Henry II (reigned 1547–59); C for Catherine de Médicis, his queen; and possibly also D for Diane de Poitiers, his mistress. Interspersed with the initials are crescents, the king’s personal badge and a reference to the moon goddess Diana and her namesake Diane de Poitiers.

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August 19, 2014

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August 12, 2014

mothernaturenetwork:

11 photos that prove tigers have a softer side
July 29 is International Tiger Day, a holiday that raises awareness of their endangered status and advocates a global system for conserving their natural habitats.
 
While tigers are known for their striking stripes, massive size, barbed tongues, razor sharp teeth and predatory instinct, it’s also important to recognize how cute and lovable they can be. Here are just a few photos demonstrating the gentle side of these beautiful creatures.

See all the photos.

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August 12, 2014

conflictingheart:

Photography By Masashi Wakui

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August 10, 2014
tinei:

1014. Dancer. 100 x 70 cm. oil on paper.

tinei:

1014. Dancer. 100 x 70 cm. oil on paper.

August 9, 2014

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August 9, 2014

nevver:

A little sheet music, Einar Nerman

August 9, 2014

v0nvamp:

dyed my hair deep teal

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August 9, 2014
artsyrabbits:

Nyam- Osoryn Tsultem
Ensemble of the Clouds
1977

artsyrabbits:

Nyam- Osoryn Tsultem

Ensemble of the Clouds

1977

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August 9, 2014

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