terça-feira, 29 de outubro de 2013


Outermost Coffin
Photo by Harry Burton, spring 1926, (English, 1879–1940).

 The most haunting image of Burton's entire Tutankhamun portfolio is this detail of the king's outer coffin. Burton's unusual cropping, which isolates the golden vulture and cobra goddesses of Upper and Lower Egypt and the astonishingly lifelike eyes of the pharaoh, creates a dynamic tension that pulls one's focus back and forth between Tutankhamun's divine and mortal personas.
Made of cornflowers clasped in olive leaves that were wrapped around a core of papyrus pith, the wreath—a last gift to the young pharaoh—was extremely fragile after more than 3,000 years and fell to pieces when removed.

Four Trees

By Egon Schiele, 1917.

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segunda-feira, 28 de outubro de 2013

quinta-feira, 24 de outubro de 2013

mother nature



A demonstrator takes part in a protest against the new Russian law on homosexuality in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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quarta-feira, 23 de outubro de 2013

Souvenirs from Rome - obelisk

Quando vamos a Roma nunca falhamos o Obelisco de Santa Maria Sopra Minerva. Nunca!

Quem gosta de cuscar sobre estas coisas pode ler aqui http://roma.andreapollett.com/S1/roma-c1.htm


Portrait de Pierre Bonnard

by Edouard Vuillard, 1930.

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terça-feira, 22 de outubro de 2013

Fig Leaf for David

Brucciani & Co, Fig Leaf for David, 1857. Cast. England.

This fig-leaf was hung on the statue of David on the occasion of visits by royal ladies. It was last used in the time of Queen Mary (1867-1953). On her first encounter Queen Victoria was so shocked by his nudity that a firm suggestion was made that something has to be done. Consequently, the correctly proportioned fig leaf was created and stored in readiness for any visit the Queen might make, for which occasions it was hung on the figure from two strategically implanted hooks.

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