Dostoevsky’s face was that of a Russian peasant, a true Moscow muzhik: flat nose, small eyes blinking under arched eyebrows, sometimes burning with a somber fire, sometimes kind-looking; broad forehead, covered in dents and protuberances; temples pushed back, as if forged with a great hammer; and all these tense, twisted features ended in a dolorous mouth. I have never seen such a suffering expression on a human face… his eyelids, his lips, every muscle on his face would tremble with countless nervous tics.
E. M. de Vogüé, La Roman Ruse (via sexymnymphos)
Toplum ve aile içindeki hayatımız edebiyata yem oldu; en ince noktalarına kadar yazıldı, okundu, alay konusu oldu, eleştirildi! Artık bundan sonra sokağa çıkamazsın. O kitap diyor ki, bizleri yürüyüşümüzden farketmek olasıymış. Hiç olmazsa sona doğru yumuşayıp işi tatlıya bağlasaydı.
İnsancıklar (F.M. Dostoyevski)
Giuseppe Bezzuoli (1784-1855) - Santa Filomena

Giuseppe Bezzuoli (1784-1855) - Santa Filomena

thestuartkings:

Charles I Insulted by Cromwell’s Soldiers is an oil painting by the French artist Hippolyte Delaroche, depicting Charles I of England taunted by the victorious soldiers of Oliver Cromwell after the Second English Civil War, prior to his execution in 1649.
 Completed in 1836, it is thought to be one of Delaroche’s greatest masterpieces. It was displayed as part of the Bridgewater Collection in London, although it was latterly thought to have been lost when, during The Blitz of 1941, a German bomb struck close to Bridgewater House, causing shrapnel damage to the canvas in the ensuing explosion. In 2009 it was rediscovered in Scotland in an unexpectedly good condition, having been rolled up and stored after the war, but recorded in the intervening years as badly damaged or destroyed. After a partial restoration it went on display in the National Gallery in London, in an exhibition re-appraising Delaroche’s work. After the exhibition, it is to be fully restored.
The painting depicts Charles in the days before his execution, being bullied and taunted by Cromwell’s defiant troops, one of whom is blowing pipe smoke in his face. The deposed king remains calm, holding a book which he appears to have been reading.
 

thestuartkings:

Charles I Insulted by Cromwell’s Soldiers is an oil painting by the French artist Hippolyte Delaroche, depicting Charles I of England taunted by the victorious soldiers of Oliver Cromwell after the Second English Civil War, prior to his execution in 1649.

Completed in 1836, it is thought to be one of Delaroche’s greatest masterpieces. It was displayed as part of the Bridgewater Collection in London, although it was latterly thought to have been lost when, during The Blitz of 1941, a German bomb struck close to Bridgewater House, causing shrapnel damage to the canvas in the ensuing explosion. In 2009 it was rediscovered in Scotland in an unexpectedly good condition, having been rolled up and stored after the war, but recorded in the intervening years as badly damaged or destroyed. After a partial restoration it went on display in the National Gallery in London, in an exhibition re-appraising Delaroche’s work. After the exhibition, it is to be fully restored.

The painting depicts Charles in the days before his execution, being bullied and taunted by Cromwell’s defiant troops, one of whom is blowing pipe smoke in his face. The deposed king remains calm, holding a book which he appears to have been reading.

 

Scout Niblett - No Scrubs 

idk

hang up a big (not original of course) Georgia O’Keeffe painting on my wall when I have my own house one day :)

 


The Louvre Museum. 

The Grande Galerie was abandoned during World War II. In 1937-38, the museum removed and hid most of the art works, including the Mona Lisa. They were returned in early 1945.

 

The Louvre Museum.

The Grande Galerie was abandoned during World War II. In 1937-38, the museum removed and hid most of the art works, including the Mona Lisa. They were returned in early 1945.

This Is The Army , Mr Jones - Irving Berlin 

Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No 7 A-Dur, op 92: Allegretto. 

Beautiful boy, what crystallized heaven was the blood in your eyes.