Thursday, July 24, 2014
Attract them by the way you live. Saint Augustine (via raysofthesun)

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

unhistorical:

The Empyrean, from The Divine Comedy (1861-1868), Gustave Doré

The Empyrean, “from the Medieval Latin empyreus, an adaptation of the Ancient Greek ἔμπυρος empyrus ”in or on the fire (pyr)”, is a region described in the the Paradiso portion of Dante’s Divine Comedy as a place beyond even the highest spheres of Heaven, the dwelling place of God and angels. In The Divine Comedy, Dante is “enveloped by [a] veil of radiance” as he ascends to the Empyrean.

Some medieval writers conceived of it as a celestial sphere formed from pure fire, but others contested that it burned with light rather than elemental fire, as Thomas Aquinas described in the Summa Theologica"wholly luminous… that heaven is called the empyrean, not from its fiery heat, but from its brightness". 

sapta-loka:

Why Rhino has a horn on the nose?
1949 edition childrens book illustration by Jan Marcin Szancer. 
For more details just click on the attached image. 

sapta-loka:

Why Rhino has a horn on the nose?

1949 edition childrens book illustration by Jan Marcin Szancer. 

For more details just click on the attached image. 

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Anonymous said: dating advice?

magnezone:

everybody is an enormous waste of time 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

sci-universe:

The Fukang meteorite, believed to be some 4.5 billion years old, was found near a town of the same name in China, in 2000. It is a pallasite, a type of meteorite with golden crystals of a mineral called olivine embedded in a silvery honeycomb of nickel-iron.

The original meteorite weighted just over a thousand kilogram (~2k pounds), but the rock was so brilliant that everybody wanted a piece of it. Since then it has been divided into dozens of thin slices and auctioned or distributed around the world. Fukang is possibly the most stunning extraterrestrial piece of rock man has ever seen.

Photo sources: 1, 2, 3, 4

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artchival:

Camille Claudel, The Wave (or The Bathers), 1897-1903 (?)

onyx marble, bronze

Musée Rodin, Paris

humansofnewyork:

“If you could give a piece of advice to yourself at the age of eighteen, what would it be?”“Have more sex.”

humansofnewyork:

“If you could give a piece of advice to yourself at the age of eighteen, what would it be?”
“Have more sex.”

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allegoryofart:

The Sisters on the Balcony, Caspar David Friedrich, c. 1820

allegoryofart:

The Sisters on the BalconyCaspar David Friedrich, c. 1820

2headedsnake:

Ivan Gaete

'Supreme weavers (Lovers), 2012

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