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archaicwonder:

Ancient Greek Dog Rhyton, c. 340-325 BC
Molded into the shape of a Laconian dog, the rhyton comes from the ancient Greek colony of Apulia, in what is now southern Italy. The vessel was designed with a wide mouth at one end, with the other pierced with a small hole.
It is believed that the cup would have been used to scoop wine from a larger carrier, blocking the hole with a thumb, before releasing again to let the fluid drain out. The stunning item bears the trademark style of ancient Greece, painted in black over terracotta.

archaicwonder:

Ancient Greek Dog Rhyton, c. 340-325 BC

Molded into the shape of a Laconian dog, the rhyton comes from the ancient Greek colony of Apulia, in what is now southern Italy. The vessel was designed with a wide mouth at one end, with the other pierced with a small hole.

It is believed that the cup would have been used to scoop wine from a larger carrier, blocking the hole with a thumb, before releasing again to let the fluid drain out. The stunning item bears the trademark style of ancient Greece, painted in black over terracotta.

scienceisbeauty:

A fascinating and beautiful hydrozoa.

The Portuguese man-of-war is infamous for its painful sting, but one photographer finds the beauty inside this animal’s dangerous embrace.

By Jane J. Lee

Photographs & video: Aaron Ansarov

A Portrait of the Portuguese Man-of-War (National Geographic)

ursulavernon:

twerkyvulture:

yougotvexed:

I’m getting bored of the tits on wings harpy motif, so I decided to make my own (these are far from accurate though I apologize)

first: southern cassowary

second: fancy rooster

third: marabou stork

((I’m gonna have to make more these were so dang fun))

*SCREAMS INTO THE VASTNESS OF SPACE*

Whoa. The first one is mega deep in the uncanny valley (and that’s not a bad thing in this case…)

Illustrations by Armando Drechsler (source) (source)

theantidote:

One Thousand and One Nights by Olga Dugina

theantidote:

One Thousand and One Nights by Olga Dugina

smashy-smashy-eggman:

gabrielsaunteredvaguelydownwards:

do you think impressionists ever imitate people they find sexually attractive  when they masturbate and essentially sweet talk/ dirty talk to themselves?

Okay, so for like a full minute I thought you meant like the Impressionist movement. So I’m picturing Manet pretending to be Monet and that gets his rocks off. I hate being an artist.

ecumenicalseeker:

ramavoite:

curious-commodities:

submariet:

VAN EYCK

IM SENDING THIS TO MY ART HISTORY TEACHER

/dying

I CAN’T EVEN TELL YOU HOW HELPFUL THIS IS

EVEN THE WOMEN LOOK LIKE PUTIN

piperme:

art history meme
↳ romanticism  ||  [2/5] movements

artmagnifique:

PAUL GAUGUIN. Van Gogh Painting Sunflowers, 1888, oil on canvas.

artmagnifique:

PAUL GAUGUIN. Van Gogh Painting Sunflowers, 1888, oil on canvas.

unhistorical:

Detail of the celestial globe from The Ambassadors (1533), Hans Holbein the Younger