"We had individuality. We did as we pleased. We stayed up late. We dressed the way we wanted. I used to whiz down Sunset Boulevard in my open Kissel, with several red Chow dogs to match my hair. Today, they`re sensible and end up with better health. But we had more fun."
  • snowce:

    Harold Feinstein, Beach Concert, Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York, 1950

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  • magictransistor:

    Oeuvres de Blaise Pascal, Chez Detune, La Haye, 1779.

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  • ancientart:

    Etruscan strainers at the MET.

    All the shown examples date to the 6th-5th centuries BCE and are made of bronze. Strainers were were used at symposiums (drinking parties) to strain the wine or additives mixed into it.

    The strainer shown in the first image is one of the most elaborate, and best-preserved, Etruscan strainer handles found to date. The MET provides the following description of this artefact:

    The artist has skillfully presented a complex subject on a very small scale in the openwork square just below the handle’s attachment point. Two nude boxers appear to have just finished a bout in which one man has been knocked to his knees. Their trainer or referee holds his arms up to indicate the end of the round. On the underside of the attachment point is a delicately modeled doe lying on a wave-crest border. The handle’s base depicts a bearded male figure with fish-like legs that terminate in bearded snake heads. The strange legs form a perfect circular opening that allowed the patera to be hung when not in use. The sea monster, almost like a merman, may have been intended to ward off evil.

    Courtesy of & currently located at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, via their online collections12.160.834.11.814.105.365.11.122.139.1711.212.2.

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  • snowce:

    Adolph von Menzel, Man Asleep, 1855

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  • magictransistor:

    Otto Homburger. Rabanus Maurus, Figure Poems. Four Cardinal Virtues, Four Elements, Twelve Months Zodiac and Winds, 365 Days of the Year, Number 70, Five Books of the Pentateuch, The Name Adam, 276 Days of the Incarnation of Christ, The 5231 Years from the Beginning of Time to the Passion of Christ, Four Evangelists and the Lamb of God (top to bottom). Codice 9, Burgerbibliothek. 11th century.

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