De Profundis

The Sacred and the Profane

“Why is it that when you awake to the world of realities you nearly always feel, sometimes very vividly, that the vanished dream has carried with it some enigma which you have failed to solve?”

– Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Idiot.  (via wordsnquotes)

ufansius:

Nardo di Cione’s 1357 frescoes of the Last Judgment (west wall, top photo), Paradise (south wall, 2nd photo) and Hell (north wall, 3rd photo) in the Cappella Strozzi in the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella in Florence. Nardo’s brother Andrea, popularly known as Orcagna (the Archangel), painted the altarpiece (bottom photo, also shown in context in top photo).

art-and-fury:

Ghismonda with the Heart of Guiscardo (full) - Bernardino Mei 

"And every once in the chest distressed shake it, heard the heart with cold hand."  Ludovico Ariosto in Orlando Furioso

art-and-fury:

Ghismonda with the Heart of Guiscardo (full) - Bernardino Mei 

"And every once in the chest distressed shake it, heard the heart with cold hand."  Ludovico Ariosto in Orlando Furioso

bitsofhistory:

Capuchin Crypt, Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappucini

Under the church of Santa Maria della Cocezione in Rome,lies the fascinatingly morbid Capuchin Crypt, a small space consisting of 7 tiny chapels, entirely decorated by the bones of 4000 Capuchin friars, who died between 1528 and 1870.

(photos taken from  atlasobscura)

pipouch:

Richard Strauss : Sextuor (extrait de Capriccio)

Leipziger Streichquartett

&

H. Rohde (alto) et M. Sanderling (violoncelle)

(enr. 2002)

demonagerie:

Dante Alighieri, Divina Commedia, prima cantica : Inferno. Con l’Ottimo Commento, detail of folio 71r. 15th century. Illuminated by Bartolomeo di Fruosino and his atelier

demonagerie:

Dante Alighieri, Divina Commedia, prima cantica : Inferno. Con l’Ottimo Commento, detail of folio 71r. 15th century. Illuminated by Bartolomeo di Fruosino and his atelier