Art by Russian painter Vasily Vereshchagin (1842-1904) who traveled all over the world, saw things that few men of his generation did, and painted them without apology. Top to bottom: In Jerusalem, Royal Tombs; Arab on a Camel; Sunset in Himalayas; Mausoleum of Shah-i-Zinda in Samarkand; Taj Mahal, Evening; Fire of Zamoskvorechye; In Defeated Moscow; The three main gods in a Chingacheling Buddhist monastery in Sikkim; Present Trophies; and Defeated, Requiem, a scene from the Russo-Turkish war in which a priest waves incense over the dead on the battlefield.
“Patience is a bitter thing, but its fruit is sweet.”
– Sadi c.1213–c.1291, Persian poet (via oupacademic)
Giotto, Vault of Scrovegni Chapel, Padua (Fresco, 1305)
Jesus’ Preparation for the Crucifixion, Nikolai Ge, 1893.
Details from Vermeer’s Allegory of the Catholic Faith (c. 1670-2)
were saved. Hear us,
o sinking things.”
– Paul Celan, from Glottal Stop, trans. Nikolai Popov and Heather McHugh (via proustitute)
William Adolphe Bouguereau
Scènes de la vie de la vierge: La pâmoison de la vierge, the fainting of the virgin, 1876, detail 1. Cathédrale Saint-Louis, the chapel of the virgin. Poitou-Charentes La Rochelle.
The owls are burned to death by the crows.
From a Syrian painting, 14th c. (follow up to previous post)
Lorenzo Lippi (1606-1665)
The Triumph of David (Detail)
Oil on canvas, 17th Century
“Saint Jerome" (detail), c.1614, El Greco.
This sculpture is by Marco d’Agrate, 1562 (Duomo cathedral, Milan-Italy)
This is a sculpture of St. Bartholomew who was an Apostle that was said to be skinned alive. If you look closely you will notice that his robe is actually not a robe at all, but his skin.