THEME



angedelmusique:

The beautiful places:

Opera Garnier, Paris

angedelmusique:

The beautiful places:

Opera Garnier, Paris

wah   wanderlust   paris   



"I am very poorly today and very stupid and hate everybody and everything."
- Charles Darwin, 1 October, 1861   (via jewbat)
about me   quotes   



september 22, 2004

LOST   



fashionsfromhistory:

La Capresses des Colonies
Charles-Henri-Joseph Cordier
1861

In his unpublished memoirs Charles Cordier cites the law of April 27, 1848 that abolished slavery in France and its colonies, writing: “My art incorporated the reality of a whole new subject, the revolt against slavery and the birth of anthropology.” In pioneering ethnography as a subject for sculpture in the nineteenth century, Cordier aimed to illustrate what he described as “the idea of the universality of beauty.” His busts often paired couples of the opposite sex but of the same race. This rare instance of matched busts of women was desired by the purchaser, a gaming club in Marseilles, that also commissioned the sumptuous Second-Empire pedestals from Cordier. 
The busts revel in the period taste for polychromy in sculpture, an international phenomenon sparked by artistic debates about the painting of ancient statuary and inspired by ancient Roman and Renaissance sculpture composed of variously colored marbles. On a trip to Algeria in 1856 Cordier discovered onyx deposits in recently reopened ancient quarries and began to use the stone in busts such as these. He ingeniously fitted enameled bronze heads into the vibrantly patterned stone, creating exciting though costly representations of Africans that appealed to the highest levels of European society. (MET)

MET

fashionsfromhistory:

La Capresses des Colonies

Charles-Henri-Joseph Cordier

1861

In his unpublished memoirs Charles Cordier cites the law of April 27, 1848 that abolished slavery in France and its colonies, writing: “My art incorporated the reality of a whole new subject, the revolt against slavery and the birth of anthropology.” In pioneering ethnography as a subject for sculpture in the nineteenth century, Cordier aimed to illustrate what he described as “the idea of the universality of beauty.” His busts often paired couples of the opposite sex but of the same race. This rare instance of matched busts of women was desired by the purchaser, a gaming club in Marseilles, that also commissioned the sumptuous Second-Empire pedestals from Cordier. 

The busts revel in the period taste for polychromy in sculpture, an international phenomenon sparked by artistic debates about the painting of ancient statuary and inspired by ancient Roman and Renaissance sculpture composed of variously colored marbles. On a trip to Algeria in 1856 Cordier discovered onyx deposits in recently reopened ancient quarries and began to use the stone in busts such as these. He ingeniously fitted enameled bronze heads into the vibrantly patterned stone, creating exciting though costly representations of Africans that appealed to the highest levels of European society. (MET)

MET

art   history   beauty   



x

only hot here because he looks like jamie and not samwise   sam heughan   



James voting for his World XI 2014 | 30.09.2014 (x)

i knew james would be or already was totally in love w cris   but i did not expect that cris would reciprocate   this is the best   james rodríguez   cristiano ronaldo   mein baby   



i miss you   juventus   gigi buffon   fernando llorente   álvaro morata   



john oliver   important   sexism   misogyny   love ya john   



tennantsabout:

"How do you work this bloody coat?"

Ellis Parrinder posted several photos on Twitter that he took of David Tennant during an Observer Magazine photoshoot in 2010 that were never published, along with a mention of some of David’s comments as he tried to figure out the coat he was given to wear.

nope   david tennant   



hardythehermitcrab:

remember when doctor who didn’t have as big of a budget so they had to rely on plot

LOL   doctor who   damn it moffat