Garlic Aversion
faith-and-fatherland:

The library at Biltmore House, Asheville, NC

faith-and-fatherland:

The library at Biltmore House, Asheville, NC

sixpenceee:

Displayed in the Saint-Étienne church in France is the figure of René de Chalon, Prince of Orange. The prince died at the young age of 25 during the siege of Saint-Dizier in 1544. 
Rather then memorialize him in the standard hero form, his wife requested (or René himself requested, or possibly both) that he be shown as “not a standard figure but a life-size skeleton with strips of dried skin flapping over a hollow carcass, whose right hand clutches at the empty rib cage while the left hand holds high his heart in a grand gesture.” (Source)

sixpenceee:

Displayed in the Saint-Étienne church in France is the figure of René de Chalon, Prince of Orange. The prince died at the young age of 25 during the siege of Saint-Dizier in 1544.

Rather then memorialize him in the standard hero form, his wife requested (or René himself requested, or possibly both) that he be shown as “not a standard figure but a life-size skeleton with strips of dried skin flapping over a hollow carcass, whose right hand clutches at the empty rib cage while the left hand holds high his heart in a grand gesture.” (Source)

slojnotak:

Jan van Huysum - Still Life with Flowers and Fruit (1715) 

slojnotak:

Jan van Huysum - Still Life with Flowers and Fruit (1715) 

fleurdulys:

Forever Lost - Mike Worrall
2007

fleurdulys:

Forever Lost - Mike Worrall

2007

4nimalparty:

Skógafoss, Iceland (by pas le matin)

4nimalparty:

Skógafoss, Iceland (by pas le matin)

fleurdulys:

Konigsee, Bavaria - Frederic Edwin Church
1868

fleurdulys:

Konigsee, Bavaria - Frederic Edwin Church

1868

onereedyear:

The Stroll - Gertrude Abercrombie

onereedyear:

The Stroll - Gertrude Abercrombie

rjtyler:

MELÉNDEZ, Luis

Spanish painter (b. 1716, Napoli, d. 1780, Madrid)

Still-Life of Fruit
1773
Oil on canvas, 38 x 50 cm

Private collection

In 1771 the artist received a commission from the young Prince of Asturias, the future Charles IV, to paint a series of still-lifes to decorate his cabinet of natural history, a private museum in his quarters in the Royal Palace. He executed a series of forty four still-lifes (now in various museums).
The present work represents a still-life of apricots in a ceramic bowl, with branches of apricots and their foliage protruding outwards, together with cherries and a single branch of apricots, all arranged upon a plain table top. It was almost certainly painted the year after the artist’s completion of the majority of the series of still-lifes for the Prince of Asturias, in 1773.

rjtyler:

MELÉNDEZ, Luis

Spanish painter (b. 1716, Napoli, d. 1780, Madrid)

Still-Life of Fruit

1773

Oil on canvas, 38 x 50 cm

Private collection

In 1771 the artist received a commission from the young Prince of Asturias, the future Charles IV, to paint a series of still-lifes to decorate his cabinet of natural history, a private museum in his quarters in the Royal Palace. He executed a series of forty four still-lifes (now in various museums).

The present work represents a still-life of apricots in a ceramic bowl, with branches of apricots and their foliage protruding outwards, together with cherries and a single branch of apricots, all arranged upon a plain table top. It was almost certainly painted the year after the artist’s completion of the majority of the series of still-lifes for the Prince of Asturias, in 1773.

rjtyler:

MELÉNDEZ, Luis

Spanish painter (b. 1716, Napoli, d. 1780, Madrid)

Still-Life
1770
Oil on canvas, 49 x 37 cm

Museo del Prado, Madrid

The picture represents a still-life of a box of sweets, pastry and other objects.

rjtyler:

MELÉNDEZ, Luis

Spanish painter (b. 1716, Napoli, d. 1780, Madrid)

Still-Life

1770

Oil on canvas, 49 x 37 cm

Museo del Prado, Madrid

The picture represents a still-life of a box of sweets, pastry and other objects.

animus-inviolabilis:

Catedral vegetal
Remedios Varo
Gouache on paper
1957

animus-inviolabilis:

Catedral vegetal

Remedios Varo

Gouache on paper

1957