Mnēsarétē
"Take your delight in momentariness,
Walk between dark and dark — a shining space
With the grave’s narrowness, though not its peace. "
Mnēsarétē
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luminous-void:

Nicholas Roerich, Pechora. Monastery Walls and Towers, 1903
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centuriespast:

Stonehenge
by Leathes
Date painted: c.1730
Oil on canvas, 61 x 140 cm
Collection: Salisbury & South Wiltshire Museum
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wapiti3:

Biologia Centrali-Americana :zoology, botany and archaeology /edited by Frederick Ducane Godman and Osbert Salvin. on Flickr.
Via Flickr: Publication info [London :Published for the editors by R. H. Porter],1879-1915 BHL Collections: Smithsonian Libraries
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juju-be-art:

Roland Topor, illustration pour Les Contes glacés de Jacques Sternberg
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oldbookillustrations:

Shades, leaving the depth of their graves…
Achille Devéria, from Légendes ballades et fabliaux vol. 1, by Pierre-Marie-François Baour-Lormian, Paris, 1829.
At the time this book was published, Baour-Lormian was an already aging author, considered as a classicist, to put things politely, by the rising generation. Devéria, who was then a young and wild Romantic, cared very little for being associated with the old guard in any way, and he only accepted to do this set of illustrations on the condition that his name wouldn’t be mentioned anywhere.
(Source: Bayerische Staatsbibliothek)
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demoniality:

deathandmysticism:

The Devil carrying a witch off to hell, Olaus Magnus, 1555

The Witch of Berkeley
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oldpaintings:

Reading the Story of Oenone, c. 1882 by Francis Davis Millet (American, 1846—1912)
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loujiin:

Nicholas Roerich - Mother of the World, 1933
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inventoocais:

Andrew Wyeth That Gentleman, 1960
http://www.andrewwyeth.com/
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inventoocais:

Alfred Kubin The idol, 1902
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cavetocanvas:

Elihu Vedder, Head of a Roman Maiden, n.d.
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jes68:

Pavel Svedomskiy, Femme Romaine Seule, 1884
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luz-sonriente:

Aphrodite betritt die Augeninsel - Ernst Fuchs
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predormital:

Salvador Dali
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jes68:

Josef Maria Auchentaller (1865 – 1949), The Blue Parrot