Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321. Comincia la prima parte della cantica onero co[m]media chiamata i[n]ferno del chiarissimo poeta Dante Alinghieri di Firenze : manuscript, 1457.
Houghton Library, Harvard University
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This dashing gentleman is William Morris: writer, artist, textile designer and Marxist, who redefined interior design for a generation, rubbed shoulders with Pre-Raphaelite artists and communist party leaders alike, whose wife was an elegant muse who loved another a man, and whose personality was characterized by both blazing temper tempered by inextricable gentleness.
He was the son of a wealthy businessman but disliked the stark separation of classes in Victorian England, prompting him to become a socialist in later life. He wrote some of the first distinguishable fantasy stories, focusing primarily on the utopia and medieval-ism, and his books later influenced writers like JRR Tolkien.
The posts that pop up during finals week are the best kinds of posts
This masterpost is so relevant to my life right now.
Mycenaean terracotta figures, dated around 1300 BC.
These goddess-statuettes were acquisited by the British Museum in 1996, and are around 13.5cm in height. They are Psi-type female figures as they stand in the shape of the Greek alphabet letter ‘Psi’. We can tell they are women from the long skirts they wear, noticeable breasts, and are all wearing a pylos. Pylos was a type of flattened hat that women wore and is noticeable in their depictions in art.
Ivory sculpture of Byzantine Empress Ariadne from Constantinople, 6th c.
the rawness up close ➝ dolce & gabbana fall 2013