July 21 2014, 7am
...1 day ago
Napoleon from Edmund J. Sullivan’s The French Revolution, 1910
Any ideas what’s going on?
Hmmm. That thing on the end of death’s fishing line is looking like the basket the nobles’ heads used to fall into after being guillotined during the Terror. Maybe the allegory here is a warning for Napoleon not fall into the trap of becoming that which you hate (by crowning himself Emperor and possibly sharing the same fate).
Well that was fun (Napoleon-obsessed history geek in me jumping up and down)
Especially taking into account that he is standing on the graves.
Maybe he picked up the crown from the basket?
July 19 2014, 7pm
...3 days ago
Sailor Moon Crystal is based off of the Manga not the anime.
it is a reboot of the series to stick closer to the original manga, it is not to reboot the original 90’s anime which butchered the manga to bits even if the 90’s anime is for many a childhood show that’s been close to our…
I agree with all my heart :)
July 18 2014, 6pm
...4 days ago
Italian Baroque master Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio died today in 1610.
To his death, Caravaggio remained protective of his art. During his exile, his patrons continued to hope that maybe soon he would return to them, but he never did. Upon his return, his style would have responded again, as it had so effortlessly ebbed and flowed with the different regions he visited, responding to their wealth, spirituality, poverty, sickness, and crowds, and he perhaps would have continued into further greatness. Caravaggio didn’t have many material possessions (we know this from inventories taken of his belongings), but he did have one thing that he prized above all else and that was wholly his own: his art.
Caravaggio was a revolutionary and an innovator whose art breathed new life into the aesthetics and mechanics of Catholic devotion. He was not leader or a mentor who welcomed or recruited others to copy what was his. Caravaggio was simply a man “of a fantastic humor … bizarre” and above all, a good man and painter “who [could] perform well in his art and … paint well and imitate natural things well.”
- Excerpt from Caravaggio the Leader.
July 17 2014, 4pm
...5 days ago
This is a modern day reproduction of a 1710 James Ferguson orrey. An orrey was a mechanical device built to demonstrate the workings of the solar system. This modern reproduction is designed to work on an electric motor and can be purchased at Curious Minds.
July 16 2014, 9pm
...6 days ago
The age of consent in Japan is functionally 18 due to the combination of national and prefecture laws.
However, all prefectures and…
July 16 2014, 11am
...6 days ago
(Excuse my English please)
Hi there! I am amakuto. This is my new blog, and I decided to do a giveaway of any lolita dress/skirt up to $300 postage included.
1. It is necessary to follow me first
2. You must give your address to me!
3. This post must get at least 100 notes
4. Reblogs only, no likes
July 16 2014, 7am
...6 days ago
Franklin: What sort of bird shall we choose as the symbol of our new America?
Adams: The eagle. :|
Jefferson: The dove. :)
Franklin: The turkey. :D
Adams: The eagle. >:|
Jefferson: The dove. >_>
Adams: THE-EA-GLE. >8(
Jefferson: …The eagle. -.-
Franklin: The turkey~ |D