"Alfons Maria Mucha (Ivančice, 24 July 1860 – Prague, 14 July 1939), often known in English and French as Alphonse Mucha, was a Czech Art Nouveau painter and decorative artist, known best for his distinct style. He produced many paintings, illustrations, advertisements, postcards, and designs."
E. Y. Harburg (via middecember)
I think this describes my beautiful sister extremely well. My sister who has a lot of plans for herself. My sister whom I admire more than most. My sister whose laughter makes me so happy. omgceecee
An Auburn Beauty, Jules-Frederic Ballavoine [x]
Ralph Lauren A/W 1985
Model : Yasmin Le Bon
Jacques Louis David, Oath of the Horatii
Rothenburg - Germany(von kellymlaughren)
This gorgeous snake is the rainbow boa (Epicrates cenchria) from Central and South America. The species’ incredible iridescent sheen is caused by a phenomenon known as structural colouration, which produces colours on skin, feathers and fur via miniscule structured surfaces that are fine enough to interfere with visible light. This is what causes peacock feathers - which are actually pigmented brown - to appear blue, green, and turquoise.
Images: (clockwise) bsmith4815/Flickr; Damien Farrell/Wikimedia; Angela Rothermann/Wikimedia
I want/need more ink!
Different views of Picadilly Circus by George Hyde-Pownall
Stained Glass Window, Odilon Redon
Presumed Portrait of Mademoiselle Rosalie Duthé. Attributed to Claude-Jean-Baptiste Hoin (French, 1750–1817). Pastel on paper. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
After quitting a French convent, Duthé became the mistress of wealthy English financier George Wyndham, 3rd Earl of Egremont, “whom she is said to have ruined.” She then became a dancer at the Paris Opera Ballet, and the companion to various noblemen, including the Duc de Durfort, the Marquis de Genlis, and the young Duc d’Artois, the future Charles X of France.