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This is a blog dedicated to art (mostly paintings, poetry and architecture), nature, moods and all the beautiful textures and creatures in life. Enjoy!

the growth that gave the name to the green line dividing west and east beirut, 1982, overtaking the then-uninhabitable area.

thetypologist:

Typology of shell gorgets. North American. 1000-1600 A.D. Harvard Peabody Museum collection.

thetypologist:

Typology of shell gorgets. North American. 1000-1600 A.D. Harvard Peabody Museum collection.

untrustyou:

Hendrik Schwartz
The only ray of light from a Pyongyang apartment block. 

untrustyou:

Hendrik Schwartz

The only ray of light from a Pyongyang apartment block. 

onlyartists:

Raphael · The interior of the Pantheon

Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

A free-hand study of the Pantheon by Raphael which has been completed at the right by another hand in order to show, inaccurately, the entrance. The entrance may have been copied by the second artist from a now lost second drawing by Raphael, and in combining them he compressed them, omitting a fourth tabernacle and a third column-screen, in order to obtain a (false) symmetry. This sheet was probably used by Raphael during an unrecorded Roman visit of 1506 or 1507, a date which corresponds well to the style. (+

At his request, Raphael was buried in the Pantheon.

odditiesoflife:

Amazing Art on Japanese Manhole Covers

In Japan, there are many cities and towns that place visually stunning works of art right underneath pedestrians’ feet. There are almost 6,000 of these covers around the country, turning unattractive necessities into eye candy. Photographer S. Morita has documented hundreds of these covers over the years which are available on Morita’s Flickr page.