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darksilenceinsuburbia:

Evelyn Williams. Sleeping Mother.
 
 
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loverofbeauty:

Chris Levine:  Queen  Elizabeth II - the lightness of being…  (2004)

loverofbeauty:

Chris Levine:  Queen  Elizabeth II - the lightness of being…  (2004)

publicdomaindiva:

From “Song Birds as Neighbors,” c. 1920s.

publicdomaindiva:

From “Song Birds as Neighbors,” c. 1920s.

woollymuffler:

Agnolo Bronzino, Lodovico Capponi, 1550-1555, oil on poplar panel

This proud young aristocrat is Lodovico Capponi (b. 1533), a page at the Medici court. As was his custom, he wears black and white, his family’s armorial colors. His right index finger partially conceals the cameo he holds, revealing only the inscription sorte (fate or fortune) — an ingenious allusion to the obscurity of fate. In the mid 1550s Lodovico fell in love with a girl whom Duke Cosimo had intended for one of his cousins. After nearly three years of opposition, Cosimo suddenly relented, but he commanded that their wedding be celebrated within twenty-four hours. 

woollymuffler:

Agnolo Bronzino, Lodovico Capponi, 1550-1555, oil on poplar panel

This proud young aristocrat is Lodovico Capponi (b. 1533), a page at the Medici court. As was his custom, he wears black and white, his family’s armorial colors. His right index finger partially conceals the cameo he holds, revealing only the inscription sorte (fate or fortune) — an ingenious allusion to the obscurity of fate. In the mid 1550s Lodovico fell in love with a girl whom Duke Cosimo had intended for one of his cousins. After nearly three years of opposition, Cosimo suddenly relented, but he commanded that their wedding be celebrated within twenty-four hours. 

billyjane:

Germaine Krull, Publicité pour Paul Poiret, 1926 [more]
© Mnam, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2011
from La Lettre

billyjane:

Germaine Krull, Publicité pour Paul Poiret, 1926 [more]

© Mnam, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2011

from La Lettre

flapperverse:

Johan Laurentz Jensen

flapperverse:

Johan Laurentz Jensen

artsandcrafts28:

"En Crinoline"
Alice Pike Barney
1915

artsandcrafts28:

"En Crinoline"

Alice Pike Barney

1915

art-centric:

Cathy Rose

art-centric:

Cathy Rose