aleyma:

Barbara Regina Dietzsch, Primula auricula with caterpillar and pale clouded yellow butterfly, 18th century (source).

how beautiful!

abookblog:

Quiet Read by Mark Briscoe

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thegetty:

Hope nursing a young Cupid, a personification of Love. The sculptor writes at the base "Hope Nourishes Love."

Allegories of love and friendship were favored subjects in sculpture and painting around the 1750s in France.

Hope Nourishes Love (detail), 1769, Jean-Jacques Caffieri. J. Paul Getty Museum.

thegetty:

Du bist wie eine Blume
So hold und schön und rein:
Ich schau’ dich an, und Wehmut
schleicht mir ins Herz hinein.

Thou art so like a flower,
So pure, and fair and kind;
I gaze on thee, and sorrow
Then in my heart I find.

—Heinrich Heine

Poppy, about 1800–03, Philipp Otto Runge. The J. Paul Getty Museum

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WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE INANIMATE OBJECT?

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I like bronze miniature figurines

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thegetty:

Du bist wie eine Blume
So hold und schön und rein:
Ich schau’ dich an, und Wehmut
schleicht mir ins Herz hinein.

Thou art so like a flower,
So pure, and fair and kind;
I gaze on thee, and sorrow
Then in my heart I find.

—Heinrich Heine

Poppy, about 1800–03, Philipp Otto Runge. The J. Paul Getty Museum

youngadultatbooktopia:

"She is too fond of books and it has turned her brain."
- Louisa May Alcott

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thegetty:

These symmetrical and colorful pattern designs are rendered so beautifully, you may not have noticed they are hand-drawn. We’ve got the pattern, but what does its framework look like? The Huntington has you covered.
We’re teaming up The Huntington’s tumblr to bring you historic Los Angeles images on Wednesdays through August 6 as part of No Further West.
Tile and ceiling motifs, 1937, Herman Sachs. Gouache on paper. Getty Research Institute.
thegetty:

These symmetrical and colorful pattern designs are rendered so beautifully, you may not have noticed they are hand-drawn. We’ve got the pattern, but what does its framework look like? The Huntington has you covered.
We’re teaming up The Huntington’s tumblr to bring you historic Los Angeles images on Wednesdays through August 6 as part of No Further West.
Tile and ceiling motifs, 1937, Herman Sachs. Gouache on paper. Getty Research Institute.

thegetty:

These symmetrical and colorful pattern designs are rendered so beautifully, you may not have noticed they are hand-drawn. We’ve got the pattern, but what does its framework look like? The Huntington has you covered.

We’re teaming up The Huntington’s tumblr to bring you historic Los Angeles images on Wednesdays through August 6 as part of No Further West.

Tile and ceiling motifs, 1937, Herman Sachs. Gouache on paper. Getty Research Institute.