"Portrait of Maria Carolina of Austria" (c. 1782) (detail) by Angelica Hauffman (1741-1807).
she said I like it when you call me that. she said i saw you there, chewing on a mint leaf. you smiled, and i saw the gap between your teeth, and smelled all mint. it helps to know you.
'The Bravo', 1516-17 - Titian (Tiziano Vecellio)
Colijn de Coter,The Mourning Mary Magdalene (1500 - 1504) detail.
Christmas on The Munsters c. 1960s, via vintagegal.
Tornado by Ryan Hopkinson
“Tornadoes have always fascinated me and this got me thinking about ways of taking weather elements out of context and bringing them within a controlled environment and ultimately into my own work. Working with Lightning + Kinglyface, it was first a game of trial and error, delicately balancing the right artificial environment with the correct amount of rising smoke. Any slight wind changes in the studio or on the surface would knock the vortex and stop it from forming. We managed to create twenty tornadoes, all for real and in-camera, each around 4ft in height all with their own personalities and weight. The delicate nature of our creations was a big juxtaposition in many ways between natures own, but being able to create one and see it up close, regardless of its size and power was mesmerising.”
25000004 (by james teoh)
Iris; Woman Holding A Letter. Ukiyo-e woodblock print. 1812, Japan. Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I
Philip Leslie Hale, Girls in Sunlight,1895 (source).
Pruszkowski. Falling Star, 1884.
Benedetto Luti, Saint Benedict Resting on a Bed of Thorns, late 17th or early 18th century