Photo 20 Apr 38 notes wallacegardens:

Ivory Manju Netsuke (Rabbit in full moon shape, c. 18th Century), signed: Okatoma. 
Netsuke, carved miniature sculptures, first became evident in 17th Century Japan. “Ne” + “tsuke” means “root” and “to attach,” as these tiny objects were first carried around in small, beautifully crafted boxes or baskets and secured with a cord and button-like toggle called a netsuke. The term “netsuke” evolved over time into its current definition of a finely crafted and beloved miniature object of art, carved with extraordinary attention to detail.

wallacegardens:

Ivory Manju Netsuke (Rabbit in full moon shape, c. 18th Century), signed: Okatoma. 

Netsuke, carved miniature sculptures, first became evident in 17th Century Japan. “Ne” + “tsuke” means “root” and “to attach,” as these tiny objects were first carried around in small, beautifully crafted boxes or baskets and secured with a cord and button-like toggle called a netsuke. The term “netsuke” evolved over time into its current definition of a finely crafted and beloved miniature object of art, carved with extraordinary attention to detail.

Photo 20 Apr 689 notes 1000drawings:

by Becca Stadtlander
Photo 20 Apr 103 notes deathandmysticism:

Taken from the Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia

deathandmysticism:

Taken from the Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia

Photo 20 Apr 184 notes
Photo 20 Apr 356 notes monsieurleprince:

Edmund Dulac (1882-1953) - The bride, 1912

monsieurleprince:

Edmund Dulac (1882-1953) - The bride, 1912

Link 20 Apr 74 notes Jared Diamond: We could be living in a new Stone Age by 2114»

The Pulitzer-winning author explains why he adapted his classic book “The Third Chimpanzee” for kids: because we need them to fix our mistakes.

Jared Diamond didn’t start out as the globe-romping author of massive, best-selling books about the precarious state of our civilization. Rather, after a Cambridge training in physiology, he at first embarked on a career in medical research. By the mid-1980s, he had become recognized as the world’s foremost expert on, of all things, the transport of sodium in the human gall bladder.

But then in 1987, something happened: His twin sons were born. “I concluded that gall bladders were not going to save the world,” remembers Diamond on the latest episode of the Inquiring Minds podcast. “I realized that the future of my sons was not going to depend upon the wills that my wife and I were drawing up for our sons, but on whether there was going to be a world worth living in in the year 2050.”…

via fauna.
Photo 20 Apr 92 notes generic-art:

Josef von Sternberg’s The Docks of New York (1928)
(obviously pre-code)

generic-art:

Josef von Sternberg’s The Docks of New York (1928)

(obviously pre-code)

Photo 20 Apr 583 notes metamorphosis-style:

Julien Fournié Spring 2014

metamorphosis-style:

Julien Fournié Spring 2014

Photo 20 Apr 8 notes the-unknown-friend:

The Body of Christ Borne to the Tomb, William Blake

the-unknown-friend:

The Body of Christ Borne to the Tomb, William Blake

Photo 20 Apr 32 notes womeninthewindow:

A tree grows in Brooklyn (Elia Kazan, 1945)

womeninthewindow:

A tree grows in Brooklyn (Elia Kazan, 1945)


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