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Pompeo Batoni

artmastered:

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Venus Presenting Aeneas with Armour Forged by Vulcan, 1748

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Susanna and the Elders, 1751

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The Countess of San Martino, 1785

Pompeo Batoni (1708-1787) was an Italian painter of the Rococo era, though as an artist, Batoni flirted more with a classicist style. In 1727, he moved to Rome where he became a prolific portraitist. In fact, if you were an English aristocrat visiting the city on the famous Grand Tour, you’d be a total nobody if Batoni didn’t paint your portrait.

vintageblackglamour:

Josephine Baker in Paris, 1940. This picture was taken around the time she joined the French Counterespionage Services and became a counterespionage agent. She was awarded the Croix de Guerre and the Medal of Resistance with Rosette by the French government for her efforts during World War II. Photo: Studio Harcourt, Ministry of Culture (France).
i-long-to-travel-the-world:

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"Be like the flower that gives its fragrance to even the hand that crushes it."

- Imam Ali (via lovegodsmashtyrants)

artmastered:

Peter Paul Rubens, The Martyrdom of Stephen, 1616-17
vicemag:

We talked to Nick, the 23-year-old man who was ordered to pay FOX $10.5 million dollars for running websites such as “Watch The Simpsons Online.”
spoonster:

demon—days:

Claudio Acciari
opaqueglitter:

kocca spring/summer 2014, eniko mihalik by hunter & gatti.

victoriousvocabulary:

SELVA

[noun]

1. a dense tropical rainforest.

2. a dense tropical rain forest usually having a cloud cover, especially one in the Amazon Basin.

Etymology: from Spanish and Portuguese, ultimately from Latin silva - forest.

[Hiroo Isono]