femme-de-lettres:

Large (Wikimedia)
I don’t often have to specify, since the 19th century isn’t exactly known for workshop-produced paintings, but in this case I do: Allegory of Time Governed by Prudence, from around 1565, was painted by Titian and his workshop.
The painting seems to be fairly consistently interpreted as representing time —the three men of different ages along the top—and prudence—the dog, wolf, and lion below. Titian’s specific intent, though, is up for debate.
We are helped along only slightly by the inscription at the top, which can be approximated as meaning, “based on the past, the present acts prudently to avoid future mishaps.”

femme-de-lettres:

Large (Wikimedia)

I don’t often have to specify, since the 19th century isn’t exactly known for workshop-produced paintings, but in this case I do: Allegory of Time Governed by Prudence, from around 1565, was painted by Titian and his workshop.

The painting seems to be fairly consistently interpreted as representing time —the three men of different ages along the top—and prudence—the dog, wolf, and lion below. Titian’s specific intent, though, is up for debate.

We are helped along only slightly by the inscription at the top, which can be approximated as meaning, “based on the past, the present acts prudently to avoid future mishaps.”

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hadrian6:

Mercury Delivering a Message to Jupiter and Juno with Neptune in Attendance.  18th.century. Francis Hayman. British 1808-1776. oil/canvas. Blickling Hall. UK. grisaille painting.
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hadrian6:

Mercury Delivering a Message to Jupiter and Juno with Neptune in Attendance.  18th.century. Francis Hayman. British 1808-1776. oil/canvas. Blickling Hall. UK. grisaille painting.

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lionofchaeronea:

Jason and Medea, Gustave Moreau, 1865

lionofchaeronea:

Jason and Medea, Gustave Moreau, 1865

沈铨 - 孔雀朝凤

by Shen Quan (Qing Dynasty) 

130186:

Dolce & Gabbana S/S 2014

130186:

Dolce & Gabbana S/S 2014

yixingxiu:

I am a big wrinkle and I am cleaning my little wrinkle I made.

yixingxiu:

I am a big wrinkle and I am cleaning my little wrinkle I made.

lionofchaeronea:

Hercules and the Nemean Lion, Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640)

lionofchaeronea:

Hercules and the Nemean Lion, Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640)

slojnotak:

William-Adolphe Bouguereau - The Bohemian (1890)

slojnotak:

William-Adolphe Bouguereau - The Bohemian (1890)


Portrait of a Woman by Giovanni Battista Gaulli 
c.1670s (MET)

Portrait of a Woman by Giovanni Battista Gaulli 

c.1670s (MET)

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the-pietriarchy:

I’m going to die alone and miserable but at least I’ll find peace knowing that I never thirsted over benedict cumberbatch

oursoulsaredamned:

"La Chimère" (1867) - Gustave Moreau

oursoulsaredamned:

"La Chimère" (1867) - Gustave Moreau

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tierradentro:

"Nonchaloir (Repose)" (detail), 1911, John Singer Sargent.

tierradentro:

"Nonchaloir (Repose)" (detail), 1911, John Singer Sargent.

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linguisticality:

 

View of Dresden from Bruhl Terrace - Carl Gustav Carus
1830

linguisticality:

 

View of Dresden from Bruhl Terrace - Carl Gustav Carus

1830

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