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Lamentation of Christ by Cornelis Engebrechtsz, Lakenhal, Leiden, Netherlands

Lamentation of Christ by Cornelis Engebrechtsz, Lakenhal, Leiden, Netherlands

Ambrosius Benson:  Lucretia - Italian born although oart of Northern European Renaissance; Wikipedia

jeannepompadour: “ “Death of Lucretia” by Ambrosius Benson, early century ” date unknown. The rape that lead to Lucretia’s suicide can be seen in the background. Lucretia or Lucrece (Latin:.

KAAN Architecten will design the Aalst Library | METALOCUS

Gallery of KAAN Architecten Integrates Historic School into New Library & Performing Arts Center - 4

Edward Antoon Portielje showing two ladies schatting and sewing near the window with a geranium on the sill.

Edward Antoon Portielje showing two ladies schatting and sewing near the window with a geranium on the sill.

The Art of Dying, "Ars Moriendi" 1466 (Flemish) Woodcut 1st example of printed Propaganda Priests used these books to inspire their members to deal with death with dignity.  The eleventh woodcut shows the happy end—an angel ready to receive the expired soul in the shape of a small naked child and lead into God's heavenly splendor.

Ars Moriendi (The Art of Dying) c. 1470 Woodcut, 219 x 162 mm National Gallery of Art, Washington

Any excuse to post gratuitous pictures of Ms. Ditto.  Here are her 18 fashion rules from Buzzfeed.

18 Fashion Rules From Beth Ditto

Beth Ditto: “I Feel Sorry for People Who’ve Had Skinny Privilege and Then Have It Taken Away from Them” (Read the whole interview. She has a lot to say about body image and how women who aren't conventionally attractive are treated.

Jan van Goyen  - Paysage dunaire

Jan van Goyen - dune landscape with peasants by a track 2 - Jan van Goyen

Burgundy Baron's Blog: Sebastian Vrancx painting

Orpheus, by Jan Bruegel Elder School / De Agostini Picture Library / G. Dagli Orti / The Bridgeman Art Library

École Hollandaise - Un Bouffon regardant à travers une fenêtre grillagée, ca 1600  Kunsthandel Gallery P. de Boer+2176s.jpg (800×935)

A fool looking through a barred window [source]

Replica Tudor Pewter Dudley Buttons. Reproduction Tudor-style buttons made exclusively for The Tudor Tailor by Michael Perry, based on original sources and cast in lead-free pewter. This particular design is perfect for the latter 17th century and is based on buttons on a doublet worn by Robert Dudley in his portrait in the Wallace Collection, c1560. These buttons are 16mm in diameter by 10mm tall. They are also available in gold.

Replica Tudor Pewter Dudley Buttons for Renaissance/Elizabethan Reenactment

Learning this insight has been so helpful and I find that explaining it to my friends this way opens us up for more discussion and leads to more understanding.

I sometimes feel like this! But I guess this was meant for Autism spectrum and Auspergers people

jan van goyen. 1596-1656.  plage près d'egmont, 1646, oil on canvas (louvre, paris)

Plage près d'Egmont, oil on canvas.

1518 - 'Portrait of Juana de Aragon' (1502-1575), wife of Viceroy of Naples, by Giulio Romano (Italian, 1499-1546) (face belived to be painted by Raffaello di Sanzio). Oil on canvas. Louvre Museum, Paris, France

1518 - 'Portrait of Juana de Aragon' wife of Viceroy of Naples, by Giulio Romano (Italian, (face belived to be painted by Raffaello di Sanzio).

Mme. de Montespan- final by suburbanbeatnik.deviantart.com on @deviantART - From the artist's comments: "Athénaïs, the marquise de Montespan, was one of the mistresses of Louis XIV, and she was a voluptuous, infamous courtesan, rumored to be a satanist, poisoner and witch....here's embroidery of apples on her skirt to symbolize the fall of Eve, and there's a number of poisonous plants in the garden, including yew and monkshood."

This is the final for a sketch I did recently- [link] - at the suggestion of . Athénaïs, the marquise de Montespan, was one of the mistresses .