hadrian6:

The Death of Demosthenes. 1879.   Emile Pichot. French 1857-    oil/canvas.      http://hadrian6. tumblr.com
theladyintweed:

Beautiful Libraries:

 Hatfield House, England. 
daughterofchaos:

Portrait of a Youth Crowned with Flowers, 1490, Giovanni Antonio Boltraffio
tierradentro:

“Euclid" (detail), c.1635, Jusepe de Ribera.
kiishimu:

Jusepe de Ribera, Saint Joseph (ca. 1635)
I think the famous Ludwig Mies van der Rohe phrase “Less is More” finds here, backwards, its perfect application: the painting is all about Joseph’s ecstatic contemplation of the Highest; only those little white almond blossoms distract our attention from his captivated eyes, but, at the same time, they immediately remind us of the real centre of the painting through the same use of colours.
P.S. Happy new year!
ancient-serpent:

“The Lycanthropy (werewolf) research of Edward Harrell” by Alex CF.
slojnotak:

Ivan Nikitin - Portrait of Count Gavriil Golovkin (1720)
enchantedsleeper:

Time, Death and Judgement, George Frederic Watts
ani-jul:

The Library of Nicholas II
witch-anthy:

                                                                 Jadwiga Andegaweńska
                                                                      Józef Simmler   
necspenecmetu:

Jusepe de Ribera (Lo Spagnoletto), A Philosopher presumed to be Archimedes, c. 1630
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