Love and Death, 1881, oil on canvas by Reina Calcedonio, Italian, 1842-1911.
Surrounded by coffins and mummified corpses in the Capuchin Catacombs in Palermo this couple finds a moment for love.
Calcedonio turned from medicine to art and studied with Domenico Morelli as well as in Rome and Florence. This painting is in the Museo del Castello Ursino, Palermo, Italy.
mythology meme: [3/3] mythical rulers
↳ romulus and remus of alba longa
Twin sons of Mars and Rhea Silvia, they were nursed by a she-wolf as infants and raised by a simple shepherd and his wife. Once they reached adulthood, they helped overthrow the false king of Alba Longa. Rather than press their own claim to the throne, however, they decided to restore the rightful king, and found a new city of their own. A disagreement arose, concerning the location of this new city; the brothers fought and Remus was killed. Romulus founded Rome and brought it glory, but as the years passed he became increasingly autocratic, and in the end either disappeared, ascended to the heavens to become a god in his own right, or was killed by the Senate, depending on the particular version of the myth.
When I first saw the Next to Normal performance on the Tony’s, I thought the plot was that a housewife was sleeping with her next door neighbor’s hot son.
I didn’t think the actual plot for it could be any darker.
but it was
Here’s a handy dandy color reference chart for you artists, writers, or any one else who needs it! Inspired by this post x
loving him was puce
shut up it’s fucking red
I guess there aren’t fifty shades of grey then
The ring unfolds into an armillary sphere, used to show the movement of the planets around the sun. (England, 1750 - 1800)