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Wunderkammer. Stupor mundi.

***** This is a bizarre/macabre/surreal/arty/hermetic/medieval/creepy blog. I try to keep things weird around here.

***** "Unicorn skulls" is a reference to "Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World" by Haruki Murakami. I also like Nabokov and David Mitchell and, well, Georgette Heyer. You should read "A Distant Mirror" by Barbara Tuchman if you like my Tumblr.

***** Blanket warning: I try not to post images that strongly imply rape, and never real-life gore (I usually instantly unfollow for that, tbh), but I do post a lot of eyes, strange animated gifs, exposed anatomical structures, blood, etc., so this is not a blog to follow if you need a lot of specialized trigger warnings. Not because I don't care, but because you would probably be bothered by the majority of what I post, and there's so much along those lines that even if I tried to tag it all, I'd miss stuff. Nudity does get tagged "nsfw".

***** I don't use Tumblr for fandom blogging, but I follow some fandom blogs, mostly Death Note, mostly L. I'm not into any of the fandom's popular ships, and I don't think of changes made for the anime as being canon.

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ratak-monodosico:

Paul Delvaux 1897–1994=
Sleeping Venus
La Vénus endormie
1944

ratak-monodosico:

Paul Delvaux 1897–1994=

Sleeping Venus

La Vénus endormie

1944

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Anatomy Lessons by Jose Luis Lopez Galvan. (via Bunnylicious and my friend Alice)

Anatomy Lessons by Jose Luis Lopez Galvan. (via Bunnylicious and my friend Alice)


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red-lipstick:

Alice Lin aka Alice Moxlin (Beijing, China) - :笼中鸟  - Untitled, 2014 Drawings/Sketches on Paper

Let’s Go to Bed (1983) / The Cure

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un-gif-dans-ta-gueule:

variation of an old gif…

un-gif-dans-ta-gueule:

variation of an old gif…


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lilibat:


Golden wreath diadem from the tomb of a woman, possibly a wife of Phillip II of Macedon (Alexander the Great’s father), excavated in Vergina, Imathia, Central Macedonia.

"A diadem from 4th century BC discovered in one of the Macedonian royal tombs in Vergina, owned by one of the wives of Philip of Maedon, father of Alexander the Great.
In fact the situation was quite interesting. I never saw an interdiction for taking photographs entering the museum as in other museums. However, I supposed that it was banned. But I could not resits to the beauty of these wreaths, they were as something never seen before, so finely crafted, chefs d’oeuvre!And the decoration and lighting were so perfect! Behind the diadem there were little golden Vergina stars posed on purple cloth.I thought to myself, there were no restrictions indicated in the walls or somewhere, maybe it’s not banned.I used my 50 mm f/1.8 lens - perfect for low-light shots, no flash. However, after I took the photo and the sound from taking a photo was heard, one of the women working in the museam said loundly something in greek containing the word φωτογραφία “photo” that I recognised, I unsderstood that it might have been forbidden.So this was the only photo I took, but they didn’t ask me to delete it, they didn’t tell anything to me in person by the way.However, I know that this shot can only make viewers curios to go and see the other treasures exposed in this museum, because they are really spectacular.”
Copyright: Snezhana Simeonova
http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Europe/Greece/Macedonia/Halkidiki/Vergina/photo632138.htm

lilibat:

Golden wreath diadem from the tomb of a woman, possibly a wife of Phillip II of Macedon (Alexander the Great’s father), excavated in Vergina, ImathiaCentral Macedonia.

"A diadem from 4th century BC discovered in one of the Macedonian royal tombs in Vergina, owned by one of the wives of Philip of Maedon, father of Alexander the Great.

In fact the situation was quite interesting. I never saw an interdiction for taking photographs entering the museum as in other museums. However, I supposed that it was banned. But I could not resits to the beauty of these wreaths, they were as something never seen before, so finely crafted, chefs d’oeuvre!
And the decoration and lighting were so perfect! Behind the diadem there were little golden Vergina stars posed on purple cloth.
I thought to myself, there were no restrictions indicated in the walls or somewhere, maybe it’s not banned.
I used my 50 mm f/1.8 lens - perfect for low-light shots, no flash. However, after I took the photo and the sound from taking a photo was heard, one of the women working in the museam said loundly something in greek containing the word φωτογραφία “photo” that I recognised, I unsderstood that it might have been forbidden.
So this was the only photo I took, but they didn’t ask me to delete it, they didn’t tell anything to me in person by the way.
However, I know that this shot can only make viewers curios to go and see the other treasures exposed in this museum, because they are really spectacular.”

Copyright: Snezhana Simeonova

http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Europe/Greece/Macedonia/Halkidiki/Vergina/photo632138.htm

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asylum-art:

Women in Bubbles by Melvin Sokolsky

Women in Bubbles over Paris, is a series of photographs made ​​by Melvin Sokolsky in 1963 for Harper’s Bazaar “Bubble” Spring Collection. With elegant shots without any retouching, model Simone D’Aillencourt was immortalized in a plexiglass bubble driven by invisible strings.


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red-lipstick:

Isobel Adderley (UK)     Collages

mybloodyhellbighead:

Civilized Monument
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mybloodyhellbighead:

Civilized Monument

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