Achilles jealously guards the corpse of Hector.  Tondo of an Attic red-figure cup signed by the potter Hieron and the painter Makron; ca. 490-480 BCE.  Now in the Louvre.

“ Formerly, no one was allowed to think freely; now it is permitted, but no one is capable of it any more. Now people want to think only what they are supposed to think, and this they consider freedom. ”

─ Oswald Spengler, ‘The Decline of the West’ (1926)

(Source: indizombie)


Aspiration - Leonardo Dudreville
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
The boatman of mortefontaine

Place de la Trinite - Jean-Francois Raffaelli

Queen and Knight - Aleksandr Kosteckij

Aleksandr Kosteckij.
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Winged Victory of Samothrace

I believe in a spiritual world – not as anything separate from this world – but as its innermost truth. With the breath we draw we must always feel this Truth that we are living in God. 
~ Rabindranath Tagore