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A Young Lady Reclining After a Bath
Leaf from the Read Persian Album. Herat (Afghanistan)Muḥammad Mu˒min
 1590’s

A Young Lady Reclining After a Bath

Leaf from the Read Persian Album. Herat (Afghanistan)

Muḥammad Mu˒min

1590’s

Durga Mahishasuramardini(Durga in her form where she slays Mahishasura)
Nepalese
18th Century

Durga Mahishasuramardini
(Durga in her form where she slays Mahishasura)

Nepalese

18th Century

A Huntress with her pet peacock at Kolaramma Temple, Kolar, Karnataka
Photograph by Swaminathan Natarajan

A Huntress with her pet peacock at Kolaramma Temple, Kolar, Karnataka

Photograph by Swaminathan Natarajan

greek-museums:

Archaeological Museum of Brauron:

Glass head of a ram

greek-museums:

Archaeological Museum of Brauron:

Glass head of a ram

By the Way-side
John Ruskin, after Turner
1859

By the Way-side

John Ruskin, after Turner

1859

pavlinaya:

Lamentation 6x7 B&W Print 2008

pavlinaya:

Lamentation
6x7 B&W Print
2008

Bridge and Monument
Joseph Mallord William Turner
c.1823–6

Bridge and Monument

Joseph Mallord William Turner

c.1823–6

Bea in the Fog.

Bea in the Fog.

The wind begins. The mists lift. The blue-black mountains are suddenly revealed, and I look, wondering if they were always there. In such moments I feel, within, the musical impulse. This is not an inspiration arising from dramatic confrontation. In nature there are subtle continuous changes as well as sudden violent changes. Perhaps I am one of those who try to see the invisible, to hear the inaudible. Human perception is not uniform but has varying levels. Therefore, what I felt cannot be experienced directly by another. But I am not alone. I live– and at the same time I am made to live. By what? By whom?

Music is something like a signal sent to the unknown. Moreover, I imagine and believe that my signal meets another’s signal, and the resulting physical change creates a new harmony different from the original two. And this is a continuous, changing process. Therefore, my music will not be complete in the form of a score. Rather, it refuses completion.

— Toru Takemitsu, “Gardener of Time”
A Romanized Statue of Isis from the Temple of Isis in Pompeii

A Romanized Statue of Isis from the Temple of Isis in Pompeii

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