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You talk of the scythe of Time, and the tooth of Time: I tell you, Time is scytheless and toothless; it is we who gnaw like the worm — we who smite like the scythe. It is ourselves who abolish — ourselves who consume: we are the mildew, and the flame.
— John Ruskin, “A Joy for Ever”

Serpent Woman 1 - J.A. Seazer

Sketch for Shintokumaru


Studies of the Infant Christ and a cat 

Leonardo da Vinci

c. 1478-1481

Studies of the Infant Christ and a cat

Leonardo da Vinci

c. 1478-1481

When I make a film, it is a sleep in which I am dreaming. Only the people and places of the dream matter. I have difficulty making contact with others, as one does when half-asleep. If a person is asleep and someone else comes into the sleeper’s room, this other person does not exist. He or she exists only if introduced into the events of the dream. Sunday is not a real day of rest for me; I try to go back to sleep as quickly as possible.
— Jean Cocteau on “Orpheus”
Behind appearance is a reality which appearance expresses but can never fully disclose. Beauty is a sort of symbolic disclosure. It is the invisible made visible through expressions, the revealing ‘garment’ of the invisible and kin to our natures.
— Theodore Jouffrey, from a lecture to the Royal Academy of Art, 1842.
hellenismo:

Ἑβδόμη Φθίνοντος/ Ἑβδόμη μετ’εἰκάδας, XXIV day From today’s sunset: twenty-fourth day of Anthesterion. ΜΙΚΡΑ ΜΥΣΤΗΡΙΑ - V day of the LESSER ELEUSINIAN MYSTERIES “The Lesser Mysteries were introduced because of Herakles. Indeed, when Herakles came to Eleusis, he asked to be initiated into the Mysteries, but the customary law prohibited foreigners to be initiated; however, it seemed impious to exclude from the initiation such a common benefactor of mankind; because of this, were introduced the so called Lesser Mysteries.” (Schol. Pluto 842) “A twelfth labour imposed on Hercules was to bring Cerberus from Hades. Now this Cerberus had three heads of dogs, the tail of a dragon, and on his back the heads of all sorts of snakes. When Hercules was about to depart to fetch him, he went to Eumolpos at Eleusis, wishing to be initiated. However it was not then lawful for foreigners to be initiated: since he proposed to be initiated as the adoptive son of Pylius. But not being able to see the mysteries because he had not been cleansed of the slaughter of the centaurs, he was cleansed by Eumolpus and then initiated.” (Apollod. 2.5.12) “The Goddess Kore-Persephone Who delivered Kerberos into His (Herakles’) hands.” [Plutarch, Life of Nicias, 1,3] “Demeter instituted the Lesser Mysteries in honour of Herakles, that She might purify him of the guilt he had incurred in the slaughter of the Centaurs.” (Diod. IV, 14, 3) (Persephone with spiraliform diadem, round central ornament, “petals” at sides of the face. Canosan terracotta, about 300–250 B.C. now in the Boston Museum…)

hellenismo:

Ἑβδόμη Φθίνοντος/ Ἑβδόμη μετ’εἰκάδας, XXIV day
From today’s sunset: twenty-fourth day of Anthesterion.
ΜΙΚΡΑ ΜΥΣΤΗΡΙΑ - V day of the LESSER ELEUSINIAN MYSTERIES

“The Lesser Mysteries were introduced because of Herakles. Indeed, when Herakles came to Eleusis, he asked to be initiated into the Mysteries, but the customary law prohibited foreigners to be initiated; however, it seemed impious to exclude from the initiation such a common benefactor of mankind; because of this, were introduced the so called Lesser Mysteries.” (Schol. Pluto 842)

“A twelfth labour imposed on Hercules was to bring Cerberus from Hades. Now this Cerberus had three heads of dogs, the tail of a dragon, and on his back the heads of all sorts of snakes. When Hercules was about to depart to fetch him, he went to Eumolpos at Eleusis, wishing to be initiated. However it was not then lawful for foreigners to be initiated: since he proposed to be initiated as the adoptive son of Pylius. But not being able to see the mysteries because he had not been cleansed of the slaughter of the centaurs, he was cleansed by Eumolpus and then initiated.” (Apollod. 2.5.12)

“The Goddess Kore-Persephone Who delivered Kerberos into His (Herakles’) hands.” [Plutarch, Life of Nicias, 1,3]

“Demeter instituted the Lesser Mysteries in honour of Herakles, that She might purify him of the guilt he had incurred in the slaughter of the Centaurs.” (Diod. IV, 14, 3)

(Persephone with spiraliform diadem, round central ornament, “petals” at sides of the face. Canosan terracotta, about 300–250 B.C. now in the Boston Museum…)

Designs for a Funerary Monument with Stairs

Giovanni Battista Foggini
1652–1725

Designs for a Funerary Monument with Stairs

Giovanni Battista Foggini

1652–1725

The First Book of Urizen, Plate 23
William Blake
1794

The First Book of Urizen, Plate 23

William Blake

1794

The First Book of Urizen, Plate 24
William Blake
1794

The First Book of Urizen, Plate 24

William Blake

1794

If some people see angels where others only see empty space, let them paint the angels; only let not anybody else think they can paint an angel too, on any calculated principles of the angelic.
— John Ruskin, “Modern Painters”

Diamanda Galas ~ L’Héautontimorouménos (Live 1986)

Slow crystallization process..Bea Kwan Lim

Slow crystallization process..

Bea Kwan Lim

hemialgia: your drawings are very pretty <3 i wish i could draw as elegant as you

Thank you for taking the time to write and for your kind compliment. I still have much to learn!

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