i love how we’re all counting down to the apocalypse rather than christmas
That’s because we’re all hoping we don’t have to buy Christmas presents.
12/12/12 is the last repetitive date we will ever see
Unless we learn the secret to living forever.
Where do I get that jacket? Pls tell me Andrew!
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that is carved
THAT IS A ROCK
I have no idea how the artist manages to make it looks like not just cloth, but TRANSPARENT cloth. Amazing.
Hey Guys this is a sculpture of a Vestal Virgin, carved during the roman empire. its my favorite and is pretty fucking awesome.
I had the same reaction when I saw this motherfucker in the Louvre
I walked around that hunk of orgasm rock for a good ten minutes trying to figure out HOW.
b-but that’s not how rocks work???!!?
FUCKING BERNINI THO
Fucking BERNINI is right motherfuckers.
Take a look at this.
TAKE A GODDAMN LOOK
This is a detail shot of Bernini’s Apollo and Daphne- which I had the great honor of seeing in person at the Borghese Gallery in Rome.
Let me tell you a little something about this goddamn sculptor.
What lots of people don’t realize is there are lots of tricks to sculpting. If you’re carving and a piece breaks off? There are ways to reattach it and smooth it over. Even in great master’s work you can see these fault lines where something went awry. Some Sculptors even used this to their advantage and carved some pieces in chunks to be reassembled later. Now I’d like to note that doesn’t make them bad sculptors. They were fantastic, masters of the craft. Badasses.
Bernini though? Fuck that. Apollo and Daphne is quite literally one solid chunk of marble. No fault lines. Nothing broken and reattached. Nothing but one solid piece. Which is already magnificent in it’s own right.
But what really takes Apollo and Daphne over the edge is this detail right here. Daphne’s delicate branches and leaves are nearly as delicate and thin as real leaves and branches.
Let that register.
Bernini carved gossamer thin leaves and branches out of pure fucking marble with a goddamn CHISEL. And didn’t break any off. He didn’t break one and reattach it. He didn’t make one mistake.
This is why I will fight to the death that Bernini was the greatest sculptor to ever exist.
Oh and he was also one of the greatest architects to exist as well. Because being a god at one thing was too boring for this motherfucker.
Jesus fucking christ.
You know what’s even more amazing about this stuff? These sculptors were probably like “It’s not even that good. Even peasants could do this.” Because that’s how ALL great artists are.
“The Disney Princesses as “something.” Even still I always find it interesting when someone takes a beloved character and changes perspective on it. Plus its an interesting design challenge, to change a character drastically while keeping them recognizable and making the changes believable.” -CR [ceruleanraven.deviantart]
Shadowhunters walk into the room and own it!
Back to hiatus, but back in a bit. Love to you all. <3
I’m so glad Jamie is just back there like skulking around.
DO YOU GUYS HAVE THAT ONE FRIEND THAT DOESN’T THINK SHE’S ANYTHING SPECIAL BUT SHE’S BEAUTIFUL AND FUNNY AND WITTY AND EVERYTHIGN AMAZING THAT YOU COULD EVER WANT IN A PERSON BUT SHE DOESN’T SEE IT AND YOU JUST WANNA TAKE HER AND SHAKE HER AND SCREAM IN HER FACE ALL OF THE AMAZING THINGS ABOUT HER JUST SO SHE WILL APPRECIATE HOW ABSOLUTELY LOVELY SHE IS
Can you say all my friends?