Apollo and Daphne
Jakob Auer (ca. 1645 - 1706)
Vienna, before 1688
In his Metamorphoses, Ovid tells of the nymph Daphne, who eluded the desires of the sun god Apollo by turning herself into a laurel tree (Greek daphne, laurel).
The two-figure group depicts the beginning of this transformation. In travel reports from the Baroque period, this virtuoso piece of carving was already considered a major work of the Viennese imperial treasury.
5:09 pm • 25 Agosto 2014 • 6 942 notas
i am so tired of seeing all of these relatable text posts pasted onto tv show screencaps i need summer to end so some of you dont have the free time to be doing stuff like this anymore
nobody is ever going to love you
GEE, I WONDER WHAT SCREENCAP THIS COMMENT IS GOING TO BE ON
2:52 am • 25 Agosto 2014 • 140 415 notas
Hello can she be my knight please?
Viola from Twelfth Night, obviously.
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5:09 pm • 24 Agosto 2014 • 21 774 notas
The Bird of the Difficult Eye illustration by Sidney Sime, from Lord Dunsany’s Tales of Wonder, 1916
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1:43 pm • 24 Agosto 2014 • 309 notas