o-g-steve:

Movie Poster for the 1917 Silent Film, Cleopatra, starring Theda Bara

Petrograd, 1919

DEATH TO THE BOURGEOISIE AND ITS ALLIES

LONG LIVE RED TERROR”

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ehrean1488sschutzstaffelz:

You and I by Arno Breker

PAJOU, Augustin

French sculptor (b. 1730, Paris, d. 1809, Paris)

The Princess of Hesse-Homburg as Minerva

1761

Marble, height 100 cm

The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

Pajou showed this marble relief at the Salon of 1761 with the somewhat unpromising theme of the Princess of Hesse-Homburg as Minerva consecrating on the Altar of Immortality the Cordon of the Order of St Catherine. Though the subject might be obscure, Pajou’s treatment of it effectively avoids both the ridiculous and the fussy. The execution is of great delicacy, with graceful chiseling of the patterned helmet and the folds of Grecian-style drapery that gently fall about the shoulders. While the bas-relief below is a piece of historical narration, the main portion is composed with deliberate calm, aiming at harmony of line, a sense of interval, and a purity of form.

PAJOU, Augustin

French sculptor (b. 1730, Paris, d. 1809, Paris)

Mantel clock

1785-90

Gilt bronze, marble, and gilded copper, height 94 cm

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

French clock cases were often modelled by leading sculptors in the 18th century. Together, the three bronze figures - Eros, a cherub, and Father Time - represent the Triumph of Love over Time.

13allerina:

Danielle Rowe & Linnar Looris in Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s “Song of the Earth.” Photo by Amitava Sarkar

13allerina:

Danielle Rowe & Linnar Looris in Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s “Song of the Earth.” Photo by Amitava Sarkar

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un-monde-de-papier:

Vues de la façade d’un immeuble Art nouveau de Riga, en Lettonie.

Photos: cc https://www.flickr.com/photos/dalbera/ https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

vaganovaboy:

Vladimir Shklyarov as Ali in ‘Le Corsaire’ at the Mariinsky Theatre.