THIS COLLECTION OF PHOTOGRAPHS IS MY "QUEST FOR BEAUTY". FROM THE MARBLES OF ANTIQUITY. OLD MASTER PAINTINGS.SCULPTURE. OBJECTS OF ART TO THE MOST STUNNING INTERIORS. ALLOW YOURSELF TO BE INTOXICATED BY THEIR BEAUTY ! adult content must be 18yrs+. Most of the photos i have collected have been reblogged. others i have down loaded from the internet (these posts are not for monetary gain but for visual pleasure) if there are any problems with copyrights they will be removed at your request.
Sleeping lion. 1830. from monument to Clement XIII. Antonio Canova. engraving by Paolo Guglielmi. Italian. 1804-1862.
The awake lion.1830. from the monument to Clement XIII. Antonio Canova. engraving by Paolo Guglielmi. Italian. 1804-1862.
Three ornate vessels. 16th.century. Hieronymus Hopfer. German. 1500-1563.
Samson breaking his bands. 1799. engraving after Jean Francois Rigaud’s Samson and Delilah. Francesco Bartolozzi. Italian. 1725-1815.
Philocetetes on the island of Lemnos. 1777-1808. James Barry. Irish. 1741-1806. engraving.
Samson at the mill. 1881. Lord Frederic Leighton. British.1830-1896. wood engraving on paper.
Satan and his legions hurling defiance towards heaven. 1792-74. James Barry. Irish. 1789-1799. engraving.
Armenian horse. 16th.century. Joannes Stradanus. Flemish. 1523-1605.
Antonio Labacco (engraving by Mario Labacco), Capital and base from the Temple of Castor and Pollux, Rome, 1559, plate 21, engraving, 13 x 9¼ in. Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae Collection (artwork in the public domain)
Front elevation of the temple of Hercules at Cori. 1785. Giovanni Antonio Antolini. Italian. 1756-1841. engraving.