The Sao Francisco Church, Brazil (x)
Blistering Baroque in a lesser known church in Brazil
Dubai - United Arab Emirates (von Fuad Al Ansari)
Is this a view of a dream city or a modern nightmare?
Source: Flickr / alansari
Guatapé (by Dafero)
There are pretty places in Colombia too.
Source: Flickr / dafero
Tunisia’s First ‘CalliGraffiti’ Artist eL Seed | Politics, Power and Paint
Abandoning a business career, French Tunisian artist eL Seed embraced his Arab roots to play with contemporary art, calligraffiti and world culture. Read more at theculturetrip.com»
Kersey - Suffolk - England (von teresue)
These photographs of Patagonia only hint at its beauty.
Sandro Botticelli, The Last Communion of Saint Jerome, early 1490s, tempera and gold on wood, 34.3 x 25.4 cm, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Botticelli painted this small devotional image for Francesco del Pugliese, a wool merchant from Florence. The lunette above the main composition was executed by Bartolomeo di Giovanni, and the added frame was carved in the workshop of Giuliano da Maiano.
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Eleonora di Toledo and Her Son Giovanni, Bronzino
"The marriage of Eleonora of Toledo and Cosimo I de’ Medici is perhaps one of the great love stories of the Renaissance. The second daughter of the viceroy from Spain, Cosimo first laid eyes on Eleonora during a trip to Naples. After Cosimo became duke, he asked Eleonora’s father for her hand in marriage. Her father tried to convince Cosimo to take her older sister for a much larger dowry, but Cosimo, remembering Eleonora’s beauty, insisted on the younger daughter. The two were married in 1539, and it is reputed that Cosimo remained faithful to her throughout his marriage, even though it would have been easy for him to take a mistress. Eleonora was Cosimo’s constant companion, and even acted as his regent when he was ill. Because of her role as “first lady,” she is often regarded as the first modern woman." - Christine Zappella (x)
Venice: The Bacino from the Guidecca, Canaletto, c. 1740
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