albertlongface:

William S. Burroughs

(Reblogged from minamata)

studiojudith:

Mindful Moment   by studio Judith / Judith Stewart

(Reblogged from 440bc)
archaicwonder:

Charon’s Obol: How ancients paid the ferryman!
Charon’s obol (aka danake) is the coin placed in or on the mouth of a dead person before burial. Greek and Latin literary sources explain it as a payment or a bribe for Charon, the ferryman who conveyed souls across the River Styx, which divided the world of the living from the world of the dead.
More precious gold or silver coins were seldom buried with the deceased so a type of “ghost money” was made instead by making an impression of a real coin into thin gold foil. These types of pseudo-coins were too flimsy to use as currency. This particular gold piece (c. 5th-1st century BC) was obviously modeled from the bee drachms from Ephesos (or Arados). Actual coins were also buried with the dead as well, though they were generally small denominations.
Two more examples of Charon’s Obols can be seen here and here.

archaicwonder:

Charon’s Obol: How ancients paid the ferryman!

Charon’s obol (aka danake) is the coin placed in or on the mouth of a dead person before burial. Greek and Latin literary sources explain it as a payment or a bribe for Charon, the ferryman who conveyed souls across the River Styx, which divided the world of the living from the world of the dead.

More precious gold or silver coins were seldom buried with the deceased so a type of “ghost money” was made instead by making an impression of a real coin into thin gold foil. These types of pseudo-coins were too flimsy to use as currency. This particular gold piece (c. 5th-1st century BC) was obviously modeled from the bee drachms from Ephesos (or Arados). Actual coins were also buried with the dead as well, though they were generally small denominations.

Two more examples of Charon’s Obols can be seen here and here.

(Reblogged from 440bc)

blastedheath:

David Hockney (British, b. 1937), Man, 1964. Black ink, 16 x 11¼ in.

(Reblogged from 440bc)
(Reblogged from jacobvanloon)

jacobvanloon:

Jacob van Loon
Slow Burn
Watercolor, acrylic, and graphite on wood

(Reblogged from jacobvanloon)

amare-habeo:

Louis Anquetin (French, 1861 - 1932) 

Woman with Veil (Femme à la Voilette), 1891

(Reblogged from beverleyshiller)

una-lady-italiana:

Rebecca Horn by Martine Franck, 2003

(Reblogged from jbe200)
(Reblogged from akapearlofagirl)

loverofbeauty:

Christo (b. 1935), Whitney Museum of American Art Packed (Project for Whitney Museum New York), 1968. 

(Source: blastedheath)

(Reblogged from largerloves)