The Cranky Professor

Western Civilization - you know, it's always about to end.
fictorvm:

Floor mosaic, 4th century CE, from a Roman villa near Mérida, Spain.
The Ancient Romans left behind many more representations of boar hunting than the Ancient Greeks in both literature and art. Hunting became popular among young Romans starting from the third century BC. Hunting was seen as a way of fortifying character and exercising physical vigour. The boar was known as aper, feri sues or singularis on account of the animals supposedly solitary habits.


And then someone brought them to America, so that we have wild pig hunting shows on cable. 

fictorvm:

Floor mosaic, 4th century CE, from a Roman villa near Mérida, Spain.

The Ancient Romans left behind many more representations of boar hunting than the Ancient Greeks in both literature and art. Hunting became popular among young Romans starting from the third century BC. Hunting was seen as a way of fortifying character and exercising physical vigour. The boar was known as aper, feri sues or singularis on account of the animals supposedly solitary habits.

And then someone brought them to America, so that we have wild pig hunting shows on cable. 

(via classicsenthusiast)

masterpiecedaily:

Guiseppe Mazzuoli
The Death of Adonis
1709

See. Wild pigs. Nothing but trouble. 

masterpiecedaily:

Guiseppe Mazzuoli

The Death of Adonis

1709

See. Wild pigs. Nothing but trouble. 

centuriespast:

Etienne DuperacFrench, 1525 - 1601
Landscape with Procession in Front of a Ruin, ca. 1560
Etching, 6 x 7
Bell Gallery

centuriespast:

Etienne Duperac
French, 1525 - 1601
Landscape with Procession in Front of a Ruin, ca. 1560
Etching, 6 x 7
Bell Gallery
masterpiecedaily:

Alonso Cano
The Vision of St Bernard
1650

One of the creepiest lactation miracles ever. 

masterpiecedaily:

Alonso Cano

The Vision of St Bernard

1650

One of the creepiest lactation miracles ever. 

imagediver:

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Detail from Madonna and Child with St. John the Baptist, Giovanni Bellini, 1490-1500

imagediver:

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Detail from Madonna and Child with St. John the Baptist, Giovanni Bellini, 1490-1500