snubpollard:

(Blade of the Immortal, Hiroaki Samura)

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leprincelointain:

Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) - 1920’s.

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detailsdetales:

Portrait of a Young Woman of Frankfurt, detail (c. 1480-1485)

Sandro Botticelli

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art-and-fury:

Morning - Mikhail Vrubel

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stories-yet-to-be-written:

The Best Pictures Of This Year’s Japanese Cherry Blossoms

The Japanese cherry blossom, known as the Sakura in Japanese, is the flower of a cherry tree that is cultivated for its decorative features rather than for cherries (it doesn’t bear fruit). The overwhelming beauty of the cherry blossom bloom has been known and adored for ages. The blooming period is associated with Japanese traditions, culture, aesthetics, and is a bittersweet metaphor for the ephemeral nature of life itself.

The blooming cherry blossoms herald the beginning of the centuries-old Hanami festival – the traditional Japanese custom of picnicking under trees rich with flowering Sakura branches and enjoying this short but striking first breath of spring. The blossoming wave usually starts in Okinawa in January or February and progresses through all of Japan until April or May. The cherry blossom front (Sakura zensen) can be conveniently tracked every year using this calendar.

Source: Demilked Magazine

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fancyadance:

Doors around the World

Montmartre, Paris

Burano, Italy

Japan

Beijing, China

Rabat, Morocco

Bali, Indonesia

Sardinia, Italy

Shanghai, China

more

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ephemeral-elegance:

Machine Embroidered Jacket, ca. 1890s

Owned by Jessie Mason Webb

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whore-for-couture:

elie saab haute couture autumn/winter 2008-2009

Haute Couture blog :)

koreanmodel:

Choi Ara by Jung Kirock for Maison Dec 2012

carminagf:

The Ramparts of God’s House (detail). 1889.  John Melhuish Strudwick

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lehaaz:

The “Mystic Wine” tapestry - Flanders, c. 1500-1522 (tapestry in wool and silk, with silver and silver-gilt threads; height 139 cm, width 173 cm)

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沈铨 - 孔雀朝凤

by Shen Quan (Qing Dynasty) 

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