April 16, 2014   251 notes
deathandmysticism:

Patients showing a sample of urine to the physician Constantine the African

deathandmysticism:

Patients showing a sample of urine to the physician Constantine the African

(via medieval)

April 12, 2014
April 11, 2014   165 notes
centuriespast:

TOULOUSE-LAUTREC, Henri deLily Grenier1888Oil on canvas, 56 x 47 cmMuseum of Modern Art, New York

whoa

centuriespast:

TOULOUSE-LAUTREC, Henri de
Lily Grenier
1888
Oil on canvas, 56 x 47 cm
Museum of Modern Art, New York

whoa

April 11, 2014   127 notes
centuriespast:

SEROV, ValentinPortrait of Count Feliks Feliksovich Sumarokov-Yelstov1903Oil on canvas, 89 x 72 cmState Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

centuriespast:

SEROV, Valentin
Portrait of Count Feliks Feliksovich Sumarokov-Yelstov
1903
Oil on canvas, 89 x 72 cm
State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

April 9, 2014   2,319 notes
newyorker:

Kurt Vonnegut described his artwork as a pursuit that liberated him from the oppressive work of writing. Take a look at some of his whimsical drawings: http://nyr.kr/1gL0YFh
Image from “Kurt Vonnegut Drawings” (Monacelli Press), edited by Nanette Vonnegut, out May 13th.

newyorker:

Kurt Vonnegut described his artwork as a pursuit that liberated him from the oppressive work of writing. Take a look at some of his whimsical drawings: http://nyr.kr/1gL0YFh

Image from “Kurt Vonnegut Drawings” (Monacelli Press), edited by Nanette Vonnegut, out May 13th.

(Source: newyorker.com)

April 8, 2014   354 notes
newyorker:

A cartoon by Roz Chast. For more cartoons from this week’s issue: http://nyr.kr/1ipFrV2

Funnier if you read all these in the voice of Tina from Bob’s Burgers.

newyorker:

A cartoon by Roz Chast. For more cartoons from this week’s issue: http://nyr.kr/1ipFrV2

Funnier if you read all these in the voice of Tina from Bob’s Burgers.

(Source: newyorker.com)

April 7, 2014   341 notes
jeannepompadour:

Detail of a miniature of Apollo killing Ganymede by piercing his eye in a book by Christine de Pizan,  c. 1414

jeannepompadour:

Detail of a miniature of Apollo killing Ganymede by piercing his eye in a book by Christine de Pizan,  c. 1414

(via medieval)

April 6, 2014   217 notes
discardingimages:

hell’s cauldronsMissal of Raoul du Fou, Normandy ca. 1479-1511.
Evreux, Bibliothèque municipale, ms. lat. 99, fol. 90r

NYC

discardingimages:

hell’s cauldrons

Missal of Raoul du Fou, Normandy ca. 1479-1511.

Evreux, Bibliothèque municipale, ms. lat. 99, fol. 90r

NYC

April 5, 2014   343 notes

“ No earlier civilization we know of kept systematic track of its dead: not ancient Egyptians, for all their elaborate funerary customs; not the Greeks; not the Romans, those otherwise assiduous centralized bookkeepers. ”

Kathryn Schulz explores the history, the purpose, and the bureaucracy of the death certificate (subscription required): http://nyr.kr/1i7HtYz (via newyorker)

Except the Romans did:

Suetonius, Nero XXXIX. To all the disasters and abuses thus caused by the princeps there were added certain accidents of fortune; a plague which in a single autumn entered thirty thousand deaths in the accounts [death records kept in a temple] of Libitina…

(Source: newyorker.com, via newyorker)

April 5, 2014   258 notes
standardreview:

feministnoise:

megalong:

underwaternow:

scout:

you ain’t a beauty, but hey, you’re alright




#it’s a town full of losers and i’m pulling out of here to win


Come take my hand/Riding out tonight to case the promised land

Will never regret driving away from my high school graduation blasting this.

standardreview:

feministnoise:

megalong:

underwaternow:

scout:

you ain’t a beauty, but hey, you’re alright

Come take my hand/Riding out tonight to case the promised land

Will never regret driving away from my high school graduation blasting this.

April 4, 2014   137 notes
centuriespast:

Egyptian
Relief or Votive Plaque
300 BCE
Stone, possibly limestone
The Barnes Foundation

centuriespast:

Egyptian

Relief or Votive Plaque

300 BCE

Stone, possibly limestone

The Barnes Foundation

April 3, 2014   43,825 notes

standardreview:

tastefullyoffensive:

Kids Who Shouldn’t Play Sports [via]

Previously: Animals Being Jerks

omg i can’t breathe

gpoy

April 1, 2014   3,164 notes
garfieldminusgarfield:

G-G the book - G-G on Facebook - G-G on Twitter

garfieldminusgarfield:

G-G the book - G-G on Facebook - G-G on Twitter

April 1, 2014   7,397 notes

bthny:

god bless

(Source: hysteria, via theawl)

March 31, 2014   2,067 notes

Why Space?

fakescience:

Why Space?