J.M.W. Turner → ships
Lucretia Borgia Reigns in the Vatican in the Absence of Pope Alexander VI (c.1910) by Frank Cadogan Cowper.
Goddess of Depression
The real ‘Red Wedding’ or “Nozze Rosse” took place in July of 1500; it was a bloodbath during which half the feuding Baglioni family of Perugia murdered the other half in their beds, a massacre which was quite overshadowed in contemporary chronicles. Violence and murder were common in the private lives of the Italian signorial families. Sigismondo Malatesta of Rimini had two of his wives murdered: one poisoned, the other suffocated. Francesca Manfredi of Faenza lured her husband into her bedchamber on the pretext of being unwell and had him stabbed there by concealed assassins; when they bungled the job she coolly stepped forward, a fifteenth-century Lady Macbeth, and finished him off with a dagger thrust in the stomach. (X)
John Collier (British, 1850-1934), “Lady Godiva” detail, 1914.
For my latest visual development project I chose to take the classic comic strip story “Little Nemo in Slumberland”, written by Winsor McCay, and place it in India. Nemo is based in modern day India and taken to the magical world of Slumberland which is styled in the vein of the Arabian Nights. I chose to center on character development and costume design for this project.
I’d watch the crap out of this
So beautiful, must reblog (Flip’s face is the best)
This is so gorgeous! Wonderful style, great ideas, good characters and charming expressions. Would love to see the film in this style!
i never knew i needed this in my life
The Fortune Teller (detail) by Georges de la Tour
The Princesses Isabel Clara Eugenia and Catalina Micaela, 1575. Detail.