Salon: "Either to please or to educate." Open your mind and your vision, please make your way in the 17th Century.
baroqueart:

Still-Life with a Basket of Fruit and Game by Frans Snyders
Date: 1620

baroqueart:

Still-Life with a Basket of Fruit and Game by Frans Snyders

Date: 1620

suivra:

Bowl, Nautilus Cup, and Fruit, 1678, Willem Kalf.

suivra:

Bowl, Nautilus Cup, and Fruit, 1678, Willem Kalf.

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delphes:


Illustration by Hervé Leblan.

If you don’t understand my new passion for Pierre Pevel’s book, “The Cardinal’s blades” you just have to take a look at the French book cover. I mean, how could I possibly not love a book with Richelieu, 17th Century, AND dragons. LOOK HOW AWESOME HE LOOKS !  HOW PERFECT IS THE PICTURE !
If you like fantasy READ IT there’s magic and everything ! if you like the Three Musketeers or any cloak and dagger’s novel READ IT Athos d’Artagnan aren’t the main characters but damn they’re as good and even better ! If you like history READ IT Pierre Pevel did a real work on his sources and Paris’ atmosphere in the 17th Century !
I assure you that you wont be disappointed.
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delphes:

Illustration by Hervé Leblan.

If you don’t understand my new passion for Pierre Pevel’s book, “The Cardinal’s blades” you just have to take a look at the French book cover. I mean, how could I possibly not love a book with Richelieu, 17th Century, AND dragons. LOOK HOW AWESOME HE LOOKS ! HOW PERFECT IS THE PICTURE !
If you like fantasy READ IT there’s magic and everything ! if you like the Three Musketeers or any cloak and dagger’s novel READ IT Athos d’Artagnan aren’t the main characters but damn they’re as good and even better ! If you like history READ IT Pierre Pevel did a real work on his sources and Paris’ atmosphere in the 17th Century !
I assure you that you wont be disappointed.

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mughalshit:


Painting of the Dodo
by Mansur
India, Mughal, 1610 - 1625

According to  Wikipedia, Mansur was the first person to paint the dodo bird.

mughalshit:

Painting of the Dodo

by Mansur

India, Mughal, 1610 - 1625

According to Wikipedia, Mansur was the first person to paint the dodo bird.

(Source: natuurinformatie.nl, via iuvencula)

karoline-von-manderscheid:

Attributed to Charles Alphonse du Fresnoy (1611-1668):
Triumph of Amphitrite. 17th century.

karoline-von-manderscheid:

Attributed to Charles Alphonse du Fresnoy (1611-1668):

Triumph of Amphitrite. 17th century.

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faerytalemalice:

Jacob Matham. Kupferstich einer der sieben Todsünden: Invidia (Engraving of One of the Seven Deadly Sins: Envy), c.1600

faerytalemalice:

Jacob Matham. Kupferstich einer der sieben Todsünden: Invidia (Engraving of One of the Seven Deadly Sins: Envy), c.1600

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hadrian6:

Dirck Van Delen - Exterior of a Palace (1639).
http://hadrian6.tumblr.com

hadrian6:

Dirck Van Delen - Exterior of a Palace (1639).

http://hadrian6.tumblr.com

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nataliakoptseva:


Death Carrying a Child, Stefano della Bella, c. 1610-64

nataliakoptseva:

Death Carrying a Child, Stefano della Bella, c. 1610-64

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nascent-1:

Hagar and Ishmael in the Wilderness by Karel Dujardin, 1662

nascent-1:

Hagar and Ishmael in the Wilderness by Karel Dujardin, 1662

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jeannepompadour:

The Archdukes hunting by Jan Brueghel the Elder, c. 1611

wallflower2009:

Portia, Wounding Her Thigh, by Elisabetta Sirani
"You, my husband, though you trusted my spirit that it would not betray you, nevertheless were distrustful of my body, and your feeling was but human. But I found that my body also can keep silence."

wallflower2009:

PortiaWounding Her Thigh, by Elisabetta Sirani

"You, my husband, though you trusted my spirit that it would not betray you, nevertheless were distrustful of my body, and your feeling was but human. But I found that my body also can keep silence."

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mughalshit:

A Group of Women at a Well
Indian, Mughal, late 17th century
Opaque watercolors and gold on paper

mughalshit:

A Group of Women at a Well

Indian, Mughal, late 17th century

Opaque watercolors and gold on paper

(Source: asia.si.edu, via mughalshit)

necspenecmetu:

Karel Dujardin, Saint John the Baptist, 17th century

necspenecmetu:

Karel Dujardin, Saint John the Baptist, 17th century