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The Comtesse d’Egmont Pignatelli in Spanish Costume, Detail.
by Alexander Roslin, 1763

The Comtesse d’Egmont Pignatelli in Spanish Costume, Detail.

by Alexander Roslin, 1763

meinthefifties:

James Stewart and Ginger Rogers in Vivacious Lady, 1938.

meinthefifties:

James Stewart and Ginger Rogers in Vivacious Lady, 1938.

mostly10:

david on the doctor’s relationships in the new series []

gingerrogerss:

Vivien Leigh resting on the set of Gone With the Wind (1939)

gingerrogerss:

Vivien Leigh resting on the set of Gone With the Wind (1939)

increduloss:

A friend of mine went to Paris, and this was outside of the apartment she was staying at. 😊🌺

increduloss:

A friend of mine went to Paris, and this was outside of the apartment she was staying at. 😊🌺

art history meme | 4/5 movements: (Italian) Renaissance

The Renaissance was a period in which people started looking to the classical world (ancient Greece and Rome) with much admiration.  When they looked at history, they considered the classical world to have been a time of greatness, and that the fall of the Roman Empire (c. 476 A.D.) led Europe into a period of decline which they called the “Dark Ages”.  Beginning in the fifteenth century, many Italians thought that by reviving the ideas, art, and architecture from antiquity, they could bring about a “rebirth” of greatness in their own cities.  The result was the Renaissance, which is a word which means “rebirth”.

ericgeller:

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backstoryradio:

Lantern slides showing movie theater etiquette and announcements, circa 1912.

 Excellent podcast etiquette for today as well, IOHO. Please, applaud with hands only as you listen to our latest

All images via Library of Congress.