The awake lion.1830. from the monument to Clement XIII. Antonio Canova. engraving by Paolo Guglielmi. Italian. 1804-1862.
Sleeping lion. 1830. from monument to Clement XIII. Antonio Canova. engraving by Paolo Guglielmi. Italian. 1804-1862.
Scythian and the bow. 19th. century. Jean Adolphe Papin. French. 1800-1888. oil on canvas.
The Infant Jupiter- Sir Joshua Reynolds.
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Frank William Warwick Topham - The Lily
The race has gathered here under the stars to celebrate its eternal life. We want something far greater than this rational, materialistic, thoroughly calculated and measured world has to offer. We want to break through it, rediscover the soul, the emotion and the unity. We want to experience what cannot be explained away, we want to live of what cannot be understood. We want to be possessed by what we truly are. They cannot win you, for they cannot understand you. They are the old, dying world while you are ready to blossom.
We are the young ascetics. We will overcome pain and challenge the death itself . All this we do so that our people may live. We will leave behind us the easy life, empty days and vanity. We harden ourselves with pain and strengthen ourselves with want. Our power grows day by day. You, who wasted your chance, you, who were corrupted and whose souls were bought - do not try to teach us, for goats cannot teach lions. — Professor Kai Murros, from “Prometheus Resurrecting” (via heartbloodspirit)
All the Millenniums I ever heard of heretofore were to be preceded by a ‘chaining of the Devil for a thousand years.’ You too have been taking preliminary steps; but they seem to be all in the opposite direction: a cutting asunder of straps and ties, wherever you might find them. And you, my astonishing friends, you are certainly getting into a millennium, such as never was before. — Thomas Carlyle, Critical and Miscellaneous Essays. (via janwire)
A Dream of Latmos,(Detail)