Deullinique

A curator of old stuff.

davideht:

get to know me meme [2/5] favourite films

"Lawrence, only two kinds of creature get ‘fun’ in the desert. Bedouins and gods. And you’re neither. Take it from me, for ordinary men it’s a burning, fiery furnace." 

"No, Dryden, it’s going to be fun." 

(Source: praeparvus, via toshiromifunes)

hyperallergic:

(via Ancient Statues Pose for Selfies)
It’s one thing to take a #museumselfie with a work of art, as if to say, “yes, I was here with this artwork” or “yes, here is my reflection in the surface of this piece.” It’s another thing to make Greco-Roman statues look like they were chiseled specifically for selfie-shooting moments.
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hyperallergic:

(via Ancient Statues Pose for Selfies)

It’s one thing to take a #museumselfie with a work of art, as if to say, “yes, I was here with this artwork” or “yes, here is my reflection in the surface of this piece.” It’s another thing to make Greco-Roman statues look like they were chiseled specifically for selfie-shooting moments.

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Find your next treasure at Deullinique

Find your next treasure at Deullinique

books0977:

My Father’s Studio (1881). Edouard Joseph Dantan (French, 1848-1897). Oil on canvas.
Dantan shows his father Antoine-Laurent in his Saint-Cloud studio absorbed in the restoration of his bas-relief of The Drunkenness of Silenus. The sculptor portrays Silenus, the infamous figure from Greek mythology, a great drunkard and fitting teacher of Dionysus, inebriated, near collapse, and supported by a donkey and attendants.

books0977:

My Father’s Studio (1881). Edouard Joseph Dantan (French, 1848-1897). Oil on canvas.

Dantan shows his father Antoine-Laurent in his Saint-Cloud studio absorbed in the restoration of his bas-relief of The Drunkenness of Silenus. The sculptor portrays Silenus, the infamous figure from Greek mythology, a great drunkard and fitting teacher of Dionysus, inebriated, near collapse, and supported by a donkey and attendants.

mediumaevum:

Bidriware is a handicraft that originated in the 14th century India, and was very popular for centuries. 

(An alloy of copper and zinc is casted into a desired shape, and then coated with a strong solution of copper sulphate, to get a black glaze. An artisan then uses a metal stylus to etch intricate designs by removing the coating.)

This technique has made a great comeback in the most unlikely fashion. Artisans are now making USB drive covers, office stationery, lampshades and even floor tiles. Read on

(Top image: A 17th century, Bidriware Hookah base at Louvre)

Eastman Kodak NO. 2A Brownie Mod. C.

Eastman Kodak NO. 2A Brownie Mod. C.