Category: painting

artist-courbet: Chateau du Chillon, Gustave C…

artist-courbet:

Chateau du Chillon, Gustave Courbet

Medium: oil,canvas

“A bottle of wine contains more philos…

“A bottle of wine contains more philosophy than all the books in the world” – Louis Pasteur.

“Cowards die many times before their deaths;…

“Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once.” – William Shakespeare

Roger de Flor  and his 5500 men-strong army ar…

Roger de Flor  and his 5500 men-strong army arrives to Constantinople in 1303. The Sicilian Condottiere  came to help Byzantine empire in a war against Turks.

Painting by José Moreno Carbonero (1888),

Source: [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

“In peace sons bury their fathers, in war fath…

“In peace sons bury their fathers, in war fathers bury their sons.” – Herodotus

“Never compete with someone who has nothing to…

“Never compete with someone who has nothing to lose.”

“The earth has music for those who listen.”

“The earth has music for those who listen.”

signorformica: Stupid damned souls protest i…

signorformica:

Stupid damned souls protest in vain and try to deny the colossal and minutely detailed account of sins, foolishnesses and assorted wicked things that they committed in life. Jacobello Alberegno, ‘Triptyque de’l Apocalypse’ ~ ca.1390

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“He that does good, having the unlimited power…

“He that does good, having the unlimited power to do evil, deserves praise not only for the good which he performs, but for the evil which he forbears.” – Ivanhoe, Walter Scott (Black Knight to Locksley, Chapter 33)

(”Robin Hood entertaining King Richard the Lionheart in Sherwood Forest” – Daniel Maclise, 1839.)

Battle of Lindanise – Dannebrog falls from the…

Battle of Lindanise – Dannebrog falls from the sky

In 1219 Danish King Valdemar II led a crusading fleet to Estonia.His army met Estonian forces at Lindanise – present day Tallinn – and defeated them after a hard fight. According to legend Danish flag, Dannebrog, fell from the sky during a difficult moment of the battle and this gave crusaders new hope.

(C.A. Lorentzen’s painting, 1809)