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Who, if I cried out, would hear me among the angels' hierarchies? and even if one of them suddenly pressed me against his heart, I would perish in the embrace of his stronger existence. For beauty is nothing but the beginning of terror which we are barely able to endure and are awed because it serenely disdains to annihilate us. Each single angel is terrifying.

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Links between the Renaissance cabinet of curiosities and contemporary artists’ works

Italian, late 19th century, A Vanitas I like this because its very straight forward, and to the point. You know exactly whats its trying to portray right away. MT

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"Seriously, it's marble. I'm pretty sure 3D printers couldn't manage this. Just incredible." Gianlorenzo Bernini - Imgur https://twitter.com/gouranga_/status/471001337740525568/photo/1

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from Humour Actualités Citations et Images

Sculpture en marbre 'Modesty' by Antonio Corradini (1751

⊱✿FEMININE HUMILITY✿⊰...a strategical mastery amidst us G that has us admiring the contours and the sheer drapery of that icon that our ancestors had feasted their eyes on too.... Birds Of Tokyo cover Kendrick Lamar 'Swimming Pools (Drank)'

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