Life is a theatre, a show, harmless sacrifice for the one who softens your minds with his sacred berries. Let Baccus fill your cup friend! This stage is yours, this stage is mine, this stage ours to live on...

 

Details of Dawn, Day, Evening Mood & Night by William Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905)

oil on canvas, 1881, 1884, c.1882, 1883

(Source: paintingses)

victoriousvocabulary:

GLADIUS
[noun]
a sword; a weapon having various forms but consisting typically of a long, straight or slightly curved blade, sharp-edged on one or both sides, with one end pointed and the other fixed in a hilt or handle. Plural: gladiī.
Etymology: Latin glădĭus.
[Edwin Howland Blashfield - The Angel With The Flaming Sword]

victoriousvocabulary:

GLADIUS

[noun]

a sword; a weapon having various forms but consisting typically of a long, straight or slightly curved blade, sharp-edged on one or both sides, with one end pointed and the other fixed in a hilt or handle. Plural: gladiī.

Etymology: Latin glădĭus.

[Edwin Howland Blashfield - The Angel With The Flaming Sword]

fer1972:

Today’s Classic: Leda and the Swan

1. By Leonardo Da Vinci (1510)

2. By Nicolas Kalmakoff (1917)

3. By Peter Paul Rubens (1600)

4. By Francois Boucher (18th. Century)

5. By Paolo Veronese (date unknown)


The Uplifting of Psyche (detail) by Henry John Stock (1853-1930)
oil on canvas, date unknown

The Uplifting of Psyche (detail) by Henry John Stock (1853-1930)

oil on canvas, date unknown