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A poetic name for the region of Aman known as Eldamar, the home of the Elves in the West, from which Eärendil set out on his epic journeys beyond the World.

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a-l-ancien-regime:

Nicolas Lancret  (1690 – 1743)
« Avant le bal masqué » [Before the masked ball]
Nantes, musée des Beaux-Arts.

a-l-ancien-regime:

Nicolas Lancret  (1690 – 1743)

« Avant le bal masqué » [Before the masked ball]

Nantes, musée des Beaux-Arts.


Jean Honoré Fragonard — The Swing, 1767

Jean Honoré Fragonard — The Swing, 1767

antiquity-in-passing:

Venus Caressing Cupidd by Pompeo Batoni [detail]

antiquity-in-passing:

Venus Caressing Cupidd by Pompeo Batoni [detail]

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/ rosebiar
a-l-ancien-regime:

Halič castle - Great Hall, Slovakia
Trompe-l’œil, architect A. Meyerhoffer, 1762.

a-l-ancien-regime:

Halič castle - Great Hall, Slovakia

Trompe-l’œil, architect A. Meyerhoffer, 1762.

historyismymuse:

lyghtmylife:

BROC, Jean
French painter (b. 1771, Montignac, d. 1850, Poland) The Death of Hyacinth1801Oil on canvas, 175 x 120 cmMusée Rupert de Chièvres, Poitiers

This has always been one of my favourite paintings, I wish I could hang it on my wall

historyismymuse:

lyghtmylife:

BROC, Jean

French painter (b. 1771, Montignac, d. 1850, Poland) 
The Death of Hyacinth
1801
Oil on canvas, 175 x 120 cm
Musée Rupert de Chièvres, Poitiers

This has always been one of my favourite paintings, I wish I could hang it on my wall

Posted 2 years ago with 416 notes
lyghtmylife / historyismymuse

Jean-Honoré FragonardThe Swing1767

Jean-Honoré Fragonard
The Swing
1767

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magnificentruin / noblefighter
a-l-ancien-regime:

One of the most evocative symbols of summer is the garden tent. In the late eighteenth century, Europeans considered tents the most characteristic of Oriental structures and erected them prolifically in their gardens. As picturesque as they were inexpensive, tents became a staple of Anglo-Chinese folly gardens and a number of them, such as the Tartar Tent at the Parc Monceau in Paris (above) were even constructed of permanent materials. Built circa 1775, it was also the first of its kind, inspiring similar tole-work tents at the Désert de Retz and at Haga and Drottningholm in Sweden.

a-l-ancien-regime:

One of the most evocative symbols of summer is the garden tent. In the late eighteenth century, Europeans considered tents the most characteristic of Oriental structures and erected them prolifically in their gardens. As picturesque as they were inexpensive, tents became a staple of Anglo-Chinese folly gardens and a number of them, such as the Tartar Tent at the Parc Monceau in Paris (above) were even constructed of permanent materials. Built circa 1775, it was also the first of its kind, inspiring similar tole-work tents at the Désert de Retz and at Haga and Drottningholm in Sweden.

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this-is-glamorous / polar-nights
a-l-ancien-regime:

 Amber room - Catherine Palace. The reconstructed Amber Room (the original was destroyed during WWII) is decorated completely with amber panels, mirrors, and gold leaf. 
The Catherine Palace (Russian: Екатерининский дворец) was the Rococo summer residence of the Russian tsars, located in the town of Tsarskoye Selo (Pushkin), 25 km south-east of St. Petersburg, Russia.

a-l-ancien-regime:

 Amber room - Catherine Palace. The reconstructed Amber Room (the original was destroyed during WWII) is decorated completely with amber panels, mirrors, and gold leaf. 

The Catherine Palace (Russian: Екатерининский дворец) was the Rococo summer residence of the Russian tsars, located in the town of Tsarskoye Selo (Pushkin), 25 km south-east of St. Petersburg, Russia.