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Gian Lorenzo Bernini (Italian, 1598–1680).  Bacchanal: A Faun Teased by Children, 17th c. (1616–17). Marble.

Gian Lorenzo Bernini (Italian, Bacchanal: A Faun Teased by Children, century (ca. Italian (Rome) Marble The Metropolitan Museum of Art: “ Gian Lorenzo Bernini was the heroic.

Claymore, circa 1610-1620, Scottish. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of Alan Rutherfurd Stuyvesant, 1954 (54.46.10) #swords

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of Alan Rutherfurd Stuyvesant, 1954 One of my favorite types of swords.

Johannes Vermeer: Girl with a Pearl Earring, c. 1665 (oil on canvas). At Maurithuis, The Hague, since 1902.

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The painting Girl with a Pearl Earring (Dutch: Het Meisje met de Parel). circa oil on canvas, is one of Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer's masterworks and, as the name implies, uses a pearl earring for a focal point. Today the painting is kept in the

Gorgeous French 17th century shoes!!!  Do you suppose that Marie's are in there?

Teal and aqua toned century shoes Marie Antoinette Style by Adrien Goetz Marie Antoinette Style Adrien Goetz

Palais Royal, Paris, France—One of the beautiful juxtapositions of old and new.In the 17th century, the palace was the home of Cardinal Richelieu, the famed Machiavellian antagonist in The Three Musketeers. Today, it is one of the best examples of Paris’ clever mix of history and contemporary. Since 1986, it is home to the Colonnes de Buren, art installation by French artist Daniel Buren.

Daniel Buren - Colonnes - Palais Royal, Paris - One of the best examples of Paris’ clever mix of history and contemporary. Since it is home to the Colonnes de Buren, art installation by French artist Daniel Buren.

From 17th century Postmedieval English abodes to 19th century Tudors all the way through the “McMansions” of the 1990s, this detailed diagram of hand-illustrated domiciles brings together 121 American houses in all, sorted into seven major categories and 40 subdivisions. Perfect for the walls of your own cherished nest, this history of habitation morphology reminds us that there’s truly no place like home.  #affiliate

From 17th century Postmedieval English abodes to 19th century Tudors all the way through the “McMansions” of the 1990s, this detailed diagram of hand-illustrated domiciles brings together 121 American houses in all, sorted into seven major categories and 40 subdivisions. Perfect for the walls of your own cherished nest, this history of habitation morphology reminds us that there’s truly no place like home. #affiliate

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The Girl with a Pearl Earring is just that. a girl wearing a pearl earring. It was created in 1665 by Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer. The girl is believed to be Vermeer's oldest daughter, Maria.

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