funeral-wreaths:

William Blake, The Ghost of a Flea, c. 1819-20

The subject of The Ghost of a Flea arose from a series of bizarre drawings of so-called ‘visionary heads’, created by William Blake in 1819. During nightly meetings his friend, the artist and amateur astrologist John Varley, urged Blake to draw the many historical and ethereal figures which populated his visions. Absorbed in a trancelike state, Blake filled two sketchbooks and a possible third with sketches of the visionary heads of Merlin, Robin Hood, Alexander the Great, John Milton and his daughters, Charlemagne and ‘the man who built the Pyramids’, among many others. Among the more grotesque drawings was that of the monstrous ghost of a flea, a spirit which apparently explained to Blake that fleas are inhabited by the souls of bloodthirsty men. Blake later developed the drawing into this painting, portraying the flea-ghost as a heavily-muscled behemoth striding across what might be a visionary landscape, or, as suggested by the swaying curtains and what appear to be floorboards, a theatre stage. The flea carries a chalice, apparently to collect the human blood it thirsts for with its darting tongue. {More information on Blake’s ‘Visionary Heads’} {Alan Moore discusses the painting}


Wow, calm down, William Blake.

funeral-wreaths:

William Blake, The Ghost of a Flea, c. 1819-20

The subject of The Ghost of a Flea arose from a series of bizarre drawings of so-called ‘visionary heads’, created by William Blake in 1819. During nightly meetings his friend, the artist and amateur astrologist John Varley, urged Blake to draw the many historical and ethereal figures which populated his visions. Absorbed in a trancelike state, Blake filled two sketchbooks and a possible third with sketches of the visionary heads of Merlin, Robin Hood, Alexander the Great, John Milton and his daughters, Charlemagne and ‘the man who built the Pyramids’, among many others. Among the more grotesque drawings was that of the monstrous ghost of a flea, a spirit which apparently explained to Blake that fleas are inhabited by the souls of bloodthirsty men. Blake later developed the drawing into this painting, portraying the flea-ghost as a heavily-muscled behemoth striding across what might be a visionary landscape, or, as suggested by the swaying curtains and what appear to be floorboards, a theatre stage. The flea carries a chalice, apparently to collect the human blood it thirsts for with its darting tongue. {More information on Blake’s ‘Visionary Heads’} {Alan Moore discusses the painting}

Wow, calm down, William Blake.

zoomar:

Oh boy! Wasn’t that some DEPRESSION!

1932 was a little early to be calling it, we think…

zoomar:

Oh boy! Wasn’t that some DEPRESSION!

1932 was a little early to be calling it, we think…

(Source: gk2nist)

“How swiftly the strained honey
of afternoon light
flows into darkness

and the closed bud shrugs off
its special mystery
in order to break into blossom:

as if what exists, exists
so that it can be lost
and become precious”

Lisel Mueller (via journalofanobody)
ghoulnextdoor:

what life is made of (by brookeshaden)

ghoulnextdoor:

what life is made of (by brookeshaden)

snapchatting:

life is easy, son. it’s just like riding a bike that’s on fire and you’re on fire and everything is on fire and you’re in hell

Let’s make Hannibal in a robe the most reblogged picture on Tumblr.

kittycapulet:

someonehelpwilloreathimatleast:

cannibalsunitedinhannisoffice:

hannihannihannidude:

nomomtheruderude5eva:

neverregrethannibaleverever:

reblogoriwillspankyoass:

theruderulecannibal:

theconfirmationibal:

hannifuckme:

thehannibalberobed:

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“Challenge accepted!” — the Hannibal fandom.

omg this is still going

IT’S A RULE TO REBLOG EVERY TIME IT SHOWS UP ON YOUR DASH.

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Third time reblogging it today, and I regret nothing

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Broke 5 Million!

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WE HAVE TO KEEP GOING 

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Godspeed my friends

(Source: inthemidstofmonsters)

skeletaldropkick:

A custom sugar skull with oak motif I did for a customer a year ago… #sugarskull #diadelosmuertos #oak #ceramic #pottery #coffeemug #cone10 #stoneware

skeletaldropkick:

A custom sugar skull with oak motif I did for a customer a year ago…
#sugarskull #diadelosmuertos #oak #ceramic #pottery #coffeemug #cone10 #stoneware

givemesomesoma:

Bernardino Mei
Ghismonda with the heart of Guiscardo (detail)
Siena, Pinacoteca nazionale

givemesomesoma:

Bernardino Mei

Ghismonda with the heart of Guiscardo (detail)

Siena, Pinacoteca nazionale

queenie-justeenie:

is that hannibal lecter

when fandoms collide

queenie-justeenie:

is that hannibal lecter

when fandoms collide

nevver:

Bunny chair

likeafieldmouse:

Rudolf Stingel

Give it to me, it’s mine…

shakypigment:

Ellen Rogers Photography

We love that she has rabbit-ear smears, one standing up, one pointing right. Also, she looks like Cat Valente.

shakypigment:

Ellen Rogers Photography

We love that she has rabbit-ear smears, one standing up, one pointing right. Also, she looks like Cat Valente.