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fetishofsilence:

Dante Gabriel Rosetti
Pandora
1878
Coloured chalks, 100.8 x 66.7 cm
In the Greek myth, the god Jupiter gave a casket to Pandora, a mortal woman, and forbade her from opening it. She took it back to earth and opened it, letting forth all evils into the world. Only Hope was left inside. The Latin words on the casket, ‘Ultima Manet Specs’ mean ‘Hope remains last.’ The face and figure type of Pandora are based on Jane Morris but this is not a portrait.

fetishofsilence:

Dante Gabriel Rosetti

Pandora

1878

Coloured chalks, 100.8 x 66.7 cm

In the Greek myth, the god Jupiter gave a casket to Pandora, a mortal woman, and forbade her from opening it. She took it back to earth and opened it, letting forth all evils into the world. Only Hope was left inside. The Latin words on the casket, ‘Ultima Manet Specs’ mean ‘Hope remains last.’ The face and figure type of Pandora are based on Jane Morris but this is not a portrait.

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Acropole d’Athènes: les caryatides de l’Erechtéion. Il s’agit de répliques installées en 1977, les originaux se trouvant au musée de l’Acropole (sauf une, exposée au British Museum).

Photo: cc http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Clarkcj12 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

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Photo: cc http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Eusebius http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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