Rare German etched State Halberd
- Belonged to the guard of Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau
- Dated: 1589
- Measurements: the head 58.2 cm. Overall length 230.3 cm
- Provenance: The Bavarian military occupation of Salzburg in 1809 led to the transfer of a quantity of these halberds to the city Zeughaus in Munich
The head comes with a broad central spike formed with a full-length ridge developing from a rectangular socket, the latter retained by a series of rivets on pounced gilt-brass rosettes extending to two pairs of long straps of near-equal length. It has a flat rear fluke with a reinforced point, an axe-blade with concave leading edge and cut with strongly cusped designs over the rear edges.
There’s also a group of four near-annular piercings at the base of the fluke and axe-blade, both sides etched with panels of swagged strapwork scrolls filled with small scrolling leafy tendrils, involving, at the top, a small cartouche framing the date 1589, three masks, respectively a cherub, a lion and an espangnolette, a pair of crouched centaurs in the middle.
The arms of Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau are quartered with those of the archbishopric of Salzburg below an Bishop’s galero suspending twelve tassels. The straps are decorated over their length with running pattern of small leafy cartouches and retained by brass-capped rivets. In its original pine haft fitted with bone shoe and stamped with the circular mark of an early inventory.
Source: © Hermann Historica
I think you meant crouched satyrs; centaurs are half horse.
you’ve nailed it again
IM SHITTING MYSELF WITH LAUGHTER
I’m laughing way too loud for this time of night.
OH MY JOHANNES BRAHMS
ok when we all grow up and do business things can we just agree that the new morning starts at like 9 or 10
because let’s be for real here we’re not gettin’ up that daggon early 7 and god forbid 5 shouldn’t even exist as acceptable times for being awake
Ok, so this might be kind of rude, but I keep seeing things on the internet like, “Look at this 6 year old violin prodigy!” “Wow this kid is only 9 and can play this really hard Beethoven piano Sonata!” “Look at how much talent this kid has on the trumpet at such a young age!” And I can’t help but feel really angry about it. I mean, it seems like the only reason these kids are “music geniuses” at such a young age is that their families had the time and money to get them lessons so young. They play just about as good as anyone else that’s been taking lessons for that many years (hardcore, practicing x amount of hours every day kind of lessons lessons, I mean), but the less cute-looking person that has to do college work or have an 8-hour job on top of being a musician is passed over.
On top of that, at a young age your muscles haven’t fully developed, so playing long, strenuous pieces can actually mess you up in the future— and if you’re singing crazy hard opera at 7, you probably won’t be having too long of an adult career. Maybe I’m just really jaded, but I think kids shouldn’t be getting so much musical notoriety. It kind of makes them objects to gawk at, and I’ve heard about a lot that give up on music because it gets so frustrating to try and live up to the idea that you’re some magical creature whose musical abilities must have grown exponentially since they were a professional as a kid. We should take the kids seriously, but not put ‘em on display while others that have as much talent are put to the wayside.
Omar Borkan Al Gala the man who is deported from Saudi Arabia for being too HANDSOME.
hell yes i will bang. they knew what they was doin..
this should be a true lesson to all the sexy ass boys out there with their scruffy faces, fantastic eyes and perfectly chiseled (looking at you Zayn)
if y’all don’t chill with that extreme fineness thing there will be repercussions
that’s right in 2013 we will start to hate you because your beautiful
oH NO HE’S REALLY HOT
apparently there’s two others in the same boat according to this article: http://www.emirates247.com/crime/region/uae-says-female-artists-sparked-police-incident-in-saudi-2013-04-15-1.502650 (and also there was a singer there that was semi-unrelated to what happened)
your quest begins now
if you’re not already reading Toriko I don’t know why. Toriko is a fighting comic about food
yes it’s a post apocalyptic utopian/dystopian kind of deal where people fight over who has the best gourmet menu
what the fuck is this science bullshit
gif 1, explosive polymerization of p Nitro Aniline Video
gif 2, Sodium Polyacrylate mixed with water Video
gif 3, Sodium Acetate Video
gif 4, the smoke is vaporized wax, can still catch fire and travels back to the wick Video
gif 5, Ping Pong balls + Liquid Nitrogen in a trash can Video
gif 6, electrical treeing
gif 7, heating Mercury Thiocyanate
gif 8, ferrofluid sculpture Video
gif 9, flammable gas lit in a glass jar Video
somebody please remind me why special effects have to be 3D now
look at this junk
My final project for design class. The styles of Piet Mondrian and Andy Warhol meet typography.
A very happy 42nd birthday of my hero and my Doctor, David Tennant, who inspired me to follow my dreams.
Alright. First things first. I realize the person making the pieces here is not an art historian. They don’t have my background. The following is yes, my backlash, and I don’t see a reason to apologize for it. Don’t take it personally. Take it as an impassioned critique.
You may think you’re following Mondrian’s style, but you are not. NO. YOU ARE NOT. I do not feel a need to defend Warhol, as the very substance of his work comes from taking ideas from others and reproducing them as his own. Thus, there is no issue. However, there is a huge issue with the use of Mondrian-esque ideas.
- Mondrian’s entire spirituality and ethos lies in his work
Mondrian believed in purity of color and line. That’s why everything is clean and straight and of pure color. He believed that this was the way to achieve true understanding of himself, and of art. If I’m not mistaken, he once got into a fistfight due to a friend painting representationally? Don’t quote me on that though, I could easily be wrong.
- Allowing typography into the piece destroys its “purity”
Mondrian would roll in his grave from that. Forget that it’s a fandom piece, typography, let alone image destroys all he set out to achieve.
- Mondrian’s work was NOT flat
Contrary to popular belief, Mondrian scratched away layers of paint. This made certain portions of color (usually red) come forward in the piece. You can’t just throw shit on top of an exceedingly important work of art and call it improved. You’re shitting all over a work of art that explained a WWII sensibility, and using it as a backdrop for your little fandom. NO. IT’S NOT OKAY.
I’m a first-year film student who did this project as a part of a survey course that was among the prerequisites I had to take to get into what I really want to do, which is screenwriting and video production.
I knew nothing of Mondrian’s life story and philosophy; his name was mentioned among a list of Modern Artists in my survey course. I Googled Modern Art, saw Mondrian’s stuff, and really liked it God forbid someone looks at a fucking picture and just thinks it’s cool. A fellow (second-year) student has since pointed out that the style is called De Stijl, and Mondrian wasn’t the only one who did the boxes-thing (excuse me for not being able to see paint texture on a computer screen).
This piece was not a copy of anything Mondrian did. It is my own. I didn’t, “Throw shit on top of an exceedingly important work of art,” as you say. Other than the borrowed images of Tennant and the Dalek, this project is mine. The fact that it featured, “my little fandom,” was the whole point of the Pop Art aspect. It was created to be an amalgamation of styles, not a pure Mondrian piece.
But thanks for reminding me why I hate pretentious people who are up their own asses. Also, thank you for spoiling my enjoyment of Mondrian. It’s people like you that ruin the enjoyment of art for everyday people and make them think it’s off-limits to them. Just because I don’t know the history of a piece doesn’t mean I can’t look at it and find it beautiful or inspiring.
And then you wonder why the unwashed proletariat masses don’t give two shits about supporting fine arts and think that going to art galleries is for snoots.
FUCK YOU TOO
-The Never Was
If you aren’t willing to research the art you’re referencing, cool. But don’t say “this is a take off on Mondrian” and then say “but it’s also my own thing.” You can’t have art both ways. Yeah, it’s your thing. And I’m sure I’m coming off as pretentious. But here’s the thing. I don’t see the point in studying art if you think you can just claim shit as your own. And yeah, I don’t expect you to know everything about art history. But you know, if one person having a harsh critique of your work spoils art for your forever, you really weren’t that into it from the beginning. The fact remains that if you’re going to use Andy Warhol and Mondrian as explanations of style are a bit rude to the history behind them. Again, Warhol was all for the sort of thing you’re doing here, and that’s fine. All I really wanted to point out is that you’re not doing yourself any favors by pretending at a style. Mostly, I think it’s your teacher’s fault for asking people in your class to use a period of art from particular artists and do something with it. Yes, I was a bit too harsh with you in my previous post. However, I think since you and people in your class do not have a clear understanding of the artists and periods you were supposed to make work similar to, it was unfair to ask you to do so.
But seriously, don’t let one person put you off art forever. As that would include Doctor Who as well.
WHOA Whoa whoa sis, you need to take a chill pill.
Look, it’s ok if you don’t like someone’s art. But calling them out on not knowing some tiny detail of art history ON A PUBLIC BLOG is NOT ok. You’ve said yourself in the past that people that act like they know everything are the reason that most people don’t like fine art, and don’t try to understand modern art. You’ve said that you want it to be your mission to make art available to the people, through typography etcetera. You’ve disagreed with professors in class when they try to tell students that they’re interpreting a pice of art wrong because ART. IS. WHAT. YOU. DECIDE.
You can hate me for this or whatever, but I’m not going to stand by while you turn into an angry blog-viper anymore.