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mydemonsister:

apocalypticwallpaper:
Deep South, Sally Mann

After your works about childhood, you moved on to other subjects. What led you to take pictures of landscapes in the South of the United States?

I wanted to explore the region’s mystery and complexity. The South has its own unique issues: Why did we behave the way we did in the Civil War? Why did the South depend so heavily on slavery? Why do we have the racial attitudes that we do? Why the sense of honor? Why the warrior spirit? Because many of the family pictures I took used Southern landscapes as the backdrop, it was a very easy shift for me to focus on photographing the South itself. I spent six years on exploring that topic. Deep South is one of my favorite bodies of work.

You said that you have never left the South to create art, and you consider yourself a Southern artist.

There is no denying that I have made most of my works in the South. In that respect, I could be regarded as a Southern artist. Southerners are preoccupied with the past, with myth, with family, with death. And, of course, we tend to be a little more romantic.

Why do you think that is?

I guess it’s because of the temperature. Also, the light in the South is so different from the North, where you have this crisp and clear light. There is no mystery in that light. Everything is revealed in the Northern light. You have to live in the South to understand the difference. In summer, the quality of the air and light are so layered, complex, and mysterious, especially in the late afternoon. I was able to catch the quality of that light in a lot of the photos.

The South is fucking terrifying.

— 5 days ago with 53 notes
#place  #nature 

cantshinewith0utdarkness:

Some pictures from my trip to Ancient Olympia

*heavy breathing* 

I WANT TO GO TO THERE

(via byronofrochdale)

— 5 days ago with 157 notes
#olympia  #nature  #greece 
thehellenicguy:

eupheme-butterfly:

guillotinejewel:

image: Apollo, Poetry and Music by Aimé Millet (ca. 1860–1869), viewed from the boulevard de l’Opéra. Roof of the Palais Garnier, Paris.
hebdome histamenou - 7th of the lunar month, sacred to Apollon.
Sun-kissed Apollon,
Sweet music radiates from you
Like the rays of the sun.
Balm-giver,
God of vibrant health,
May I foster strength in others, and strength in myself.
Far shooter,
If it please you,
Guide me on my pathway 
to Beauty, to Justice, to Unity.
-L

(This is honestly a beautiful prayer but I can’t see this statue without the “You Found A Thing” music from Legend of Zelda going through my head)

HAHAHAHA! That didn’t even occur to me! But yeah, I can see how you’d see that

LOL - thanks, guys! Apollon did find a thing, and that thing was music. :D

thehellenicguy:

eupheme-butterfly:

guillotinejewel:

image: Apollo, Poetry and Music by Aimé Millet (ca. 1860–1869), viewed from the boulevard de l’Opéra. Roof of the Palais Garnier, Paris.

hebdome histamenou - 7th of the lunar month, sacred to Apollon.

Sun-kissed Apollon,

Sweet music radiates from you

Like the rays of the sun.

Balm-giver,

God of vibrant health,

May I foster strength in others, and strength in myself.

Far shooter,

If it please you,

Guide me on my pathway 

to Beauty, to Justice, to Unity.

-L

(This is honestly a beautiful prayer but I can’t see this statue without the “You Found A Thing” music from Legend of Zelda going through my head)

HAHAHAHA! That didn’t even occur to me! But yeah, I can see how you’d see that

LOL - thanks, guys! Apollon did find a thing, and that thing was music. :D

— 5 days ago with 113 notes
#apollon  #apollon*  #apollo  #apollo*  #hellenismos 
mythologer:

Detail - Antonio Canova | Venus Italica - Probably ca. 1822–23, variant of marble first executed 1810. Height: 69 in. (175.3 cm).

mythologer:

Detail - Antonio Canova | Venus Italica - Probably ca. 1822–23, variant of marble first executed 1810. Height: 69 in. (175.3 cm).

— 1 week ago with 38 notes
#aphrodite  #aphrodite*  #hellenismos  #romantic art  #sculpture 
mythologer:

Marble statuette of Aphrodite Anadyomene (rising) Hellenistic , 3rd - 2nd century BC

mythologer:

Marble statuette of Aphrodite Anadyomene (rising) Hellenistic , 3rd - 2nd century BC

— 1 week ago with 7 notes
#aphrodite  #aphrodite*  #hellenismos 
cthulhupeelz:

innerbohemienne:

Last Breath ~ maidenhair fern & roe deer, by Ken Marten

want

I can haz?

cthulhupeelz:

innerbohemienne:

Last Breath ~ maidenhair fern & roe deer, by Ken Marten

want

I can haz?

(via americangothgirl)

— 1 week ago with 7638 notes
#terrarium 

oncebittentwiceborn:

witchofradoncanyon:

eupheme-butterfly:

oncebittentwiceborn:

FUCK

HERMES
HERMES

FUCK

well that clears some things up.
fuuuuuuuuuuck.

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context is not even necessary just anyone who works with Hermes could look at this and be like 

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ahahahaha, apparently the Hermes devotees are a fuckin’ chill bunch.

Oooooh HERMES….aaaaaaaaaand that’s what’s up! 

(via cornerforhermemia)

— 1 week ago with 29 notes
#hermes  #hermes* 
Oh, wow!

elaphos:

My follower count seems to go up and down a lot, yet there’s still so many of you here; I can’t possibly keep up. I’m flattered, however, that so many of you have decided to stay here. While I can’t follow all of you back, I do want to say that your stay here, even if temporary, is really appreciated! I apologize for my lack of personal input and posts here for the past few months; I’ve been pretty busy lately with work, and training for it, as well as just being a bit low on spoons. I’m also pretty slow to seeing what’s going on down my dash or in my activity feeds since I’m not always logged in, so I’m sorry if I take forever to get around to anything for awhile! Regardless of all that, I’m glad a lot of you feel my blog is good enough to hang on to! Thank you. 

Hey, I’m a serious lurker, but just wanted to give you a shout out and say I think you’re really groovy. :D I appreciate all fellow Hellenes here on the Tumblr space. You’re AWESOME

— 1 week ago with 7 notes
#elaphos