|An illustration from Eliza F. Manning's book The Coming of Father Christmas (1894).|
Sunday, 22 December 2013
Monday, 2 December 2013
|A lion roaring in Musei Capitolini.|
|A lion guarding the courtyard of Lateran cloister.|
|A black lion on the top of Corinthian column in the Lateran cloister yard.|
|A nicely tarnished lion head on the lid of an antique sarcophagus, close to the entrance of Basilica di San Lorenzo fuori le Mura.|
|A lion attending the holy Mass, Basilica di San Lorenzo fuori le Mura.|
|A lion relief in the staircase of Palazzo Barberini.|
|A lion relief outside Basilica di Santa Maria in Trastevere.|
|A clumb of lions in Musei Capitolini.|
|A great lion lying in Musei Capitolini.|
|A hook-nosed lion on an antique sarcophagus, Musei Capitolini.|
|A majestic lion in black marble, Musei Vaticani.|
|A lion with very conscious eyes. Note also the lion shaped table feet on the back. Musei Vaticani.|
|An intricate lion head on an antique sarcophagus, Musei Vaticani.|
|A lion attacking a wild boar. A fragment of sarcophagus (AD end of the 3rd century), Musei Vaticani.|
|Daniel in the lions' den. On the left you see Habakkuk bringing him food. The lions look rather obedient. A detail of so called Sarcophagus of Two Brothers (AD 325-350), Musei Vaticani.|
Thursday, 21 November 2013
|Blue Rhinestone Earrings by Arx Rosarum; Sapphire Engagement Ring and Diamond Snowflake Pendant by CaiSanni; Blue Kanzashi Flower Crown by Norda Brilo; Blue Fabric Christmas Ornaments by hennihennidesign. For the other elements, see the original collage in Polyvore.|
Friday, 12 July 2013
|Organic Cotton Bolero by Joik (Finland); Organic Cotton Bloomers by eleven44 (Indonesia); Leather Tote Bag by Cita D'Elle (Romania); Floral Filigree Earrings by Arx Rosarum (Finland).|
Friday, 5 July 2013
the Kerimäki Church is no less than the biggest Christian wooden church in the world. The architect was Anders Granstedt and the master builder Axel Magnus Tolpo, followed by his son Theodor Tolpo.
Hornblower movies. There is no evident physical injury, but his pale face tells about the terrors of war.
This elegant blue gentleman is from 1870's Kurikka. For some reason he reminds me of Marc Chagall's painting Above the Town, of which a printed copy used to hang on the walls of my childhood home. There's something Slavic and surrealistic in this man. Isn't he like dropped from a dream? I'm convinced his cane is actually an umbrella; some day he will open it and fly back to the skies.
The exhibition is open daily until 31.8.2013. In addition to the poorboys, there are also artist Antti Ojala's naivistic and charming portraits of them. More info (in Finnish) about poorboys on the website of Pelastakaa vaivaisukot ry.
Friday, 28 June 2013
|Cotton Scarf by Shovava (Australia); Barefoot Sandals by Modern Crochet Club (Poland); Peacock Lady Necklace by Arx Rosarum (Finland); White Dress by la petite nina (Belgium).|
Friday, 21 June 2013
|Floral Crown by Ella Gajewska HATS (Poland); Chandelier Earrings by Arx Rosarum (Finland); Shawl by Knitty Stories (Lithuania); Maxi Dress by naftul (Israel); Gladiator Sandals by All To Leather (Spain).|
Tuesday, 18 June 2013
Friday, 14 June 2013
|Victorian Earrings by Arx Rosarum (Finland); Ceramic Water Lily Coasters by Damson Tree Pottery (UK); Cocktail Hat by Aka Tombo Millinery (Japan); Teal Clutch Purse by Red Ruby Rose (UK).|
As the main sources for this article, I used the website of Institutum Romanum Finlandiae and the profound presentation we were given by the institute's intendant. If you are interested in all those exciting moments the villa has had during its Finnish reign, I recommend the excellent Finnish book Villa Lante. Suomen Rooman instituutti 1954-2004 (2004).