A revolution without dancing is a revolution not worth having!

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mediumaevum:

Once in a while, on my viral journeys through Middle Ages, I come upon something so different and so strong that it instantly reminds me how centuries can be obliterated in a second.
This piece is undeniably ahead of it’s time and it opened to me the world of Nikolaus Gerhaert. According to his Wiki page he is considered to be the most influential northern European sculptor of the 15th century, and it’s easy to see why. 
He had a lot of followers which he heavily influenced, but his realism remains unparalleled.
image: Currently resides in the Musée de l’Œuvre Notre-Dame in Strasbourg. Called the Buste d’homme accoudé (1467), it is believed to be a self-portrait. 

mediumaevum:

Once in a while, on my viral journeys through Middle Ages, I come upon something so different and so strong that it instantly reminds me how centuries can be obliterated in a second.

This piece is undeniably ahead of it’s time and it opened to me the world of Nikolaus Gerhaert. According to his Wiki page he is considered to be the most influential northern European sculptor of the 15th century, and it’s easy to see why. 

He had a lot of followers which he heavily influenced, but his realism remains unparalleled.

image: Currently resides in the Musée de l’Œuvre Notre-Dame in Strasbourg. Called the Buste d’homme accoudé (1467), it is believed to be a self-portrait. 

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philosophicalmeandering:

He was a thing of blood, whose every motion
Was tim’d with dying cries: alone he enter’d
The mortal gate of th’city, which he painted
With shunless destiny, aidless came off,
And with a sudden reinforcement struck
Corioles like a planet.

II.ii.109-114, Coriolanus by William Shakespeare

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Man’s maker was made man that He, Ruler of the stars, might nurse at His mother’s breast; that the Bread might hunger, the Fountain thirst, the Light sleep, the Way be tired on its journey; that Truth might be accused of false witnesses, the Teacher be beaten with whips, the Foundation be suspended on wood; that Strength might grow weak; that the Healer might be wounded; that Life might die.
St. Augustine (via gothicchristian)

(Source: omonse, via crusadermaximus)