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Apr 18 2014
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renaissance-art:

Paolo Uccello c. 1443
Clock with Heads of Prophets
Florence Cathedral (Duomo)
This clock is very unique in that it is the only clock in the world to run on “Italian time”. The dials move from left to right and the 24 (placed on the bottom instead of the top), which in our culture signifies midnight actually means sunset. The time of sunset changes however and once a week the clock needs to be reset. Sunset it early modern cities was when the gates were locked and citizens were locked in (or out) until the next day. The cathedral bells were in sync with the clock and would toll to warn residents that the gates would soon be closed. The time for sunset has to always be at the 24 so depending on the week and how many hours of daylight there was going to be the clock would not be at the same place at the same time of day. 

renaissance-art:

Paolo Uccello c. 1443

Clock with Heads of Prophets

Florence Cathedral (Duomo)

This clock is very unique in that it is the only clock in the world to run on “Italian time”. The dials move from left to right and the 24 (placed on the bottom instead of the top), which in our culture signifies midnight actually means sunset. The time of sunset changes however and once a week the clock needs to be reset. Sunset it early modern cities was when the gates were locked and citizens were locked in (or out) until the next day. The cathedral bells were in sync with the clock and would toll to warn residents that the gates would soon be closed. The time for sunset has to always be at the 24 so depending on the week and how many hours of daylight there was going to be the clock would not be at the same place at the same time of day. 

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Apr 17 2014
dipot:

François Barraud: La langoureuse, 1932.

dipot:

François Barraud: La langoureuse, 1932.

(Source: houndeye, via hermosanikita)

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ckck:

Sea of Japan, Hokkaido by Hiroshi Sugimoto, 1986.

ckck:

Sea of Japan, Hokkaido by Hiroshi Sugimoto, 1986.

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theparisreview:

“I see dreams as part of life in general, but reality is much richer.”
RIP Gabriel García Márquez

theparisreview:

“I see dreams as part of life in general, but reality is much richer.”

RIP Gabriel García Márquez

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whenyouwereapostcard:

Edward Hopper Night Windows 1928

whenyouwereapostcard:

Edward Hopper
Night Windows
1928

(Source: yolandart, via taliasbuttons)

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uromancy:

Fernand Khnopff (1858-1921). Sortilège. 1888.

uromancy:

Fernand Khnopff (1858-1921). Sortilège. 1888.

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nickdrake:

Salvador Dali by Werner Bokelberg.

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