Matt, 19 years old. Studying History & Politics at University. This is a scrapbook of things I find inspiring as well as a place for me to share some of my drawings and ideas.



Ara Pacis Augustae (Altar of Augustan Peace), July 4, 13 B.C.E. Marble. Museo dell’Ara Pacis, Rome

(via margraery)


A Grey Day at Dalbrack, Glenesk
Allan Ramsay (1852–1912)

Oil on canvas, 35.5 x 53.5 cm, 1890.
Glenesk Folk Museum.


Quetzalcoatl, Feathered Serpent, Prince of the Nahuals

One of the four sons of Ometecuhtli, Quetzalcoatl reigns of the West, acting as a god of Light, Mercy, and wind. He and his brother Tezcatlipoca created humanity by sacrificing Cipactli, the earthmonster. As patron god of knowledge and learning, of Aztec priesthood, he invented books and the calendar. Being god of life & fertility as well, he gave maize to his people so that they may flourish and prosper. It is mistakenly thought that the Aztecs believed Hernan Cortes to be Quetzalcoatl; in fact, the myth was propagated by the Spanish after the bloody conquest of the indigenous people.

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Sea and Landscape
Hugh Percy Heard (1866–1940)

Oil on canvas, 49.5 x 75.4 cm.
Burton Art Gallery and Museum.

Rare vintage photograph of an onna-bugeisha, one of the female warriors of the upper social classes in feudal Japan.

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