arjuna-vallabha:

Moloch por John Singer Sargent no teto da Biblioteca Publica de Boston

arjuna-vallabha:

Moloch por John Singer Sargent no teto da Biblioteca Publica de Boston

arjuna-vallabha:

Artwork of Sanatana Dinda

arjuna-vallabha:

Artwork of Sanatana Dinda

ancientart:

Kuttam Pokuna (“Twin Pools/Ponds”), built in the ancient kingdom of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka.

The twin pond is undoubtedly the best surviving example of landscape architecture in ancient Sri Lanka” -Professor Anuradha Seneviratne.

An outstanding example of hydrological engineering, the Kuttam Pokuna are ritual baths used by Buddhist monks, and are thought to date to the 8th or 9th centuries. ‘Kuttam pokuna’ is the name given to these pools in the 20th century, their ancient name is not known. Water was transferred to these pools through underground ducts.

The second pool is located directly behind the one shown, better displayed in this photo. Although referred to as “twins”, the northern pool is significantly larger than southern one, the northern being 40m long, and the southern, 28m.

Of the two ponds the one in the north, seems to have been constructed before the southern one. Fine architectural differences confirm this point. It seems that after the construction of the southern pond an attempt has been made to connect them. The two ponds varying in size and architectural details areharmonised to create to make up a composite place of artistic creation

During excavations, a metal box was discovered at the bottom of a pool. Within this box were small replicas of water dwelling animals, such as of a fish and crab, now displayed at the Anuradhapura Museum.

Photos courtesy & taken by Vasse Nicolas Antoine. The quoted sections are from Professor Anuradha Seneviratne’s book Ancient Anuradhapura (1994).

gardenofthefareast:

Hindu Temple, Bali, Indonesia

gardenofthefareast:

Hindu Temple, Bali, Indonesia

ancientart:

The Sphinx Gate of Alaca Höyük, Turkey.

Showing strong evidence for Egyptian influence, the Hittite Sphinx Gate likely served as the main entrance into Alaca Höyük, and is located near the palace area.

Photos courtesy & taken by Samuel Tristán.

laclefdescoeurs:

Indian Procession with Elephant, Gyula Tornai

laclefdescoeurs:

Indian Procession with Elephant, Gyula Tornai

ladytisane:

raychleadele:

mymodernmet:

Professional sculptor Stefanie Rocknak beat out 265 other artists from 42 states and 13 countries to create a sculpture honoring author and poet Edgar Allan Poe that will be displayed in Boston, Poe’s birthplace. A five-member artist selection committee decided on Rocknak’s stunning work that shows Poe with a suitcase in hand and a raven in front of him.

No wonder she won, holy butts, look at that majestic creature.

I voted for her during the process and I am so glad she won! I can’t wait to see this on the streets in Boston.