"Were you admiring my beads?"

design-is-fine:

François Boucher, screen design Rocaille, 1730s. France. Via Cooper Hewitt
This etching is iconic for its inclusion of the French word rocaille. In the 18th century, it referred to the irregular rockwork that was used to embellish picturesque grottos and garden fountains but the word has since come to be synonymous with the rococo as a style. Source

design-is-fine:

François Boucher, screen design Rocaille, 1730s. France. Via Cooper Hewitt

This etching is iconic for its inclusion of the French word rocaille. In the 18th century, it referred to the irregular rockwork that was used to embellish picturesque grottos and garden fountains but the word has since come to be synonymous with the rococo as a style. Source

paws44:

C&C 1899 - Haec Olim Meminisse Juvabit on Flickr.Haec Olim Meminisse Juvabit - “one day, this will be pleasing to remember.” 
Commonly rendered in English as “One day, we’ll look back on this and smile”. From Virgil’s Aeneid 1.203.  Also, motto of the University of Virginia Jefferson Society. 
Corks & Curls, University of Virginia student year book.

paws44:

C&C 1899 - Haec Olim Meminisse Juvabit on Flickr.

Haec Olim Meminisse Juvabit - “one day, this will be pleasing to remember.”
Commonly rendered in English as “One day, we’ll look back on this and smile”. From Virgil’s Aeneid 1.203. Also, motto of the University of Virginia Jefferson Society.
Corks & Curls, University of Virginia student year book.

blastedheath:

Aileen McEwen, The Flourish, the Stain, the Distracting Din of Colour and Ornament, 2012. Oil on canvas.

blastedheath:

Aileen McEwen, The Flourish, the Stain, the Distracting Din of Colour and Ornament, 2012. Oil on canvas.

blastedheath:

Joseph Mallord William Turner (English, 1775-1851), Dawn after the Wreck, c.1841. Watercolour and gouache. The Courtauld Gallery, London.

blastedheath:

Joseph Mallord William Turner (English, 1775-1851), Dawn after the Wreck, c.1841. Watercolour and gouache. The Courtauld Gallery, London.

blastedheath:

Gösta Adrian-Nilsson (Swedish, 1884-1965), Dryckenskapen I [Drunkenness I], early 1900s. Ink on paper, diameter 17.5 cm.

blastedheath:

Gösta Adrian-Nilsson (Swedish, 1884-1965), Dryckenskapen I [Drunkenness I], early 1900s. Ink on paper, diameter 17.5 cm.